Center for Advancing Teaching Excellence: Moody Shout Outs

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Moody Shout Outs

Whether it be a professor, teaching assistant, undergraduate learning assistant, staff member, colleague, student, or anyone else part of the Moody College community, submitting a shout out message is a great way to let that person know they are appreciated! Submitters can choose to include their name or remain anonymous, and are welcome to send more than one! Then, after the submission period is over, the CATE team distributes all of the shout outs to their recipients.

Jovana Andelkovic, Communication Studies
Thank you so much for being completely  there for your students always! It has been an honor getting to learn from you and am in complete awe of you! I hope Austin has been amazing for you, I know my experience at UT has been positively impacted by amazing teachers like you! From the bottom of my heart, thank you for being so good at what you do! -Anonymous

Micah Barber, Radio, Television, and Film
Thank you so much sir for your encouragement and insight into the producing landscape. Through your class I feel equipped and prepared to pursue a career that will last a lifetime! -Justin Vincent

Mary Beltrán, Radio, Television, and Film
Professor Beltrán demonstrates a clear passion for what she teaches, which makes coming to class a highlight of my week. She truly cares about her students and always aims to create a positive learning environment. The RTF department and Moody are lucky to have her! -Tony Ninov

Christina Burke, Journalism and Media
Hey Professor Burke! Thank you so much for all you do for our lab and class. I've learned so much from you and have genuinely loved J311 so much. I appreciate all the time you take to help us and work with every student. I will miss your class so much next semester! -Anonymous

Michael Butterworth, Communication Studies
Thank you for creating such an engaging class that has forever changed my perspective on sports for the better. This has been my favorite class thus far and I will continue to seek out the intersection between sports and politics in the future. -Anonymous

Tina Carter, Communication and Leadership
I would like to give a big shoutout to my advisor Tina Carter she is always there when I need her. I was having some difficulty with my schedule and she was there every step of the way to help me. She always responded with great answers. Keep up the  good work Tina! -Sky Bennett

Carlos Chan, Moody College Staff
I am grateful for Carlos Chan's patience in mentoring me through IT issues. Carlos graciously troubleshoots and coaches me on the troubleshooting as he is doing it so I can be more self-sufficient the next time I encounter a tech snag. -Anonymous

Erica Ciszek, Advertising and Public Relations
Dr. Ciszek is the most engaging, knowledgable and confident professor I have had. They come to the classroom every day SO well prepared and knowledgable. They engage with the students SO well and they really know how to work a classroom and get students' attention. They also care so much about mental health and the well-being of students and it is such a joy to be part of their class!! -Anonymous

Renita Coleman, Journalism and Media
I went to your office hours and I really appreciated talking to you. I already really enjoyed your class but talking to you in person was just so incredible. You're such an inspiring person and you were so kind to me and the conversation was amazing. I hope you have a great year! -Anonymous

Martin "Randy" Cox, Communication Studies
Professor Cox is one of the kindest and most humble professors I've had the pleasure of learning from during my time at UT. He is always open to answering students' questions--not matter how ridiculous--and I always look forward to attending his class. Someone referred to him as "the best professor ever," and he responded with "never say that again." That about sums it up. Anyways, thank you for being great, Professor Cox! -Anonymous

Natalie Czimskey, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
I just want to thank you for being such an amazing professor. Your class was one of the first classes I have taken at UT, and it has impacted my entire journey through SLH and many aspects of my life. I have taken two of your classes and have thoroughly enjoyed them. Your teaching style is so engaging and the cultural awareness conversations and lessons have impacted my understanding of SLH. I am so grateful for your flexibility, kindness, and compassion. You are inspiring every student to live compassionately and value every person. I hope you know you are changing the field for the better. -Anonymous

James Dalthorp, Advertising and Public Relations
You are truly the most inspiring professor I’ve had here at UT and you make me view the craft of advertising and branding in a whole new light. I’m excited to come to class every week because I know that means I’ll get to experience some of your passion for your field each time I step foot in your classroom. Thank you for being such a unique gem of a professor - I will never forget the innovation and special way of looking at things that you have instilled in me, and I know so many of my peers feel the same way. I feel so lucky to be at UT at the exact time you are a professor here. -Anonymous

Noah De Lissovoy
Professor De Lissovoy made me feel truly excited to come to class which is something I've never experienced before. His class always had such riveting discussions that I actively wanted to participate in and he made sure that everyone's opinions were heard and understood. Further, he made me feel really special in his class and inspired my love for writing again after many years of seeing it as a chore. I want to thank Professor De Lissovoy a thousand times over for teaching me so much about social change and being such a great mentor during my first year at UT. -Anonymous

Stephanie De Los Santos, ULA
Thank you for being the best ULA ever! You’re always so helpful and kind! I went to your office hours once and it was super helpful and the emails and GroupMe messages you send are always really helpful too! You’ll definitely be a great SLP  :). -Anonymous

Lisebeth Demaer, Journalism and Media
You are always there to answer my questions and offer help, and you do it with grace under pressure. Thank you! -Emily Quigley

Natalie Devlin, Communication Studies
Thank you so much for creating a class that involves real case studies and allows students to problem solve. I have learned so much about social media and how these platforms are utilized for sports teams. There are many aspects of fandom that I cannot unsee and have changed my perspective on how sporting events are viewed. I look forward to utilizing the skills I have learned in your class in the future. -Anonymous

Lisa Dobias, Advertising and Public Relations
Thank you for being my mentor and biggest cheerleader this semester, I honestly don’t know where I would be without your guidance. I’m so lucky to have a professor I can always go to when I’m feeling overwhelmed or when I just want to chat about my day. You have made such a positive impact on my college experience, thanks again for all the advice and encouragement! -Anonymous

Matthew Eastin, Advertising and Public Relations
Thank you Professor Eastin for being such an engaging and supportive professor! I was in ADV/PR 309 last semester and I would not have enjoyed the class as much as I did if it were not for the way you taught! The way you were so available for student questions and never made anyone feel dumb for asking was so nice. You could tell that you genuinely cared about your students and that made such a difference. Your students appreciate that so much so THANK YOU!!  -Anonymous

Kathy Fuller-Seeley, Radio, Television, and Film
Hi Professor Kathy! Your 308 class was the first in my Media Studies minor, and it changed my life and inspired my passion for RTF! You may remember me as the girl last semester with her head down, writing down every single word you said in lecture (and I have the notes to prove it) because I was so fascinated by everything you said, and I learned so much. Your incredible knowledge of media history and genuine connection to your students made your class so enjoyable and a huge motivation and inspiration for me. You're my favorite professor I've ever had, and you deserve all the recognition!  -Anjana Moorthy

Shiv Ganesh, Communication Studies
Thank you for being one of the best professors I have ever had. I think about your transparency class all of the time. Not only did I learn a lot, but our class was so fun. -Anonymous

Noemi Gomez, Student Advising
Thank you so much for helping me achieve one of my goals, getting to be a student here at UT and with my intended major no less. Thank you for helping me with all my questions and talking to me for at least an hour last October. It definitely made me understand admissions way more and it gave me the motivation to even be here today. I'm so glad that you're my advisor in our little discussion group because seeing you makes me remember all of the hard work it took to be here and it makes me so happy every Thursday morning. Thank you so much for everything you do <3 -Anonymous

Ana Goodwin, Journalism and Media
Hi Professor Goodwin! I want to sincerely thank you for all the instruction, patience, and understanding you have given me this semester. You're a fantastic professor and an even better person and I'm glad to be taking your course. I have learned an immense amount and have challenged myself in ways I had never done before. I'm sure things get difficult on your end as well but you always greet your students with positivity and empathy and I am really thankful to have someone like you in my corner. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!! your efforts never go unnoticed! -Sharon

