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Wilson College of Textiles

Olivia Hartung working in a lab

Aug 15, 2022

High School Student Sharpens Research Skills in Wilson College’s Sustainable Dye Chemistry Lab

A grant from the North Carolina Textile Foundation helped faculty member Tova Williams provide a unique opportunity in STEM education for rising Broughton High School senior Olivia Hartung. 

Matthew Iezzi

Aug 8, 2022

Matthew Iezzi ’18, ’19: A World-Class Textiles Education Took This Graduate to Thailand, Hong Kong and Los Angeles

During his time at NC State, Matthew Iezzi made the most of his college experience. Thanks to his Kimbrell Centennial Scholarship, he expanded his textile knowledge and passion for sustainability beyond campus by studying and interning abroad. 

Katie Crumpton

Aug 8, 2022

Katie Crumpton ’09: Exploring Her Love for Fashion By Promoting the Use and Sustainability of Cotton

Katie Crumpton ’09 has leveraged her Wilson College of Textiles education into a career at Cotton Incorporated, and she believes in giving back to the college that shaped her through gifts and service as a member of the Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council. 

The Wilson College of Textiles

Aug 1, 2022

Introducing the 2026 Class of Centennial Scholars

Thanks to the North Carolina Textile Foundation, the 2026 class of Centennial Scholars has been selected. These scholars, representing the next generation of leaders and artists in the textile industry, were chosen based on their academic achievement in high school, proven and potential leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and unique life experiences. 

Wilson College of Textiles building

Jul 25, 2022

Introducing the 2026 Class of Textile Pioneer Scholars

The Textile Pioneer Scholarship provides funding for students based in non-metropolitan areas of North Carolina in alignment with NC State’s land-grant mission. As part of the program’s class of 2026, Olivia Masciarelli and Mackenzie Re will receive a minimum of $14,000 a year for four years, as well as $4,000 in enrichment funds that can be used for study abroad or other leadership and growth opportunities. 

Researchers evaluated new designs for wildland fire shelters after field tests. Credit: Joseph Roise.

Jun 27, 2022

New Fire Shelter Prototypes Could Buy Time for Wildfire Firefighters

NC State researchers have found that four new designs for shelters to protect firefighters trapped in wildfires could increase survival time inside the shelter compared with the current industry standard. The research team includes Roger Barker, the Burlington Distinguished Professor of Textile Technology and the director of the Textile Protection and Comfort Center. 

A memorial display was unveiled to honor distinguished alumnus W. Duke Kimbrell ’49 in the college's W. Duke Kimbrell Atrium. In attendance at the unveiling ceremony were Dean David Hinks (center) and Kimbrell's daughters and grandchildren: (l-r) Davis Warlick, Shepard Halsch, Pamela Warlick and Collins Byers.

Jun 13, 2022

Telling the Story of Resilience and Determination

On May 26, a memorial display was unveiled to honor distinguished alumnus W. Duke Kimbrell ’49 in the Wilson College of Textiles’ largest gathering space. Kimbrell’s legacy includes 73 students supported through two scholarship funds. 

Wilson College of Textiles campus

May 24, 2022

From Farm to Flight: O.K. Moore ’59 Follows His North Star

O.K. Moore experienced all he could at NC State before graduating in 1959. Now, he and his wife, Marsha, are helping provide unexpected opportunities for students just like him. 

Dr. Prashant Prabhu in his cap and gown

May 24, 2022

Prashant Prabhu ’77, ’79 Wins Distinguished Global Alumni Award

Dr. Prashant Prabhu was recently named the recipient of the 2022 Distinguished Global Alumni Award by NC State’s Office of Global Engagement. The award recognizes Prabhu’s esteemed contributions to his alma mater, success within the sustainable-mobility industry and impact on the world. 

Alex Hutchens smiling in front of trees

May 17, 2022

Meet Textile Pioneer Scholar Alex Hutchens ’24

Alex Hutchens ’24 is a member of the inaugural cohort of Textile Pioneer Scholars, majoring in fashion and textile management with a concentration in brand management and marketing. Thanks to scholarship support, she’s forging her own path at NC State and at the Wilson College of Textiles.