Commencement Ceremony Marked Largest Graduating Class in 25 Years

Congratulations to the College of Textiles Class of 2016!

Members of the Class of 2016 received their diplomas on Saturday, May 7 in the Courtyard of the Centennial Textiles Complex.

The class of 2016 represents the largest class for textiles in 25 years with 244 graduates. That total included 212 undergraduates, 19 master’s students and 13 PhDs.

The senior speaker was Abigail Cook of Mooresville, N.C. Cook graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree in Fashion and Textile Management as well as a minor in Business Administration.

The following awards were given at graduation:

Lawrence Iason Honor Award
Renee Graff
Raleigh, N.C.

John E. Reeves Award
Brian Iezzi
Gastonia, N.C.

Donald F. McCullough Award
Tyler Jackson
Wake Forest, N.C.

Joseph D. Moore Honor Award
Casey Wilcox
Jacksonville, N.C.

Chester H. Roth Award
Hunter Hendrick
Cary, N.C.

John M. Reeves Award
Hayley Klumpe
Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Oligomer Award
Miranda DeBoskey and Sarah Paluskiewicz
Raleigh, NC Rochester, N.Y.

Henry Rutherford Award
Brianna McKiernan
Vienna, Va.

Peter R. Lord Textile Engineering Design
Leadership Award
Casey Kivett
Lewisville, N.C.

Textile Engineering Society Service & Dedication Award
Kelly O’Donnell
Raleigh, N.C.

American Association of Textile Chemists & Colorists Award
Grace Bunemann
Highpoint, N.C.

American Apparel & Footwear Association Apparel Student of the Year
Jacob Shindler
Gastonia, N.C.

Kappa Tau Beta Textile Leadership Fraternity Senior Award
Hunter Hendrick
Cary, N.C.

Phi Psi Textile Fraternity Senior Award
Shelby Snedecor
Raleigh, N.C.

Wilson College of Textiles – Award for Leadership
Davis Derrico
Greensboro, N.C.

Wilson College of Textiles – Award for Academics
Kelly O’Donnell
Raleigh, N.C.

Wilson College of Textiles Student Ambassadors Senior Award
Emily S. Price
New Bern, N.C.

NC State’s Wilson College of Textiles is recognized as the global leader in textile education, research and service. Established in 1899, the Wilson College of Textiles offers a unique, diverse and interdisciplinary environment focused on inspiring a passion for lifelong learning and innovation.

The College’s unique professional training and pilot production facilities enable students and partners to learn and develop skills in an environment that spans the laboratory, design studio and model production facilities that cut across the entire textile supply chain. With the combination of almost 70 research and teaching laboratories, active one-on-one mentoring in undergraduate and graduate research, remarkable study and work abroad and international service learning opportunities, students graduate with a highly differentiated educational experience. They are ready to improve the world.

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