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Center for Merchandising Education and Research

Connect with industry professionals and experiment with what you learn in the classroom.

The Center for Merchandising Education and Research links education to the merchandising industry, providing professional development in merchandising for our community. The center forges meaningful industry partnerships that enhance the education and development of TCU merchandising students and faculty.

Center-sponsored programs attract industry executives to campus to interact with students, alumni and the community-at-large.

The center generates funding to recognize outstanding students with awards and stipends for travel programs, out-of-state internships and industry-sponsored conferences and seminars. The center facilitates academic research that can be applied to industry challenges, coordinating faculty internships and recruiting future merchandising students to TCU.

The center’s faculty bring extensive industry experience spanning more than 30 years from retailing, manufacturing, design and product development, quality assurance and buying.

For more information about the center or opportunities to collaborate contact
Sally L. Fortenberry, Ph.D., CFCS.