Carnegie Mellon University

ACS Scholars Program

ACS Scholars are undergraduate seniors who embody Carnegie Mellon’s high standards of academic excellence, volunteerism, leadership and involvement in student organizations, athletics or the arts. They are selected each year by their deans and department heads to represent their class in service and leadership.

The Scholars Program was launched in 1975 and has recognized nearly 1,000 students to date. Each scholar receives a monetary award — made possible by the generosity of ACS members — to support their academic and personal growth.

Ana P. Aguilar 
College of Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Waterloo, Belgium

Muhammad Yousuf Akhlaq  
Carnegie Mellon University Qatar
Business Administration
Karachi, Pakistan

Laurel D. Beatty   
College of Fine Arts
Music Performance
Apollo, PA

Kate J. Beittenmiller
College of Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Bellaire, TX

Benjamin Chang
Tepper School of Business 
Industrial Management
Beijing, China

Erika Cox
BXA Intercollege Degree Programs 
Humanities and Arts 
Pennsburg, PA 

Radhika A. Dalal
Tepper School of Business 
Industrial Management 
Plainsboro, NJ

Melissa A. Eigen
College of Engineering 
Mechanical Engineering 
Conshohocken, PA 

Emmet A. Eldred
Dietrich College of H and SS 
English
Hollidaysburg, PA

Mallory Evanoff
Mellon College of Science 
Biological Chemistry
Albuquerque, NM

Andreas M. Fatschel 
College of Engineering 
Biomedical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering 
Seven Fields, PA

Emily R. Helfer
Dietrich College of H and SS 
Statistics
Copley, OH

Maya M. Holay
College of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering/Chemical Engineering
Barrington, IL 

Jacqueline P. Hudepohl 
Mellon College of Science
Math Sciences
Saratoga, CA

Arica Brianna Jackson 
College of Fine Arts 
Drama
Grand Rapids, MI

Yichu Jin
College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Jinzhou Liaoning, China

Emily E. Joyce
Dietrich College of H and SS 
Institute for Politics and Strategy
Carlisle, PA

Ahmad J. Khanzada
College of Engineering 
Civil and Environmental Engineering 
Roslyn Heights, NY

Susheel K. Khetarpal
Mellon College of Science 
Biological Sciences 
Pittsburgh, PA

Brian Matthew Khoury
College of Engineering 
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Davenport, IA

Julie J. Kim
College of Engineering 
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Calgary, Canada

Kimberly "Kim" L. Kleiven
School of Computer Science
Whippany, NJ

Dhruva R. Krishna
Dietrich College of H and SS 
Philosophy
Scarsdale, NY

Ananya Kumar
School of Computer Science 
Singapore

Dianna Li
College of Engineering 
Chemical Engineering 
Nashua, NH

Benjamin Lichtman
School of Computer Science 
Merion Station, PA

Harsimran K. Minhas
Tepper School of Business
Industrial Management
Millburn, NJ

Louisa "Lisa" O'Brien Murphy
Dietrich College of H and SS 
Psychology
McLean, VA

Stephanie L. O'Neil 
Mellon College of Science 
Physics 
Concord, MA

David A. Ott 
College of Engineering 
Materials Science and Engineering
Glen Rock, NJ

Alexandra "Alex" R. Pasch
Dietrich College of H and SS 
Institute for Politics and Strategy
Warren, NJ

Johnathan M. Roppo
College of Engineering 
Chemical Engineering 
Sewickley, PA

Amelia "Amy" M. Rosen
College of Fine Arts 
Architecture
Los Angeles, CA

Gujri K. Singh
Dietrich College of H and SS 
Economics
West Windsor, NJ

Robert "Rob" J. Stephens
Dietrich College of H and SS 
History 
Fayetteville, GA 

Chrystal G. Thomas
Mellon College of Science 
Biological Sciences
Spring Valley, NY

Lauren J. Valley
College of Fine Arts 
Art
Cheswick, PA

Ariana Y. Weinstock
School of Computer Science 
Brookline, MA 

Joshua J. Zak
Mellon College of Science 
SHS/Chemistry
Pittsburgh, PA

Lauren P. Zemering
College of Fine Arts 
Design
Keller, TX

Class of 2016

 
Bergson, Jessica E 
College of Fine Arts 
Drama 
Huntington, NY 

Britto, Sana Zeenal 
Carnegie Mellon University 
Business Administration 
Doha, Qatar 

