Annual Adams Apprenticeship Gala & Forum

On Friday Feb. 9, 2018, the third annual Adams Apprenticeship Forum & Gala was held in the University's Alumni Hall. The event represented the coming together of apprentices, advisors and members of the Adams Apprenticeship network as they celebrated all the accomplishments of the past year. The program also welcomed its newest class of apprentices into the program and honored its graduating class with the presentation of symbolic challenge coins.

At the event's Awards Ceremony and Dinner, Thomas W. Lewis was honored with the Adams Entrepreneurial Pioneer Award. Tom Lewis is the founder, owner and CEO of T.W. Lewis Company, a Phoenix, Arizona based real estate investment company known for its quality and outstanding customer service in the homebuilding industry. T.W. Lewis Company, founded in 1991, has received numerous industry awards including America's Best Builder in 1998 and the National Housing Quality Gold Award in 2009.


2018 Forum and Gala Schedule

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration, continental breakfast and networking.

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Welcome by Ted Zoller, Director of Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and John Adams Jr., Founder of the Adams Apprenticeship.

9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Update on the Carolina Angel Network from Randy Myer, Carolina Angel Network Managing Director.

9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Developing Talent & Creating a Culture of Success workshop by Jenny Levy, Head Coach, UNC Women's Lacrosse Team and U.S. Women's National Team.

10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Networking break.

11:00 - 11:50 a.m. Program Updates from Dina Rousset, Director of the Adams Apprenticeship.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch.

1:00 - 2:15 p.m. 2018 Adams Entrepreneurial Pioneer awardee Thomas W. Lewis to meet with 2018 Adams Apprentices.

1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Adams Advisor training and Q&A.

2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Speed networking with Adams Apprentices and Adams Advisors.

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Co-curricular Two (2018 Adams Apprentices only).

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Cocktails & networking reception.

7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Dinner & Award Ceremony.


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