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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. 

Dr. Melissa Pasquinelli

Jul 19, 2018

Pasquinelli Named Fellow of American Chemical Society

Dr. Melissa Pasquinelli, associate department head and director of graduate programs in the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science at the College of Textiles at NC State, has been named Fellow of the American Chemical Society in recognition for her outstanding achievements in and contributions to the field and excellent volunteer service to the community. 

VF assistantships

Jul 13, 2018

Two Ph.D. Students Receive VF Assistantships

When NC State and VF Corporation announced a collaborative, strategic partnership in January 2018, one of the goals was to support student development at NC State. To that end, two College of Textiles Ph.D. students have been named recipients of the VF Graduate Assistantship in Apparel and Footwear. This award supports outstanding graduate students conducting research on emerging and advanced topics in apparel and footwear of interest to VF, home to such brands as Reef, Wrangler and The North Face. 

wolfpack hands in crowd

Jul 3, 2018

Welcome to the Pack, 2022 Class of Centennial Scholars!

We are delighted to introduce you to the 2018 class of Centennial Scholarship recipients, incoming freshmen chosen on the basis of high academic achievement, proven and potential leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and unique life experiences. This year’s group of scholars is comprised of artists, athletes, actors, musicians, community leaders and volunteers, who have all worked hard to get here and want to make the world a better place. 

Michael Scipione

Jun 29, 2018

From Wolfpack to TemperPack

College of Textiles alumnus Michael Scipione is using the skills he learned as a member of the Wolfpack in his career with an environmentally-friendly packaging company. The 2015 NC State graduate, with bachelor’s degrees in both Textile Engineering and biomedical engineering, is the director of research and development at TemperPack. 

Latasia Priest

Jun 22, 2018

Meet Latasia Priest

Latasia Priest holds a degree in mechanical engineering -- but instead of building machines, she spends her days building relationships. As the new assistant director of annual giving and prospect development for the North Carolina Textile Foundation (NCTF), she engages with young alumni every day to boost support for the College of Textiles at NC State. 

TSC Summit

Jun 18, 2018

Sustainability School

By Cameron Walker and Jitong Li In the spring of 2018, graduate students taught by Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management professor Dr. Karen K. Leonas partnered with industry leaders from American & Efird and The Sustainability Consortium to work on pressing sustainability concerns in the textile field. Through two separate projects, graduate students in… 

Wilson College of Textile extension department

May 22, 2018

Making an Impact: ZTE Fuels Innovation and Boosts NC Economy

Written by Cameron Walker Whether a local startup needs help testing a product, a national company wants assistance developing a new fiber or a global business is looking for workforce training, the Wilson College of Textiles is here to help. The Wilson College of Textiles’ extension department has a long history of partnering with industry;… 

Dr. Hui Cong

May 16, 2018

All Sewn Up

Dr. Hui Cong will soon return to her hometown in China -- but she is leaving behind a body of work that will help make better, longer lasting surgical materials. She has focused her research here at the College of Textiles on absorbable barbed sutures -- monofilaments that each look like the thorned stem of a rose -- which eliminate the need for tying knots, thus reducing surgical time and promoting wound healing. 

OESA winners

May 8, 2018

Two Textiles Faculty Recognized for Outstanding Extension Service

Two College of Textiles faculty members have received the NC State University Outstanding Extension Service Award, which acknowledges exceptional extension engagement and economic development activities. Learn more about recipients Dr. Karen K. Leonas and Dr. Bryan Ormond.