George Franks Ivey taught the first courses in textiles in the fall of 1899. Courses specialized in cotton manufacturing and milling, designing twills, and mill engineering, and were taught in Holladay Hall.
William C. (Bill) Friday received a Bachelor of Science degree in textile manufacturing. He later served as President of both the Consolidated University (1956-1972) and the UNC-System (1972-1986).
Duke Kimbrell a Bachelor of Science degree in textile manufacturing. He later became chairman of Parkdale Mills, Inc., the largest manufacturer of spun yarn in the world.
The Department of Yarn Manufacturing, the Department of Knitting, and the Department of Fabric Development merge to form the Department of Textile Technology.
Francess Massey became an instructor in Textile Technology. She was the first female faculty member in the School of Textiles.
Solomon "Sol" Hersh joined the faculty of the Department of Textile Technology. Previously he had received his B.S. from NC State in 1949. In 1995 he became the first faculty member from the College of Textiles to receive the Alexander Holladay Medal for Excellence.
Vincent Fang was awarded a Master of Science degree. He had previously earned a Bachelor of Science degree. He later started the first knitting operation in Hong Kong.
Joel L. Williams was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Fiber and Polymer Science. This was the first Ph.D. awarded in the School of Textiles.
The Department of Textile Technology is renamed the Department of Textile Materials and Management.
This department formed from the split of the Department of Textiles Materials and Management.
The Department of Textile Management and Technology is renamed the Department of Textile and Apparel Management.
The Department of Textile and Apparel Management is renamed the Department of Textile and Apparel Technology and Management.
Cynthia Istook became the first woman appointed full professor in the College of Textiles.