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Making headlines

Two rising senior Caldwell Fellows, Andrew Arden and Joseph Farley, are making headlines in Europe – the good kind! On July 3rd they set off from Hamburg, Germany for a three-week, 750-mile bicycle ride that is scheduled to end in Paris on July 24. Their journey takes them through Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and France. The goal is raising awareness and funds for refugee families in the Triangle area of North Carolina. They have been featured in video stories on ABC and CBS.

Read more about Andrew (left) and Joseph (right):

Andrew Arden is a student of political science and psychology at North Carolina State University, as well as Caldwell Servant Leadership fellow. He recognizes firsthand the struggles of refugee and immigrant families in America through the eyes many close friends. He is greatly bothered and affected that in his country, America, with “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” engraved into the symbol of our freedom, refugees are greeted with such resentment and vitriol. The hope is that through this trip, the team can not only support local refugees families in a modestly beneficial manner, but can better educate themselves about how other countries that are doing more to combat this crisis of humanity are handling and supporting refugees of war and climate change. Through better educating ourselves and documenting our experiences, the team hopes to raise awareness among peers about the refugee experience in Europe, and what lessons can be brought back to America about kindness and hospitality in the face of a humanitarian crisis.

Joseph Farley is a student at NC State University studying Psychology and Biochemistry. He aspires to become a research professor and to conduct brain research. Holding compassion as his core value, Joseph Farley has made it his priority to help others. He sees the refusal to accept more refugees to America to the refugee crisis as an affront to basic human decency and a violation of human rights.

Recognizing his duty to others and enthusiastic about this opportunity for personal growth, he decided to undertake this trip for fundraising with his friend Andrew. Their ultimate goals are to raise money for refugees and compare the attitudes toward refugees in Europe and America.

Donation page: www.youcaring.com/northcarolinarefugeefamilies-828575

Class of 2020 Semi- Finalists

The following sixty students (listed with their College designations) exhibited through their essays and videos that they have a passion for servant leadership, academic excellence, and “thinking big.” They participated in Selection Day interviews on February 18. We congratulate all of them for taking on the challenge and contributing their energy to this important day in the Caldwell year.

Duncan Anderson Natural Resources
Svapnil Ankolkar Engineering
Layne Baker Agriculture & Life Sciences
Shayan Barlas Engineering / Textiles
Bassam Bikdash Engineering
Blake Boyd Management
Rebecca Bratsch Humanities & Social Sciences
Katie Brooks Design
Claire Brown Engineering
Pablo Campos Humanities & Social Sciences
Audra Chenoweth Engineering
Trey Corriher Corriher Design
Sam Crochet Engineering
Lexi DeFalco Education
Drew Delbridge Sciences
David Delgado Engineering
Tre’ Dennis III Textiles
Grace Dodoo Sciences
Sydney Dougan Agriculture & Life Sciences / Humanities & Social Sciences
Matt Dwyer Engineering / Natural Resource
Stephanie Eberly Engineering
Lauren Emer Sciences
Pridhvi Gadiraju Sciences
Auston Gray Engineering
Jeyashree Haridoss Management / Humanities & Social Sciences
Nathan Hartsoe Sciences
Kori Hyer Textiles
Libby Indermaur Humanities & Social Sciences / Agriculture & Life Science
Brie Jones Sciences
Kirsten Jones First-Year College
Sonali Karmalkar Engineering / Management
Ayesha Khan First-Year College
Roni Lee Sciences / Engineering
Jayna Lennon Humanities & Social Sciences
Shaffer Lisle Engineering
Kyle Lorenzo Humanities & Social Sciences / Sciences
Mara Lowry Design
Camilo Maisonnave Management
Ling Mao Engineering
Chandler Marr Humanities & Social Sciences
Sarah McConnell Engineering
Nadia Naraine Naraine Engineering
Victoria Newberry Agriculture & Life Sciences
Julia O’Brien Humanities & Social Sciences / Engineering
Ruth Parsons Humanities & Social Sciences / Agriculture & Life Sciences
Stephen Paul Engineering
Alex Persson Engineering
Mike Pettruny Engineering
Christian Rhoney Management
Katie Ryan Engineering / Agriculture & Life Science
Andrea Sanchez-Zarate Natural Resources / Engineering
Chyra Savage Engineering
Adam Schmidt Engineering
Jaspal Singh Engineering
Ori Soker Humanities & Social Sciences / Engineering
Leah Sowers Engineering
Jack Timothy Engineering
Nila Veerabagu Agriculture & Life Sciences
Emma Vtipil Agriculture & Life Sciences / Natural Resource
Mohsen Zakaib First-Year College

Caldwell Fellows Gala

Registration has closed. If you have already registered we will see you Saturday night!

See who is coming at the registration link: www.alumni.ncsu.edu/CaldwellGala2017

Join us for an evening of Caldwell community and celebration.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The North Carolina Museum of Art | 2110 Blue Ridge Road | Raleigh, NC

Tickets $50 per person

Your ticket includes a menu of heavy hors d’oeuvres and access to the galleries. Docents will be present to enable your experience of the museum. We’ll also have a cash bar.

In the spirit of an evening at the art museum, creative evening attire is welcome.

Gala Sponsors:  Vansana and Vanvisa Nolintha (Bida Manda) and Stephen Sumner
Are you interested in becoming a Gala Sponsor? Contact Van Nolintha at vansana@bidamanda.com

Schedule of Events:

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
The evening begins with a champagne reception hosted by Chancellor Randy Woodson and Susan Woodson especially for alumni and friends of the program.

