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Thomas College to host former NFL player Raymonn Adams for annual leadership conference

Community Author: MacKenzie Young
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Contact: pr@thomas.edu

WATERVILLE  — Open to area college students and high school seniors, Thomas College is hosting its annual leadership conference 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.

This year’s keynote address will be delivered by former NFL player and motivational speaker Raymonn Adams. Adams is a creative storyteller with and entrepreneurial spirit, and an advocate for people who are on a journey to self-empowerment. Through facing mountains of adversity, he’s used his positive and motivational attitude towards life to rise above and achieve what most would deem impossible: from being the first person in his family to graduate college, to becoming a 3 time All-American in Football, National Champion in Track and Field and a Hall of Fame Inductee. He lived out his dream of playing in the NFL for the New York Jets. Now, Adams is an author, speaker and founder and CEO of two technology companies. His goal is to inspire everyone to redefine their story by facing their fears and become the champions they were born to be.

Following the keynote address, attendees will have the opportunity to attend a workshop of choice in a breakout session. After that, facilitators from the Prevention. Action. Change of Maine Organization out of Portland will provide attendees with an Active Bystander Intervention Training.  The conference will wrap up around 2:30 p.m. with a conference wrap up and raffles.

Cost is $15 and includes conference, gift and lunch. Register online here .

About Thomas College: Thomas College has been preparing students for success in their personal and professional lives for over 125 years. Thomas College nurtures the unique potential within each student. Our Guaranteed Job Program, 3-year accelerated offerings in all undergraduate degrees/masters in four-years, individualized advising, career counseling, and our Innovation Centers in Business and Education meets a student’s determination to succeed with the direction, confidence, and tools to realize the highest version of themselves. From the classroom to community activities, or on the athletics field with our 17 varsity sports, Thomas College provides a personalized experience that prepares you for the workplace of tomorrow. Data reported by the New York Times ranks Thomas second in Maine and in the top 13 percent of all higher education institutions in the U.S. for upward mobility of its graduates, and U.S. News & World Report ranks us #8 among colleges in the Northeast. For more information, visit thomas.edu or contact MacKenzie Riley Young at pr@thomas.edu or 207-859-1313. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.