Loren Caldwell was selected as the recipient of the national Phi Beta Delta Honor Society’s Marian Beane/Charles Gliozzo Domestic Student Award for International Achievement. The Phi Beta Delta Honor Society is an international society, established by the Office of International Programs at UNC Charlotte, that is dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international education. The award highlights students who have superior scholastic achievement, have studied abroad and have been involved in a variety of international activities both on campus and off. Award namesake Marian Beane enjoyed a career spanning over 40 years within the Office of International Programs at UNC Charlotte and was a founding member of the national honor society, so it is especially fitting for a UNC Charlotte student to be the 2021 recipient.
Caldwell embodies what it means to be an international scholar in the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society. She is double majoring in Spanish and International Studies with a concentration in Peace, Conflict and Identity. She is also minoring in Women and Gender Studies. Caldwell is a study abroad alumna, having participated in the UNC Charlotte Semester-in-Spain program at the University of Cantabria in Santander, Spain. Caldwell serves as the Student Vice-President of the Mu Chapter of Phi Beta Delta at UNC Charlotte as well as a being a member of the Diversity Committee for the national Phi Beta Delta Honor Society.