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Steve and Frosene Zeis enjoyed their time at the End-of-Campaign Celebration, hosted by the Wilson College of Textiles on Nov. 19, 2021.

Nov 21, 2022

Creating a Legacy of Love, Generosity and Significance

Married for more than 60 years, Steve and Frosene Zeis have shared a lifetime of love. One of their greatest joys has been providing generous support for students, faculty and programs at Steve’s alma mater: the Wilson College of Textiles. 

Matthew Lezzi

Jul 21, 2022

Matthew Iezzi ’18, ’19: A World-Class Textiles Education Took This Graduate to Thailand, Hong Kong and Los Angeles

During his time on campus, Matthew Iezzi made the most of his college experience — thanks to his Kimbrell Centennial Scholarship, he expanded his textile knowledge and passion for sustainability by studying and interning abroad. 

Joelle Bond

Jun 24, 2022

Joelle Bond ’13: Inspired to Design Pieces That Will Always Stand Out in Your Wardrobe

Since graduating, Joelle Bond has had a successful fashion design career that has spanned a variety of top brands, including Tracy Reese, Spanx and Athleta — where she now works as an associate designer. 

Kimbrell Family Unveiling Photo

Jun 3, 2022

Telling The Story of Resilience and Determination: Memorial Display Unveiled to Name the W. Duke Kimbrell Atrium

On May 26, a memorial display was unveiled to honor distinguished alumnus W. Duke Kimbrell ’49 in the college’s largest gathering space and his namesake, the W. Duke Kimbrell Atrium. 

Courtney Petak

Jun 2, 2022

Courtney Petak’s Once-in-a-Lifetime Wilson College Experience is Only Getting Better

By staying connected to the Wilson College of Textiles, Courtney Petak ’13 continues to advance her textile engineering career, maintain lifelong friendships and reengage her fellow young alumni. 

Jasmine Cox

May 13, 2022

Jasmine Cox ’13, ’20: Connecting Others to a World-Class Textiles Education

Current Ph.D. student Jasmine Cox ’13, ’20, who is president-elect of the Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council, helps alumni connect with their alma mater while also giving students from rural North Carolina access to a world-class textile technology education. 

Prashant Prabhu during his 1979 Graduation Ceremony

Apr 25, 2022

Prashant Prabhu ’77, ’79 Wins Distinguished Global Alumni Award

Dr. Prashant Prabhu '77, '79 received NC State's 2022 Distinguished Global Alumni Award in recognition of his outstanding professional and globally significant achievements. 

Lauren Durrell holding a custom shoe design

Apr 19, 2022

Lauren Durrell ’14: A Passion for Combating Waste Led to a Dream Career at Nike

Lauren Durrell '14 discovered her passion for fighting climate change as a student, and it led to her current role: project manager of sustainable innovation at Nike. 

Wilson College of Textiles building with Day of Giving image overlay

Apr 1, 2022

Donor Support Propels Wilson College to Success on NC State’s 2022 Day of Giving

On NC State’s 2022 Day of Giving, the Wilson College of Textiles community rallied together to raise more than $1 million for students, staff, faculty and innovation in research and education. 

Adam Barksdale '16

Mar 30, 2022

Adam Barksdale ’16: Applying Textile Engineering Knowledge to Automotive Product Design

Born and raised in Hampton, VA, Adam Barksdale ’16 uses his textile engineering degree to lead product development at Volvo.