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Dividend The official online magazine of the Carson College of Business

June 2016

Dear friends,
I hope your summer is off to a great start. Here at the college, June is a time for us to celebrate our recent graduates and to support them as they launch their careers. During the summer, many of our faculty focus on advancing knowledge in their fields, and we support this work through our competitive summer grant program. And we’re already planning for a new academic year—our new Cougs and August will be here before we know it. » More ...

Blood Pressure Off the Cuff

Marie told us in class one day, ‘the key to entrepreneurship is finding and solving problems people don’t know they have.’ So, that’s what we did,” says Carena Ramos, founder and chief operating officer of VB Cardio. She refers to Marie Mayes, director of the WSU Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the Carson College of Business and her engineering capstone class, which is a senior design class cross listed with entrepreneurship. » More ...

A Carson Coug Gives Back

Hospitality business management (HBM) graduate Sarah Beaudry has just begun her career with Marriott International as a participant in the Voyage Global Leadership Development Program. The program provides recent graduates hands-on experience and training and a comprehensive understanding of Marriott’s broad portfolio of global brands and exposure to a number of career opportunities worldwide. » More ...

Seeing a Need; Filling a Niche at WSU

WSU President’s Associates Gayle and Alan Weiss are taking the lead to help students in the School of Hospitality Business Management (SHBM) become well-informed and knowledgeable in the proper and safe handling of foods for special needs guests. Their annual gifts to WSU support Food Allergy Safe Certification training offered to SHBM majors. » More ...

Hotel Entrepreneur Tom Drumheller Shares Hallmarks of Success

Some people develop an entrepreneurial mindset while earning a college degree, throughout their working years, or even after retirement. Others, like alumnus Tom Drumheller (’75), develop it as children. Drumheller’s family worked in the hardware business for generations. Growing up, he watched how his father used humor and respect to develop strong relationships with customers. » More ...

Building Connections with Leading Industry Professionals: A Year in Review

In an effort to create meaningful hands-on learning opportunities for business students, the Carson College of Business builds connections with leading industry professionals across all disciplines and cultivates those engagements so that students gain confidence in the professional world and first-hand business knowledge. Each year, the Carson College hosts numerous events, lectures, seminars, and symposiums that allow students to meet and learn from successful alumni and industry, who share valuable advice. » More ...