Scott Paskoff '95 B.A.

Which groups or activities were you most involved in at ASU? What did you gain from that involvement?

I was a contributing member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, acting as the social chair for academic year 1992-93 and serving as vice president in 1993-94.  During my time as a member of Sig Ep, I was a steady teammate on several intramural teams that won championships in flag football and softball.

From my involvement in both the fraternity and intramurals, I gained lifelong friends, learned discipline, and above all, came to understand the importance of not only philanthropy, but also altruism. It was at ASU as a Sig Ep that I learned to become a balanced man.

How did your education at ASU prepare you for your current job or business?

My education at ASU helped mold me for my current career as a television producer via several courses I took as an organizational communications major with a business minor. Time management and intercultural communication classes taught me how to effectively organize and manage my time, as well as how to communicate with different people from different cultures, which created certain advantages for me in television production. The advertising and business management courses I took proved to be not only fun for me, but very pertinent.

My class work was not the only portion of my education that helped prepare me for my current job.  Being social chairman of my fraternity for a year was my first experience in producing events, which is very similar to TV production.  Serving as vice president of my fraternity the next year gave me management skills I use daily as a supervising producer.

What’s your favorite ASU memory?

There truly are too many to recall, but one of my favorite ASU memories came when my parents came to visit during the spring semester of my freshman year. My father was sick with leukemia. My Mom, Dad and I walked the bridge over University Drive, and continued on Palm Walk to the ASU Bookstore.  I bought an ASU hat that my father helped me pick out, and on our walk back (we took the same route home), we stopped and took some pictures on the bridge.

How have you remained connected to ASU since you graduated?

I am a member of the Los Angeles chapter of the Alumni Association, and I remain friends with many of my fraternity brothers, a number of whom live in LA. I have reached out to the national level of Sig Ep and plan to be more involved in the future.  I go to football games every year in support of the Sun Devils, either in LA or Tempe.

What current development at ASU do you find most exciting?

I love to see that ASU continues to gain as a top pick for international students.  And why wouldn't it be with the growing reputation of ASU as a top-tier academic university?  I hope that trend continues for ASU.

What are three "can't-miss" ASU experiences every Sun Devil should participate in?

Every Sun Devil must, must, must:

  1. Support Sun Devil Athletics and go to see at least one home football and basketball game every season. 
  2. See a show at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed ASU Gammage. You will regret it if you don’t, as it is a special place, and ASU is lucky to have this architectural landmark and home for the arts on campus.
  3. Live in an on-campus residence hall as a freshman for at least a semester, even if you live locally. It's an experience unlike any other, and you are sure to meet lifelong friends during this time.
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