7:30 p.m.
Current Fellows will arrive together (a “Gala Bus” will bring them from campus).

7:45 – 8 p.m.
A short program.

8 – 10 p.m.
Enjoy time with the Caldwell Fellows and as the evening unfolds, music will offer inspiration to those inclined to dance, a progression from mellow to lively.

In addition to the important work of reconnecting with the mission and rich relationships of our Caldwell Fellows community, this year’s evening will benefit Habitat for Humanity. All contributions above the ticket cost go to the Caldwell 2017 Shack-A-Thon fund and will support the NC State “Build a Block”’ commitment to complete a block of 11 homes in southeast Raleigh.

Questions?
Contact Liz Holt 919.515.3837 or etholt@ncsu.edu

Welcome back, Caldwells!

We’re jumping into a new academic year fresh with possibilities and exciting plans. The energy in our office and on campus is so real!

The Caldwell program is unique at NC State. First year students are invited to learn more about the program by reading our FAQ’s, attending an information session in your college and beginning the application when it goes live in October. Applications will be due in mid-January.

Interested in applying for the Caldwell Fellows?

If you missed the INFO session please check our Apply Page for FAQ’s and email us with any questions! caldwellfellows@ncsu.edu

During Wolfpack Welcome Week the Caldwell Fellows will hold two information sessions (back-to-back) on Tuesday, August 16 in Witherspoon Student Center Room 201 from noon to 1:00PM and 1:00PM to 2:00PM. Please join us for an informal presentation and a chance to ask questions of our director, Dr. Janice Odom, and current Caldwell Fellows students!

 

Caldwells in Spain

Janice Odom, two members of our Professional Development Coaching Team, eight current Fellows and one alumn travelled to Spain on May 17 to begin their pilgrimage walk on the Camino de Compostelo de Santiago. Here they are after completing the goal on June 2: “We made it to Santiago. 14 days. 309km. Countless hills and blisters. Exponential insights. Excessive hilarity. Amazing group. Proud.” (JO)

Janice Odom, Director of the Caldwell Fellows

Vansana Nolintha, Caldwell Class of 2008

Cameron Bright, Class of 2018

Marc Celestini, Class of 2016

Ethan-Cole Evens, Class of 2019

Ulises Gutierrez, Class of 2019

Thomas Harris, Class of 2016

Devin Johnson, class of 2017

Noah Johnson, class of 2019

Samantha Saunders, Class of 2019

Derek Ross, Caldwell Coach (not pictured)

Tom Sappington, Caldwell Coach (not pictured)

Return from the Wilderness

Twenty-three Caldwell Fellows students and seven leaders (six Caldwell alumni and Jerry Barker) returned Sunday and Monday from trips to the Lost Coast of northern California and the western portion of the Mountain-to-Sea Trail in North Carolina. Two teams of 8 plus 5 leaders tackled west coast sand and water, while a team of 7 and 2 leaders in NC ascended and descended their mountainous trail. Challenges, both mental and physical, and plenty of fun were experienced by all. The CA group brought an actual buoy signed by all back to the Caldwell office as a souvenir! Check the Caldwell Fellows Facebook page for more stories. As soon as the Wilderness groups returned Dr. Janice Odom and eight Caldwells and two of our Caldwell coaches left for Spain for three weeks on the Camino de Santiago de Campostelo.

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Congratulations, Class of 2016!

On Friday morning, May 6, the Caldwell Fellows Class of 2016 was recognized for their completion of the program at a breakfast at the McKimmon Center attended by their families, special guests and endowers. They shared plans for summer trips, research and internships, graduate school, full-time jobs and fifth years at NC State. Even though they have officially graduated from the Caldwell Fellows three-and-a-half year program, we look forward to welcoming them back again and again as Caldwell Fellows alumni.

Matthew Anderson
Jocelyn Barahona
Megan Broders
Marc Celestini
Bethany Faulkner
Graham Freels
Thomas Harris
Molly Hass
Kevin Eguiluz Hernandez
William Holland
Josiah Keilson
Sean Kramer
Samuel Loomis
Halle Mangrum
Meredith Martin
Ravyn Njagu
William Pfitzner
Dan Thomas Oliver
Julia Rao
Erin Roberts
Shrey Satpathy
Rajan Singh
Tianna Soto
Brooke Wilner
Annie Wilt
Shealynn Womble

20th Anniversary of SATELLITE Camp

SATELLITE (Science and Technology Enriching Lifelong Leadership in Tomorrow’s Endeavors) is a non-profit organization run by students from NC State, and is an initiative of the Caldwell Fellows. It is designed to introduce students from rural North Carolina high schools to science and technology related educational and career paths through a five-day retreat on the NC State campus each May. Approximately fifty high school sophomores experience a wide array of demonstrations, lectures, and hands-on laboratory experiments with the assistance of professors and currently enrolled students from across NC State’s campus.

Calling all past SATELLITE Co-Directors and Counselors! 2016 is SATELLITE’s 20th year of hosting high school students from North Carolina!  As part of the program goals SATELLITE wants to reconnect with past SATELLITE volunteers. Please complete this form to subscribe to annual updates about the program!  

Also, to celebrate an amazing 20 years past volunteers will be invited to attend the SATELLITE Camp Banquet on Tuesday, May 10. Invitations will be emailed to anyone who completes the google form. 

You can reach SATELLITE Co-Directors Jacob Lineberry and Kevin Kauffman at ncsusatellite@gmail.com with any comments or questions.