Our long time friend and supporter of the Caldwell Fellows program, Dr. Burton F. Beers, Sr., passed away on January 30. He was a passionate educator and led a full and fascinating life. Many of our Caldwell alumni as well as a current Caldwell Fellow have been funded by his endowment. He maintained correspondence with them over the years. You may read more about Dr. Beers here. He will be missed.
On November 12 over three dozen Caldwells and Dr. Odom helped to host Stone Soup, a benefit for Urban Ministries, held in Talley Student Center. The event included a “soup cook-off” and pottery sale drawing in hundreds. Urban Ministries is an interfaith organization that strives to alleviate the effects of poverty in Wake County by meeting people’s basic needs for food, shelter and healthcare, providing services that promote self-sufficiency, and building awareness of the issues of poverty within the larger community. One of our six sophomore class service learning teams is partnering with Urban Ministries this semester, and along with them over half of the current Caldwell Fellows assisted as volunteers for the successful event. Many of them are pictured here.
Read what thirteen Caldwell Fellows alumni say about the impact of the program on their lives. Click the alumni tab on the menu bar above.
Congratulations Caldwell Class of 2015 honored at the Senior Recognition Breakfast on Friday, May 8th 8:30-10:00am. JC Raulston Arboretum
Twenty-six outstanding N.C. State freshmen have been named the Caldwell Fellows Class of 2018. These exceptional students were selected on the basis of their outstanding character, leadership potential, scholarship and their dedication to service.
On Saturday, February 21 sixty semi-finalists were interviewed for the Caldwell Class of 2018. We congratulate these students who participated in the day-long event and will be announcing finalists later this week:
Mary Katharine Valchar
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!
Caldwells experienced two amazing Wilderness adventures in May – one to Oregon and another to Utah. One in snow, one in red rocks! Watch the video for a sample of the adventures!
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.
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/ca