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Dividend The official online magazine of the Carson College of Business

Message from the Dean – December 2018

As we head into the holidays, I am mindful of what the Carson College of Business can give not only to our students but to the world. It is also our privilege and responsibility to offer business and research insights, learning opportunities, and networking to Pacific Northwest policy and business communities who may use them to benefit others. This issue demonstrates the unique kinds of gifts that may be earned or given as a result of a quality business education or the innate leadership qualities we strive to recognize in our students. » More ...

Annual Events Offer Insights to Pacific Northwest Business & Policy Communities

The Carson College of Business creates value for business and academic communities by hosting several annual events. The 2018 Power Breakfast, the Walton Lecture, and the Business Technology Symposium featured a mix of globally competitive business leaders and entrepreneurs who shared their professional insights through panels and lectures on the Pullman campus and in Seattle. » More ...

Industry Scholarship Provides Running Start toward Hospitality Career

WSU-Everett Hospitality student Spencer Fee received a $3,500 PCMA Education Foundation Legacy Society scholarship. “The PCMA Scholarship, combined with the Carson College SHBM Dwight & Beverly Call Scholarship and the Everett Scholars award, enables me to continue my education and pursue my passion for events and project management with a decreased burden of debt," says Fee. » More ...

December 2018 – New Hires

Amy Alonzo (’07 HBM) is the new Culver hospitality relations manager in the School of Hospitality Business Management. She is the point of contact for the hospitality career fairs, internship and job placement advising, and internship hours tracking, and she is part of the advisory board. After graduating from the hospitality program, she completed Marriott’s Management in Training program and became an assistant food and beverage manager for Marriott Vacation Clubs in southern California. She moved back to the Pacific Northwest and has most recently come from the Quality Inn and Suites in Clarkston, Washington, where she was the director of operations and sales and catering. Alonzo is excited to share her real-world experiences with students.
Kirsten Fanning (’16 MIS) is the new manager of the Business Growth Mentor & Analysis Program (MAP) at WSU Vancouver. She comes to WSU from adidas Group, where she worked as a reporting analyst leading projects and identifying and implementing process improvement. Fanning excels in strategic thinking and the ability to tackle any problem set before her. As a former MAP student herself, she brings a unique perspective to the team.
Liridona Ponosheci is an administrative assistant II in the Center for Entrepreneurship. She has a bachelor of arts in English language and literature from the University of Prishtina and a background in office management, translating, and event and project coordinating. Furthermore, she has attended advanced training and certificate courses in Norway, Belgium, Austria, Hungary, and Italy. In 2017 she moved to the United States to live with her husband, and in 2018 they moved to Pullman, where he is pursuing a PhD in sociology. For the previous eight years prior to coming to WSU, she worked as a program management assistant at the Association of Kosovo Municipalities in the capital of Kosovo, Prishtina.