Ted Harrod is an alumni in Plano, Texas. Ted runs the family business, J&H Truck Service which has been in operations for over 30 years. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a business degree. Ted chose the U of A having a great deal of family in Arkansas. He chose SigEp because of their diversity and spirit. During his time as an under- grad, he served as a rush chairman, finding new members to continue that tradition. Ted’s favorite memory of the chapter was the Fite Nite charity event, which he assisted with organizing: “The experience helped me in running my business today. My father said ‘the principle is always the same.’ No matter what business you choose, the discipline is a must.” Ted has a 30 year old son and a 28 year old daughter. He was a tournament handball player but has taken up tennis with his girlfriend more recently. Alumni and undergrads in the Greater Dallas area are encouraged to reach out to Ted for tailgates, mentoring, and any other opportunity to keep the brotherhood strong.
Coming Soon to Fayetteville…
Omar Kasim is graduating this spring with a BSBA in Small Business Management. He came to Fayetteville from Tulsa and as a SigEp, played a big role in building our annual Autism Speaks Kickball Tournament.
Con Quesos is a restaurant startup based in Fayetteville launching this summer. The concept was devised by Omar his freshman year of college. Through his tenure in the Sam Walton College of Business, he put together a viable business model. By engaging the University, Omar’s establishment will be on campus and will quickly become a must stop on The Hill. Omar states: “Entrepreneurship is in my blood; my dad is an entrepreneur and my grandfather was an entrepreneur. I enjoy the freedom to innovate and the ability to grow my business.”
Omar has served as the VP of Philanthropy for the chapter. Omar “enjoyed the idea of the Balanced Man Program. It allowed me to get involved immediately in the chapter and take a leadership position early on in my college career.” Omar learned the importance of giving back to the community, which is something he plans to do with his startup. Omar’s favorite memory as an undergrad was attending Conclave in 2013.
Omar is also the President and Founder of the Entrepreneurship Club at the U of A and is involved in the Big Brother/Big Sister Program. He enjoys running, hiking, reading, and traveling. We are excited about his new venture and look forward to some great food on campus.
Read more about Omar’s restaurant concept: Con Quesos.