Ed Wallace '93 B.S.

Which groups or activities were you most involved in at ASU? What did you gain from that involvement?
Upon arrival at ASU, I jumped head first into Greek life with Theta Delta Chi fraternity. I was fortunate to serve as my fraternity chapter’s social chairman, vice president and president. It was a great experience. I learned leadership skills and the importance of aligning the fraternity’s goals with the goals of the Inter-Fraternity Council and the university.

How did your education at ASU prepared you for your current job or business?
Arizona State University taught me hard work and personal accountability. Just like in school, there is nobody to blame but myself for failure or success. As one of the largest Harley-Davidson dealers in the country, I lead my staff to provide the best ownership experience possible. We accomplish this task with great service, expert knowledge and lots of events.

You are hosting a Sun Devil Send-Off next month in Tacoma, Wash. What are the benefits of giving back to ASU through your volunteer efforts?
ASU attracts students from all over the country. Consequently, its alumni are everywhere. Giving back to ASU adds value to the experience of incoming students headed to ASU, and gives me the opportunity to interface with alumni from all over the country.

What advice would you give to today's ASU students?
Be proactive. Visit privately with all of your professors before the second week of the semester and have them explain in their own words what it takes to excel in their class. Also, take time to really appreciate the incredible environment students get to live in at Arizona State University.

Year of graduation: 
1993