Carving Their Own Path
Scholarships, internships, studying abroad and a supportive community have prepared this spring's Wilson College of Textiles graduates for their extraordinary next steps.
Armfield Foundation Invests in Pioneer Scholars Program
The Edward M. Armfield Sr. Foundation, based in Greensboro, recently committed $500,000 to the Pioneer Scholarship program at Wilson College of Textiles. The scholarship supports students in North Carolina’s underresourced rural communities, and the first cohort of five Pioneer Scholars matriculates this fall.
Commissioned for Success
Receiving the Textile Military Scholarship didn't just enhance Garrett Welsh's NC State experience – it served as a vote of a confidence in his abilities and confirmation that his work in the classroom and as a member of the Naval ROTC hadn't gone unnoticed. He'll soon be applying the skills he learned in college to a career in the Navy.
A Necessary Filter: Nonwovens Institute Steps Up to Combat COVID-19
Behnam Pourdeyhimi, executive director of the Nonwovens Institute, Wilson College of Textiles associate dean for industry research and extension and William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor, explains how the institute is ramping up two research and training pilot production lines to create mask filters — and masks for health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak.
Paul Burke ’17 Engineers His Own Path
Paul Burke '17, a Centennial Scholar and grandson of "Red and White Song" composer J. Perry Watson, reflects on how NC State's Wilson College of Textiles helped him prepare for a career at Cisco Systems.
A STEP Above: Young Alumna Cassia Lewis ’13
Through participating in the Summer Textile Exploration Program (STEP), a residential program for rising high school seniors, second-generation Wilson College of Textiles alumna Cassia Lewis '13 became eligible for — and received — a full-ride, Duke Kimbrell (Parkdale)-sponsored Erlanger Merit scholarship. She now lives on the West Coast, serving as director of business development for fabric manufacturer Swisstex Direct.
12 New Minds on Campus
Irwin Morris, William T. Kretzer Distinguished Professor of Humanities, is among 144 new faculty and researchers who joined NC State this academic year. Meet Morris and 11 other new professors who think and do across NC State.
Moving Forward While Giving Back: Meet Young Alumna Monica Matthai Warsaw
Monica Matthai Warsaw '12 has always been grateful for the opportunities that her Centennial Scholarship created while she was a student at Wilson College of Textiles. The Dean's Young Alumni Leadership Council member is now paying it forward with her own named Centennial Scholarship.
Wheel of Fashion
While traditionally Fashion Week is known for taking place in sites like Paris or New York, more and more fashion capitals have been hosting their own. Several Wilson College of Textiles students and alumni, including Centennial Scholar Celine Borthayre, reflect on showing at Greensboro Fashion Week.
Meet the First-Year Class for 2019
A golfer, a Park Scholar, an aspiring veterinarian and a member of the Goodnight Scholars transfer program: NC State welcomed 4,773 first-year students to campus in August, and here are a few of their stories.