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Pharmacy Homecoming Weekend

Social Hour

Join us for a Zoom social hour to meet Mark Leid, the new dean of the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. As the Crimson Gala and annual tailgate have been postponed to 2021, we will instead celebrate Mark’s homecoming! Many of you may know that Mark graduated from the WSU College of Pharmacy in 1983. After an illustrious career which brought him to France and Oregon, we will be celebrating his return to the Cougar family. Join us for a live auction of Mark’s homemade red wine, created with a selection of grapes from Yakima Valley, aged in French oak barrels, and crafted with precision by Mark and fellow engineering friends to ensure optimal flavor. Participants will also have a chance to win some Cougar Crest wine, and other fun games to catch up with the CougaRx Nation. We hope to see you there!

SHOW YOUR COUGAR SPIRIT! This is a casual affair so wear your crimson and grey or bring any Cougar swag to show your pride.

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Crimson Gala

In the interest of public health, the college has decided to postpone our 2020 Crimson Gala.

John Oftebro, 2020 R. Keith Campbell Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

Please plan to join us in the fall of 2021 to celebrate a lifetime of leadership, service, and dedication to the pharmacy profession by John Oftebro, class of 1965, and present him with the 2020 R. Keith Campbell Lifetime Achievement Award. The evening will also feature live and silent auctions, plus a chance to network and become reacquainted with fellow Cougar pharmacists.

We will also be honoring our 2020 and 2021 Mentors, Preceptors and Alumnus of the Year, as well as celebrating class reunions for several years, including the classes of: 1950/51, 1960/61, 1970/71, 1980/81, 1990/91, 2000/01, and 2010/11. It will be a night to commemorate milestones and thank our Cougar family for their support and guidance. All proceeds will benefit scholarships and academic programs at the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.  Plans are getting underway now, so if you would like to get information about sponsorship, table sales, or make a donation for the auction, please email

Homecoming Tailgate

In light of the decision by the PAC-12 to postpone all sports competitions through the end of 2020 we will not be holding our 2020 Homecoming Tailgate. We are looking forward to once again coming together to cheer on the Cougs in 2021. Go Cougs!

Learn more about the 2020 Football Policy

Do you have Cougar spirit?

Sign up to be a class captain! We are looking for volunteers from each reunion year to bring together their class and help spread the Cougar pharmacy spirit.

Email us at to sign up.