Luke Valenta and Graham Welch named Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars

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Fawzi Emad and Michelle Hugue honored as Maryland Faculty Mentors

Computer science senior undergraduate students Luke Valenta and Graham Welch were named 2013-2014 Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars. The Merrill Presidential Scholars Program honors Maryland’s most successful seniors and their designated University faculty and K-12 teachers for their mentorship.

As a Merrill Presidential Scholar, Luke selected  CS faculty member Fawzi Emad as his university mentor and his father Dr. Van Valenta as his K-12 mentor. Graham selected CS faculty member Dr. Michelle Hugue as his university mentor and Dae Yi, his high school teacher, as his K-12 mentor.

To learn more, please visit:

Luke Valenta’s Bio

Graham Welch’s Bio

Fawzi Emad’s Website

Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars Program