Engineering’s Crown Jewel
Work continues on Centennial Campus' next iconic structure. Fitts-Woolard Hall will open its doors in summer 2020, putting some of the College of Engineering's most impactful research on display and standing as an impressive complement to Hunt Library.
Homegrown Talent Helping Fitts-Woolard Hall Rise
Along with more than 300 alumni donors helping to fund construction, Fitts-Woolard Hall is benefiting from the expertise of several NC State engineering alumni working on the project.
#GivingPack: Philanthropy at Work
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College of Engineering Marks Fitts-Woolard Hall Milestone
The College of Engineering celebrated progress on the extraordinary building Dec. 12 with a Topping Off Celebration and lunch. The event marked the placing of the highest, but not last, steel beam in the new building’s frame.
Family Honors Longtime Head of Ceramic Engineering Department
The family of the late William "Wurth" Kriegel has named in his honor the room in Engineering Building I that's occupied by the head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE). Kriegel spent 32 years at NC State as an instructor, professor and then department head in the Department of Ceramic Engineering, which grew into today’s MSE, but his office door was always open to students.
Reflections and Reactions: Wilson College of Textiles Makes History
Students, faculty and staff at the Wilson College of Textiles share what the Wilson family's generous gift means to them.
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.
Building A Legacy
Fitts-Woolard Hall is beginning to take shape quickly on NC State's Centennial Campus, thanks to the generosity of more than 300 donors and a transformational naming gift from industrial engineering alumni Edward P. Fitts and Edgar R. Woolard. The College of Engineering has raised more than $47 million (of a $60 million goal) for the public-private project. Alumni and friends still have a chance to make a gift that will have a lasting impact on thousands of future students and faculty.
Two of a Kind
Edward P. Fitts Jr. and Edgar S. Woolard Jr. began a friendship based on their mutual love for NC State, their appreciation for the paths that their engineering degrees started them down and a common goal: to make the university, college and department where they studied extraordinary. Most recently, the two Eds' $25 million gift to help fund construction of Fitts-Woolard Hall is the largest gift to a campus building naming in NC State’s history.