Adam Stirgus promoted to division manager at Waffle House

On Monday, Oct. 6, Alcorn State University alumnus and Vicksburg, Mississippi native Adam Stirgus ascended to the next level in his career.

While attending a routine staff meeting at Waffle House, the franchise’s former district manager was informed that he had been promoted to division manager. Stirgus was overcome with shock and awe upon hearing the news.

“I was overcome with joy and shock all at once,” said Stirgus, who earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Alcorn in 2010. “Less than a week earlier, I had become eligible for a promotion, so I was quite surprised that it came so soon.”

Stirgus’ duties as division manager will include overseeing all of the Waffle House restaurants in North Jackson, Ridgeland, Flowood and Canton, Mississippi. He will also focus on developing his staff by emphasizing good leadership, time management, budgeting, public speaking and delegation.

This is one of the biggest advancements in Stirgus’ five-year career at Waffle House. He looks forward to tackling his new role and providing better opportunities for others.

“It is an amazing and surreal feeling to be a division manager. I’m still trying to process it all. I’m very excited and anxious. I am going to make my division one of the most profitable ones in the company. I’m also excited that I can provide a better opportunity for people.”

Bonding with his co-workers is what makes going to work every day worthwhile for Stirgus. The family atmosphere that he experiences at work makes Waffle House feel more like home.

“I enjoy the relationships I have built with people. I have a family at every Waffle House I have worked at. At the end of the day, we are all the same. Getting to know someone on a genuine level makes me forget this is work. I have learned that servant leadership is the key to running a successful business and building solid relationships.”

Stirgus thanks his alma mater for molding him into a great leader and making him passionate about the success of others.

“Alcorn definitely helped prepare me to be the leader I am today. I learned survival skills at Alcorn, and I also learned to rely on myself more than relying on others. My professors’ passion towards ensuring my success has influenced me to have the same enjoyment in my team’s development.”

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