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Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council

Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council

The Wilson College of Textiles Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council (DYALC) is a group of college alumni under the age of 40 that provides leadership and guidance in the areas of alumni engagement and fundraising for the dean of the Wilson College of Textiles and the North Carolina Textile Foundation.

Mission Statement

We are an enthusiastic group of Wilson College alumni under the age of 40 joining together to promote and support our college and the North Carolina Textile Foundation; foster relationships between students, alumni, and industry partners; and ensure the continued engagement of young alumni.

Structure

The DYALC is comprised of 25 to 30 Wilson College of Textiles alumni from the 15 most recently graduated classes and a range of majors. Members serve a two-year term, with the option to renew by mutual agreement of the individual member and the council’s executive team.

Alumni Member Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Serve as a sounding board, resource and advisor to the dean.
  • Participate in council conference calls and meetings in person or virtually.
  • Serve as a role model for alumni involvement to students and recent graduates.
  • Make an annual contribution (of any amount) to the North Carolina Textile Foundation in support of the Dean’s Textiles Innovation Fund.
  • Participate in at least one long-term initiative and one short-term initiative.
  • Assist in the identification and recruitment of new volunteers and encourage participation in programming.
  • Work with North Carolina Textile Foundation staff to help identify other alumni and industry prospects that may be interested in supporting the college.
  • Represent the DYALC, North Carolina Textile Foundation, the Wilson College of Textiles and the university on campus or in your respective community.

Student Representatives

  • The council will have two student members, one undergraduate and one graduate.
  • Student representatives will serve a one-year term with the responsibility to be the liaison between the DYALC and current Wilson College of Textiles students.

Nominate Now

Are you a young alumna or alumnus who loves the Wilson College and wants to support the college by serving on the DYALC? Or do you know someone who would be a great addition to our council? Nominate them today for the upcoming recruitment cycle. The current nomination period closes on February 17, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council
Co-Presidents

Jasmine Cox ’13 | Co-President

B.S., Textile Technology
Process Coordinator- Testing at Textile Technology Center at Gaston College
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Courtney Petak Musciano ’13 | Co-President

B.S., Textile Engineering
Director of Program Analysis and Coordination at Alsico USA
Cleveland, Ohio
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2022-2023 Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council

Brooke Anderson ’17

B.S., Textile Engineering
Textile Developer at Nike, Inc.
Portland, Oregon
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Katelyn Bell ’13 ’15

B.S., Fashion and Textile Management
M.S., Textiles
Product Marketing Specialist at Glen Raven, Inc.
Durham, North Carolina
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Morgan Besterman ’15

B.S., Textile Technology
Designer, (Adidas Infants Collection) at LT Apparel Group
Mebane, North Carolina
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Rachel Bradley ’13

B.S., Textile Technology
Brand Sales Manager at Unifi Manufacturing, Inc.
Greensboro, North Carolina
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Jenna Eason ’07 ’09

B.S., Textile Technology
M.S., Textile Management and Technology
Senior Application Development Scientist at Eastman Chemical Company
Kingsport, Tennessee
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Germanee Gerald ’13

B.S., Fashion and Textile Management
CEO of GG&Co Styling Firm
Los Angeles, California
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Sarah Hoit ’11

M.S., Textile Management and Technology
Material Technology Engineer at Facebook
Seattle, Washington
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Caitlyn Holt ’12 ’13

B.S., Fashion and Textile Management
M.S., Textile Management and Technology
Director of Product and Business Innovation at Cone Denim
Greensboro, North Carolina
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Matthew Iezzi ’18 ’19

B.S., Textile Technology
M.S., Textile Engineering
Textile Engineer at Ambercycle Inc.
Los Angeles, California
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Zain Khan ’10 ’17

B.S., Textile Technology
M.S., Textile Management and Technology
Director of Automotive Markets at Stein Fibers
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Michael McDonald ’10

B.S., Textile and Apparel Management
Executive Director at SPESA
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Kalyn Parker ’13

B.S., Fashion and Textile Management
Merchandise Planner at Anthropologie (URBN)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Remington Scott ’16 ’19

B.S., Polymer and Color Chemistry
M.S., Textile Engineering
Process Engineer at Cortland Biomedical
Syracuse, New York
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Jeremy Wall ’14

B.S., Fashion and Textile Management
Co-Founder and CEO of GoalMakers
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Rede Wilson ’16

B.S., Polymer and Color Chemistry
Technical Sales Representative at Piedmont Chemical Industries I, LLC
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Cody Zane ’15 ’17 ’20

B.S., Polymer and Color Chemistry
M.S., Textile Chemistry
Ph.D., Fiber and Polymer Science
Personal Protective Equipment Engineer Project Associate at Underwriters Laboratory (UL)
Morrisville, North Carolina
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Student Representatives

Madi Jenkins

Undergraduate Student Representative
Centennial Scholar
B.A., Fashion and Textile Management
Anticipated Graduation: 2023
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Busra Ozdemir

Graduate Student Representative
Ph.D., Fiber and Polymer Science
Anticipated Graduation: 2024
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