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Dec 16, 2010

A Haven for Kids and Art

When Shelley Smith graduates in May, she'll leave NC State with more than a degree. The Caldwell Fellow gained valuable (and challenging) experience building an art program for at-risk youth. 

Saul Flores during his 5,000-mile trek from Ecuador to the United States.

Oct 19, 2010

Natural Born Leader

After traveling more than 5,000 miles across 10 Latin American countries over the summer, Saul Flores is more than prepared for a few side trips around the Triangle as he shares his experiences in hopes of bringing a measure of compassion and understanding to the ongoing national debate about immigration. 

Aug 30, 2010


For six NC State students, including sophomore environmental design in architecture major and Park Scholar Brian Gaudio, the opportunity to help collect and redistribute shoes to needy schoolchildren in the Dominican Republic has sparked a plan to build upon their experiences here at NC State as well as beyond the borders of our campus. 

Saul Flores and children hold a banner thanking the Caldwell Fellows for their support.

Aug 11, 2010

The Kid From Atencingo

On his 4,558-mile journey across Latin America, NC State student Saul Flores is raising funds and bringing hope to children in an impoverished community. Learn how he's changing the world, one step at a time. 

Saul Flores (right) meets his brother Sergio in San Salvador.

Jul 21, 2010

Refuge on the Road

A harrowing bus ride and an emotional meeting with his brother marked the latest leg of Saul Flores' 4558-mile trek across Latin America this summer. Follow his progress and view his remarkable photos from his journey. 

A Kuna boat heading toward a fishing dock.

Jun 28, 2010

Police, Poison and Peace

Caldwell Fellow Saul Flores survived an encounter with a poison dart frog and an hour-long police interrogation before skirting the dangerous border region between Colombia and Panama along the coast and arriving in Costa Rica yesterday. 

Saul Flores' feet on either side of a line marking the equator.

Jun 16, 2010

99 Miles From Panama

As Saul Flores continues his 4,558-mile trek across Latin America, the Caldwell Fellow is entering Colombian swampland where anti-government guerrillas are active. 

May 27, 2010

The Journey Home

This summer, NC State junior and Caldwell Fellow Saul Flores will walk and hitchhike from Ecuador to his home in Charlotte, N.C. - an 11-country, 4,558-mile journey on which he hopes to raise money for an impoverished school in Mexico while increasing the overall awareness of the struggles of people in the region. 

Saul Flores with some of the children he met on a service trip to Atencingo, Mexico.

May 23, 2010

Walk of the Immigrants

This summer Caldwell Fellow Saul Flores will walk and hitchhike from Ecuador to his home in Charlotte, a journey of more than 4,000 miles. He's making the trek to raise money for an impoverished school in Mexico and to raise awareness of the struggles of people in the region. 

Oct 5, 2009

On the Rise

If you watch Grey’s Anatomy or Ghost Whisperer, chances are you’ve heard the music of Kyler England (’98). Since her days as a Caldwell Fellow, England has flourished in the alternative rock music scene in Los Angeles and was named one of Music Connection’s Hot 100 Unsigned Artist of 2007. Her songs from her latest album, Simple Machine—her fifth studio release—have popped up on numerous TV shows and earned her a spot as a finalist for Indie Acoustic Project’s 2008 Best Female Songwriter. She’s also a member of The Rescues, a band that the California-based Easy Reader independent newspaper described as the “first Indie supergroup.”