Woodberry Forest School announces the selection of Caleb Rogers ’16 of Charlottesville, Virginia, to receive the 2015 Noland Fellowship. Caleb will spend four weeks in Havana, Cuba, on a two-part project. He will be doing service work under the auspices of the Episcopal Church of Cuba, providing donated water purification materials to needy communities in Havana. The second half of Caleb's project will be dedicated to the study of the beginnings of private enterprise in Cuba. His project has academic, service, and personal dimensions: It was inspired not only by Caleb's study of Spanish at Woodberry, but it also has roots in his own family history. Caleb's great-grandfather moved to Cuba from Mississippi upon his high school graduation in 1922. His grandmother lived there until the family returned to the United States in 1959. Jairo Rivera, a member of Woodberry's foreign language faculty, will be Caleb's project adviser.
Woodberry Forest School's Noland Summer Fellowship program is funded by Lloyd “Bud” Noland III ’62, who established it with members of his family through the Noland Memorial Foundation in honor of his father. The program provides financial support to students who wish to pursue projects that, in Bud Noland’s words, “offer truly life-changing experiences to the very best Woodberry students.”