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May 11, 2021

Finance to Philanthropy: Bud Murphy ’69 Gains Pride in Textile Degree

By Stuart Hall A few years ago, Bud Murphy received an invitation from the North Carolina Textile Foundation to attend a small luncheon that featured David Hinks, dean of N.C. State University’s Wilson College of Textiles, as one of the speakers. “Normally, I would not have accepted something like that, but since I was retired… 

Prashant Prabhu

Nov 13, 2020

Prashant Prabhu Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

After completing his undergraduate studies in India, Prashant Prabhu came to NC State in 1975 not knowing what to expect from an American graduate school. His subsequent achievements as a student and then business leader took him all over the world. Now “retired” in Greenville, S.C. he relishes his continuing opportunities to give back as an educator, mentor and philanthropist. 

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… 

2,650,194 Raised on NC State Day of Giving

Sep 29, 2020

Wilson College of Textiles Grows Stronger on Day of Giving

Stronger as a Pack, the Wilson College of Textiles raised over $2.5 million during NC State's 2020 Day of Giving to support our students. 

Ngoc Nguyen

Aug 7, 2020

Cherish the Moments in the Now

Adapt. Pivot. Plan B. Resilience. Perseverance. Resolve. In the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic, even our vocabulary has changed in response to plans and progress disrupted by the coronavirus. Here, in her own words, Wilson College of Textiles alumna Ngoc Nguyen shares her story of bouncing forward during this unprecedented time.  

Campus skyline

Jul 29, 2020

The Wilson College of Textiles Experience

Two students. Two amazingly different stories. Learn about the college experience from one student majoring in fashion and textile management and from a recent alumna who majored in polymer and color chemistry. Students at the Wilson College of Textiles have a multitude of opportunities available to them and can engage in opportunities that are unique to their personalities and career aspirations.     

Karen Middleton

Jun 29, 2020

Meet Young Alumna Karen Middleton ’17

For Karen Middleton, the Wilson College of Textiles was a perfect fit for her continued education. With a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Maryland, and previous experience in the U. S. Middleton sought to further her skills in business and technology with a master’s degree in textiles at NC State’s Wilson College of Textiles.  

Emily Harris

Apr 22, 2019

Well Hot Glam! Meet Alumna Emily Harris

It’s been about a year since Emily Harris graduated from the Wilson College of Textiles with a bachelor’s degree in Fashion and Textile Management, and what a year she’s had! From taking her blog from hobby to business, to opening a storefront for her own boutique, she’s making the most of entrepreneurial life. 

Thomas Family

Oct 10, 2017

Fourth Generation Alumna Carves her own Path

Sara Thomas, B.S., Fashion and Textile Management ’15, has cotton woven into her genes. She is the fourth generation of the Thomas family to graduate from the College of Textiles. Her great-grandfather, Mason P. Thomas, arrived on NC State’s campus in 1919 and every generation of her family since has followed in his footsteps. However, just as the textile industry has shifted focus across the decades, each member of the Thomas family has carved out his or her unique path. 

Lisabeth Carolina Arias

Sep 28, 2017

Heritage is the Hallmark of FTD Alumna’s Clothing Line

Fashion and Textile Design alumna Lisbeth Arias celebrates her heritage with Descalza, a fashion she began as an undergraduate. She recently launched the collection of scarves, ties and skirts via a successful Kickstarter campaign.