Written by: Georgia Godfrey
Students in Texas Tech University’s Apparel Design and Manufacturing Program earned
top-three rankings in five competition categories as they participated in Career Day
2008, held in Dallas.
Career Day, the longest running and largest fashion career event of its kind in the
U.S., is hosted by Fashion Group International, a global nonprofit association of
more than 6,000 fashion and lifestyle professionals. The Apparel Design and Manufacturing
Program is located in the College of Human Sciences.
Students entered fashion-trend boards and garments they designed into various competition
categories, and the day culminated with a fashion show where 32 garments from Texas
Tech appeared on the runway.
"The talent and creativity in the College of Human Sciences is exemplified in our
Apparel Design and Manufacturing program," said Linda Hoover, dean of the College
of Human Sciences. "I’m proud of the accomplishments that our students made at Dallas
Career Day and the work that is yet to come."
Stephanie Helms won 1st place for her garment in the Fashion Group International Theatre
Costume/Wearable Art category. Johnna Sheppard won 3rd place for her garment in the
Fashion Group International Eveningwear category. Dru Debusk won 1st place in the
Trend Board Competition – Mohair category. Destinee Bates won 1st place in the Trend
Board Competition – Wool category and Rebecca Vancil won 2nd place in the Trend Board
Competition – Cotton category.
The Department of Design encompasses the fields of apparel design, interior design
and environmental design and strives to contribute to new knowledge in these areas
through design education, research and community outreach.
The College of Human Sciences provides multidisciplinary education, research and service
focused on individuals, families, and their environments for the purpose of sustaining
and enhancing people’s lives.
CONTACT: Georgia Godfrey, coordinator for college development and external relations,
College of Human Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3263, or firstname.lastname@example.org.