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Sep 29, 2022

Caldwell Fellows Philanthropy Spotlight: John and Mary Higdon

The Caldwell Fellows program is pleased to celebrate the recent gift from John F. and Penny Higdon, of Matthews, North Carolina. John is an ‘86 Aerospace Engineering alumnus and Caldwell Fellow. He currently serves as the Director of Product Engineering at the Merit Bass Company and serves as the Mayor of Matthews, North Carolina.  John… 

Attendees of the class reunion.

Sep 28, 2022

1970s Fellows Reunion Recap

On September 23 & 24, graduates from the first classes of the NC Fellows (now Caldwell Fellows) gathered for a reunion to reconnect with one another, revisit fond memories of their time in the Program and at NC State, and hear from current students in the program. The event began Friday night with dinner and drinks… 

Juniors interact with alumna.

Sep 14, 2022

2022 Junior Class Retreat Recap

On September 9 & 10, the Caldwell Fellows class of 2024 participated in an intensive professional development workshop featuring an alumni networking event, values assessment, and resume and cover letter editing with staff from the NC State Career Development Center. The event began Friday night with an alumni mixer featuring Caldwell Fellows alumni from every decade… 

Martha and David Howard at an NC State Football game

Sep 7, 2022

Caldwell Fellows Philanthropy Spotlight: David and Martha Howard

David and Martha Howard exhibit the heart of the Caldwell Fellows program philanthropic efforts by maintaining a multigenerational lineage of donors to our program and the university.  David’s father, Paul N. Howard Jr. graduated from NC State in 1944 with a degree in civil engineering. David’s grandfather, Paul N. Howard Sr., also graduated from NC State with… 

Student explains her poster

Sep 1, 2022

Fall 2022 Experiential Learning Poster Presentations

The current Caldwell Fellows gathered for the inaugural Experiential Learning Poster Presentation session on August 28 in the Talley Ballrooms. It was a unique opportunity for students to come together and share their experiences in personal development through internships, leadership positions, undergraduate research, study abroad, and self-designed projects. Over 40 students presented. You can take… 

Katherine Drake Stowe headshot

Aug 23, 2022

Caldwell Fellows Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Katherine Drake Stowe `09

CFs: Katherine, thanks so much for taking time to chat with us. To get us started, can you remind us what your degrees are?  KDS: Sure thing. I graduated in 2009 with a degree in Polymer & Color Chemistry from the Wilson College of Textiles. Then I completed an MS in Crop Sciences in 2012… 

Aug 12, 2022

Fall 2022 Service-Learning Teaching Assistants

Each year, upper-class Caldwell Fellows commit to furthering the program’s goals by serving as teaching assistants in the Sophomore servant-leadership course. In this course, small teams are paired with community service partners across various sectors. Each team is led by one of the TAs and commits a minimum of two hours per week of service… 

David and Allison Anderson with their two sons at the beach.

Jul 20, 2022

Caldwell Fellows Philanthropy Spotlight

The Caldwell Fellows Program is excited to celebrate the establishment of a new endowment by two of our alumni with a unique story. Allison Anderson (BS Biomedical Engineering ’05; MS Industrial Engineering ‘07) and David Anderson (BS Mechanical Engineering ’05) met during their time in the Caldwell Fellows Program. It had such a significant impact… 

SATELLITE Staff, 2022

Jun 28, 2022

SATELLITE 2022 Recap

SATELLITE (Science And Technology Enriching Lifelong Leadership In Tomorrow’s Endeavors) is a STEM outreach and leadership development program led by students from NC State. 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 overnight camp on NC State’s campus each May. The… 

Maia Grace Solomon

Jun 13, 2022

Teaching Fellow and Former LIFT Participant Maia Grace Solomon ’25 Named to Caldwell Fellows Class of 2025

Maia Grace Solomon ’25 can now add “Caldwell Fellow” to her impressive résumé, which also includes LIFT participant, Teaching Fellow and College of Education Dean’s Excellence scholarship recipient.