Ashley Guidry, Communication Studies
Hi! I just wanted to reach out and say thank you so much for the impact you made in my college education. I really appreciated your class and it has become one of my favorite classes I've taken in college! You were always so positive and very helpful throughout the semester. I feel like the course helped me improve on my presenting and communication skills and I always had fun getting to come up with my topics and making my presentations. I loved getting to dive deeper into career related topics & learning about things that would help us in our future career. I appreciate you & your kindness! -Anonymous

Ally Gunderson, Assistant Academic Advisor
Thank you so much for helping me celebrate applying for graduation, checking all of my requirements with candor and respect! You were a phenomenal face of encouragement at the Moody Career Fair as well! -Kenedi Houston

Joshua Gunn, Communication Studies
Thank you for insisting on the importance of speech and the voice in rhetorical studies. At a time when I doubted the relevance of my Ph.D. project, reading your work was empowering for me. -Thore Keitum Fisker

Doug Haake, Student Advising
Thank you so much for being a great advisor. When I first came to Moody, I was nervous about my future career path, but I've had a much easier transition with someone like you to advocate for me. I didn't think I would be able to do stuff like change my major twice, or study in LA, but that was made possible by your help! Thank you for always supporting me, especially when I'm struggling. I hope everything is well, and again, thank you. -Anonymous

Karissa Hernandez, Communication Studies
I like the way you interact with us on our level. Sometimes lectures feel more like a conversation than being talked at for 50 minutes. I also like the in-class activities. At first I groan about having to get up, but I actually found out I really like talking to the other people in the class and working with them. I haven't had something like that since COVID, as simple as it sounds. I also love hearing the updates on your niece. I hope your dissertation goes well!  -Anonymous

Sam James, Communication Studies
You are a phenomenal professor who lights up the room with every lecture and exquisitely produces student engagement. You professionally create the most inclusive and comfortable atmosphere and propose thought-provoking questions that encourage a flood of student reflection, engagement, and thought. Your instruction and how you manage CMS 310K have entirely transformed how I approach class and learning. In particular, your genuine interest in the well-being of each student has truly shown me what it feels like to have a professor who genuinely cares. Thank you for all your kindness!  -Daniella Nassar

Dave Junker, Moody College Staff
I want to express how thankful I am to have the privilege of being in your Life of the Mind class. Your remarkable teaching keeps us engaged, and the experience is an absolute delight. The quality and critical thinking I've gained from your class are invaluable treasures I'll carry throughout my academic and professional journey. Thank you for being an exceptional professor. -Anonymous

Deena Kemp, Advertising and Public Relations
Professor Kemp's class has been so fun to attend this semester. I can really see my PR writing improving and I have her to thank. She always takes the time to answer my extensive questions about assignments and I can tell she really wants all of her students to succeed. I know these skills I am learning will help me in a professional setting and I can not thank her enough! -Anonymous

Shanti Kumar, Radio, Television, and Film
Genuinely a teacher that cares about the engagement of his students. He’s always ready to answer questions or help you further think about a point you made during class. Was very nervous tot Ake his class and then realized I had nothing to be nervous about. The class challenges you to learn about media studies all over the world. Love it.  -Francesca Turgeon

Kaitlin Lange, Radio, Television, and Film
Kaitlin is incredibly approachable and has always answers all my email in a timely manner. She truly cared about the class and is super helpful if you don’t fully understand an assignment or just need to talk through it. -Francesca Turgeon

Brad Love, Advertising and Public Relations
Brad Love has been a professor of mine for only this semester, but he has made an impact. He cares about his students and it shows deeply. It is evident that he gives 100% of his effort and sincerity in all aspects of his life. He exceeds the bounds of teaching by spreading both his knowledge in PR and sharing guidance on the importance of a balanced life, at the same time. He cares about his students and their well-being, and I would like him to know that we also care about him and his. Enjoy the break, you deserve it! -Anonymous

Josephine Lukito, Journalism and Media
Thank you for taking your role as a professor so seriously, paying real attention to it, and encouraging us to improve! -Emilia Edwards

Madhavi Mallapragada, Radio, Television, and Film
Dr. Mallapragada's lectures are the best I have had the privilege of attending during my time at UT. She is a wonderful, supportive professor and I look forward to every class meeting. She is such a natural speaker that every class feels less like a formal lecture and more like an educated conversation. This is the most engaged I have felt in an RTF course so far and I hope I have an opportunity to take another one of her classes! Thank you so much, Dr. Mallapragada. -Anonymous

Roselia Mendez Murillo, Communication Studies
Your enthusiasm to teach and witty remarks in class have been a source of joy for me this semester. Thank you for making your class something I look forward to every time. You are absolutely wonderful! Don't ever stop what you're doing! -Ailin Flores

Matt McCutchin, Advertising and Public Relations
Thank you for bringing so much energy each class. I love the quips and the smiles whenever you introduce new topics to learn. It's been great learning from you and having you as an instructor while learning more about digital graphic communication. -Rahul Kannam

Bhopali K. Nandurkar, Communication Studies
Hello, I took your organisational communications class last spring semester and I just wanted to thank you for being a supportive and understanding professor. It was the first communications class I had taken 
at UT — my mom's thought I would like it... I did! Taking your class inspired me to pursue that field professionally and seek opportunities in that area, leading me to accept a communications/marketing internship role at a leading university in Kenya over the summer. Your couse content helped me navigate and earn incredible opportunities there. Thank you. :) Regards, Xavian Panjwani

Michael Pearson, Journalism and Media
I appreciate Pearson because he's my favorite professor I've had a UT. He's such a funny person and I can't get enough. I want to thank him for all his help with my learning. -Anonymous

Alisa Perren, Radio, Television, and Film
Thank you for being so passionate at what you do- and for being as realistic as you are optimistic. The care you have for the success of your students shows through! Happy Holidays!  -Anonymous

Audrey Ponzio, Advertising and Public Relations
Professor Ponzio is truly one of the most helpful and caring professors I've had at UT. She truly wants each one of her students to succeed and takes the time out of her day to individually get to know us. She helps us connect with professionals in the industry who can give us more insight into the sectors of PR and ADV that we may be interested in. Amazing professor and human being! -Michelle Arriaga

Emily Quigley, Journalism and Media
Thank you professor Quigley for being such an entertaining and understanding professor. You have been so kind and inspirational during such a rough semester for me. I will genuinely appreciate the words of advice that you've given me as long as I'm in the journalism industry. Thank you for being you! -Anonymous

Robert Quigley, Journalism and Media
Thank you Dr. Quigley for the energy you bring every day to the classroom. Your lectures are engaging and when I use the tools you present in class I can see immediate improvements on my projects. There are times when I feel apprehensive about journalism but then I go to Digital Story telling basics leave feeling incredibly inspired and excited to be in this profession! -Anonymous

Emily Rangel, ULA
Emily has been an absolutely incredible ULA. She always adds interesting input during class and kindly answers any questions. She goes above and beyond to ensure that students understand the content by answering questions even outside of class. She demonstrates a dedication to ensuring her students succeed that makes her a truly valuable member of the UT community. Emily’s expertise and commitment to helping others is something that everyone should strive to emulate. Thank you, Emily, for all that you do! -Daniela Rodriguez-Orozco

Rohitash Rao, Advertising and Public Relations
I have loved being in your class this semester. I switched my major in the Spring last year and being in your class made me realize that Advertising, specifically the creative aspect of it, is a perfect fit for me. I love your teaching style and how you encourage us to think outside of the box and explore our creative side, your class is honestly the best class I have taken at UT! Having a class like your's that students look forward to/have fun in is rare, so keep doing what you are doing! I hope to have another class with you next year, thank you so much and have a great Thanksgiving break :) - Anonymous

Alice Rentz, Journalism and Media
Whenever I'm feeling overwhelmed and in need of a breather, a chat with you brightens my day and makes me feel human again. Thank you! -Emily Quigley

