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The statues in Wolf Plaza

Aug 23, 2021

Introducing the 2025 Class of Textile Pioneer Scholars

Meet the three students comprising the 2025 class of Textile Pioneer Scholars. The $14,000 scholarship is given each year to students from non-metropolitan areas in North Carolina planning to attend the Wilson College of Textiles. Scholars also receive $4,000 in enrichment funds heading into their first year. 

(Left to Right) John Wells, Matt Griffith ’98, Bud Murphy ’69, Dean David Hinks, Pam Jones ’78, Ty Huggins ’94, Natasha Huggins ’94, Marty Moran ’92, Melissa Patterson ’92

Aug 9, 2021

Finance to Philanthropy: Bud Murphy ’69 Gains Pride in Textile Degree

Four years ago, alumnus Bud Murphy ’69 attended a luncheon where David Hinks, dean of the Wilson College of Textiles, was the lead speaker. Murphy has been more engaged in the college’s work, with a particular pride in its military-related projects, ever since. 

The Memorial Belltower

Aug 9, 2021

Making Her Mark: Wei Gao Honored as University Scholar

Wei Gao, associate professor of textile engineering, chemistry and science (TECS) in the Wilson College of Textiles, was recently named a University Faculty Scholar in NC State’s 2021 class, joining 20 other early- and mid-career faculty who received this designation. The honor recognizes outstanding academic achievements and contributions to NC State through their teaching, scholarship and service to the university and beyond. 

FTD Showcase models walk the runway.

Aug 3, 2021

Q&A with Traci Lamar: Fashion and Textile Design Showcase

Traci Lamar, a professor in the Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management at Wilson College of Textiles, sat down to share the big picture impact of the Fashion and Textile Design showcase. After seven years, the showcase has grown in many ways — and with increased donor support, Lamar says, graduating students could truly demonstrate their full potential to industry leaders. 

David Hinks

Jul 26, 2021

Think and Do: Wilson College of Textiles

David Hinks, dean of NC State’s Wilson College of Textiles, tells what the college has planned as the university’s Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign comes to a close this year. 


Jul 19, 2021

Mosquito-Resistant Clothing Prevents Bites in Trials

A team of NC State researchers including Michael Roe, the William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Entomology, has created a material that prevents mosquito bites — and the diseases that they carry. 

Wilson College of Textiles campus

Jul 12, 2021

A Summer of Scholarships

Summer is already a success for students at the Wilson College of Textiles. A total of $39,000 in scholarships is headed to nine undergraduates to support their education. 

Bailey Knight sews a patch on a football uniform

Mar 15, 2021

Textiles Loaner Program Keeps Students on Track

Thanks to donor support and the NC Textile Foundation, the Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management at Wilson College of Textiles has continued preparing its students to become industry-ready professionals even while they learn remotely. 

Stanigar at La Moda in 1995 with supervisors Sharon Hardy (left) and Sonia Knight (right).

Mar 8, 2021

Female Mentors, Textile Education Inspire Jennifer Denton Stanigar ’90 to Establish Pioneer Program Endowment

Jennifer Denton Stanigar ’90 recently established the Jennifer Denton Stanigar Pioneer Program Endowment at the Wilson College of Textiles. The Pioneer Scholars program provides scholarships and wraparound support for students from North Carolina’s economically challenged Tier 1 and Tier 2 counties. 

amputee sensor patch

Feb 15, 2021

Textile Sensor Patch, Made with Conductive Yarns, Could Detect Pressure Points for Amputees

A soft, flexible sensor system created with electrically conductive yarns could help map problematic pressure points in the socket of an amputee’s prosthetic limb, researchers from NC State report in a new study. The research team includes Tushar Ghosh, the William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science, and Helen Huang, the Jackson Family Distinguished Professor in the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering.