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Pioneer Scholarship

Wolf Plaza

Jul 19, 2021

Introducing the 2025 Class of Textile Pioneer Scholars

The newest Textile Pioneer Scholars explain their interest in the industry and plans for their time at Wilson College. 

1,201,160 Raised on NC State Day of Giving

Apr 2, 2021

Stronger for tomorrow: Donors support Wilson College of Textiles on Day of Giving

Written by Tony Hoppa. After a year in which time seemingly stood still, 24 hours went by in the blink of an eye March 24 – and by midnight, NC State’s third Day of Giving was in the books. So, too, were 533 gifts – an increase of 45% from 2020 – from generous donors who… 

Jennifer Denton Stanigar

Mar 1, 2021

Female Mentors, Textiles Education Inspire Jennifer Denton Stanigar to Establish Pioneer Program Endowment

By Wanda Urbanska When Dr. Jennifer Denton Stanigar accepted a job in Jamaica right out of college, she knew challenges lay ahead. But she never could have imagined how quickly they would appear.  Stanigar—who received her bachelor of science degree in textile and apparel management in May 1990 from North Carolina State University’s Wilson College… 

North Carolina Map

Sep 25, 2020

Leading the Way: Textile Pioneers Begin New Journey

Wilson College scholarship program opens doors for rural North Carolina high school graduates. 

Armfield Family

Apr 28, 2020

Armfield Foundation’s investment in Pioneer Scholars Program called “remarkable, synergistic”

At the end of the day, Ragsdale’s recommendation proved to be spot on. "Being able to marry textiles and education in one grant," says Oakley, "was for us a remarkable, synergistic opportunity."