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Furniture Manufacturing Expo

Jul 13, 2021

Zeis Textiles Extension to Attend Furniture Manufacturing Expo

The Furniture Manufacturing Expo in Hickory, North Carolina, will showcase Zeis Textiles' Extensions resources and courses for industry members. It will also provide an opportunity for two recent Wilson College of Textiles alumnae to showcase their work. 

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. 

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… 

Bailey Knight

Sep 20, 2019

Staff Spotlight: Bailey Knight

Indigo, madder root, cutch, Osage orange, cochineal. Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management (TATM) studio and lab technician Bailey Knight uses these natural dyes to create her vibrant, textural fiber art, which ranges from hand-printed garments and wearable art to large wall pieces. 

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. 

Jeff Sackaroff

Mar 15, 2018

Meet Jeff Sackaroff, New Director of Student and Career Services

Jeff Sackaroff is excited to get to work. The NC State alumnus recently joined the College of Textiles as its new director of Student and Career Services, effective March 1, and he has already made plans to streamline the system and make more tools available to students. 

Dr. Peter Hauser

Feb 8, 2018

Hauser to Receive Olney Medal

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) recently announced Dr. Peter Hauser, professor in the department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science (TECS), as the 2017 recipient of the Olney Medal Award for his myriad contributions to the textile industry in both industry and academia. 

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. 

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.