MURRAY, Ky. — Navaneet rao Chekuri of India will graduate from Murray State University on May 11 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. In his undergraduate career, he has honed his skills to become a software developer while serving as president of the Murray State Indian Students Association.

Chekuri credits his father as the biggest influence on his life, and as someone who helped instill the value of hard work throughout his collegiate career and beyond.

He said his passion for software development sparked the first time he wrote a line of code. He decided to attend Murray State after hearing of its friendly environment, high-impact academics and faculty; Chekuri said assistant professor of computer science Dr. Matthew Tennyson is one of his favorite professors, helping him to excel in the classroom.

As for life on campus, Chekuri has enjoyed Tent City each fall, and quickly settled into the Murray State community as president of the Indian Students Association.

Looking ahead to graduation next year, Chekuri has one piece of advice for new students: participate and make the most out of life.

Photo: Navaneet rao Chekuri of India will graduate from Murray State University May 11 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

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