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ORNL summer intern Yue Yuan

Jul 19, 2019

Learning to Lead

Over the past year, almost two dozen women at the Wilson College of Textiles have benefited from professional development grants through the Ellen Rohde Leadership Initiative. Female students, faculty and staff have been able to network and learn through travel to conferences, workshops and research opportunities worldwide as a result of these grants, honing their leadership skills and widening their career paths.  

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. 

Tshepo Dithane and VF interns

Aug 17, 2018

FTM Student Values Extended VF Internship

FTM major Tshepo Dithane shares his experience as a fashion marketing intern with Riders by Lee and Wrangler brands. 

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. 

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.