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Dividend - Fall 2019 Making An Impact

A Message from Tammy Hossfeld

Chair, National Board of Advisors

What an exciting time to be a Carson College of Business Coug! Our college leadership, under the direction of Dean Hunter, not only identified a pioneering approach to modern business education, but is rolling out a revolutionary curriculum to freshman students this fall. The possibilities are endless for our students as we continue our quest to be the business school of choice in the Pacific Northwest.

No undertaking of this magnitude comes about without a lot of blood, sweat, and tears. This dedication to thinking outside of the traditional box and striving toward lofty goals in our students’ best interest are what keep me energized about participating as a member of the Carson College’s National Board of Advisors (NBoA). Many who have come before me also possess that desire to give back to our alma mater, and one we most recently can thank for his contributions is my NBoA chair predecessor, Don Lionetti. Don is the personification of a passionate Coug, and we all benefit from his tireless efforts to help move the Carson College to the next level.

So how can all of us continue to push the needle and contribute to the success of The Next Carson Coug? The answer lies in the many different types of investments we can make. For some, it may be a financial contribution tied to their belief in the vision of the Carson College and desire to assist in the success of The Next Carson Coug. Others may want to become more involved in interacting face-to-face with our students through mentoring, guest lecturing, volunteering to judge student competitions, and more.

There is no right or wrong answer, but as a passionate alumna, I encourage anyone interested in investing in The Next Carson Coug initiative or in other areas to please reach out to our director of development Jeff Pilcher at or 509-335-8906. Jeff can capably handle any questions you might have and point you in the direction of where our most urgent needs may lie.

All Cougs believe in and want to assist in the success of other Cougs. It’s who we are! Please don’t hesitate to jump in at this exciting time in college history. We look forward to what we can collectively do to propel our Carson College into a successful future.


Tammy Hossfeld

Tammy Hossfeld