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Event Date - Graphic 10/25/18

The Next Carson Coug

The Next Carson Coug is the blueprint for transforming undergraduate business education at Washington State University, and for offering the best program in the Pacific Northwest. It’s our promise to complement our historic strengths – technical skills, a work ethic, and a spirit of community with roots in the WSU mission – with a new focus on the professional skills needed to be competitive in today’s business climate.
The redesigned program ensures Carson Cougs will be known for both their business knowledge and for for their mastery of communication, collaboration and teamwork, and emotional intelligence—making a business degree from Washington State University synonymous with business excellence.

Date:Thursday, October 25, 2018
Time:6 – 9 p.m.
Location:Melrose Market Studios
1532 Minor Ave
Seattle, WA 98101


For those who drive, there is street parking and over 200 off-site parking stalls within a two block radius at numerous parking lots and garages. The Washington State Convention Center is just three blocks away and contains over 1,500 parking stalls.
For more detailed parking information, please visit:

ADA Access:

Melrose Market Studios is ADA accessible.


Event Questions:

Angie Senter, Event Coordinator

Sponsorship Questions:

Hannah Finkas-GandersAssistant Director

Learn more about becoming a sponsor!

Celebrate Carson College! is about generously giving to our promise of building the best business program in the Pacific Northwest and give you the opportunity to add some delicious bottles of wine to your cellar, or leave the event with one of our unique auction items!

A Sample of our Auction Items

The samples below are just three of the items available to bid on during the auction.
Come bid on prizes to help support The Next Carson Coug!

Papakea Resort in Ka’anapali, Maui

Maui VacationOne week vacation for two at the beautiful oceanfront condo at Papakea Resort in Ka’anapali, Maui

Century Link Field - Seahawks home field

2018 VIP Seahawks ExperienceSpecial pre-game access and bowl seats for four

Handmade glass bowl with Cougar Head logo, made by Faculty Jane Cote

WSU Glass BowlOne of a kind, handmade glass bowl made by Carson College of Business faculty member Jane Cote

Raise the Paddle

How it works:

Each time you raise your paddle you generously invest the announced amount to The Next Carson Coug.
Amount levels will be: $25,000, $20,000, $15,000, $10,000, $5,000, $2,500, $1,000, $500 and $100

Last Paddle Standing:

At the $100 level, each time you raise your paddle you are in for an additional $100 to support The Next Carson Coug.
The last paddle raised receives a limited edition Jane Cote platter