Alumni & Friends

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.

As alumni of the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, you are automatically part of the CougaRx Nation! Attend our college events to network with your fellow Coug pharmacists and get to know student pharmacists. Afterall, Cougs help Cougs.

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5,500+ alumni across 33 countries, 49 states, and 2 U.S. territories

Get Connected

Stay in the Know

Subscribe to our CougaRx newsletter to receive the latest news from the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences straight to your inbox.

Read a message from Dean Mark Leid in each edition of the bi-monthly newsletter.
Pharmacy alumni gathered in Walla Walla, Washington in 2022.

Join us for an Event

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

Share Your Story

We love to hear stories of impact from our Cougar pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences community!

During the COVID-19 pandemic, WSU students and alumni administered tens of thousands of the vaccine.
WSU CPPS Professionals LinkedIn group gives students and alumni exclusive access to positions which have been gathered through the CPPS CougaRx network.

Grow Your Network

Access exclusive job opportunities, get professional insight, or connect with alumni and students through the WSU CPPS Professionals LinkedIn group.

Please note: this group is exclusively for WSU CPPS students and alumni.

Continue Your Education

Engage in lifelong learning and expand your skillset to provide the best possible patient care.

Pharmacist consulting
The college is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Get Involved

Alumni mentoring student
1 in 5 student pharmacists are mentored by an alumni.

Become a Mentor

Our alumni-student mentor program, supported by Fred Meyer, creates networking and educational opportunities to help the next generation of Coug pharmacists and scientists develop into outstanding health care professionals. Sign up by emailing

Become a Preceptor

Preceptors are critical in our mission to educate the next generation of health care providers and scientists. Find out more about how you can become a preceptor by contacting the Office of Experiential Services.

Every year, student pharmacists on the international Advance Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotation in Ecuador work to set up mobile clinics and try to see as many patients as possible.
The Dean’s Advisory Council during Pharmacy Homecoming Weekend in 2019.

Share Your Insight

Dean’s Advisory Council: provides insight and advice on opportunities and challenges facing the pharmacy profession.

CougaRx Nation Committee: advises on events and ways to engage alums

Learn more about how to take part by emailing

Support the College

100% of eligible students received a scholarship for the 2023-24 academic year.
$450,000+ in scholarships awarded each year thanks to philanthropic investments from alumni and friends.

Refer a Future Cougar PharmD

Do you love WSU’s PharmD program as much as we do? Help us grow our CougaRx Nation by referring a friend, colleague, student or family member.

CougaRx Nation at the annual College of Pharmacy homecoming tailgate party
Most students who choose WSU for their pharmacy education say that an alumni or friend referred them.

New Graduates

Enroll in a WSPA New Graduate Membership

In partnership with the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA), all new CougaRx Nation alumni receive a free 1-year new practitioner membership, just click the “New Graduate” link on the membership page to sign up.

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