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Memorial Tributes

The legacy that graduates of the Wilson College of Textiles leave behind upon their passing is long-lasting. We are honored to celebrate their remarkable lives in this special way.

1953 | Robert Wiggins

In Memoriam
Greensboro, NC

Robert Wiggins’ commitment to excellence has left an enduring legacy in the educational realm and the realm of military service. He was awarded the Wilson College of Textiles Distinguished Alumni Award in 2017, in honor of his impressive career that included executive positions at Pioneer Yarn Mills and Frontier Spinning Mills. Following his graduation, Wiggins embarked on a journey as an educator, imparting his knowledge as a professor from 1956 to 1965. Beyond his academic endeavors, Wiggins demonstrated courage by proudly serving in the Korean War. Additionally, he served on the North Carolina Textile Foundation’s Board of Directors.