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The copper wolves at Wolf Plaza

Jan 11, 2021

Meet Young Alumna Jennifer Woodson ’10

Jennifer Woodson’s passion for sustainable performance apparel brought her to NC State to pursue her graduate studies. That experience led to a number of years in the industry and the founding of her own independent consulting firm specialized in sourcing and developing textiles and materials for the apparel and accessories industry. Woodson now shares her expertise by volunteering as a graduate mentor for the Wilson College of Textiles, as well as serving as one of its regional representatives. 

Wolf Plaza on a summer day

Dec 15, 2020

Two Named Fellows of Inventors Academy

Two NC State faculty members have been honored for their innovative work at the forefront of their disciplines: Tom Ranney, the J.C. Raulston Distinguished Professor in the Department of Horticultural Science, and Behnam Pourdeyhimi, the Klopman Distinguished Professor of Textile Materials and associate dean for industry research and extension in the Wilson College of Textiles. In June, they will be formally inducted as fellows of the National Academy of Inventors at a ceremony in Tampa, Florida. 

Dr. Dame S. Hamby

Dec 15, 2020

Leaving a Legacy

Dr. Dame S. Hamby made a lasting mark on NC State through his time, talent and generosity. Thanks to the North Carolina Textile Foundation, you can help continue his legacy of giving while starting one of your own. 

Prashant Prabhu

Dec 1, 2020

Prashant Prabhu Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Prashant Prabhu’s decision to move to the United States from India for his graduate education culminated in two degrees from the Wilson College of Textiles and a 35-year career with the Michelin Group. Now a mentor and generous supporter of the college, Prabhu was recently recognized with this year’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. 

county map of North Carolina with Randolph, Harnett, Sampson, Beaufort, and Craven counties highlighted

Oct 13, 2020

Leading the Way: Textile Pioneers Begin New Journey

The Wilson College of Textiles has launched its first need-based scholarship to help recruit next-generation talent to NC State. Specifically focused on North Carolina’s rural counties and first-generation university students, the Textile Pioneers Scholarship Program aligns with NC State’s land-grant mission to expand access to students while adding to the Pack’s geographical diversity. This year’s inaugural class comprises five talented Textile Pioneers, four of whom are the first in their family to attend any university. 

exterior building sign for the College of Textiles

Oct 13, 2020

Wilson College of Textiles Welcomes 2024 Class of Centennial Scholars

The Centennial Scholarship program was established by the North Carolina Textile Foundation in 1999 as part of the Wilson College of Textiles Centennial Celebration. These scholarships are awarded to incoming first-year students based on academic achievement in high school, proven and potential leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and unique life experiences. Meet the 10 Centennial Scholars from the class of 2024. 

a man models an N95 mask in the halls of an NC State building

Oct 6, 2020

Made in North Carolina: Public and Private Partners Join Forces to Deliver PPE to Health Care Workers Statewide

NC State’s Nonwovens Institute (NWI) announced a new partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC), Freudenberg Performance Materials, UNC Health, the NC Healthcare Association and NC Medical Society to manufacture N95 masks to equip frontline workers across North Carolina with a safe and cost-effective solution. A donation of $450,000 from Blue Cross NC allowed NC State to purchase two mask-molding machines needed to produce effective and reliable N95 respirators locally, as well as to procure materials and supplies used for production. 

virtual mosaic displaying students spelling 2024 in front of Talley

Aug 25, 2020

Meet the Newest Members of the Pack

A Park Scholar, an FFA leader, a Goodnight Scholar, a member of the Wolfpack football team and a Summer Textile Exploration Program participant are just a few of the newest members of NC State's student body. Though this year’s first-year and transfer students are facing a new kind of fall semester, they’re ready to work hard, have fun and make the most of every opportunity.   

Samit Chakraborty standing by the NC State seal in Talley Student Union

Aug 25, 2020

Inside My Grad Life: Study, Research, Social Life and Beyond

North Carolina Textile Foundation Fellowship recipient and Graduate School student Samit Chakraborty has traveled the world in search of a quality textiles education. That quest eventually led him to the Wilson College of Textiles at NC State, where he is currently completing his doctorate. 

Brielle Papalia standing in front of greenery

Aug 18, 2020

Meet Wilson College of Textiles Young Alumna Brielle Papalia ’15

Brielle Papalia, a young alumna of the Wilson College of Textiles from Kernersville, is part of her family’s fourth generation to enter the textile industry. Now an assistant product development manager at Gap Inc. in New York, she stays connected as a Wilson College of Textiles regional representative for the Northeast, mentoring, growing the alumni network, promoting the alumni foundation and keeping alumni up to date on current events at the college.