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Michael Ward and Jaclyn Hage in front of NC State wall

Aug 20, 2019

Hage Named New NCTF Director of Development

Jaclyn Hage has joined the staff at Wilson College of Textiles as director of development for the North Carolina Textile Foundation. In her new role, Hage will connect Wilson College of Textiles alumni, donors and friends across North Carolina, as well as in Portland, Oregon, and New York, with meaningful ways to make a difference. She previously held positions at Poole College of Management and the College of Design. 

Mr. and Ms. Wuf

Aug 13, 2019

Welcome to the Pack, 2023 Class of Centennial Scholars

The Centennial Scholarship program was established by the North Carolina Textile Foundation (NCTF) in 1999 as a part of the Wilson College of Textiles’ Centennial Celebration. Meet the 10 newest members of the program from the class of 2023. 

Natalie Sherwood with friends/family after opening night of A Good Little Rain.

Aug 5, 2019

A Passion for Producing Beneficial Reactions

NC State alumna Natalie Sherwood makes a connection between her love for theater and her love of polymer and color chemistry – with a little boost from philanthropy. 

Michael Ward with Jimmy V statue

Aug 5, 2019

Ward Promoted to NCTF Executive Director

Michael Ward has been promoted to executive director of the North Carolina Textile Foundation (NCTF), the fundraising arm of the Wilson College of Textiles. A valued member of the NCTF team since 2016, he will continue to connect donors with opportunities to enhance a resurgent textile industry. 

Ellen Rohde

Jul 23, 2019

Learning to Lead

Over the past year, almost two dozen women at the Wilson College of Textiles, including students, faculty and staff, have benefited from professional development grants through the Ellen Rohde Leadership Initiative. Opportunities including conference travel, workshops, networking and research are made possible through an endowed gift from Rhode, who serves on the North Carolina Textile Foundation Board of Directors. 

Wesley and Chuck Horne

Jun 25, 2019

Hornes: Past, Present and Future

Father and son Chuck and Wesley Horne continued a family legacy begun in 1935 by studying at NC State's Wilson College of Textiles. They help ensure the college's future through hiring NC State graduates at their company, Hornwood, and through philanthropy. The Kenneth W. Horne Sr. Scholarship and Textile Pioneer Scholars Program, which offers need-based scholarships, help create new opportunities for students. 

Charlie Stallings, Jerry Jackson, and Chancellor Woodson at the Godwin celebration

Jun 18, 2019

Jerry Jackson Honored with 2019 Godwin Red Torch Award

Longtime volunteer, advocate and philanthropist Jerry Jackson, of Raleigh, has been honored as recipient of the NC State University Foundation’s 2019 Jerry and Elizabeth Godwin Red Torch Award. 

Tushar Ghosh in the lab

Jun 18, 2019

Ghosh Named William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor in Textiles

Tushar Ghosh has been named the William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor in Textiles in recognition of his outstanding service to the Wilson College of Textiles and the broader textile industry. The professor in textile engineering, chemistry and science has been a faculty member since he graduated from NC State in 1987 with a Ph.D. in fiber and polymer science. He has mentored more than 40 graduate students. 

Xiangwu Zhang portrait

May 31, 2019

Zhang Named Walker Distinguished Professor in Textile Innovation

Xiangwu Zhang of the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science was recently named the Samuel S. Walker Distinguished Professor in Textile Innovation. Zhang is also the Wilson College of Textiles associate dean for research, an Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor and an inaugural University Faculty Scholar. He's an internationally acclaimed leader in the development of nanostructured and multifunctional polymer, composite, fiber and textile materials. 

Blessinger advises two students at a laptop

Apr 16, 2019

ZTE’s Blessinger Recognized for Outstanding Extension Service

Jeff Blessinger, extension specialist and Lean Six Sigma program manager for the Zeis Textiles Extension (ZTE) at the Wilson College of Textiles, has received NC State’s Outstanding Extension Service Award in honor of his exceptional extension engagement and economic development activities for the university. Since Blessinger joined ZTE, which was established by a generous gift from Steve Zeis '62 and his wife Frosene, more than 750 students of all ages have gone through the LSS training and saved their companies more $85 million combined.