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May 3, 2022

Celebrating the Class of 2022

Meet seven outstanding seniors from each of our programs heading into careers across the textile industry. 

Jakub Sciora

Dec 20, 2021

Jakub Sciora Is Always up for a Challenge

Accelerated bachelor's master's student and Centennial Scholar Jakub Sciora is heading to one of the nation’s premier public industrial materials companies to begin his career before he graduates with a master's in textile engineering. 

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Jul 26, 2021

Introducing the 2025 Class of Centennial Scholars

Members of the newest class of Centennial Scholars share why they're pursuing a degree in textiles and their goals for their time at Wilson College. 

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Mar 4, 2021

Dr. Ben Schmidt ’06 Serves on Front Lines of the Pandemic

By Tim Creedon Students who major in polymer and color chemistry at the Wilson College of Textiles often follow similar career patterns within the world of manufacturing. Dr. Ben Schmidt ’06 broke that mold, however, when he applied to medical school and went on to earn his M.D. degree.   A specialist in emergency and internal… 

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Dec 9, 2019

Paul Burke ‘17 Engineers His Own Path

Originally from Raleigh, Paul Burke '17 now lives in Portland, Oregon, where he works as pre-sales systems engineer for IT, networking and cybersecurity company Cisco Systems. We spoke with Burke about his life and career after graduation, why he chose to attend Wilson College, what his job search was like and more. Read on for our discussion. 

Monica Matthai Warsaw

Nov 18, 2019

Moving Forward While Giving Back: Meet Young Alumna Monica Matthai Warsaw

By Melissa Sharp Monica Matthai Warsaw has always been grateful for the opportunities that her Centennial Scholarship created. The impact was so profound that she hoped to one day be in a position to tangibly give back in a similar fashion. Warsaw, 29, of Ventura, Calif., a technical product developer for Patagonia, is now living… 

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. Philip D. Bradford

Mar 9, 2018

Dr. Philip Bradford Named 2017-18 University Faculty Scholar

Philip D. Bradford, associate professor in the Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science department at NC State’s College of Textiles has been named a 2017-18 University Faculty Scholar by Chancellor Randy Woodson. 

Dr. Philip Bradford

Jan 19, 2018

Five Questions with Dr. Philip Bradford

Dr. Philip Bradford is somewhat of an NC State superalumnus, earning a tetrad of degrees from the university from 2005 until 2010. He entered as a Centennial Scholar in 2001 after completing the Summer Textile Exploration Program (STEP) as a rising high school senior. Less than two decades later, the professor has been named Program Director of the Textile Engineering Program in the College of Textiles. 

2017 Centennial Scholars

Aug 14, 2017

Meet the 2017 Centennial Scholars

The 2017 Class of Centennial Scholars are among the College of Textiles' best and brightest students. Get to know them.