Luke Valenta and Graham Welch named Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars

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

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