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Oct. 26: Panel eyes opportunities for women in finance, entrepreneurship, management information systems

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

women-business-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Opportunities for women in the business-related disciplines of finance, entrepreneurship and management information systems will be the focus of a professional panel discussion, 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in Spark 227 at Washington State University. A reception will follow in the Spark atrium. » More …

Don Miller named WSU Tri-Cities distinguished alumnus

Don Miller WSU alumnusRICHLAND, Wash. – Don Miller, CEO of Gesa Credit Union, will be honored with Washington State University Tri-Cities’ Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award in recognition of his service, career achievements and dedication to the promotion of educational excellence.

Miller will be presented with the award during the 2017 WSU Tri-Cities commencement ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Toyota Center in Kennewick, Wash. » More …

Kamaka Ukulele brothers receive WSU alumni award

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HONOLULU – Brothers Samuel and Frederick Kamaka, owners of Kamaka Ukulele, were honored July 23 with the Washington State University Alumni Association Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of service to their community as entrepreneurs and promoters of cultural heritage and in passing on the tradition and values of a family-owned business. » More …

April 22: Finance expert shares investing tips

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

BryanWeeks-mugPULLMAN, Wash. – Bryan Weeks, president and chief executive officer of Silver Creek Capital Management, will present “Business Trends in the Institutional Investment Industry,” a free, public talk, at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in Todd Hall 130, Washington State University. » More …

April 14: Area restaurateur considers issues of food waste

By Beverly Makhani, Office of Undergraduate Education

Garbology-100PULLMAN, Wash. – Issues about food waste will be addressed by area restaurateur Jim Harbour at the free, public Washington State University common reading lecture at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in Todd Hall 130. » More …

March 4: Sellout alumni trade show adds after-party

CougsFirst-250BELLEVUE, Wash. – More than 100 businesses with alumni ties to Washington State University will exhibit their products and services at the third annual CougsFirst! trade show 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Center. A new networking after-party will be 8-10:30 p.m. » More …

Proposed WSU medical college attracts lead gift

Thomsen-80SEATTLE – Efforts to establish a new college of medicine at Washington State University received a boost of private support from Bellevue, Wash., businessman and WSU alumnus Mikal Thomsen. He has committed $100,000 to directly support founding and operation of the WSU medical college proposed in Spokane. » More …

Nov. 13: Schweitzer to receive top alumni award

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Ed-Schweitzer-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Edmund O. Schweitzer III, founder and president of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories and a pioneer in digital protection for the electric power grid, will receive the 2014 Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award, Washington State University’s highest alumni honor. » More …

College of Business celebrates name, impact on students

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

Carson-80PULLMAN, Wash. – More than 1,000 students attended the recent naming celebration of the Washington State University Carson College of Business, along with alumni, faculty, staff, friends and Carson family members, to recognize Scott and Linda Carson’s generosity and longtime support of WSU. » More …

Oct. 24: Carson College naming ceremony planned

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

Todd-color-drawing-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A naming celebration for the Carson College of Business will take place Oct. 24 on the Pullman campus. The celebration is free to the public. » More …