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Dividend The official online magazine of the Carson College of Business

Executive MBA Alumnus Jason Gesser Serves WSU

Anyone who has followed Washington State University football over the past two decades knows the name Jason Gesser (’02 Comm., ’17 EMBA). Gesser’s storied career as WSU’s starting quarterback includes leading the Cougars to a PAC-10 championship in 2002 and a trip to the 2003 Rose Bowl; he ranks in the top five in most passing categories and has the second most wins of any quarterback in WSU history. » More ...

Thalia DeLeon Feature

When Thalia DeLeon (’17 Mgmt.) was a child growing up in Othello, Washington, surrounded by agriculture, she watched her entrepreneurial father plant seeds of a different sort as he developed several small businesses and dreamed of creating a community event center. As a single father, he impressed upon DeLeon and her older sister the importance of getting an education, and he hoped one or both of them would follow in his footsteps. » More ...

Stacy Slade Feature

It may be dangerous to anthropomorphize, but the pleasure on Tag’s face is pretty hard to miss as he follows his master, Stacy Slade (’00 Mktg.), around the ring at the prestigious Westminster Dog Show. And the glow emanating from Slade is clear, too, as she leads her handsome and graceful Bernese mountain dog to a Best of Breed win in February this year. » More ...

Online MBA Tuition Assistance Partnerships Increase Accessibility

Nine years ago, while working for an IT company in Seattle, Pat Birkeland (‘03 Bus. Adm., ’11 Eng. & Tech. Mgmt., ’16 OMBA) saw an article in the Seattle Times about a tuition assistance partnership between WSU and The Boeing Company. While he was happy in his current position, the tuition assistance program described was too good to pass up. Later that year he had successfully applied for a position with The Boeing Company. » More ...

Kelsey Sturtevant: WSU Everett Graduate Now Co-owner of Mukilteo’s Red Cork Bistro

Framed on the wall of her new restaurant is Kelsey Sturtevant’s (’16 Hospitality Business Management) first dollar earned as a part owner of Red Cork Bistro & Catering in Mukilteo, Washington. “I earned that first dollar from my former professor Mark Beattie. It says ‘Go Cougs!’ and it’s going to stay there forever!” » More ...