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Blue Ridge Camping Hammock

Jul 24, 2018

Five Questions with Wes Johnson, Founder of Lawson Hammock

College of Textiles alumnus Wes Johnson is in the swing of things as founder of Lawson Hammock. The company is poised to earn $1 million in revenue this year, mostly due to the success of its signature product, the Blue Ridge Camping Hammock, a consistently well-rated and thoughtfully designed tent-hammock hybrid popular with outdoor enthusiasts. 

Elton Lawrence

Nov 28, 2017

Where Are They Now?

We checked in with some of our young alumni working all over the state to learn how they got their jobs, what their workdays are like and their advice for a successful career. 

Adam Barksdale at Nissan

Sep 19, 2017

Economical Engineering: Adam Barksdale ’16 at Nissan

Read about College of Textiles alumnus Adam Barksdale '16, design engineer at Nissan. 

Emily McGuinness

Aug 22, 2017

TE Alumna Emily McGuinness ’16 Pursues Her Ph.D.

NC State double alumna and Textiles graduate Emily McGuinness '16 is earning her Ph.D. and working toward her goal of teaching at the university level. A National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow, she was also offered a fellowship with the National Science Foundation. 

Kelly Bogan Microsoft sign

Aug 16, 2017

From Fashion to Function

NC State College of Textiles alumna Kelly Bogan '16 celebrates first anniversary as textile design engineer at software giant Microsoft, taking her career from fashion to function. 

Cheryl Coley

Aug 4, 2017

Cheryl Coley Makes Her Mark

For NC State double alumna and College of Textiles graduate Cheryl Coley, an internship not only filled a spot on her resume, but also led to a full-time position with a company she admires. After her graduation in 2016 (M.A. Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering), she went to work as a quality engineer for Technimark, an Asheboro, N.C.-based injection-molding company that designs and manufactures product for the consumer packaging, healthcare and industrial markets.