ATU’s Chatterjee Earns Outstanding Graduate Award

Outstanding Graduate Dr. Suparna Chatterjee
Photographed (from left-to-right): Derek Dictson, New Mexico State University Foundation president; Dr. John Floros, NMSU president; Dr. Suparna Chatterjee, Arkansas Tech University faulty member and recipient of the 2021 NMSU Alumni Association Outstanding Graduate Award; Pistol Pete, NMSU mascot; Dr. Dan Arvizu, NMSU chancellor; and Dr. Luis Cifuentes, dean of the NMSU Graduate School.

Dr. Suparna Chatterjee, assistant professor of biology at Arkansas Tech University, was presented with the 2021 New Mexico State University Alumni Association Outstanding Graduate Award during December commencement ceremonies.

According to the NMSU Alumni Association, the honor is based on “exceptional academic achievements, activities illustrating leadership skills and extracurricular commitment to the university and the community.”

Only one Doctor of Philosophy graduate per year is selected for the award. Chatterjee earned the recognition based upon her performance in the NMSU Doctor of Philosophy degree program in curriculum and instruction. It was her second doctoral degree. She previously received a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Jadavpur University in India.

Chatterjee, who joined the ATU faculty in fall 2021, has published 13 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and proceedings along with seven other scholarly publications. She has presented her work at 37 international, national and local conferences as well as in seven invited panels and workshops. She received 17 awards from NMSU during her study there.