Wilson College of Textiles Honors an Extraordinary Gift and an Extraordinary History
An extraordinary gift from Fred Wilson Jr. ('61), of High Point, and the Wilson family celebrates three generations of Textiles alumni and makes Wilson College of Textiles the second named college at NC State.
Extraordinary Leadership in Action: Wilson College of Textiles
The Wilson family boasts three generations of Textiles alumni. Their High Point-based company, Piedmont Chemical Industries, was founded in 1938 by the late Frederick Eugene Wilson Sr., to support the local textile industry, and it has continued to grow and evolve. With their transformative gift, the Wilson family establishes the Wilson College of Textiles and a lays a strong foundation for the industry’s future in North Carolina and beyond.
Byoungho Jin Named Albert Myers Distinguished Professor in Textile Economics and Management
Byoungho “Ellie” Jin has been named the Albert Myers Distinguished Professor in Textile Economics and Management, in the Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management. She comes to the College of Textiles from the Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, with nearly 20 years of experience in the field of brand marketing and global apparel retailing.
Meet the First-Year Class for 2018
NC State welcomed a new class of first-year students in August, and each one of them has a story. Learn about the paths and dreams of seven students from near and far, and how scholarship and program support is making a difference.
Leading the Pack
Each day at NC State, outstanding faculty and researchers cultivate discovery and develop collaborative approaches to research that will change the world. The results speak for themselves: innovative solutions, career-ready graduates and increased access to life-changing opportunities. Our video series shows some of the extraordinary advancements of NC State faculty, researchers and alumni.
Two Textiles Ph.D. Students Receive VF Assistantships
Zahra Saki, a Ph.D. student in NC State's textile technology management program, and Inhwan Kim, a Ph.D. student in the fiber and polymer science program, have been named recipients of the VF Graduate Assistantship in Apparel and Footwear. These assistantships are part of a strategic partnership between the College of Textiles and VF Corporation that, among other goals, seeks to enhance student development opportunities.
A Foundation for Innovation
NC State empowers Park Scholar – and CEO of her own business – Emily Neville to channel her passion for entrepreneurship.
College of Textiles Welcomes 2018 Centennial Scholars
The College of Textiles has named its new class of Centennial Scholars. The Centennial Scholarship program was established by the North Carolina Textile Foundation in 1999 as part of the college's 100th anniversary celebration.
North Carolina Textile Foundation Welcomes Latasia Priest
Latasia Priest has joined the North Carolina Textile Foundation from Emory University. As the assistant director of annual giving and prospect development, she will engage with young alumni to boost support for the College of Textiles.
Istook Named Cornelson Family Distinguished Professor
Dr. Cynthia Istook, professor in NC State's Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management (TATM), has been named the Cornelson Family Distinguished Professor of Textile and Apparel Design. She plans to use the professorship’s attendant funding to support state-of-the-art technology and training for faculty and students, and hopes to establish a fashion and apparel technology center.