Annual Adams Apprenticeship Gala & Program

On Friday Mar. 8, 2019, the fourth annual Adams Apprenticeship Program & 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.

2019 Program and gala schedule

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.     Registration, light breakfast and conversation

10:00 - 11:15 a.m.   Welcome and Adams highlights from Ted Zoller, Director of the Entrepreneurship Center, Jill Willett, Director of the Adams Apprenticeship, and Scott Brown, Entrepreneur In Residence for the Adams Apprenticeship

11:15am - 12:05 p.m. Be Bold: The role courage plays in entrepreneurship

12:05 - 12:15 p.m. Bio break

12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch and keynote address, welcome from Vickie Gibbs, Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Center

Jes Averhart of Leadership Triangle and Black Wall Street Homecoming will share the practical tips, guiding principles, mantras, and routines that help people turn into powerful, productive, and life-giving people.

Jon Hayes of who will talk about how both his mustache and being bold landed him on Shark Tank. 

1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Meet our new 2019 Adams Apprentices

2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Bio break

2:30 - 4:00 p.m  Making connections: Conversations and networking exercise with the Adams Apprentices

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

7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Dinner & award ceremony