Alyssa Michalke ’16 is a dual Ocean and Civil Engineering Major from Schulenburg, Texas. She is the daughter of Rodney and Nicole Michalke ’93. Alyssa served as the guidon bearer for Company B-1 last year, is currently serving as the Corps Sergeant Major and has been named the Corps Commander for the 2015 – 2016 school year.

Active within the Corps, Alyssa is a member of the O.R. Simpson Honor Society and was named a Distinguished Student for the Fall 2013 semester. A member of the Corps basketball and softball teams, she received the Most Valuable Player award in basketball her freshman year. Alyssa was named the Most Outstanding Freshman for B-1 and First Brigade as well as the Most Outstanding Sophomore for B-1 and First Brigade.

Outside the Corps, Alyssa is a member of the Texas A&M Sports for Kids – an organization that strives to create opportunities for children to obtain involvement in youth sports by promoting the importance of athletic activities in the lives of young people. She also serves as a committee member for the Sports Saturday event within the organization. Alyssa is also a member of Omega Epsilon – the National Honor Society for Chemical Engineering, the Texas A&M Marine Technology Society (MTS), and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME).

After graduation in December 2016, Alyssa aspires to work in the offshore oil production and sub-sea systems industry.

Alyssa has been very successful throughout her time in the Corps and has shown a professional, methodical approach to her academic studies, her leadership opportunities and her athletic abilities. She understands the tenants of hard work and determination, and those traits will no doubt serve her very well in all of her future endeavors. She has earned all of the accolades she has received in her short time in the Corps, and we are excited about seeing her continue to grow and develop as a leader as the Corps Sergeant Major next year. I am very proud of Alyssa and all that she has accomplished. She is an exceptional role model for current and future cadets, and exemplifies all that we mean when we say the Corps produces “well educated leaders of character.”