The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

"Wally 'Famous' Amos"



Wally (Famous) Amos to Speak

The Scott L. Probasco Jr. Chair of Free Enterprise Burkett Miller Distinguished Lecture Series presents Wally Amos, founder of Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies. Amos will speak at noon, Thursday, October 28 in the Benwood Auditorium of the UTC Engineering, Math and Computer Science Building, located on the corner of Vine and Palmetto Streets.

This free event is open to the public, and seats will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

Amos’ speech “The Secrets to Entrepreneurial Success” will relate to portions of his most recent book “The Cookie Never Crumbles.”

“Wally is an extremely charismatic speaker and an excellent example of an ethical, moral, successful, philanthropic entrepreneur,” said Dr. J.R. Clark, Probasco Chair of Free Enterprise at UTC.

Amos’ accomplished career includes authorship of four books, acting as TV teacher/host of 50 episodes of state-of-the-art programs aimed at helping adults learn to read that air on PBS stations nationally, and guest appearances on hundreds of TV talk and news shows and sitcoms. He also maintains a website dedicated to messages of inspiration and education.

For more information, please call (423)425-4118.