Habitat service learning team

Learn to Serve * Serve to Lead * Lead to Serve

The fall semester is an intense time for the sophomore class of Caldwell Fellows. All 26 sophomores are enrolled in the 3-credit Caldwell seminar on leadership. They delve deeply into the theory and practice of “servant leadership” and serve several hours per week on a service-learning team in the Raleigh community. These teams are the ‘lab’ experience where students practice and learn the hard work of making an impact: “leadership for social change.” Pictured above are the four members of the sophomore class, and their Teaching Assistant/Team leader, working on the 2015 Habitat for Humanity service learning team. Visiting a Habitat housing site in Raleigh are, from left, Laura Hebard, Dan Oliver (TA from Caldwell senior class), Jess Hansen, Kyle Rogers, and Sam Fedeler.

Shack sign 2015

Tyrek raffle

Last day to donate is today! Shack-a-thon 2015

Shack-a-thon is underway and the Caldwell Fellows are determined to raise a lofty goal of $10,000 for affordable housing. Please join us! Here is the link to donate today!

Since 1998 NC State students have contributed to housing Wake County community members through Habitat for Humanity with a unique effort called Shack-a-thon. Caldwell Fellows have been involved since the beginning and have placed 2nd or 3rd in this friendly competition each year.  This Fall 23 student groups will construct a temporary “shack” home on the NC State brickyard to raise awareness of the need for affordable housing in Wake County. Build day 2015 is Sunday, September 20. During the following week Fellows will man their shack 24 hours a day and continue to fundraise. The shacks will be “whacked” on Saturday morning, September 26th and all donations must be in by the following week to count for the contest.


Tyrek raffle


The Greater Good

Sunday, August 23, 2015 –

First Fall 2015 dinner
The first Caldwell dinner of Fall semester. It was great to see everyone, catch up on summer adventures, and introduce the theme, events and projects for the new year!

Wolfpack Welcome Week

Welcome Wolfpack Freshman!

Two Wolfpack Welcome Week Caldwell Fellows information sessions this week brought out a great number of interested freshman. Thanks to the twenty plus current Fellows who were there to answer questions and tell about their experiences as Fellows! If you missed the sessions, look for other Caldwells right here on the Community page or visit our office in Pullen Hall!Wolfpack Welcome Week

Class of 2016 Retreat Fall 14

Wolfpack Welcome Week Freshman Information Sessions!

On Monday, August 17 at 10:00am-11:00am and 11:00am-12:00pm, during Wolfpack Welcome Week, the Caldwell Fellows will be in Witherspoon Student Center Room 201 to introduce you to an opportunity to develop your leadership potential and serve the local community. First year students are invited to apply in January for the Caldwell Fellows program. Talk to the director and current Fellows during two back to back sessions from 10:00am to noon.

Class of 2016 Retreat Fall 14

Postcard Collage

Caldwells on the Road

Since summer began we’ve heard from Caldwells travelling to six of the continents – Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America are all hosting our students. We haven’t heard from anyone in Antarctica yet. In addition we have some wonderful Caldwells on campus busy with Summer Sessions. We’ve set the first Caldwell dinner seminar for Sunday, August 23 from 5-7pm in the Talley Ballroom. We can’t wait to hear your stories!

Postcard Collage


Vecinos at Mexican Consulate

Caldwell Fellows Summer: Vecinos Program

Caldwell Fellows welcome 8 students from our partner University, UPAEP, in Puebla, Mexico for a month of Global Leadership Development . 8 Caldwells. 8 students from Mexico. 5 weeks. 2 countries. In the photo the entire group meets with the Mexican Consulate in Raleigh.


Full Vecinos group

Caldwell Fellows with their learning partners from Puebla, Mexico and Raleigh Councilwoman Kay Crowder. (Click on photo above to expand.)

And below at HQ Raleigh with NCSU alumni Jay Dawkins and Saul Flores (and HQ’s Allison Sutton, sister of alumn, Kate Sutton.)

Vecinos at HQ

Wilderness 2015

Wilderness 2015 is in the books

17 current Caldwell Fellows and 5 leaders returned yesterday from their nine day adventure in Southern Utah. We haven’t heard all of the stories yet, but to read about the past 30 years of Wilderness adventures, get “Pushing Boundaries” by Dr. Jerry Barker! The book is available for $20.00 on Amazon, Lulu Press and from Jerry Barker (or email caldwellfellows@ncsu.edu.) Watch highlights of the 2015 trip here!

Wilderness 2015

Seniors 2015

Getting Ready for a Caldwell Summer!

With the academic year over the Caldwell Fellows celebrated the end of classes with a picnic on April 24th at Pullen Park, and honored the Class of 2015 with a Senior Recognition Breakfast on May 8th at J.C. Raulston Arboretum. On May 9th SATELLITE Camp begins with 54 students from high schools around NC visiting our campus and learning about STEM majors. Caldwells will service as camp counselors. On May 10th 20 Caldwells will embark on the annual Wilderness Experience – this year to southern Utah. Soon after another 10 will head to Mexico for Summer Session 1 and the Vecinos Program. Many more will begin internships, further studies and personal and professional self-development programs. The Caldwell office will be open all summer and we encourage our students to keep in touch, send postcards and come in when you are close to campus. We will be busy planning an exciting Fall semester.

Annie and Fatima