The Carson College of Business welcomes students back to campus with a sense of gratitude and renewal. For the ingenuity, dedication, and hard work that allowed us to continue the college’s mission of teaching, research, and engagement with the business community during a global pandemic, I am thankful. For the return to in-person instruction, I am full of anticipation.
Tim Mulligan developed a model for resilient organizations during his tenure as the chief human resource officer at the San Diego Zoo. His work inspired a bestseller. Resiliency work continues to shape the Carson College alumnus’s current career at Vulcan Inc.
COVID-19 changed their expectations for their first year at WSU, but these Carson College students still made the most of their online experience. Now they’re looking forward to a full college experience in Pullman.
Preciosa Miranda graduated from the WSU Carson College in May, becoming the first person in her immediate family to earn a four-year degree. Scholarships played a critical role, allowing Miranda to concentrate on her studies and graduate debt-free.
Take four ambitious Executive MBA students. Add in a capstone project. What do you end up with? For Karli Barich, Tavis Scholz, Annie Carter, and Craig Windish, it was “BedWedge,” a self-inflating device that provides personal space for sleepers.
Brighton Maughan, founder of Unkle Drew’z Ginger Sauce, won the grand prize at the WSU Business Plan competition. The entrepreneurship major used the prize money to produce the first commercial batch of the sauce in June.
Oscar Chi (’21 HBM), a newly minted assistant professor in tourism, hospitality, and event management at the University of Florida, has his sights set on advancing the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the hospitality industry.