Textiles today are innovative, life saving, creative, global, all around you and thriving right here in North Carolina. Our textile students build their education on a foundation of science that takes them to fashion houses, NASA, apparel design companies, laboratories, graduate school and beyond. From designing elephant collars that protect remote villages and innovating bite sleeves that shield military officers from harm to developing fabrics that harvest energy and garments that monitor your vital signs, our students lead lives of impact. Along with our faculty and staff, they embody the Think and Do philosophy that is NC State.
Kent Hester Selected as the 2016 Textiles Leader of the Year
The College of Textiles has named alumnus Kent Hester the 2016 Leader of the Year. He will receive his award at a banquet on April 18. The award is bestowed annually to an individual who has shown outstanding leadership qualities that have moved the textile industry forward in innovative ways. As director of Student and Career Services for the College of Textiles, Hester has played an integral role in shaping the future of textiles through his unyielding dedication to student and alumni success. Read more.
Liz Moran Recognized for Advancing International Education
Liz Moran, Director of Advising and Admissions for the College of Textiles, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the NC State Office of International Affairs’ Recognition for Leadership in International Education. This award honors and celebrates the recipient’s outstanding contributions to study abroad and to the internationalization of the University. Read more.