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Wilson College of Textiles

During the Evening of Stars Gala on Oct. 26, Mac McMichael '70 (right) was presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award by Dean David Hinks. (Credit: Renee Spring Photography)

Nov 13, 2023

Mac McMichael Jr. ’70 Named the Esteemed Recipient of the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award

In recognition of his expertise as a global textile leader and lifelong commitment to supporting his alma mater, Mac McMichael Jr. was recently honored with NC State’s prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award. 

Students standing together in caps and gowns.

Oct 17, 2023

Tell Me More: 7 Questions About Giving Back as a Young Alumna

Tell Me More is a series that provides easy-to-digest information about NC State philanthropy topics. In this story, a recent NC State graduate explains how and why she gives back as a volunteer and donor. 

From left: Ms. Wuf, Mike Calabrese, Cres Wilson Calabrese '89, Rick Wilson '87, Fred Wilson '61, Sondra Wilson, Michael Calabrese, Mr. Wuf, Rede Wilson '16, Barbara Wilson and Sarah Butler.

Oct 10, 2023

Threads of Transformation: Reflecting on Five Years of the Wilson College of Textiles

This fall marks five years since the Wilsons — a multigenerational NC State University textiles family — made a transformative gift of $28 million to their alma mater. This remarkable act of generosity did more than solely name the Wilson College of Textiles in perpetuity; it breathed new life into the college’s unyielding spirit of innovation and unwavering commitment to advancing the textile industry. 

Meredith Gaskill (center) with her two sisters (left) and parents (right) on the field at Carter-Finley Stadium

Oct 10, 2023

NC State Names 2023 Family of the Year

Meredith Gaskill, a senior in the Wilson College of Textiles from Salisbury, North Carolina, along with her parents and her two older sisters and their families, were recently named NC State’s Family of the Year during the 2023 Parents and Families Weekend. Gaskill is also a Park Scholar and Centennial Scholar. 

Facutly and students work in a fabric assessment area in the Textile Protection And Comfort Center (TPACC) on Centennial campus. Photo by Marc Hall

Oct 3, 2023

Ormond’s Career Protecting Firefighters Through TPACC Earns Him Faculty Honors

Two decades into a career spent entirely within the Wilson College of Textiles, Bryan Ormond has earned a reputation as one of the world’s foremost experts in the science of protecting firefighters from dangers seen and unseen. Ormond was recently presented with the 2023 Goodnight Early Innovators Award in recognition of his work. 

The Wilson College of Textiles, on Centennial Campus

Sep 12, 2023

Introducing the 2027 Class of Centennial Scholars

Thanks to support from generous donors, the Centennial Scholarship Program will provide a once-in-a-lifetime educational opportunity to 12 new NC State students. 

Chancellor Woodson (center) with Under Armour Founder, Executive Chairman and Brand Chief Kevin Plank (right) and President and CEO Stephanie Linnartz (left).

Sep 12, 2023

Under Armour Founder, CEO Visit NC State

Under Armour Founder, Executive Chairman and Brand Chief Kevin Plank; President and CEO Stephanie Linnartz; and other senior executives recently visited NC State to meet with Chancellor Randy Woodson and key university collaborators. Building on the strategic partnership between the university and company that was announced in 2022, they explored new high-impact collaboration opportunities for the future. 

Wilson College of Textiles building on Centennial Campus

Aug 29, 2023

Introducing the 2027 Class of Textile Pioneer Scholars

With support from generous donors, three exceptional students — who all hail from non-metropolitan areas of North Carolina — have been named recipients of the Textile Pioneer Scholarship at the Wilson College of Textiles. 

The Memorial Belltower and flowers

Aug 22, 2023

On the Path to Success

No matter what area — or areas — of NC State you support, your generosity makes a big difference throughout our campus. Our students graduate into successful careers, our faculty drive game-changing research and our programs build valuable connections, expanding our reach and your impact far beyond Raleigh. This past academic year, 36,159 donors joined us on a path to a bolder, brighter future. Learn more about how donor support is powering the extraordinary in a new school year. 

Johnny Chapman

Aug 22, 2023

From Textiles to Advocacy: Passionate Volunteer Johnny Chapman ’85 Pays It Forward in Meaningful Ways

Johnny Chapman’s long-standing involvement with NC State and the Wilson College of Textiles has led him to pave the way and create spaces of belonging at his alma mater and beyond.