NC State University has received a $28 million naming gift benefiting its College of Textiles, Chancellor Randy Woodson announced.

The contribution from Frederick “Fred” Eugene Wilson Jr., of High Point, and the Wilson family — which includes three generations of graduates from the college — will name the Wilson College of Textiles in perpetuity.

Textiles becomes the second named college at NC State along with Poole College of Management, which was designated as such in 2010 following a gift from Lonnie and Carol Poole.

The Wilsons’ gift was unveiled during the chancellor’s annual Fall Address and the university’s annual Red and White Week celebration. It’s part of NC State’s $1.6 billion Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign.

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Originally published Nov. 2, 2018.