Sept 2014 dinner

Caldwell dinner November 23

Our next Caldwell Fellows dinner seminar, continuing the theme of The Heart of the Matter, is set for Sunday, November 23! Check your newsletter for details. For this dinner we will be hosting faculty invited by the Caldwell students to share in our discussions.

Sept 2014 dinner

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Thanks to all who donated to Shack-a-thon!

Caswell and Andi close the shack

NC State’s effort to raise money for Habitat for Humanity of Wake County was a great success going many $1000’s over the goal of $37,500. The Caldwell Fellows team contributed over $5800.00 of that coming in third place. For over 15 years Shack-a-thon has been an annual tradition with the Caldwell Fellows and earning a spot in the top third of fundraisers over all. This year the fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Wake County took over over the NC State brickyard from September 21-27. Current Caldwell students, families and alumni helped construct the Caldwell shack on Sunday, September 21 and Fellows lived in it all week selling raffle tickets and raising awareness about the need for safe homes for Wake County residents. Thanks to all who contributed money, time, skill and energy to promote this great cause!

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Class of 2016 Retreat Fall 14

Class of 2016 Junior Retreat

The Junior Class (Caldwell class of 2016) reconnected for a September weekend at Aqueduct Retreat Center. There was time for work on personal statements and resumes and reviewing strengths and goals, and time for enjoying musical talents of current Caldwell and visiting alumni, who came to share not only their experiences since graduating, but some tunes as well!

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Welcome Back Students!

We will be welcoming back all Caldwells this Sunday evening at our first dinner seminar of the year. We are looking forward to hearing what adventures were had this summer. Our theme for 2014-15 is the Heart of the Matter. We will explore ways to create rich and fulfilling lives by integrating the arts into our education and careers.

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Wolfpack Welcome Week Caldwell Info Session

Visit us during WWW on Tuesday, August 19, in Witherspoon Student Center Room 201, from 11:00am-noon. The Caldwell Fellows program is the only university-wide scholarship program open to students after they complete their first semester at NC State. Learn how this is not your typical scholarship program by meeting some of this diverse community of scholars who are committed to developing themselves as leaders for the greater good. Check us out at www.ncsu.edu/caldwell and check the full schedule for WWW.Community

Caldwells in Ethiopia

Caldwells in Ethiopia

Seven current Caldwells, one alumn, one Caldwell staffer, and one NC State Music professor spent all or part of Summer Session 2 in Ethiopia. The Caldwell students collaborated with Cherokee Gives Back (based in Raleigh and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) and their local Addis partners, and worked in various capacities in Addis Ababa for three weeks while also absorbing the culture of this beautiful country. After their work in Addis concluded the session continued with an eight day journey through northern Ethiopia, visiting amazing geographical and architectural wonders. Vistas that rival the Alps and the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls, some of the oldest churches, castles and monasteries in the world, fascinating cultural traditions, and warm and welcoming people made this an incredibly rich experience for all the participants. The travelers were Matt Anderson, Megan Broders, Daniel Buchenberger, Jillian Hendryx, Jen Murphy, Hannah Osborne, Rajan Singh, Shelley Smith, Jonathan Kramer and Liz Holt. 

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Next Caldwell Summer Bookclub Meeting Aug 5

From Neel Mandavilli and the Caldwell Summer Book Club team:

The Caldwell Summer book club invites you to join us in reading our final book for the summer, Abraham Verghese’s Cutting for Stone.
We will be meeting August 5, at 6:00pm in D.H. Hill Library’s Presentation Practice room to discuss the book. The discussion will be followed by a casual dinner at Mitch’s Tavern on Hillsborough street at 7:30pm.
We request the pleasure of your company on this occasion to share enjoyable time amongst current fellows and fellow alumni. If you cannot physically attend the discussion, feel free to email your thoughts on the book to nmandav2@ncsu.edu, to be shared during the discussion.
Neel Mandavilli
Caldwell Class of 2015

 

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Wolfpack Welcome Week

Visit with current Caldwell Fellows and the Program Director, Janice Odom, during Wolfpack Welcome Week! We will host an information session on Tuesday, August 19 from 11:00am-12:00pm in Witherspoon Student Center Room 201. Hear about this unique program available only to first year students at NC State, learn how to apply, and most important – ask us questions!

Justin LeBlanc, Jared Milrad, and Vansana Nolintha, along with other Caldwell Alumni (Jaclynn Szwagiel, Emilea Burton, Tony Caravano)

A Caldwell State of Mind

As the 2013-2014 year drew to a close, we gathered for a final group dinner seminar at the end of March. We hosted a panel of three Caldwell Alumni who had taken the spirit and ethos of the Caldwell Program, and John T. Caldwell himself, beyond their time at NC State. Many more Caldwell alumni were present to share their experiences with the new class of Caldwells (2017) and the current classes of 2014, ’15 and ’16.

Justin LeBlanc, Jared Milrad, and Vansana Nolintha have been working on projects that have embodied the impact that the Caldwell Program encourages. Continue reading