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Jean Ferman

Aug 2, 2021

Jean Ferman: Mentoring Provides the Opportunity to Give Back

Recent alumnus Jean Ferman graduated with a degree in polymer and color chemistry and will continue his studies at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine this fall. 

Wolf statue with mask

Mar 4, 2021

Dr. Ben Schmidt ’06 Serves on Front Lines of the Pandemic

By Tim Creedon Students who major in polymer and color chemistry at the Wilson College of Textiles often follow similar career patterns within the world of manufacturing. Dr. Ben Schmidt ’06 broke that mold, however, when he applied to medical school and went on to earn his M.D. degree.   A specialist in emergency and internal… 

Belltower

Nov 6, 2020

DYALC Welcomes New Leadership and New Members

By Tim Creedon The Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council (DYALC) was established in 2017 by Chad Seastrunk ’04 ’05 and Mike Ferguson ’04 to represent the young alumni of the Wilson College of Textiles. As the first co-presidents of the DYALC, they have led the council in building a strong network of young alumni who… 

Cappadocia Balloon Inflating

Dec 2, 2019

World of Color

There are no known bird species that produce blue-pigmented feathers. The color we perceive them to be is due to the structure of their feathers, which reflect light in a way that makes them appear blue. But what is “actually” blue, anyway? Is there such a thing? To answer that, we have to explore the very nature of color: what it is, how we perceive it and how we use it. Read part 1 in our World of Color series. 

Rysa Ruth

Oct 23, 2019

Meet Young Alumna Rysa Ruth

For young alumna Rysa Ruth, her path to a fulfilling career was not exactly a straight line. After graduation from the Wilson College of Textiles in 2017 with a B.S. in  Fashion and Textile Design (FTD), she held two diverging positions before moving to New York City to work as an assistant designer and CAD designer at PPI Apparel Group. 

Emily Stolarczyk

Aug 29, 2019

Level Up With an Internship

Securing that first job after college can seem like a catch-22. To get hired, you need experience...but to get experience, you need that first job. That’s where internships come in -- where opportunity meets real world experience. Read on for advice from our students about finding and making the most of an internship. 

The wufs

Aug 7, 2019

Welcome to the Pack, 2023 Class of Centennial Scholars! 

The Class of 2023 Centennial Scholars have worked so hard to be here. Join us in welcoming them to the Wilson College of Textiles Family! 

Nelson Vinueza

May 9, 2019

Vinueza Named Outstanding Teacher

Nelson Vinueza, assistant professor in the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science (TECS), has received the 2018-2019 Outstanding Teacher Award. He is one of 18 NC State professors presented with this year’s award, which recognizes excellence in teaching at all levels. 

Graduation cap

May 2, 2019

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. 

Shane O'Toole

Mar 21, 2019

PCC Alumnus Shane O’Toole ‘15 Boosts Athlete Performance at Under Armour

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.