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 College of Textiles are 271 bachelor’s degrees, 56 master’s degrees and 26 doctorates, for a total of 353 graduates for the 2016-17 academic year.
The Senior Speaker was Claire Hider of Kernersville, N.C., a Fashion and Textile Design (Textile Design concentration) graduate.
The following awards were presented during the ceremony.
*Lawrence Iason Honor Award
High Point, N.C.
*John E. Reeves Award
*Donald F. McCullough Award
*Joseph D. Moore Honor Award
*Chester H. Roth Honor Award
*John M. Reeves Scholarship
Henry A Rutherford Honorary Award
Peter R. Lord Textile Engineering Design Leadership Award
Midway Park, N.C.
Textile Engineering Society Service & Dedication Award
American Association of Textile Chemists & Colorists Award
Wilson College of Textiles Apparel Student of the Year
Kappa Tau Beta Textile Leadership Fraternity Senior Award
Phi Psi National Textile Fraternity Senior Award
*Wilson College of Textiles – Award for Leadership
*Wilson College of Textiles – Award in Academics
*Funded by the North Carolina Textile Foundation