Cao, Yiqun 
Tepper School of Business 
Industrial Management 
Suzhou, China 

Chen, Maggie 
Carnegie Institute of Technology 
Chemical Engineering 
Elmhurst, NY 

Crichton, William P 
Computer Science 
Computer Science 
Clive, IA 

Fifer, Zachary T 
College of Fine Arts 
Drama 
Indianapolis, IN 

Freer, Rachel M.
Carnegie Institute of Technology 
Materials Science & Engineering 
York, PA 

Gilbert, Zora H.
Dietrich College of H and SS 
Philosophy 
Minneapolis, MN 

Griggs, Molly E 
College of Fine Arts 
Drama 
Fayetteville, NC 

Gurvich, Alex B 
Mellon College of Science 
Physics 
Port Jefferson, NY 

Hamilton, Linus U 
Carnegie Mellon University 
Science & Humanities Scholar 
Hyattsville, MD 

Herrera, Christopher D.
Carnegie Institute of Technology
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Miami, FL 

Jaycox, Jillian R.
Mellon College of Science
Biological Sciences
West Chester, PA

Kannan, Nivetha 
College of Fine Arts 
Art 
Monmouth Junction, NJ 

Kannan, Swetha
College of Fine Arts
Art 
Monmouth Junction, NJ 

Karol, Kevin M.
Carnegie Mellon University
Computer Science & Arts
Fair Haven, NJ

Kubiak, Joshua M 
Carnegie Institute of Technology 
Materials Science & Engineering 
Lake Charles, LA 

Larry, Alexis A 
Computer Science 
Computer Science 
Houston, TX 

Lee, Justin L 
Mellon College of Science 
Chemistry
Hong Kong 

Lum, Jia Jun Brandon 
Computer Science 
Computer Science
Singapore 

Mirabella, Anna V.
Carnegie Institute of Technology 
Mechanical Engineering 
Palo Alto, CA 

Morina, Rudina 
Carnegie Institute of Technology 
Electrical and Computer Eng.
San Jose, CA 

Naidu, Rubini 
Dietrich College of H and SS 
Psychology 
Novi, MI 

Newby, Alexandra N 
Carnegie Institute of Technology 
Chemical Engineering 
Pittsburgh, PA

Paparis, Danae E 
College of Fine Arts 
Design
Wilmington, DE 

Parigoris, Eric S.
Carnegie Institute of Technology
Mechanical Engineering 
Kings Park, NY 

Pei, Lucy 
Dietrich College of H and SS 
History 
Princeton Junction, NJ 

Randolph, Peyton J 
Computer Science 
Computer Science 
Panama City Beach, FL 

Scherb, Laura E 
Dietrich College of H and SS 
English 
Jeannette, PA 

Shai, Nitsan 
Carnegie Institute of Technology 
Electrical and Computer Eng.
Palo Alto, CA 

Sieffert, Paige E 
Carnegie Institute of Technology 
Civil & Environmental Engineering 
Ann Arbor, MI 

Sinko, Brian J.
Tepper School of Business 
Industrial Management Valley Stream, NY 

Sobhani, Ashley K.
Dietrich College of H and SS 
Bethesda, MD 

Sterling, Thomas F 
College of Fine Arts 
Architecture 
Hummelstown, PA 

Um, Noel B 
Dietrich College of H and SS 
History 
Charlestown, MA 

Vinson, David A.
Mellon College of Science 
Chemistry 
Delaware, OH

Wallach, Jessica M 
Dietrich College of H and SS 
Social and Decision Sciences 
Pittsburgh, PA 

Wang, Alyssa 
College of Fine Arts 
Music 
Danville, CA 

Willsey, Harold Max S 
Computer Science 
Computer Science 
Cumming, GA 

Xu, Patricia A 
Carnegie Institute of Technology 
Materials Science & Engineering
Cupertino, CA 

Yurko, Ronald J.
Dietrich College of H and SS 
Statistics 
Irwin, PA