Nathaniel Repay, Communication Studies
Thank you for instilling in me the inspiration to reach for the stars. While I took CMS306M quite some time ago, I still resort not only to the course concepts and public speech principles you taught but also to the passion and confidence I gained throughout the course. You took the time to answer all my questions, offered kind yet precise feedback, and motivated me to apply such concepts outside of the classroom in a speech competition. Thanks to yoru coaching, I placed as a finalist! All of that and more inspired me to invest at UT and in myself, ultimately shaping the student I am today! -Daniella Nassar

Marialena Rivera, Advertising and Public Relations
You are such an incredible professor. I really appreciate talking to you and coming to your office hours. You always have something positive to say and I always leave both class and office hours feeling better off for having heard you speak. I admire your work in education and you have made for such an outstanding professor for my first semester here at Moody! -Tyler Pullum

Kevin Robbins, Journalism and Media
I find it very inspiring that you saw a need for a class in between intro classes and reporting with words and started J304. I really enjoyed your writing prompts and PowerPoints - specifically the Willie Nelson/Snoop Dog car crash and even though there was more than 100 students in the class you knew many of our names. Your Roy Peter Clark book recommendation has helped me tremendously in my writing! Thank you! -Anonymous

David Rooney, Communication Studies
Dr. Rooney is one of my favorite professors! Not only is he extremely knowledgeable, but he is passionate and inviting! He does his best to make sure each student truly understands and relates to the complex content. He goes as far as to provide 3 or 4 examples with efforts to cover all grounds and really spark student application and knowledge. Not only do I learn a tremendous amount each class period, but I leave feeling curious and with a new perspective. I am really grateful for Dr. Rooney, as he has equipped me with knowledge and tools that I will reflect upon my whole life. Thank you! -Daniella Nassar

David Ryfe, Journalism and Media
Thank you Professor Ryfe for making my first semester of college as welcoming and reassuring as possible. Despite taking a class called “Fundamental Issues in Journalism”, Professor Ryfe has reassured me that the field cannot die out because there is a generation of ambitious and inspired journalists ready to take on any challenges that come their way. -Anonymous

Valerie Salinas-Davis, Advertising and Public Relations
At the beginning of your environmental comms class, I was really scared and worried that my lack of knowledge on advertising would be my downfall in the class. Not only have you taught me to trust my intuition and leadership skills, you've also taught me the important of communications and teamwork. You make me excited to come to class everyday and look forward to every new event being planned. -Anonymous

Amy Sanders, Journalism and Media
This semester, I have had the pleasure of being a student in Dr. Sander’s Media Law course. I can wholeheartedly say it has changed my outlook on the importance of free speech in our country. Dr. Sanders displays genuine care and concern for her students as well as the content she teaches us. She has not only made me reconsider my career path to become a lawyer, but has also changed my outlook on many pressing issues and debates in today's society. I will forever be grateful for Dr. Sanders and her impact on my classmates and me! -Annabelle Moore

John Savage, Journalism and Media
Thank you John for sharing your passion in journalism with your students and constantly creating an interactive environment in the classroom! You make class enjoyable and entertaining and are very uplifting when it comes to making us better journalists. -Anonymous

Nancy Schiesari, Radio, Television, and Film
Nancy is a good professor but also just an overall good person. She develops an excellent support system for her students and cares about the mental and physical wellbeing of her class. She believed in me when few others did and by doing so, helped me gain belief in myself. It was a pleasure to take her class and I'm very grateful to have had her as a professor in my undergraduate journey. -Colin Pham

Larry Schooler, Communication Studies
I loved you conflict resolution class so much that I decided to take another communications class this semester. Thank you for taking to time to hear about my day and my classmates’ day. That little gesture really does mean a lot. Your classroom has been such an amazing and inspiring environment to be in -Natalie

Stacey Sowards, Communication Studies
Dr. Sowards brings such a positive attitude to every single class! She loves interacting with students, is open to hearing everyone's point of view, and answers all of our questions with great care and enthusiasm. I look forward to our class sessions every single week. She is an asset to the CMS department and Moody! -Tony Ninov

Mark Strama, Communication Studies
Professor Strama, In the season of Thanksgiving, I wanted to let you know how thankful I am for you. Being in your class this semester has been a game changer for me. A passion for government and politics has been instilled in me that is only growing as time goes by. I look forward to where it leads me in the future. Thank you for sharing your experience, knowledge and wisdom with me. Thank you for all of our conversations during office hours. Thank you for making me realize I should dream big and boldly. Last but not least, thank you for making my fall semester all the more special. -Ailin Flores

Talia Stroud, Communication Studies
Thank you for your contagious enthusiasm, wise feedback, and tremendous intelligence that have inspired a love of learning in me that has carried on for years since I first took a course with you! -Anonymous

Sharon Strover, Journalism and Media
Thank you so much for the outstanding classes we had with you this semester, and also all the support you gave to me and my family this Fall. You are really inspiring and I am glad to have you as one of my professors. Best wishes! :) -Silvia DalBen Furtado

Mallary Tenore, Journalism and Media
Professor Tenore helped me fall in love with journalism again. I was able to learn creative ways of telling non fiction stories. Her teaching style and level of organization is unmatched. She is a very experienced, talented writer and is vulnerable and open with her students. I love being able to analyze long form stories in class and have the opportunity to write our own! -Anonymous

Theresa Thomas, Student Advising
Thank you for being supportive and making our COM 301E discussion class fun to attend. You've been so helpful with advising, and I greatly appreciate you for it. -Dina Zeid

Gary Wilcox, Advertising and Public Relations
Thank you Dr. Wilcox for all that you have done for me as a ULA and student! I have really enjoy working with you, and I'm going to miss being a ULA for your class! I also want to express my gratitude for always pushing me to grow, whether it was giving me advice about pursuing my masters or inspiring me to make video content for the social media class! -Anonymous

Samuel Woolley, Journalism and Media
Dear Professor Woolley, I wanted to extend a sincere thank you for your invaluable. guidance with my studies. Your support and the time you invested in listening and advising have been greatly appreciated. Your dedication to empowering students paves the way for not just academic achievement but for shaping promising futures. So, thank you for believing in your students' potential and going the extra mile to assist us. It is professors like you who make a lasting impact on our academic and professional journeys. Warm regards, Anonymous

Cassandre Alvarado, Advertising & Public Relations
You were the first guest speaker I heard from at UT that I actually felt positively impacted by. You have provided masses of students with powerful insight that help combat the barriers that are present with being a first-generation student like myself. The opportunities I have experienced because of you have taught me more than I ever thought they would. You have played a remarkable role on my college experience and I am forever grateful for that, thank you. - Abigail Meir

Lucy Atkinson, Advertising & Public Relations
I am writing this message to show my heartful appreciation for your contribution to my life and career. You patiently listened to my challenges, understood them, and motivated me to speak out for myself. You are truly an inspiration to me for my future goal of becoming a female researcher and teacher. I am really thankful to have had you as my professor and advisor. I wanted to let you know you truly are the best professor! I wish you many more years of success! Thank you so much! - Anonymous

Jennifer Jones Barbour, Communication and Leadership
Thank you Dr. JB for being so passionate about what you teach and igniting that same passion in your students! Being in your class has made me realize that I picked the right major. I hope to have some of the many leadership skills that you reflect in your teaching! Don't stop being you! - Anonymous

Gabrielle Beacken, Journalism and Media
Just a big THANK YOU to let you know how much the Media Law students and I appreciate your hard work and dedication! - Amy Sanders

Clare Boyle, Moody College Staff
Thank you, Clare, for being the go-to person for so many things. I'm always grateful for how willing you are to help pull back the curtain on this mysterious world of academia and help me see what I need to know. I appreciate the hard work you put into all you do to help all of us serve students better. - Diana Dawson

Katie Bradford, Communication Studies
Dr. Bradford has been an amazing professor. She is patient, understanding, and passionate about what she teaches. - Anonymous

