Natalie “Alabama” Chanin graduates from the School of Design at North Carolina State University with a double major in Environmental and Textile Design. Today, this is called the Anni Albers Program in honor of the beloved Bauhaus textile designer. After graduation, she works in the junior sportswear industry on New York’s 7th Avenue.
In 2021, Natalie founds a scholarship fund at North Carolina State University’s College of Design. The design scholarship is a need-based program to aid students pursuing an undergraduate degree—preferably with an interest in textile design—who have exhibited perseverance in overcoming obstacles such as becoming first-generation college students, being from a single-parent household, or being single parents in pursuit of higher education.
Contributions to this scholarship fund can be made here.
Slide 1: Natalie’s Fulbright Scholarship application portfolio, 1990, photograph by Robert Rausch