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Professor Leonas and her students

Nov 23, 2021

Bringing Back The Best

Meet the Wilson College of Textiles faculty members who transitioned from students to faculty while bringing their best back to campus. 

Andrew Hall

Nov 10, 2021

Wilson College Student Honored for Role in Updating Crucial Safety Standards

Doctoral student Andrew Hall worked with Dr. Bryan Ormond to update internationally recognized safety standards for personal protective equipment. 

Hilary Walker

Feb 17, 2021

Meet Young Alumna Hilary Walker ’14

By Tim Creedon Degree B.S. Textile Technology ’14 Job Title Footwear Material Innovator II at Nike Hometown Oak Island, NC Background Say hello to Hilary Walker, a young alumna of the Wilson College of Textiles. Hailing from Oak Island, NC, Walker decided to stay in-state for college. Her student life included being a part of Greek… 

Rob Smith

Nov 11, 2020

Meet Young Alumnus Rob Smith ’03

By Tim Creedon Degree B.S. textile chemistry, 2003 Job Title Head of Sourcing at UpWest Hometown Charlotte, NC Intro From Charlotte, NC, meet Rob Smith, an alumnus from the Wilson College of Textiles. As a member of the AATCC, the African American Textile Society, and the Phi Psi Textile Fraternity on campus, Rob built a… 

Jess Jur in lab

Apr 1, 2019

Dr. Jesse Jur Named 2018-2019 University Faculty Scholar

Jesse Jur, associate professor in the department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science (TECS) at NC State’s Wilson College of Textiles, has been named a 2018-19 University Faculty Scholar by Chancellor Randy Woodson for his dedication to serving the university community through scholarship, research and engagement. 

AATCC logo

Jul 6, 2018

Several Textiles Students Receive AATCC Foundation Awards

Recently, the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) announced that its philantrhopic arm, the AATCC Foundation, Inc., had awarded graduate fellowships and scholarships in support of textile student research and education. Among the winners were several outstanding NC State College of Textiles students. The recipients are listed below with links to their thoughts on the awards. 

Courtney Oswald

May 7, 2018

Textile Engineering Student Defines High Performance

High performance defines every aspect of Textiles student Courtney Oswald’s college career. It is evidenced in her pursuit of academic excellence, in two internship experiences, in her role as president of the Textile Engineering Society, and, quite literally, in her undergraduate research in the area of protective and performance textiles. 

Dr. Peter Hauser

Feb 8, 2018

Hauser to Receive Olney Medal

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) recently announced Dr. Peter Hauser, professor in the department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science (TECS), as the 2017 recipient of the Olney Medal Award for his myriad contributions to the textile industry in both industry and academia. 

Wilson College Campus

Jun 9, 2016

Two Textile Students Take Top Honors in AATCC Merchandising Competition

Two Wilson College of Textiles students took first place in the 2016 AATCC C2C® Student Merchandising Competition which challenged students to re-imagine existing clothing and accessories. The students were part of a seminar class taught by instructor Fay Gibson that prepared them for the competition throughout the spring semester. Jose Gonzalez and Yuxin Zhu, both master’s…