Taylor Buchanan, Journalism and Media
Hi Taylor!! I just wanted to send a quick thank you to you for all that you've done for me. Our discussion sections has really given me the opportunity to ask for help and get to know you on a first name basis. Your help means a lot to me as a freshman, because I have not taken the first journalism class yet. Thank you again for always being there to help!! - Ella Denena

Cissy Cheng, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Thank you for being the teacher assistant for Speech Science. Because of the speech science teaching team and this course itself, I really want to change my major to study Speech Language and Hearing. You all make this course fun to learn about and I highly encourage a lot of other people to take it too! Thanks for all you do :) - Julianne Molina 

Tiffany Chavers, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Professor Chavers has been such a great resource for the students in her Clinical Observation class. She has been accommodating and understanding. We learn so much from her. Thank you! - Anonymous

Kyle Clark, Moody College Staff
This thank you is long overdue. You bring a contagious sense of positivity that makes it hard to be in a bad mood even on the worst days. You consistently make students feel valued and I think it is safe to say that anyone who meets you can tell how much you truly care about everything you do. You never let a task appear to be "too small" to you. Thank you so much for always listening to me and putting up with my opinions and candidness. All of the guidance you provide means more than you will ever know. - Abigail Meir

CMS Department Staff, Communication Studies
This is a shout out to Jennifer, Lisa, and Saul in the CMS Department. This fall has been especially busy, and was even more crazy after one staff member departed. But, y'all didn't miss a beat. Thanks for being the hardest working department staff in the college and for all you do to make everyone else's lives a bit easier in the department. We could not do what we do without you! - Secret Fans

Nathaniel Day, Moody College Staff
I am so happy that you joined the team and serve as our supervisor! You bring such a great energy and you really make us feel heard and valued as your student workers. You have helped shed light on my dark times and it truly means a lot. - Abigail Meir

Diana Dawson, Journalism and Media
Thank you, Professor Dawson, for putting students first, for caring about their success and lives and for being a positive, inspiring and nurturing presence at the University of Texas. No one does it better or more genuinely. You make everyone around you better. - Anonymous

Donna De Cesare, Journalism and Media
Prof DeCesare, you are always very kind, inspiring, and helpful. I enjoy having you as a professor at every moment and I appreciate how knowledgeable and professional you are. Taking the Cultural Survey of Photography course with you was such an unforgettable experience in my college life with all those inspirational and valuable words, as you always challenged me to push further and to learn more. Always a big thank you :) - Krystal Won

Ladd Flock, Moody College Staff
Ladd embodies all the core values of the Moody College of Communication through his work as a career counselor. I’ve been working with Ladd for three years, and I have witnessed his love and passion for the college and its students. He never treated me like a statistic or a random number; instead, he treated me like a unique and talented individual with a prosperous career ahead of her. Ladd is the primary reason I tell prospective students on tours that Moody is the best Communications School in the nation. Without his guidance and wisdom, I would not be where I am today. He is more than a career counselor; he is a mentor, role model, and friend. He epitomizes why Moody staff are talented, excellent, intentional, and thoughtful. - Anonymous

Kali Foyle, Journalism and Media
Just a big THANK YOU to let you know how much the Media Law students and I appreciate your hard work and dedication! - Amy Sanders

Joshua Gunn, Communication Studies
Dr. Gunn, thank you for being such a great professor! Your rhetoric of horror class is not only engaging and challenging, but incredibly fascinating from both an intellectual and general horror fan standpoint! It isn't easy to make asynchronous classes compelling, but you've managed it! - Anonymous

Terri Harding, Advertising & Public Relations
Terri: you have made working at The Lab such a joy.  Since I started the role as Executive Director in the summer you have made my transition to this new position so much easier.  You are an effective program coordinator and an amazing person.  We are both learning how to make this program better for our students and clients.  Thank goodness you took the position! - Liza Lewis

Roderick Hart, Communication Studies
I look forward to going to your class every Monday and Wednesday. It's the highlight of my day. I really appreciate the creative class activities and examples you incorporate into your lectures. They have been instrumental in broadening my way of perceiving those around me. Now, I find myself not only viewing politicians' speeches, but also my friends' vocabulary in a new light. In addition to that, my persuasive writing has greatly improved throughout the course. Thank you so much for devoting your time to teaching. You have made such a positive impact on the world. - Victoria Barreras

Abby Hendricks, Advertising & Public Relations
Thank you so much for all your work and contributions to the International Advertising course this fall. I am very impressed with how you handle students' needs in the classroom and during office hours. You motivate me, and students enjoy working with you. Thanks for always being open to sharing your ideas. - Anonymous

Madeleine Holland, Communication Studies
Thank You Dr. Madeline Holland for just being a positive light in this world. You are such a kind soul with tons of encouragement, energy, positivity, and just general down-to-earthiness. Thank you for always supporting your students through your positive character and warm heart. You are very much appreciated for all of your efforts even through the lowest of times. Keep on doing what you love, you are making an impact on your students! - Emily Zamora

Christy Hoppe, Journalism and Media
Professor Hoppe is one of the best educators I have ever had. She has not only transformed my writing and journalistic skills but has worked to build my character as a journalist and person. Professor Hoppe is always there for her students, whether it be suggesting constructive criticisms and praise on your most recent story, posing you with challenges, or offering understanding when we face struggles, stress, and the inevitable bumps that come with being a college student. She presents genuine care for those around her and is one of the most knowledgeable women I have ever met! - Annabelle Moore

Jamie Jelinek, Communication Studies
Thank you for being a great instructor and getting to know your students on an individual level! - Anonymous

Jared Jensen, Communication and Leadership
I wanted to thank you for how much effort you put into our class. It really is my favorite class to go to and it makes my brain wake up to think. I really hated group work before this class and you have completely changed my opinion on that. Thank you for the fun activities and discussions. I really love this class! - Anonymous

Dave Junker, Advertising & Public Relations
Thank you for being such a kind, enthusiastic professor! My first semester has been better for being in your class. I appreciate your efforts in getting to know your students on an individual level. - Anonymous

Karen Kocher, Radio-Television-Film
Prof. Kocher is one of the best teachers I've had. Her classes are engaging and it's clear she cares about her students individually. I honestly was pretty nervous about taking an editing class but now I look forward to it. I also feel like I'm actually learning a valuable skill for my future in her class, and she has done a good job of personalizing the editing process so it feels like I get to make creative choices. She also has taught me the value of organization and preparation, something I previously took for granted. Will definitely look to take another class with her again soon. - Anonymous

Rajinder Koul, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Dr. Koul is kind, appreciative, encouraging, and supportive. He's the best Department chair anyone can ask for! - Nayanika Ghosh

Susanne Kraft, Moody College Staff
Susanne is, and has been, there to support our post-production needs for as long as I can remember. She is genererous with her extensive technical knowledge and always willing to lend a helping hand. During the pandemic she spent so much time helping out my students with technical issues over Zoom. She is cheerful, positive, and just a joy to work with. Thanks, Susanne for being you. Keep those WIKIs coming! - Anonymous

Katie Lever, Communication Studies
Thank you so much for being such a great teacher and being understanding to your students. I hope you know we are all so grateful for you and that your class has been the most impactful on my studies and outside of my studies. This semester has been so great so far, keep up the good work. - Anonymous

Chang Liu, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Thank you so much for being so sweet, kind, and patient with us as new doctoral students. You have really created a safe space for learning and growing in this new chapter of life that has positively impacted my mental health! Keep being an amazing professor to all your students! - Miah Ornelas

Sean LaBounty, Advertising & Public Relations
I don't think I've ever had a teacher so inspiring and supportive. Even on projects or ideas that I thought were lost, I left every office hour or brainstorming session more excited about my idea than when I came in. His energy, humor, and brains made me look forward to every class, and I feel reassured in my decision to pursue Creative Advertising. Sean has nearly 24/7 office hours, spends days preparing for critiques and compiling our work, and liaisons frequently between students and job opportunities. It feels like he is really on our "team," and I can't say that about every teacher. - Anonymous

