Named for John T. Caldwell, NC State’s chancellor from 1959 to 1975, the Caldwell Fellows Program builds on his legacy of leadership, service and scholarship. Students who share a passion to learn, grow and serve others can apply to become a Caldwell Fellow during their first year at the university.
Supported by alumni and friends, the program is dedicated to developing students as individuals and as servant-leaders — now and throughout their lives.
Below, you can learn more about the ongoing impact of the Caldwell Fellows as the program marks its first 50 years.
50 Extraordinary Years
Since 1968, the lives of more than 1,300 NC State students have been transformed by the Caldwell Fellows, the university's oldest undergraduate scholarship and leadership-development program.
Tre’ Dennis credits the Caldwell Fellows Program with helping shape him as an individual. The transformation hasn’t just been about off-campus experiences, but also has happened through a series of leadership opportunities and day-to-day interaction with other Caldwell Fellows on campus.
A ‘Student in Life’
Being a Caldwell Fellow at NC State led alumnus Vansana Nolintha down a very unexpected path — inspiring a return to his Laotian roots and a successful career as a restaurant owner.
Heritage is the Hallmark
Lisbeth Arias realized a dream when she held a launch celebration for her clothing line, Descalza, at her alma mater, NC State’s College of Textiles. The Caldwell Fellow alumna is working to build her own business.
Playing NC State's Song
From being a Caldwell Fellow to playing the mellophone in the Marching Band, sophomore Chandler Marr embraces his experiences as a member of the NC State community.