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Brother Larry Harding ’85 fit right in at Pennsylvania Delta Chapter with plenty of fellow Bostonians. However, it was the variety of personalities and the need to work hard to stand out that helped prepare him to become President of his own company and a truly happy 53-year-old man.

We recently sat down for a Q&A with Larry about his time in the chapter and what he’s been up to since:

Q: Why did you join SigEp UPenn in the first place?

A: As a disoriented freshman from the suburbs of Boston wandering around what seemed like a huge campus on a different planet, I was rushed by a fellow Red Sox fan who raved about all the other Bostonians who were already brothers in the house at 4028.

Q: What’s your favorite memory from your time in the chapter?

A: The close, amazing friendships you develop over the years, with your own class most closely, but also with brothers three years older and three years younger than you during your too-short time on campus.

Q: Do you still keep in touch with any of your brothers?

A: Yes, many. Although, not as frequently as I’d like.

Q: Tell us about the company for which you are President.

A: I started a business that helps companies headquartered in the U.S. deal with the challenges of managing employees in overseas locations.

Q: How did your time in SigEp help to prepare you for that role?

A: Great question! My time at 4028 was a foundational experience for me to learn how to adapt and be flexible in a world that is constantly changing, how to deal with strong personalities in all shapes and sizes, and that when you find yourself in a group where everyone else is at least as smart as you are, you better work harder than all of them if you want to be successful (this I learned from my time at SigEp by being one of the brothers who were outworked!)

Q: What have you been up to since graduation?

A: Career, family and, when possible, trying to have as much fun as I did during my four years at 4028.

Q: What would you say is your biggest accomplishment?

A: I have had the great fortune to find myself at 53 as a happy, balanced man!

Q: What advice would you give to future generations of SigEp members?

A: Treasure your time on campus. Try not to let small, petty grievances or frustrations impact your day-to-day and be a sponge absorbing as much as possible from your brothers, so many of whom offer great examples and will go on to do amazing things after they graduate.

Larry was also interviewed by The Baltimore Sun in 2012.