Richard Lewis, Radio-Television-Film
Hi Richard! I just wanted to say thank you so much for being such an amazing professor and pushing me to be the best I could possibly be when it came to every aspect of creating my thesis film. I'm in LA now interning for two companies (doing mostly boring stuff) and pretty much everyday I think back to shooting Alfie and Gully for your course and screening it at the Union. It was so much fun and one of the most fulfilling things I've ever done. I pretty much already knew that's what I wanted to do with my life but you helped cement it. I can't wait to do it all again. Thanks for everything! - Anonymous

Madhavi Mallapragada, Radio-Television-Film
Thank you for challenging me in class. Your class always helps me think critically. I have really appreciated your support and guidance this semester. - Emily Jin

Gina Masullo, Journalism and Media
Thank you for your passion for teaching, your enthusiasm is contagious! Not only is your class engaging, you also make your content relatable and easy to understand. I feel encouraged to participate actively in class discussions and you have created a safe and nurturing learning environment to grow. You're also a really cool Prof! :) - Anonymous

Kumar Mayank, Radio-Television-Film
Kumar, thank you for being such an essential part of our Intro to Editing class and guiding the students throughout this semester. I and our students greatly appreciate your hard work and patience. - Anonymous

Matt McCutchin, Advertising & Public Relations
Thankful for Prof. McCutchin's enthusiasm for the class because his energy makes this course so enjoyable. Despite being virtual, Prof. McCutching makes the material super engaging and fun to follow. I'd also like to thank Prof. McCutchin for being so understanding and seeing the humanity in students. Its small acts of being flexible with coursework and extending deadlines because of holidays show how much he really cares and I'm super grateful for that. - Anonymous

Christian McDonald, Journalism and Media
I wanted to thank you for your unending patience in helping me in Data Journalism. It's a new thing to me to be so challenged by a class and I really appreciate you never rolling your eyes over my ineptitude but always being available and willing to help me understand. - Anonymous

Kathleen McElroy, Journalism and Media
I just wanted to say thank you because I love her class and the way she teaches. I remember during syllabus week she gave us her number to call just in case we had any questions about class or even if we were in an unsafe situation and didn't have anyone else to call, that small gesture really meant a lot to me as I had just moved to a new city. I feel so comfortable in her class, knowing I can ask silly questions or thoughts and she treats us with genuine care and respect. She's really everything you could want in a professor and I will definitely try to take another class of hers soon! - Kassandra Araque

Colleen Morgan, Moody College Staff
You have a personality and light that I absolutely love. You are always so upbeat and embrace individuality better than anyone I know. You are so hard working and I am so proud of everything you are doing along with the resilience that's within you. It is always a pleasure talking to you and I appreciate you so much for always listening and giving me advice. You make me feel a sense of warmth even on my coldest, cynical, or pessimistic days. - Abigail Meir

Gillian Neff, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Thank you for being the ULA for this course!!! I really appreciate the emails we get before class starts since you prepare us for the lecture material beforehand. Thank you for hosting review sessions and making the exam material easier to understand! The speech science team is doing great on teaching this course. :) Thank you! - Julianne Molina

Michael Pearson, Journalism and Media
Thanks, Michael, for being such an important and strong member of our Reporting Words team. I know the class is a lot of work, but having strong professionals teach it lays the proper foundation these students need. You make a big difference to them and to me! - Diana Dawson

Brittny Pharr, Advertising and Public Relations
Thank you for being a great TA! Your positive, encouraging approach makes class a great place every week. - Anonymous

Emily Quigley, Journalism and Media
Thanks so much to Emily for keeping the wheels of the writing program turning and being such strong support in Reporting Words. You make my life better by being a crucial part of my world! - Diana Dawson

Robert Quigley, Journalism and Media
I wanted to give a quick thank you to you for your inspiring lectures each day. I have left each one of your lectures feeling so positive and excited. Your inclusion of alums panels and other Moody Staff members sets your class apart from others because it gives us a taste of real life and what we can possibly do with our degree. I would recommend your classes to absolutely anyone, even if they are not Journalism majors because the material we are taught is very applicable to real life. Thank you again! - Ella Denena

Lauren Ralston, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Dr. Ralston is a great TA and role model for SLHS students! She truly cares about us and makes our labs something to look forward to. - Katie Cole

Robert Richardson, Journalism and Media
You are so knowledgeable and helpful! From editing techniques to developing stand-up concepts to finding and pitching compelling stories, I know that whatever I need support with, you'll be there with a great idea. I couldn't ask for a better TA. Thank you for all your help! - Sloane Wick

Marialena Rivera, Moody College Staff
I am eternally grateful that I have had the privilege to not only meet you, but work in the same vicinity as you every week. You have helped and inspired me more than you know within the short amount of time we've known each other. You are an inspiration to first-gen & poc students. Your optimism and wisdom do not go unnoticed and it is an honor to take the lessons I am learning from you along with me through all of my endeavors (whatever those may be). - Abigail Meir

Kevin Robbins, Journalism and Media
Kevin, thanks for being a great partner as we develop this new course. Teaching with you is tons of fun, even if we don't rehearse as some students think we do. May we make a difference together! - Diana Dawson

John Schwartz, Journalism and Media
Thanks, John, for being such an important and strong member of our Reporting Words team. I know the class is a lot of work, but having strong professionals teach it lays the proper foundation these students need. You make a big difference to them and to me! - Diana Dawson

Emily Shapiro, Radio-Television-Film
Thank you, Em for being an incredibly talented colleague and an awesome friend. The students in our Documentary Production class are very lucky to have your support and guidance and I know that the amazing work they're doing this semester is in large part thanks to you. - Anonymous

Lesley Hernandez Silva, Moody College Staff
I adore your work ethic and the energy you put in with everything you do. It is the women like you and the others in Moody, that are paving the way for other students (especially women) who identify with marginalized groups. You bring a rich insight to higher education and I cannot wait to see everything you accomplish. You have studied the lack of belonging students feel in Moody, but I hope you know that you have provided part of what you seek. You have given students the chance to be heard and share their stories, which is way bigger than it may seem. Thank you so much for always listening! - Abigail Meir

Lee Sparks, Moody College Staff
The biggest thank you to you and everyone in the RTF Office for being patient and welcoming to all of us new in the office! I found my place among UT Austin, and that's in Moody and the RTF Department! - Anonymous

Stacey Sowards, Communication Studies
Thank you for putting effort into class and encouraging us to think critically! - Anonymous

Claire Stevens, Journalism and Media
THANK YOU for being such an amazing Media Law peer tutor. The students and I appreciate you! - Amy Sanders

Natalie Stroud, Communication Studies
I really appreciate your commitment to building skills in students. We walk away from your class with the practical application of all the material and the confidence to apply it in new contexts, on top of the theoretical understanding built from class. The time and care you take to give individual feedback, talk through ideas, and give us new ways of doing things really make a significant impact on our work. Your enthusiasm, knowledge, and teaching skills make you an amazing professor! - Anonymous

Theresa Thomas, Moody College Staff
I wanted to thank Theresa for making me feel like I am not just a number in a big school like UT. It means the world to have someone that shows up for you academically and personally. I also really appreciate her movie reviews and stories about her dog! Thank you so much for welcoming me and making me feel like I belong here. - Bailey Harris

Jun Wang, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Thank you for teaching this course and inspiring me to transfer into this major! You make this subject very fun to learn about and easy to understand. Your teaching team is very helpful too because you, Cissy, and Gillian encourage me to learn more everyday! - Julianne Molina 

Tom Willett, Radio-Television-Film
Hi Tom! I just wanted to say 1) thank you for being such an amazing professor and forcing me to write my first feature which I am beyond proud of and is hands down one of the most fulfilling things I've ever done with my life and 2) taking the time to meet with me months after the fact to discuss said feature. You have inspired me so much to keep doing this and I will be forever grateful. Thank you so much for believing in me and taking me seriously even when I told you I wanted to write a 3 hour swashbuckling epic about Santa set in the twilight of the age of sail. You're the best! - Anonymous

