Accounting Instructor Charlie Caliendo Passes Away at 51

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Charlie Caliendo

Accounting Senior Lecturer Charles “Charlie” Caliendo passed away on Saturday, January 17, 2015. He was 51 years old.

Caliendo will be remembered as an exceptional educator and mentor. He joined the faculty of the Carlson School in 1992 and soon became a student favorite. From 1996 through 1998, he was named “Faculty of the Year” by the Student Accounting and Finance Association. On five separate occasions, he was awarded the Curtis Cup, a student-nominated and chosen award that annually recognizes a Carlson Executive MBA faculty member who went the extra mile to facilitate individual and classroom learning. In 2012 and 2014, he received the Faculty of the Year award for Full-Time MBA Core Instructor.

His impact on students spanned continents. Caliendo established one of the Carlson School's most popular education abroad programs in 2004 when he added a two-week component in Argentina to Accounting 3001. This year, the program celebrated its 10th anniversary, and throughout the years has attracted nearly 300 students. He also taught in the Global Executive MBA programs in China and Austria, where he was a student favorite. Caliendo was so effective in the Vienna program that he was recruited to teach in other programs at the partner school. 

For information on the visitation and funeral, see Charles' Caliendo's obituary.