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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. 

Claire Hider sitting in Mohawk office

Mar 29, 2022

Meet Textile Design Alumna Claire Hider ’18, Mohawk Industries Project Manager

After earning her Master of Science in Textiles in 2018, the Wilson College alumna Claire Hider has been rising through the ranks at global flooring manufacturer Mohawk Industries. 

The transition to an online world

Jul 21, 2021

Wilson College Ph.D. Student Places Second in Nationwide Video Contest Reflecting on Pandemic

Caitlin Knowles' thoughtful expression of how she adapted during a challenging year resonated with judges. 

Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night Over the Rhone,"

Jan 7, 2020

New Year, New Blue

Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2020 is Classic Blue (PANTONE 19-4052) -- a rich, saturated shade redolent of the sky at dusk or deep pools of undisturbed water. Read more about Pantone, how it selects its Color of the Year and how colors can be trademarked. 

Anna Henry

Dec 13, 2019

Gold Medal Design

Anna Henry graduates this December with a degree in FTM. Inspired by her gold medal-winning brother, she designed her senior collection for Special Olympics North Carolina athletes.  

Paul Burke at Cisco

Dec 9, 2019

Paul Burke ‘17 Engineers His Own Path

Originally from Raleigh, Paul Burke '17 now lives in Portland, Oregon, where he works as pre-sales systems engineer for IT, networking and cybersecurity company Cisco Systems. We spoke with Burke about his life and career after graduation, why he chose to attend Wilson College, what his job search was like and more. Read on for our discussion. 

Ross Sozzani and Jessica Gluck

Nov 20, 2019

Lightning Round: Knitting Networks and Seeding Solutions

The North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative organized a lightning session on Wednesday, Nov. 13 designed to spark research collaborations to tackle grand challenges, whether they ended up being focused on plant sciences or not. 

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. 

Bailey Knight

Sep 20, 2019

Staff Spotlight: Bailey Knight

Indigo, madder root, cutch, Osage orange, cochineal. Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management (TATM) studio and lab technician Bailey Knight uses these natural dyes to create her vibrant, textural fiber art, which ranges from hand-printed garments and wearable art to large wall pieces. 

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.