Tanya Gupta was chosen as a Merrill scholar in the College of Engineering, naming Andrew Myers as the Cornell faculty member who most significantly contributed to her college experience.

Also, Adam Elmachtoub named Charlie Van Loan as his most influential Cornell faculty member.

Cornell's Merrill Presidential Scholars Program honors 32 seniors this month and the high school teachers and university faculty members who made important contributions to the students' lives. Each spring semester, approximately 1 percent of the graduating class is named to receive this honor by the deans of each of Cornell's seven undergraduate colleges.