Adam Wheeler, a senior studying recreational therapy in the School of Public Health at IU Bloomington, is this year’s Kenneth R. R. Gros Louis Scholarship award winner. Named for longtime IU Bloomington administrator and Chancellor Emeritus Kenneth R. R. Gros Louis, the scholarship is awarded to one student annually for outstanding work in academics, extracurriculars and service.
Wheeler is extensively involved in IU Bloomington’s School of Public Health, serving as a student representative on the undergraduate studies committee, the diversity and inclusion committee, and the Council on Education for Public Health accreditation steering committee. Wheeler is also a member of the School of Public Health’s student government and is an organizer for Students on the Spectrum, a campus club providing support for students living with an autism spectrum disorder. Wheeler has worked with children on the autism spectrum since he was 13, serving as both a mentor and tutor, and hopes to continue this work in the future as a certified recreational therapist and speech language pathologist.