A Fashion Merchandising degree gives a TCC graduate her start in the fashion industry.
Judy Busocker has been involved in her share of weddings.
Busocker, who graduated from Tarrant County College (then TCJC) in 1978 with an Associate Degree in Fashion Merchandising, has been in the bridal and tuxedo business all her working life and is a senior operations manager for Men’s Wearhouse in Hurst, overseeing 47 stores.
“At Men’s Wearhouse, management is on the floor, driving the tuxedo business and making sure our name is out there and that we are giving the very best quality service and products for our customers,” she said.
Getting a foot in the fashion door
She credits Tarrant County College for getting her started in the fashion business.
Busocker enrolled at TCC after graduating from L.D. Bell High School in Hurst. She considered a career as either a flight attendant or an administrative assistant. But she opted to pursue her greatest love, the clothing industry.
The College’s salesmanship classes, she said, “were on point and prepared me for working in sales with Men’s Wearhouse. Nothing compares to TCC. I really think that my foundation came from TCC.”
Busocker credits TCC with leading her to her first job in the industry. To earn her Fashion Merchandising degree, Busocker had to first find industry-related work. “I’ve stayed in the wedding industry ever since and have truly loved it the entire time.
A local treasure
“TCC is a little treasure that sits all over the Fort Worth area,” she said. “I would not trade my time there for all the money in the world.”
Busocker remains involved with TCC and plans to work with the TCC Foundation Scholarship selection committee.
By Pamela Smith