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Black and white photo of George Hodge in a lab.

Nov 28, 2023

Call it “Graduation,” Not “Retirement,” Hodge Says, After 30-year Teaching Career

Wilson College of Textiles associate professor’s distinguished half-century at NC State will conclude in December.  

Hannah Orlowski sitting at her desk holding a swatch of fabric under a microscope.

Nov 16, 2023

Hannah Orlowski ‘19 Engineering for the Big Leagues

Hannah Orlowski, B.S. Textile Engineering alumna, leverages her specialized education from the Wilson College of Textiles to develop materials for Major League Baseball, Nike and J.Crew. 

Mac McMichael stands next to Dean David Hinks

Nov 2, 2023

Mac McMichael, Jr. ’70 Named the Esteemed Recipient of the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award

In recognition of his expertise as a global textile leader and lifelong commitment to supporting his alma mater, Mac McMichael, Jr. was honored with NC State’s prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award. 

A graphic reads "Suture Research" in red lettering on the left and shows a photo of Karuna Nambi Gowri on the right.

Oct 30, 2023

NC State Doctoral Student Developing Better Manufacturing Method for Wound Closures

Wilson College of Textiles student Karuna Nambi Gowri's dissertation will make barbed sutures more efficient and customizable, which means less time on the operating table for patients. 

Yi-Hun Huang wears an NC State sweatshirt and holds a Hoka shoe.

Oct 24, 2023

Textile Engineering Alumnus Now Works in Product Creation at Hoka

Yi-Hung (Frankie) Huang says M.S. Textile Engineering program expanded his knowledge base to help him reach dream role 

Alex Hutchens and fellow interns pose in front of a Madewell screen.

Oct 20, 2023

Wilson College of Textiles Students Gain Industry Experience with Summer Internships

Students share their summer internship experiences in a variety of fields, including biomedical sciences, engineering, and buying and merchandising roles.  

Meredith Corley

Oct 20, 2023

Meredith Corley ’14, a Talented Product Development Engineer, Joins the Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council

After meeting a Wilson College of Textiles recruiter, Meredith Corley felt an instant connection to the college that has since led to her successful career as a product development engineer at Antigua Apparel. 

Shane O'Toole

Oct 20, 2023

Startup Founder and Textile Leader Shane O’Toole ’15 Pays Forward His Alma Mater’s Support as a Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council New Member

From a Wolfpack student-athlete to a sustainability leader in the textile industry, Shane O’Toole ’15 is paying forward his love for the Wilson College of Textiles by joining the Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council. 

Guan Wang

Oct 20, 2023

Textile Innovator Guan Wang ’15, ’17 Returns to the Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council

Two-time Wilson College graduate Guan Wang, who has used his expertise in fiber and polymer science to lead professionally at Cotton Inc. and LYRCA, is excited to expand his influence by returning to the Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council this year. 

William Halligan

Oct 20, 2023

William Halligan ’13, ’15, a Flyknit Engineer II at Nike, Joins the Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council

Sustainability expertise in textiles led William Halligan to work at Nike, and he’s bringing that same passion as a new member of the Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council.