For his outstanding academic ability and demonstrated leadership, Adam was awarded the Beeson Exceptional Scholarship. At Samford, Adam quickly assumed leadership roles. He is currently a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, tutors in the Communication Resource Center, and writes an opinion article for the Samford Crimson. In recognition of his leadership endeavors, Adam was named one of two Omicron Delta Kappa Freshman Leadership Award recipients. Adam has previously studied abroad in Israel on an archeological dig and received one of six nationally-competitive Fulbright Summer Institute Scholarships to study in Northern Ireland. Last summer, he served as as an Operations Coordinator for Teach for America's summer institute in the Mississippi Delta. He plans to study abroad in London in the spring.