Howard Caldwell '50
Caldwell started his college career at Indiana University, but soon
realized that his place was really at Butler. He transferred in the
middle of his sophomore year, joining a family legacy that includes
his parents, sister and daughter.
Like many alumni of his era, Caldwell grew up in Irvington, on
the east side of Indianapolis, where the Butler campus resided
during his childhood. He remembers his father's involvement with
Butler, from alumni activities to homecoming events at the Sigma
In the Caldwell house, Butler was, Caldwell says, "a very
positive word, a very positive thought. When I think about it, I
never really left Butler. I have always been here, involved in
things. I've gotten to emcee all sorts of things and I've been a
member of the Ovid Butler Society for years and years."
Caldwell earned his degree in journalism and is well known as
the retired news anchor for WRTV-6, where he worked for more than
35 years. He still attends basketball games, bringing his
grandchildren and friends, and is the author of Tony Hinkle:
Coach for All Seasons. One of his most cherished Butler
memories is being awarded an honorary doctorate in 1984.