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

Reunion of Caldwell Mexico trip alumni

Since 2008 an annual service-learning trip to Mexico over spring or summer breaks has been a rich part of the Caldwell Fellows program.

From Puebla, to Atencingo and now to Guanajuato and Pozos, we have lived and worked in the communities of family members of our Fellows and with exemplary leaders in the work of serving and empowering others.

Eighty + Caldwell alumni have been on a cross-cultural learning experience to Mexico and this July we send another ten.

All Mexico Program Alumni are invited to join this year’s class of Mexico program fellows for an evening of celebration, reunion and sending forth of this year’s class of ten Fellows at the beginning of their Mexico program experience.

Sunday evening

July 9th, 5:30pm

Mitch’s Tavern, 2426 Hillsborough St, Raleigh

We promise a spirited evening of Mexican cuisine and shared reflection on the impact of your Mexico experience in your life today.

Register now! www.alumni.ncsu.edu/CaldwellMexicoTrip

THINK BIG Visioning Event June 8

Bill ’87 and Melinda ’88 Nussey invite you to join
Caldwell Fellows Director Janice Odom,
Director Emeritus Gerald Hawkins
and Triangle-area Caldwell alumni and friends for….THINK BIG
Strategic Visioning Workshop
Designed to look back at the program’s first 50 years and explore the possibilities for the next 50 years as we seek to lay the groundwork for future Caldwell Fellows at NC State. 

Thursday, June 8
5:30 p.m. Arrival | 6 – 8 p.m. Workshop

The J.C. Raulston Arboretum
Ruby McSwain Educational Center
4415 Beryl Road | Raleigh

Registration is required by June 5 | Space is limited
$20 per person | Includes dinner and drinks |
Business casual attire

Questions? Contact Janice Odom, Director of the Caldwell Fellows, at janice_odom@ncsu.edu, or Jenny Royer, Director of Development, at jennyroyer@ncsu.edu

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

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.