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Month: May 2017

Dean Hinks

May 31, 2017

From the Dean

Dean David Hinks highlights some the student and faculty accomplishments that marked the end of the 2016-17 academic year. 

Firefighter suit

May 29, 2017

Protecting Firefighters

NC State experts in the College of Textiles’ Textile Protection and Comfort Center are developing and testing equipment to protect the firefighters who protect us. 

Wilson College Campus

May 23, 2017

From Scholarship Recipient to Employee

Caitlyn Holt, a College of Textiles double alumna, was thrilled to receive a scholarship to help cover the costs of her education at NC State. However, she had no idea how deeply private support would influence her life and career. 

Nonwovens equipment

May 22, 2017

Big Reveal for Nonwovens

This week, NC State welcomes movers and shakers from a global, multibillion-dollar industry as part of the grand opening for a new nonwovens facility on campus. "Nonwovens may be the best hidden industry we have." 

Carrie Bhada

May 22, 2017

Wilson College Welcomes Carrie Bhada, New Executive Director of the North Carolina Textile Foundation

Carrie Bhada has joined the NC State College of Textiles as the new Executive Director of the North Carolina Textile Foundation. She brings 17 years of comprehensive fundraising and management experience to her new role. 

Spring Commencement Students 2017

May 17, 2017

Spring 2017 Commencement Brings a Record Number of Graduates

On Saturday, May 13, NC State University’s Wilson College of Textiles graduated its largest class ever, 245 students. In all, 209 bachelor’s  degrees were awarded along with 30 master’s degrees and six doctorates. When combined with the students who graduated in December 2016,  the total graduation figures from the 2016-17 academic year year for the Wilson… 

Claire Hider

May 12, 2017

Textile Designer Claire Hider’s Inspired College Journey

Commencement speaker Claire Hider’s recent textile collection “Aligned (Undefined)” was inspired by Bauhaus, the German modernist school of art that sought to reconnect art and manufacturing. In a way, her selection of hand painted and digital designs serves as a metaphor for her studies at the College of Textiles; as she earned her bachelor of science in Fashion and Textile Design and completed a series of internships, she was able to translate her love of art and interest in science and technology into marketable product. 

Ashle Page

May 12, 2017

PCC Student Is NC State’s First Newman Fellow

Ashle Page, a senior majoring in polymer and color chemistry and engineering, is NC State's first Newman Fellow. This prestigious, national fellowship is a one-year experience that gives students access to in-person and virtual learning opportunities, networking events and mentoring. 

Dr. Harold Freeman

May 4, 2017

Harold Freeman Wins Holladay Medal, NC State’s Highest Faculty Honor

Dr. Harold S. Freeman, an internationally recognized dye chemist, has received the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence, the highest faculty honor bestowed by the trustees and NC State University. Dr. Freeman, the Ciba Professor of Dye Chemistry at the College of Textiles at NC State, was one of three 2017 recipients. 

Rejaul Hasan

May 3, 2017

Ph.D. Student Strives To Build Safe, Sustainable Apparel Industry

Rejaul Hasan, a doctoral student in the College of Textiles, hopes his focused research in sustainability and supply chain will ensure the safety, sustainability and fair labor practices for garment workers in his native Bangladesh.