Announcing Class of 2020 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 will be participating in Selection Day interviews on February 18. The 25 new members of the class of 2020 will be announced later in the following week.

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

Caldwell Application is now closed

Update: the application is now closed. Good luck to the applicants!

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The Caldwell Fellows Application is open to class of 2020 applicants. Please see the ‘Apply’ page of our website.

The Caldwell Fellows of N.C. State University is a community that “strives to be good people doing good in the world.” Our dedication to servanthood, leadership, personal and communal growth inspires us to positively impact the world around us. The annual scholarship is comprised of two parts, allowing Fellows to focus on both academic excellence and personal growth. If you are in your first full year at N.C. State, are a full time student, have at least a 3.25 GPA, and strive to grow and make a difference in the world you belong with us. For more information, visit our apply page which includes criteria, FAQ’s, a short video and the link to the application.

Caldwells Finish First in Shack-a-thon

Donations toward our shack were accepted until October 3 and put us at #1 status for fundraising with $7993.00 raised! Go to this link to see the results of this wonderful effort to provide homes in Raleigh for 11 families (the NC State Build-a-block campaign.)

Watch a time lapse video by Caldwell Fellow, Jacob Sebastian, of the construction of the shack. 

Here’s what happens when the candidates for the biggest job in the land debate about a very important local subject!

shack-2016-pic1Sunday, September 18 began several weeks of fundraising for a worthy cause – building a block of Habitat homes in Raleigh! This effort is coordinated by NC State. 40 teams built shacks on Sunday, and lived in them Monday through Friday of that week 24/7 to raise funds and awareness. The Caldwell Fellows have always been in the top three in fundraising and #1 in 2016.

Citizenship

CITIZENSHIP:   The word evokes a wide range of feelings and images.

 

What does it mean to us?  A community with the privilege of higher education.  A diverse community in the US, a part of the global community of 2016.  A community of thoughtful people, discerning our ethical base within a major election year.  Individuals within a democracy.

 

Where we go with our program theme this year will depend on what you bring to the table.  Our dinner team has already been at work, musing how to structure experiences that will evoke our expanded and deepened perspective. They have already teased our thought with the theme launch video at dinner last Sunday and with copies now in hand for us all of the US Constitution.

 

Your involvement  and honest perspective is urged.

Such is the work of democracy.  Let’s live it out, shall we..?

 

Make note, if you haven’t already, of fall dinner dates; all are Sundays in Talley.

Sept 18  Special time – 6:00 – 8:00pm;

October 23 and November 20 both 5-7pm.

Interested, alumni? Let us know a week ahead of the dinner so we can include you!

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 Mexico

Caldwells in Guanajuato and Pozos

For our second summer abroad program in 2016 seven Caldwell Fellows, along with Director, Janice Odom, and Melissa Edwards Smith from Global Training Initiative at NC State, are immersed in the rich and vibrant culture of Mexico and the beautiful colonial-era city of Guanajuato, Mexico.  Declared a UNESCO world heritage site, it is one of the most picturesque cities in Mexico. The students are spending the first three days in the historic center absorbed in the acclaimed architecture, food, music, art and dance. On July 8 they move to the small town of Minerale de Pozos to experience homestays with families in Pozos who help draw their livelihood from the hospitality they provide to the guests to their community. While living with local families the students will also engage in hands-on work toward the ongoing project of bringing the infrastructure for water supply to homes in the community of Pozos.  This effort is a project of the International Water Security Network www.watersecuritynetwork.org/research/transboundary-water-security/

Guanajuato Tour

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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