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Wilson College of Textiles’ Remarkable Finish To An Extraordinary Campaign

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By Kamilah Heslop

As the only institution in the United States devoted entirely to textiles, the Wilson College of Textiles is uniquely poised to educate new leaders, support the industry and advance research within this expansive field.

During NC State’s five-year Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign, the Wilson College of Textiles experienced unprecedented growth. 

With help from 3,216 supporters, the college raised more than $65 million to continue providing life-changing student scholarships, investing in groundbreaking research and forging collaborative partnerships with industry leaders and local entrepreneurs.

The Lifelong Impact of Campaign Success

In this end-of-campaign impact report, you can read how donor support has further transformed the Wilson College of Textiles and continues to empower our students, staff and faculty to continue learning, leading and advancing. 

“We are the preeminent educational institution for textiles in the world,” David Hinks, dean of the Wilson College of Textiles, says. “Donor support has made that possible.”

Supporters of the college have empowered students to think and do the extraordinary. They’re keeping our armed forces and first responders safe by developing protective fibers, filtering the air we breathe and the water we drink, conducting stem cell research, creating sustainable and inclusive fashion and making their mark on the textile industry in a significant way.

This video outlines the many ways that generous donor support will leave a lasting impact on the Wilson College of Textiles, its students, its academic programs and the industry as a whole.

Campaign Highlights for the Wilson College of Textiles

Donor contributions, during the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign and beyond, are a shining example of the strength and passion of the Wilson College of Textiles community.