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Caldwell Fellows

Lavanya Nagaraj

Dec 5, 2022

A Passion for Medicine

As a partner with Blue Ridge Dermatology, Caldwell Fellow and CALS alumna Lavanya Nagaraj is pursuing the life she always wanted. 

Sara Yasin

Nov 21, 2022

News Flash

Caldwell alumna Sara Yasin ’09 has ascended to the upper ranks of daily newspaper journalism, becoming a managing editor at the 141-year-old Los Angeles Times. She took an unusual path there, though, starting with her time at NC State as a textile management and international studies major. 

a photo of Wolf Plaza by Becky Kirkland

Oct 18, 2022

Caldwell Fellows Philanthropy Spotlight: David and Martha Howard

David and Martha Howard exhibit the heart of the Caldwell Fellows program’s philanthropic efforts by maintaining a multigenerational lineage of donors to the program and to NC State as a whole. 

From left to right - John O., Mary E., John F., and Penny Higdon.

Oct 4, 2022

Caldwell Fellows Philanthropy Spotlight: John and Mary Higdon

The Caldwell Fellows program is pleased to announce the recent gift from John F. and Penny Higdon establishing the John O. and Mary E. Higdon Caldwell Fellows Program Endowment. This endowment, named in honor of John’s parents, celebrates John and Mary’s commitment to family and their enthusiastic support of the goals and ideals of the Caldwell Fellows Program. 

Caldwell Fellows presenting their posters

Sep 6, 2022

Fall 2022 Experiential Learning Poster Presentations

Current Caldwell Fellows gathered for the inaugural Experiential Learning Poster Presentation session on August 28 as a unique opportunity for students to share their experiences in personal development through internships, leadership positions, undergraduate research, study abroad and self-designed projects. 

David and Allison Anderson and their children at the beach

Jul 25, 2022

Engineering Alumni Establish New Endowment for Caldwell Fellows Program

Allison Anderson ’05 ’07 and David Anderson ’05 met during their time in the Caldwell Fellows Program. The program made such a significant impact on their lives that they have decided to establish a new named fund that will honor their time there as well as benefit other students. 

Alisa Andrews

Jul 11, 2022

Caldwell Fellows Stipend Stories: Alisa Andrews ’23

Every summer, Caldwell Fellows engage in hands-on learning opportunities across North Carolina, the United States and the world. One such student is Alisa Andrews, a science, technology and society major who used her summer experiential learning stipend to participate in the Jefferson Scholars’ senior trip to Hawaii. The trip focused on sustainable agricultural practices. 

Maia Grace Solomon

Jun 13, 2022

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. 

Wolf statue

May 3, 2022

Caldwell Fellows Celebrate Community Support on Day of Giving

The Caldwell Fellows celebrated a record single day of fundraising during NC State’s 2022 Day of Giving. The day brought together five decades of Caldwell Fellows alumni and friends, who stepped up to help raise more than $1 million for NC State’s oldest merit-based scholarship and servant-leadership development program. 

The Technology Tower podcast logo.

Apr 19, 2022

Podcast: Caldwell Fellow Kourosh Salamati, Pt. 2

On this episode of the NC State Philanthropy Podcast, we’re finishing our two-part talk with Kourosh Salamati about how the Caldwell Fellows program and other campus support systems have helped him succeed beyond his wildest dreams as a member of the Pack.