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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. 

Genevieve Garland and Professor Cynthia Istook at graduation

Sep 13, 2022

NC State Leader Genevieve Garland ’00 ’02 ’13 Honors a Lifelong Mentor by Paying Forward Her Invaluable Support

Cynthia Istook’s leadership in the textiles field and the incredible impact she’s had on Genevieve Garland’s life inspired Garland to honor her mentor by establishing the Cynthia L. Istook Textiles Graduate Endowment. 

Remington Scott

Aug 29, 2022

Remington Scott ’16, ’19: Two-Time Textiles Graduate

Scott has worked in a variety of scientific roles since graduating from the Wilson College of Textiles with a bachelor’s in polymer and color chemistry and then a master’s in textile engineering. Today, he serves as a research and development engineer and scientist at Honeywell — and remains dedicated to his alma mater by serving on the college’s Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council. 

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.