Tice named computer science student marshal


By Sarah Small

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Alyssa Jo Tice has been named the computer science student marshal for Penn State’s spring commencement, where she will graduate summa cum laude. The commencement ceremony will be held virtually on May 9.

She has selected John Hannan, associate department head of computer science and engineering, as her faculty marshal.

College of Engineering student marshals are selected for their outstanding academic achievement and contributions to engineering student life.

Tice is a 2016 graduate of Seneca Valley Senior High School in Harmony. While at Penn State, Tice received the Evan Pugh Scholar Award, the President’s Freshman Award and an honorable mention for the College of Engineering’s Joelle Award. She was also a BP Scholar and the recipient of the College of Engineering Boeing Scholarship; the Ruth Varner Otto Memorial Scholarship; the Scholarship for Women Studying Information Security; the A. Whitney Frankenberry Scholarship in International Programs; and the Chris Mader Memorial Scholarship.

As a Schreyer Honors Scholar, Tice completed an honors thesis titled “Datalog Based Superset Disassembly of ELF Binaries.” Tice held multiple internships while attending Penn State. She worked as a software engineering intern for Capital One, adding a new functionality to a customer-messaging platform. At JP Morgan Chase and Co., she built a cloud-based web portal to coordinate code releases and collect updates on environment health as part of her software engineering internship. Tice was a learning assistant for Computer Science 131 and 132, holding office hours, leading recitations and grading assignments. She was also a teaching intern for the Applications Programming elective.

Tice served as a study group leader for the multivariable calculus and introductory data structures courses for the Women in Engineering Program from 2017-2020. During the same years, she was also an Engineering Ambassador, giving tours to prospective students and participating in outreach trips to advocate for engineering as a career. From 2017-2018, she was a Schreyer Honors College orientation leader.

After graduation, Tice will work as a software engineer for Microsoft in Seattle. Prior to beginning her employment in the fall, she will attend a yoga teacher certification program to pursue her passion of teaching and practicing yoga.


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