Thanks to a generous donation from University Board of Trustees Edwin “Ed” ’84 and Pamela (Pierson) Qualls ’84, new video walls enhance the technology and communication in the UIndy Health Pavilion, the state-of-the-art health education facility that was built in 2015. These high-tech screens showcase student and faculty achievements–including highlights of student artwork, videos, notifications and emergency messages. The video walls are powered through technology offered by the company, Just Add Power, where Ed serves as president. The international company, founded in 1992 in Indianapolis, is a full-service computer supplier to K-12 schools in Indiana. The company has navigated 25+ years as a specialty hardware device company for niche markets.
The Qualls’ UIndy Story
The Qualls began their UIndy story as undergraduates in the 1980s. They met during orientation when Ed was an orientation leader and Pam was an incoming freshman. Both had a mutual appreciation for music and were residents in one of the two coed dorms on campus, then North Hall.
In the later years as students, they lived in married student housing located where Greyhound Village now stands.
Ed received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an associate’s degree in business data processing at the University of Indianapolis. He’s now the owner and president of Just Add Power.
Pamela received degrees in business administration and music performance from the University of Indianapolis and an MBA from the University of Tampa. She is the executive director of UMCM Suncoast, a leading social services not-for-profit agency. She plays the flute in the orchestra of Anona United Methodist Church in Largo, where she also participates in mission work and worship arts, youth leadership and religious education.
The Qualls, proud parents of two adult children, became members of the University of Indianapolis Board of Trustees in October 2016. They each attribute the University to helping shape their lives.
“We began to realize how formative this university had been for all of us and now with all of our experience in life, we see that’s not something that happens by accident. It’s something that is created. A culture where you learn how to use your gifts to enrich other people’s lives is rare and amazing.”
-Pamela Qualls ’84