Monday, October 22, 2018

Meet 2018 Famous Former Honoree Stephanie Adams

As a Girl Scout, girls gain skills that last them a lifetime. For Stephanie Adams, Dean of the College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University, the skills she acquired while being a part of the best leadership organization for girls have allowed her to excel in her career and personal life.

Adams learned the importance of life skills needed to survive in today’s society and workforce at a young age. While she was a Girl Scout Brownie in Virginia Beach, she learned how to be independent and confident in herself. With the help of Girl Scouts, she also gained critical problem solving, team building and public speaking skills. She said the organization taught her discipline and fueled her creativity because she learned how to design and build things.

“It is important for girls to be involved in Girl Scouts because the organization fosters independence, self-confidence, problem solving, team building, public speaking and marketing and sales. Girl Scouts offers a safe haven for young girls and women to explore and thrive,” she said.

As the first female engineering dean at ODU, Adams has helped grow a relationship between the ODU Batten College of Engineering and Technology and GSCCC. The partnership has allowed GSCCC to expose more girls to STEM- something Adams deemed important because she attributes her love of creating things to the foundation Girl Scouts laid for her.

On November 29, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast will be honoring Adams and seven other women at the annual Famous Formers luncheon. Tickets are on sale now. Reserve your spot today!