The Mount welcomes Christine L. Adamow as the Director for the Palmieri Center for Entrepreneurship. As the founding director, she i looks forward to bringing curriculum and experiential learning to students as a campus-wide resource, and is passionate about helping students take their interests and ideas to the next level.
Adamow considers herself an “over-educated farmer’s daughter.” She went into college with plans of earning a medical degree and became an entrepreneur instead. She has a B.A. in Nutrition/Developmental Psychology from Simmons College and a M.S. in Applied Biochemistry from Framingham State College. In addition, she has a M.P.H. from the Columbia University School of Public Health in Policy/Strategic Planning and a M.B.A. in Corporate Finance from Boston University.
She comes to the Mount with ample work experience, including being the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Miami University in Ohio. Her most recent job was as a consultant for The International Collaborative Leadership Institute, Inc. In addition to her entrepreneurship and leadership experience, she has spent significant time in university teaching and mentoring.
Adamow found Mount St. Mary’s because she was looking for the “right” university. She loves interacting with students, learning from them and being the first to do something, which explains her interest in building and growing the Palmieri Center. She enjoys learning through an interdisciplinary approach.
When asked about her goals for her new position, Adamow responded, “I want to meet every student on campus” and to display her passion for creativity and innovation. In line with elaborating on goals for the Palmieri Center as a whole, she hopes it will “ignite the spirit of innovation on campus” and challenge students to take their ideas and thoughts to the next level.
She has only been on campus for four and a half weeks but has already familiarized herself with the Entrepreneurship program and its goals. What used to be a carpenter’s workshop has been transformed into an innovation center that inspires students to embark on their own entrepreneurial journeys with creative critical thinking, and entrepreneurship was just approved for both a major and minor starting in Fall 2018. “Igniting the spirit of innovation on campus” is Adamow’s goal for the program. The office is located behind Archbishop Borders Hall and is open to all students.
Adamow’s passion for inspiring others makes her a perfect fit for the Director of the Palmieri Center for Entrepreneurship. With her leadership skills and previous work experiences, she is ready to help students take their ideas to the next level.