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Welcome to the CougaRx Nation!

The CougaRx Nation are the alumni and friends of the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. We are dedicated to expanding ways to stay in touch with the college and mentor the next generation of Cougar Pharmacists.

Join the fun

We host events all over the country, check out our events calendar to see when we are in your area!

Pharmacy Homecoming Weekend | October 18-19, 2019

Please plan to join us this fall for Pharmacy Homecoming Weekend.

Online registration is now open!

Crimson Gala

Friday, October 18, 2019
DoubleTree Hotel | 322 North Spokane Falls Court, Spokane, WA
Tickets: $75 each; Reserved table of eight: $600
Cocktail or business attire

5:00 p.m. – Reception and silent auction
6:30 p.m. – Dinner is served, program and live auction to follow

Join us as we celebrate the career and lifetime achievements of William Gaskins, with the first-ever R. Keith Campbell Lifetime Achievement Award. William Gaskins served as the hospital pharmacy director at Pullman Regional Hospital for 43 years until his retirement in 2014.

During his tenure, Gaskins was a preceptor and mentor to hundreds of WSU student pharmacists and continues to offer advice and counsel today. If you have any fond memories or pictures of William please share them with us to display with a slide show before the program.

Proceeds from this event will fund a William and Felicia Gaskins Scholarship at the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

We will also be honoring our 2019 Mentor, Preceptors and Alumnus of the Year and celebrating the class reunions for 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989, 1994, 1999, and 2009.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact us at 509-358-7651 or if you have any questions or would like more information.

R. Keith Campbell Applied Patient Care Lab Dedication

Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 10 a.m.*
*Time subject to change based on homecoming football game time.
Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building (PBS) | 205 E. Spokane Falls Blvd. Spokane, WA

If you would still like to make a donation in honor of Keith, it’s not too late to give to the R. Keith Campbell Naming Fund.


Saturday, October 19, 2019 | WSU vs. Colorado
Wegner Hall Parking Lot | WSU Pullman

For football ticket information click here: 2019 Cougar football tickets
Use promo code: PHAR

For everyone interested in riding the Cougar Athletics bus from Spokane to Pullman for the Homecoming game tickets are $35. To reserve your spot just call the ticket office at 1-800-GO-COUGS (1-800-462-6847) and give them the promo code: CPHAR

CougaRx Newsletter

Get updates on the college’s research, academic initiatives, and alumni news with a monthly message written by College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Interim Dean Linda Garrelts MacLean.

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CougaRx Nation Board

Our board meets throughout the year to advise on events and ways to engage alumni!
Chairs: Manpreet Chahal (chair), Merrie Kay Alzola (vice-chair)
Regional coordinators: Dalari Allington, Leon Alzola, Brandon Arthur, Gerry Danquist, Eleanor Doss, Jason Doss, John Oftebro, Chuck Paulsen, Mary Wen Porter, Steve Riddle, Patrick Tabon.


Pharm.D. Mentor Program

We believe that one of the great things about being a Cougar Pharmacist is getting to learn and develop within the network of the WSU community. Click here to learn how you can mentor the next generation of Cougar Pharmacists.

Alumni benefits

As alumni of the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, you are automatically part of the CougaRx Nation! As part of our “pharmily,” you are invited to attend our college events and we encourage you to use these opportunities to network with your fellow Coug pharmacists and get to know our future Coug pharmacists. Cougs help Cougs, as our alumni are known to say!

The college now has an Online Continuing Education Center hosted by the World Continuing Education Alliance (WCEA). All pharmacists can access online pharmacy continuing education though the college’s education portal at

We also encourage you to participate in the CougsFirst! network, the Cougar Athletic Fund, and take advantage of the member benefits from the WSU Alumni Association.