Samuel Woolley, Journalism and Media
I really enjoy your social media and propaganda class, and you make this topic super interesting! I always have so many takeaways from your lessons and feel inspired to learn more about the subject. You're the kind of educator that makes learning fun and encouraging. You're also really cool about it being an early 8am class, and we appreciate that :) - Anonymous

Maxine Wu, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Thank you for being such an amazing teacher assistant! I really enjoyed your lectures in class because you explained everything so concise. Thank you for being there along with Dr. Czimskey!! You guys make an amazing team. :) - Julianne Molina 

Cassandre Alvarado, Advertising & Public Relations
Thank you for being the type of professor everyone dreams of having. You genuinely want to know your students and help them be the best versions of themselves. You have made my semester a hundred percent more enjoyable by sampling going to your class every week. You also helped me become more comfortable going to professors' office hours. You have also helped me find an internship for next semester. You are incredible! Please know you are making a difference! – Anonymous

Micaela Alvarado, Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
Thank you so much for making UT feel a little smaller and always giving helpful info and tips on how to navigate my next four years on campus! – Anonymous

Emily Anaya, Communication Studies
Thank you for a great class and fun assignments! Enjoyed every meeting and group assignment. You were an excellent teacher for us and made this semester so much fun for me. 
P.S. thanks for the breakfast Oreos : ) - Anonymous

Alexia Apollo, Moody College Staff
Thank you for working so tirelessly to make sure the advisors and our students have the best tools available to help them. I appreciate your attention and care and willingness to jump in and help however your skills are needed. It's a privilege to work with you! - Theresa Thomas

Kristy Armer, Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
Thank you so much for being my MW partner-in-crime and for always supporting me however you can. I appreciate everything you do for the clinic and how you bring your expertise to our students. I admire you! - Anonymous

Tracy Arrington, Advertising & Public Relations
Sincerely thank you for being you and all that you do! Our students are so lucky to have you as their mentor, and we are a stronger, happier teaching team because of you. - Lisa Dobias

Lucy Atkinson, Advertising & Public Relations
Even in the online environment, Dr. Atkinson continues to amaze me with her incredibly engaging and interesting lectures! When I watch her lectures, I feel like I'm watching an entertaining YouTube video and forget it is a part of school. - Maureen Lyons

Brendon Bankey, Communication Studies
Thank you for teaching Theories of Persuasion the way that you did. I really appreciate how you took the time to prepare your lectures in a way that made them interesting and entertaining. It makes it much easier to learn content when the professor puts in as much effort as you did this semester. Also, thank you for giving us a manageable workload that revolved around interesting articles and textbook information. I also enjoyed that your tests were straightforward and there was never anything on the test that you hadn't covered before. Overall, this class was enjoyable and I appreciate that. - Anonymous

Ben Bays, Radio-Television-Film
Professor Bays is so good at working with students through very technical design processes. He spends so much time in office hours with us if we have questions. He's always very open to different projects, so we have freedom to do our own things. - Anonymous

Lisa Bennett, Advertising & Public Relations
Thank you, Lisa, for being an amazing professor and for always treating your students like they are important! Everyone at UT absolutely loves you, and your efforts do not go unnoticed. Thank you for making my last semester such a good experience. It was an honor to be your student this semester!  - Paige Cabianca

Jay Bernhardt, Dean
When I was exploring where to go to college, I went across every website, LinkedIn and review, and what caught my eye was the work that was being done at Moody College of Communications. My letter of gratitude goes to you because you are always so eager and excited for your students. You create amazing opportunities for them and are extremely invested in each and every one of the Moody College students and graduates. Thank you for all your hard work. - Anonymous 

Wendy Boggs, Moody College Staff
Thank you for your incredible words of encouragement and help. Your obvious care for all of your students is so comforting and makes a big school seem safe and familiar. You asking for pictures of my awards show made me feel so seen and special and I'm sure all of your students feel the same. Thank you. - Natalie Brooks

Katie Bradford, Communication Studies
Dr. Bradford was such an understanding professor to all of us. If we had a personal situation or concern, she would always make sure she accommodated for us and made sure everyone in the class came out successful and having learned something. - Anonymous

Ryan Briggs, Radio-Television-Film
Thank you for being such a fantastic TA this semester Ryan! You made the section meeting a wonderful environment, and you were able to communicate what the projects required of us in a very effective way. You helped to make the transition to UT easier through your kindness and understanding. Thank you! - Anonymous

Laura Bright, Advertising & Public Relations
Sincerely thank you for being you and all that you do! Our students are so lucky to have you as their mentor, and we are a stronger, happier teaching team because of you. - Lisa Dobias

Laura Brown, Radio-Television-Film
Dear Professor Brown, I just wanted to thank you for constantly making our class laugh! I always look forward to the songs you play before class and the themes of your lecture slides. Your RTF 308 class is one I always look forward to in the week. The manner in which you teach us material is not only incredibly effective, but entertaining as well. I can tell you have a real passion for what you are teaching us and it in turn makes me eager to absorb the information you throw at us. All I can say is keep up the good work because you are doing amazing! Wish you all the best! - Estela Riera-Vales

Lauren Brown, Moody College Staff
LKB! I appreciate all that you do for our team and for the UE office. Thank you for your willingness to help, and for always answering all my questions. It is also so fun to be able to talk about books with your supervisor :) - April Cafaro

Natalie Brown-Devlin, Advertising & Public Relations
Sincerely thank you for being you and all that you do! Our students are so lucky to have you as their mentor, and we are a stronger, happier teaching team because of you. - Lisa Dobias

Kristina Bruening, Radio-Television-Film
Being very willing to help out and listen. - Anonymous

Courtney Byrd, Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
Thank you for always being there for me and for everyone you encounter. You are so full of reverence for every person you meet. I admire you greatly! - Anonymous

Kathy Cacace, Radio-Television-Film
Thank you so much for RTF308, without doubt, one of the best classes I've ever taken. Love the way you did lectures with hilarious side comments. You are a great professor. - Anonymous

Scott Calhoun, Moody College Staff
HUGE thanks for all that you do for all of us. I truly appreciate your expertise, patience, and how you make everything look so easy. It has been critical over the past few semesters that our remote instruction is/was working. You have been a TREMENDOUS help in that regard. Thank you! - Sharon Jarvis

Shelbey Call, Communication Studies
I just wanted to let you know that you did an amazing job this semester with everything!  You were so so helpful, always responsive to every question I had (and other student's questions) and answered them in a very kind, supportive way.  I've had professors in the past that look down on students asking questions and you did the exact opposite.  Your instructions for every assignment was very clear and organized and I had a lot of fun in this class and would 10/10 recommend other students to take it with you.  Thanks so much for all of the work you put into this class! - Anonymous

Tina Carter, Moody College Staff
Thank you for being so understanding and truly helping me out in the short time that we met. It really means a lot to have your support. You have been so helpful and made me actually look forward to mandatory meetings with an advisor. - Abigail Meir

Lizzie Chen, Moody College Staff
Lizzie! Thank you for always being so helpful and positive. Not only have you taught me a lot; you are a delight to work with! - Anonymous

Wenhong Chen, Radio-Television-Film
Thank you so much for your understanding when I was sick and offering me any extensions I may have needed. Many professors would not be as kind and understanding! Also thank you for the many opportunities and resources you have informed about over the semester, it doesn't go unnoticed. And thank you for providing such a unique and interesting course, with so many creative and lively discussions/projects. I hope to take one of your classes again in the future! - Anonymous

