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In Memoriam: Dr. Burton Beers, Sr.

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.


Stone soup group

Service Learning

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.

Selection fun 2015

Caldwell Selection Day

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:

Serene Ahmad
Muhammad Ali
Zach Allen
Victoria Amaral
Andrew Arden
Brendan Boyle
Cameron Bright
Hannah Broders
Andrew Burns
Kristin Caddick
Amanda Crawford
Kelsey Downs
Sumner Dudick
Michaela Fallon
Dania Farawi
Joseph Farley
Sam Fedeler
Eryn Feeney
Iman Fisher
Kaanchee Gandhi
Jerry Gonzales
Henry Gregory
Alex Grobman
Farah Hamouda
Jess Hansen
Laura Hebard
Sierra Holderman
Lainey Indermaur
Akshatha Kiran
Veronica Lavelle
Sam Linville
David Marsh
Daniel Marulanda
Catie Mason
Ridge Mazingo
Will Mayo
Tracie Miner
Adora Nsonwu
Shrikar Nunna
Kristine Ongchuan
Samantha Pace
Kaitlin Perkins
Prayag Pershad
Ashley Rabuck
Molly Riddick
Kyle Rogers
Chloe Shevlin
Kelsey Shevlin
Zachary Small
Kevin Smartt
Haleigh Spangler
Emily Sugg
Ben Sword
Mary Katharine Valchar
Abel Walker
Kelsey Ward
Karl Widney
Jackson Williams
Olivia Williams
Eleanor Ting-Yu

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!

Music 2 at retreatMusic at retreat


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.

Shack Last shift

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 and check the full schedule for WWW.Community