Callie Cheatham ’15 is a Chemistry major from Lake Jackson and is the daughter of Phyllis and Mike Cheatham.
Active within the Corps of Cadets, Callie is serving as both the Squadron 20 Scholastics Sergeant and Chaplain for the 2013 – 2014 school year. Her work within the scholastic chain provides guidance to freshmen cadets to assist them in their academic strategies and success. She is a member of the O.R. Simpson Honor Society and was awarded the Bruce Goodrich Sophomore Leadership award, given to the most outstanding sophomore in the Corps.
Outside the Corps, Callie has been involved in the pre-medical society, Campus Crusade for Christ and served on the editorial board for the Texas A&M Explorations Undergraduate Research Journal – a student-run journal guided by faculty and administrators that selects and publishes student-authored articles. She is also currently one of a very few undergraduate students working as a Chemistry Teachers Assistant (TA) for freshman chemistry lab.
Callie has spent her past few summers tutoring chemistry and volunteering in a free medical clinic. Her freshman year, she took part in an eight-week research internship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, assisting a diagnostic radiologist in research on the effectiveness of a new detection technique for breast cancer. Callie received the First-Year Undergraduate Chemistry Award – an award given to the highest achieving freshman chemistry major – and was also awarded the Most Outstanding Student in Organic Chemistry Award from the Texas A&M College of Science.
Upon graduation in May 2015, Callie will commission into the United States Air Force and attend medical school. She hopes to become an Air Force Flight Surgeon upon graduation from medical school.
Callie is a very bright and dedicated young woman who has distinguished herself not only in her studies, but through her leadership positions within the Corps and across the university. She is an excellent mentor to other cadets in the Corps, and she is an exemplary role model for all who get the opportunity to work with her. Callie is no doubt going to be successful at whatever she does, and I know she will go on to great success in medical school and in the Air Force. I’m very proud of Callie and look forward to seeing her go on to great success in the future in the United States Air Force.