The Direction of Their Dreams
Read about some of our Wilson College of Textiles graduates -- why they chose to study textiles at NC State, what they loved most about their time here and where they’re going next.
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.
As a student athlete during his time at NC State -- first as a preferred walk-on for the football team, then as bullpen catcher for the baseball team -- Wilson College of Textiles alumnus Shane O’Toole (PCC ‘15) learned firsthand that what an athlete wears can affect their performance. He puts that into practice every day in his current position as a material development manager for the team sports division at Under Armour.
Some ideas are born with a light bulb moment; Jeremy Wall’s idea was the result of a life and death moment. The Wilson College of Textiles alumnus (FTM ‘14) was biking across campus one evening during his junior year when he was nearly hit by a car. He set to work on a project that ultimately became Lumenus, a start-up company that pairs LED light arrays with an app to help bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians be easily seen in low light situations.
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Meet Wilson College of Textiles alumna Germanee Gerald, a 2013 graduate of the Fashion and Textile Management program who recently left a successful corporate career to focus full time on her styling business, GG+Co. Styling Firm.
A group of recent graduates is helping to shape the NC State Wilson College of Textiles as they give back to their alma mater. The Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council was established with 12 members in 2017; over the past year, members have worked to support the College in myriad ways, from volunteering their time at events to creating internship opportunities for current students.
Read about NC State College of Textiles students Shyann Warren (FTD ‘19) and Jessica Worley (FTM ‘19), who interned this fall at the High Point Market -- often called Fashion Week for home furnishings.
Dr. Byoungho “Ellie” Jin has been named the Albert Myers Distinguished Professor in Textile Economics and Management, in the Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management, effective Aug. 16, 2018.
Focus and patience helped TATM student Courtney Marcus land a coveted internship at Roxy, a subsidiary of sporting brand Quiksilver. The rising senior was interested in working for the company, so she monitored their website until she found the opening she was looking for -- a six-week post as a merchandising intern at Roxy headquarters in Huntington Beach, California.