Only 32 students from the United States are selected annually to receive the Rhodes Scholarship, and Fort Hays State University's Adam Moos, Salina senior, competed to be one of 2004's Rhodes Scholars.
Moos has also received recognition for his hard work and dedication to academics. As an FHSU track and field member, Moos won the national title for having the highest grade point average of any male track and field athlete in NCAA Division II last season. He is the first FHSU track and field athlete to earn top honors in this area.
Moos, who is a senior majoring in art education with an emphasis in printmaking, has been active outside the classroom as well.
Gordan Sherman, associate professor of art and one of Moos' primary professors, said, "Adam has also been very involved in the Art Department and art field outside his printmaking major, such as the Creative Arts Society, pursuing exhibition venues and competitions, documenting his work and digital applications to his work and promotion."
According to Sherman, Moos' ability to adapt to change has made him a stand-out student in the classroom.
"I have seen Adam go through a lot of changes, both aesthetically and personally," he said. "He has always been a student that has reciprocated well to challenges, whether it be in the development of an artistic image or the physical challenges that some printmaking students face in the devolvement of a printmaking technique."