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Wilson College of Textiles

Marilyn Wattenbarger at the Wawona tree

Mar 13, 2023

What She Never Had: Laura Allred ’79 Gives in Honor of Her Mother

Laura Allred ’79 is creating the Marilyn Wattenbarger Scholarship Endowment in honor of her mother, who never had the opportunity to earn a college education. 

Bredell Moody

Mar 13, 2023

Graduate School, Wilson College of Textiles Welcome Counselor

A new embedded counselor in NC State’s Graduate School and Wilson College of Textiles will help address the mental health needs of their respective students. Bredell Moody’s position is made possible through a variety of funding sources, including the Wilson family’s transformational college-naming gift and funding provided by the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost’s Office and the Graduate School. 

Jeff Joines and Russell Gorga

Mar 13, 2023

Gorga and Joines Give the Gift of Exceptional Student Experiences Through Their New Endowment

To better support Textiles students, beloved professors Russell Gorga and Jeff Joines generously created the Gorga and Joines TECS Student Enrichment Endowment. Their reason? They never want students to feel limited. 

The Wilson College of Textiles, on Centennial Campus

Feb 20, 2023

Two Outstanding Graduates Recognized With 2023 Distinguished Young Alumni Awards

The Wilson College of Textiles recently presented Devon Person ’10 and Monica Warsaw ’12 with its 2023 Distinguished Young Alumni Awards. Established in 2021 by the Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council (DYALC), the award program recognizes graduates under 40 who have made significant contributions to the textile industry and their communities. DYALC fosters engagement among young alumni and promotes the Wilson College of Textiles and the college’s fundraising arm, the North Carolina Textile Foundation. 

From left: Ghazale Johnston, Chancellor Randy Woodson, Adama Washington, Libby Godwin and Dewayne Washington

Jan 3, 2023

NC State University Foundation Honors 2022 Godwin, Menscer Winners

Two couples were recently recognized for their generosity, commitment and service to the Wolfpack — Dewayne and Adama Washington with the Godwin Award and Fred and Barbara Wilson with the Menscer Cup. 

College of Textiles

Dec 13, 2022

NC State and Under Armour Partnership Takes Innovation to the Next Level

Under Armour and NC State have launched a new partnership that will support student development, commercialize research and advance textile and materials innovation across the apparel, footwear and accessories industry. As part of this partnership, Under Armour expects to invest more than $1 million in research with NC State over the next year. 

Ritika Shamdasani, left, and Niki Shamdasani

Dec 12, 2022

NC State Student Makes Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Wilson College of Textiles student and Park Scholar Ritika Shamdasani ’23 was recently named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2023. Shamdasani shares this honor with her older sister, Niki, who co-founded the South Asian-inspired formalwear and loungewear brand Sani with her. 

The Technology Tower podcast logo.

Dec 5, 2022

Podcast: Strategic Brand Management With Chris Boyer

On this episode, we’re joined by Chris Boyer, NC State’s assistant vice chancellor for strategic brand management, to discuss how sustaining the university’s brand identity is about much more than the consistent use of a logo. 

Steve and Frosene Zei

Nov 28, 2022

Creating a Legacy of Love, Generosity and Significance

Married for more than 60 years, Steve and Frosene Zeis have shared a lifetime of love. One of their greatest joys has been providing generous support for students, faculty and programs at Steve’s alma mater: the Wilson College of Textiles. 

Courtney (Musciano) Petak

Oct 25, 2022

Courtney Petak’s Once-in-a-Lifetime Wilson College Experience is Only Getting Better

From studying abroad in Belgium to exploring career paths in California, Courtney (Musciano) Petak ’13 went above and beyond to make the most out of her Wilson College of Textiles experience. Her Centennial Scholarship made many of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities possible.