Cissy Cheng, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Cissy was one of the most helpful and attentive TAs that I've ever had. Coming back from the Fall/Spring semesters of 2020, I was apprehensive to take an asynchronous course. I was worried that I wouldn't be engaged with the material and would struggle. However, Cissy singlehandedly made the opposite true. She was constantly available by email or on Canvas, and she sent out routine Announcements that helped keep everyone on track. She deserves lots of praise. - Anonymous

Nicole Chi, Radio-Television-Film
Thank you for making our RTF labs so enjoyable and interesting all semester! I truly learned a lot from you and hope to become a better filmmaker because of it. - Tony Ninov

Ishika Choksi, Advertising & Public Relations
I appreciate that you gave me good feedback that has led me to become successful in this class. Just wanted to thank you. - Anonymous

Erica Ciszek, Advertising & Public Relations
I want to thank you for being an amazing professor! You teach us what we need to know, but you do it in a very entertaining and attention-grabbing way. You also highlight and show appreciation to communities that are often overlooked and/or seen as less than (LGBTQ+, Native American, etc.) I appreciate you and all that you do and your passion for teaching us! - Chasity Webb  

Kyle Clark, Moody College Staff
Thank you so much for your strong leadership and demonstration of what it is to lead well. I appreciate your willingness to always listen and provide calm, caring, thoughtful feedback and guidance. I'm truly grateful to get to work closely with you every day. - Theresa Thomas

Renita Coleman, Journalism and Media 
Renita, you are a brilliant scientist, communicator, mentor, and instructor. You are an amazing collaborator, and one of the smartest people I’ve ever met. You are extraordinary… but we have a lot of extraordinary people at UT. And yet… you stand out. Your heart is immense, yet as practical and astute as your mind. You have the ability to discern if someone needs a soft, warm place to land, or a metaphorical kick to the hind end. Regardless, your compassion is palpable, your counsel is golden, and your commitment and loyalty to those you mentor… is unparalleled. - Kami Vinton

Randy Cox, Communication Studies
Cox's dedication to the speech program is absolutely unmatched. He is the epitome of a professor that is constantly applying their knowledge to their life. In this case, Cox has such an incredible way of communicating and both analyzing every word coming from him and the reaction each word is eliciting from the other person. - Anonymous 

Robyn Croft, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
I just want to say thank you! Not only for being so understanding, but for always providing your students with knowledge and inspiration. It has been a blast this semester in your class and I always enjoy either attending in person, or online. You're always providing us with opportunities to practice on different topics and I am thankful for it because it has helped me do better on exams and just better understanding clinical situations. I will miss your class next semester, but I just wanted to say thank you again for being a great professor! - Anonymous

Dennis Cui, Journalism and Media
Thank you Dennis for being such a helpful TA. You believed in myself when I didn’t. Thank you. - Paula Klauss

Natalie Czimskey, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
I want to take the time to thank you for making my experience at UT an enjoyable one. I learned a lot from you and never felt like I was being left behind. Your courses and your teaching style kept me focused and made me determined to continue pursuing my college career. Thank you so much for everything! - Anonymous

Ash d'Harcourt, Radio-Television-Film
Thank you, Professor Ash, for making my first RTF course both engaging and interesting. I could tell that you were passionate about the material you were teaching, which in turn helped me, as a student, to stay focused and interested for each module. I always appreciated how you went out of your way to put in optional links and materials for so many other cool, relevant sources for every lecture. And even though the class was asynchronous, I still felt like you deeply cared about us and listened to our feedback, and implemented it, which made me feel respected, especially as a student. - Anonymous

Tracy Dahlby, Journalism and Media
Thank you Professor Dahlby for showing me, and I’m sure the entire J301F class, that Journalism is not a dying field. Before I decided that I wanted to be a journalist, I was scared that there wouldn’t be much of a future in it. However, you have convinced me that true journalism is very much alive. I also want to thank you for telling us about yourself. Hearing all the things you’ve done (the places you’ve been, people you’ve known, and articles you’ve written) has taught me not to limit myself. I appreciate how much you’ve bettered me as a future journalist and as an optimist! - Anonymous

Silvia Dalben Furtado, Journalism and Media
I appreciate all the extra help and flexibility you have given me on my video project in J311F. - Anonymous

James Dalthorp, Advertising & Public Relations
Thank you so much for a great semester and all the wonderful advice you’ve given me! Your class is the only thing I would get up before 9 for, I loved all the insight into the industry! Hope to take more of your courses in the future and continue to keep in touch!! - Kyra Madsen

John Daly, Communication Studies
Dr. Daly, thank you for the best class I've ever had and most likely will ever have! This class is outstanding because of your prolific skills and gift in teaching, it is something one must be in awe of when in the same room as you. Life can often be a struggle when relationships and communication seem so hard to grasp, but you have blessed many people's lives, including my own, through your lectures and your personal connection with students, allowing true transformation to occur that gives us the tools to live better lives. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, wisdom, and for just being you! - Anonymous

Diana Dawson, Journalism and Media
Thank you for always believing in us as writers and as people! I always enjoyed coming to your class; it simultaneously relaxed me and kept me on my toes every week. I learned how to ask deeper questions and write more fluidly, which made me a better journalist but also a better communicator in general. I hope to take another one of your courses in the future! - Anonymous

Lorena Dominguez, Moody College Staff
Thank you for being so kind & welcoming to me. The information you provided me with was extremely helpful & made me feel a lot more confident in myself. Words cannot express my gratitude!! - Madelyn Perez

Cassidy Doucet, Communication Studies
Thank you for making this semester fun and engaging! I know running a synchronous zoom class may be challenging to get students to engage, but I appreciate you helping us out and being available! - Anonymous

Anthony Dudo, Advertising & Public Relations
Thank you for making the course content interesting and enjoyable! Although ADV 318j is online, your lecture videos are very easy to follow, and I've learned a lot from your class! I was a little unsure of whether I should continue in advertising, but your course has inspired me to continue & I look forward to my future as an advertising major :) - Anonymous

Matthew Eastin, Advertising & Public Relations
Dr. Eastin, I truly appreciate the way you make ADV309R so inviting despite the course being asynchronous. You dedicate so much time and thought to help each student succeed, and your efforts do not go unnoticed. I have only spoken to you a couple of times, but each time you were very thorough and genuine in your responses. It is obvious that you care, and I'm beyond thankful for those qualities in a professor. You have made a class that might have otherwise been unenjoyable, more fun by your transparency and sincerity. Thanks for a great semester! - Anonymous

Ailish Elzy, Radio-Television-Film
Ailish, you are amazing!  I really enjoy enjoyed collaborating with you on how to best develop my final project. You have no idea how you helped me to pull everything together in the short time period we had during the zoom chat. - SN

Kathy Fuller-Seeley, Radio-Television-Film
Kathy Fuller-Seeley was a professor I had when I was a shy freshman my first semester who instantly made me passionate about RTF. Having her my first semester impacted the way I viewed my work and passions - all the way to my very last semester of college. I am so fortunate to have her as one of my last professors this semester teaching all things comedy - an area where I see myself working in the future because of her. Her energy, passion for teaching, and love for comedy has inspired me to continue working hard and finding my voice in comedy- one day! Thank you for everything professor! - Amanda Edwards

Isaiah Garcia, Communication Studies
Thank you for making learning fun! - Anonymous

Cecilia Garzella, Radio-Television-Film
I want to thank my ULA Cecilia Garzella in RTF303 for always being on-hand and available with all of us. She has been so generous with her time and I really appreciate her for all the help in the class. Cecilia really made a difference in making my first semester at UT Austin pleasant and full of rewards. - Sofia Miano

Bushra Hamid, Communication and Leadership
Bushra made Interdisciplinary Communication Foundation Skill Labs easy to understand.  This allowed our groups to flourish and produce great work together. - Anonymous

Elizabeth Hampton, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
She helped set up a meeting with me and allowed for me to assist in mock interviews for the Blank Center. - Hudson Hanna

