Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science

June 3, 2016
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Former Dean Dame S. Hamby becomes deceased post pictureDr. Dame S. Hamby, which served as dean regarding the university of Textiles from 1981 to 1987, passed on Feb. 27, 2016. He was 95.

During their tenure, Dean Hamby increased exclusive economic support, reorganized the curriculum and forged better links involving the textile industry and NC State. A native of Macon, GA, he started their textile career sweeping floors part time for a Goodyear cotton fiber fiber plant in Georgia. He got a B.S. in textile manufacturing in 1936 from Auburn University and began work in 1937 at B.F. Goodrich Company in Akron as a textile professional. In 1943 he relocated to the Celanese Corporation of The united states and gone back to B.F. Goodrich in 1947. He received an honorary doctorate through the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science (today Philadelphia University) in 1984.

He joined up with the NC State professors as a teacher in 1948 plus 1956 had been named Burlington Industries teacher and manager associated with the Quality Control Division in class of Textiles. In 1965, he had been appointed mind of this department of textile technology and in 1972, manager of fabrics extension and continuing knowledge. He became dean in 1981. Following his 1987 pension from NC State, he stayed focused on the faculty and involved with with fabrics, using the services of Hamby Textile Research Laboratories so when part-time director associated with NC Textile Foundation.

During his job using college he was energetic in professional associations and elected an other of Textile Institute in The united kingdomt, The American community for Quality Control, the United states community for Testing and Materials and United states Association for Advancement of Science. He was called one of several Outstanding teachers of America, by United states guys of Science and had been granted a highly skilled Alumnus Award because of the university of Engineering at Auburn University. He was awarded the Institute Medal and Harold DeWitt Smith prize. He had been a charter user and served as chairman associated with Textile Division associated with the American community for quality-control. He had been granted the Burlington Industries Professorship by the NC State.

As well as their educational responsibilities, he had been popular as an expert toward textile industries of North and South America. While consulting in the Middle East he had been instrumental within the design and construction of this mills to process cotton. He was mcdougal of a few text books and numerous circulated articles in the field of textile quality-control and analytical analysis of high quality data.

He had been a manager of Tuscarora Yarns business and an Elder in Milner Presbyterian Church. He had been predeceased by his wife of 69 many years, Estelle Johnson Hamby and two kids; a girl, Barbara Hamby Foell and her spouse, D. B. Foell, of Sevierville, TN, and a son, Michael Hamby, his spouse Dorothy and son, Scott.

A graveside service is held at 3 p.m., Thursday, March 3, Raleigh Memorial Park, 7501 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. In place of flowers, be sure to make donations inside the memory to NC State, Dame and Estelle Hamby Scholarship Fund.