TATM Successes

2017-2018 Student & Faculty Successes:

  • Claire Hider, M.S. Textiles, Honorable Mention in the “Print” category at the 2018 ITA Educational Foundation’s annual Virginia Jackson Design Competition.
  • Kate Annett-Hitchcock: IFFTI Initiative Award; Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs, AWE
  • Blan Godfrey: Armand V. Feigenbaum Lifetime Achievement Medal, William L. Hurd Foundation, Oct 2017; Virginia Tech College of Science Hall of Distinction, Nov. 2017; Thank A Teacher
  • William Harazin: NASBITE International Trade Educator of the Year .Award
  • Traci Lamar: Cotton, Inc.
  • Karen K. Leonas: Outstanding Extension Service Award; Thank A Teacher; Cotton, Inc.
  • Trevor Little: Thank A Teacher
  • Delisia Matthews: University Outstanding Teacher Award
  • Lisa Parrillo-Chapman: Faculty Scholar, Cotton, Inc., U.S. Home Textiles Market Analysis
  • Abdel-Fattah M. Seyam: Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence
  • Minyoung Suh: Research Opportunity Seed Funding
  • Yingjiao Xu: U.S. Home Textiles Market Analysis
  • Ms. Samaneh Pourmojib, a Ph.D. candidate in TTM, has just received two professional awards. The first is the American Statistical Association Quality & Productivity student travel award for attendance at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver this July/August. The award will be presented to her during the JSM. The second award is a American Statistical Association/American Society for Quality Joint Research Conference Student Support Award. This award provides free registration and assists with her with her expenses associated with attending JRC2018 in Santa Fe, New Mexico in June where her paper has been accepted.
  • Ashley Maurice, Senior, FTD – Fashion Design, 2018 Outstanding Presentation. Project Title: “Protective Workwear for Agricultural Workers.”
  • Dr. Cindy Istook, professor in the Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management (TATM), has been named the Cornelson Family Distinguished Professor of Textile and Apparel Design, effective April 1, 2018. Dr. Istook has more than 20 years of outstanding service in education, research and service to the field of fashion and apparel design. She received her B.S. in Fashion Merchandising, Clothing, and Textiles from Texas Christian University. After working for Sanger Harris (a Federated Department store) for several years she obtained a master’s and a Ph.D. degree in Textiles and Clothing from Texas Woman’s University.
  • Dr. Andre West selected as the recipient of the Kappa Tau Beta Textile Leadership Fraternity and Phi Psi Professional Textile Fraternity, 2018 Textile Leader of the Year Award; Armed Forces Pest Management Board
  • Five NC State College of Textiles students recently were named 2018 Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) winners. Alexis Douglas of Winston Salem, North Carolina, received $5,000; Elizabeth Galanti of Herndon, Virginia, received $5,000; Courtney Marcus of Charlotte, North Carolina, received $5,000; Danielle Van Pelt of Gastonia, North Carolina, received $10,000. Van Pelt, who was an FSF winner last year, was one of eight finalists for the organization’s National Merit Scholarship. Olivia Weikmann of Raleigh, North Carolina, received $5,000. Read more.
  • See how our 2017 Student Interns spent their summer working in industry!
  • Shaghayegh Rezaei, Ph.D., recent TTM Graduate – best student poster award (tied for 1st place) JMP Discovery Summit, 2016 SAS, Cary, NC. The winners will be announced during the Discovery Summit and will also be displayed on a sign on top of an ePoster kiosk.
  • Lisa Hoang, BS, Senior FTD-FD, will show her twenty-five piece “Women’s Ready-to-Wear Collection” at the NY Fashion Week on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm. What an honor it is for Lisa as well as the FTD program and the College of Textiles.