Thanks to a $28 million gift from alumnus Frederick “Fred” Eugene Wilson Jr. and his family, North Carolina State University’s College of Textiles will be known as the Wilson College of Textiles, a recent release says. The Wilson College of Textiles is the only standalone textile college in the United States, according to the release.
Marty Moran, National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) chairman, says the Wilson family’s donation may benefit the entire U.S. textile supply chain. He noted NCTO and its member companies often work closely with Wilson College of Textiles’ faculty and students to solve technical problems as well as innovate and manufacture new fibers, yarns and fabrics.
Moran predicts the “gift will help mold the next generation of leaders and innovators.”
Source: National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) NCTO is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association that represents domestic textile manufacturers, including artificial and synthetic filament and fiber producers.