Giving Back

Mar 30, 2018  |  Our People

Greater Good Textile Group to Host 3rd Annual Sustainable Business Forum

The Greater Good Textile Group will host its third annual Sustainable Business forum, featuring local clothing companies TS Designs and Pamut Apparel, on April 5.

Mar 7, 2018  |  Honors and Awards

Textile Chemistry Alum Honored with Prestigious Watauga Medal

William K. “Bill” Collins Sr. and Benjamin P. “Ben” Jenkins III named the 2018 recipients of the Watauga Medal, NC State University’s highest nonacademic honor.

Feb 28, 2018  |  Giving Back

Osborne Scholarship Gives Grad Students Freedom to Focus

The first Osborne Scholarship recipients are as diverse as the textile field itself, ranging in focus from fashion to developing polymeric materials. What they share is a commitment to the future of the textile industry and a zest for lifelong education.

Feb 26, 2018  |  Giving Back

Being a Caldwell Fellow has Shaped this PCC Student’s Life

Polymer and Color Chemistry sophomore Tre’ Dennis credits the Caldwell Fellows Program with helping shape him as an individual. The transformation hasn’t just been about off-campus experiences, but also has happened through a series of leadership opportunities and day-to-day interaction with other Caldwell Fellows on campus.

Jan 11, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

VF Corporation and NC State Announce Strategic, Multiyear Partnership

VF Corporation and North Carolina State University today announced a collaborative, strategic partnership that will support student development at NC State and advance apparel and textiles innovation within VF. The College of Textiles and VF have a long-standing relationship. Under this new multi-year agreement, the partnership is further strengthened by NC State’s Poole College of Management, which brings particular expertise in business analytics and supply chain management.

Jan 10, 2018  |  Honors and Awards

Owens Honored with Menscer Cup

The NC State University Foundation presented its highest honor to Dr. Jim Owens, a three-time alumnus and the immediate past chair of the university’s Board of Trustees, earlier this month.

Dec 8, 2017  |  Our People

Hemline for Hearts Design Competition Returns for Second Year

The service learning project between the American Heart Association and College of Textiles students seeks to raise awareness of women’s heart health through a “Project Runway” style competition that culminates at Crabtree Valley Mall in February.

Nov 28, 2017  |  Giving Back

An Extraordinary Gift to Complete the Memorial Belltower

An extraordinary gift from Textiles alumnus Bill Henry and his wife, Frances, will enable the university to complete the Memorial Belltower – including the installation of the full complement of 54 bells, carillon and interior stairs as originally designed.

Nov 10, 2017  |  Honors and Awards

Robert “Bob” Wiggins ‘52, ’65 M, Named Distinguished Alumni Award Winner

Robert “Bob” Wiggins received the Distinguished Alumni Award for the College of Textiles during the NC State Alumni Association’s annual Evening of Stars Gala held Nov. 3. Recipients of this award have excelled in their careers, made a difference in their communities and given back to their alma mater. Wiggins is being recognized specifically for his outstanding contributions to the textile industry.

Oct 30, 2017  |  Giving Back

Ellen Rohde Leadership Endowment Prepares Students for Success

Following a 22-year career with apparel giant VF Corporation, Ellen Rohde — now president of the North Carolina Textile Foundation — has dedicated her post-retirement life to equipping students at NC State with workforce skills that will make them successful leaders and major contributors to society. With a $1.2 million gift, she established an endowment that aims to provide students at the College of Textiles with the type of impactful leadership training that helped her become the first female division president in VF’s history.