Astrid Handy, Moody College Staff
Astrid it has been a blast having you as my partner in FIG! Thank you for being as passionate as I am leading our FIG Giggles and a great friend that always makes my week. Love that you are so supportive with my work, my education, well - being and simply being amazing in every single way! Love You Astrid!! - Bella Anita Vargas

Rusty Hatchell, Radio-Television-Film
Rusty is my favorite TA and makes our class interactive and interesting! The one time I didn’t turn in an assignment on time he emailed me the next day to ask if everything was ok.  The past two weeks had been some of the most stressful of the year and his email made my week. No other professor or TA had done anything like that before. - Francesca Turgeon

Paxton Haven, Radio-Television-Film
Hi Paxton! Thank you so much for being such an amazing TA in 317! I always had so much fun going to your discussion sections each week. I love how you were always there for us. You were able to break down each topic and assignment so easily, so thank you! Having you as my TA made this class a lot more entertaining and easier. Thank you! - Anonymous

Rumiya Hayakawa, Radio-Television-Film
It was thanks to my TA's support and advice that I was able to make the best possible film projects I could for this course! - Anonymous

Aliayaé Haynes, Moody College Staff
Aliayaé, you're doing an amazing job as the first ever CATE Marketing and Communications Intern and our whole team couldn't be happier or luckier to have you. Thank you for all your hard work, commitment to your role, and contributing so much to our Center! - Kate Osmond

Abigail Hazlett, Communication Studies
Since my first day of class at UT, Abigail has been kind and understanding to all of her students. She is an excellent teacher and works so hard to make sure that we are learning in her class. I always look forward to going to this class, even though it is at 8 am. Abigail has created an environment in our classroom that is very safe and a place for growth, not judgement. Thank you so much for making my first semester at UT awesome! - Jordyn Tunnell

Raoul Hernandez, Journalism and Media
I want to thank you for your sincere passion for teaching. Every lesson you teach is clearly motivated by a desire to help your students truly comprehend the information. You equip your students with the proper tools to be prepared for the rest of their academic and professional careers. Thank you for making learning exciting!! Thank you for taking the time to thoughtfully respond to emails, for giving encouraging, constructive criticism and for not hesitating to take personal time to help answer questions and work through confusion. I am so thankful I got to be in your class!! Thank you!! - Anonymous

Christie Hodge, Moody College Staff
Christie is brilliant, talented and supportive--consistently student-centric, collaborative and helpful. We are so lucky to have her working in our college! - Anonymous

Christy Hoppe, Journalism and Media
Professor Hoppe's enthusiasm and teaching have made me become even more passionate about journalism. Thank you for constantly encouraging us to reach out for help and always being available to guide us through any challenges in our story assignments. And thank you for being accommodating and understanding of any issues that arise in our lives. - Alishba Javaid

Sally Huh, Communication Studies
Sally is my rockstar TA! She does so much to help keep the behind-the-scenes aspects of the course organized and running smoothly. I know I can count on her to communicate with my students professionally, and with a deep sense of empathy. She's up to help with any task, even on nights, weekends, and very little notice from a disorganized me. Having her support helps me keep the other balls in the air. She's the best teammate I could ask for! I appreciate you, Sally :) - Maddie Redlick

Omneya Ibrahim, Journalism and Media
Omneya, thank you for always caring about your students and being understanding. Your timely and kind responses mean a lot to your students, and you do a great job of making larger class environments feel small and intimate. I appreciate all of the hard work, time, great advice, and love you put in with your students within Digital Storytelling. You will do great things in the future!!! - Anonymous 

Alisa Ishakawa, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Thank you being such a great friend. - Anonymous

Kayla Jacob, Advertising & Public Relations
Thank you for helping me with my writing assignments throughout the semester. Kayla is the best and super patient. - Gracia Fuentes

Patrick Jamar, Advertising & Public Relations
Patrick is the best TA/GRA ever! He is always so helpful, kind and encouraging. Thank you for all that you do, Patrick! - Anonymous

Sharon Jarvis, Communication Studies
Thank you for genuinely caring for your students' mental well-being. Your commitment to making students feel safe and comfortable in your class means so much to me. - Anonymous

Thomas Johnson, Journalism and Media
Thank you so much for making learning both fun and interesting! I have always had an interest in politics, however, I never knew how to start learning about officials and policies without falling into a wormhole of confusion. In your class, I learn so much and even find myself going home and researching the topics and speakers that you bring to the class. I have found myself being able to hold my own in discussions about politics and make informed judgements. That is all I could ask of a professor. You're amazing at what you do, thank you! - Anonymous

Jennifer Jones Barbour, Communication Studies
I just want to let you know how much I appreciate the way you operate your classroom. You foster such fruitful discussion and are so good at affirming what each student brings to the conversation. You truly listen to what we have to say and allow that to direct where some of the discussions go, which is so refreshing not only to witness, but also to be a part of. You ease the fear/nervousness that comes with speaking up in class through your receptivity to what we have to say and I seriously cannot thank you enough! I hope to have you as my teacher in the future! Thank you for all that you do! - Kingsley Cashion

Dave Junker, Advertising & Public Relations
Thank you for literally being one of the most wholesome instructors I have ever had! The rigor and high standards you place on your assignments have pushed me to create quality pieces that I am actually proud of. And most of all, thank you for listening, like TRULY listening to what your students have to say. Safe spaces are so important for everyone to have (especially in this climate), and you are EXCELLENT at that! I hope you and your wonderful family have the best Thanksgiving ever :D  - Anonymous

Lee Ann Kahlor, Advertising & Public Relations
Dear Dr. Kahlor, thank you for making moody feel like home! It is easy to feel unseen in such a big school especially with so many online classes; however, you have made me feel seen and heard as an Advertising student. Your class is interactive and I always felt like I could reach out if I needed anything. My connection to you was solidified when you came to visit my FIG group. It was so fun just talking about what we are learning and I made me feel like what I had to say mattered. I have really enjoyed my time as your student. Thank you for being great. - Elena Ivonye

Sinead Keirans, Radio-Television-Film
Thank you so much Sinead for being understanding and talking to me during your office hours about the world of film! I appreciate it so much. - Anonymous

Guan-Soon Khoo, Advertising & Public Relations
I appreciate you so much because you check in on me to make sure I am doing well and understand the assignments. I genuinely believe you want me to succeed and you give me all the materials to do so. Thank you so much! - Anonymous

Elaine Kilduff, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Thank you, Elaine, for all that you do to keep the department running smoothly! So thankful for you! - Anonymous

Colton Krawietz, Communication Studies 
I was in your Professional Communication Skills course spring 2021. I just wanted to reach out and tell you thank you. You made an online class feel as if it was in person, and you kept everyone engaged without it feeling forced. I really enjoyed your teaching style and was excited for your 'before class questions' like, "what is your favorite candy". Thank you so much for a great course! - Anonymous

Sarah Krueger, Moody College Staff
So happy to have you join Texas Immersive Institute as our first employee! Thanks for bringing your energy, creativity, organizational skills, and overall happy personality! We're lucky to have you! - Anonymous

Garret Kurteff, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
I really appreciate how caring of a professor you were this semester during Language and the Brain. Your teaching style made me genuinely want to learn the material rather than it feeling forced. I am really happy I took this class and hope to learn more in this field in the future. - Anonymous

Sean LaBounty, Advertising & Public Relations
Last year, I honestly felt like I was going through a crisis trying to decide whether Advertising was the right major for me or if I should be transferring into a completely different school at UT. Upon taking Intro to Advertising Creativity over summer, I felt so much more passionate about my major all thanks to Professor LaBounty. He made the class so fun and I felt so accomplished upon his complements on my team's talents and knowledge. Even though it was only a 5-week online course, he truly made me so excited to be going into this field and I couldn't be more grateful. - Hallie LoFrisco

Jilliane Lagus, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Thank you for working with me on all my papers and being supportive in my questions!! - Sophia Guthrie

Tessa Lancaster, Moody College Staff
Thank you for helping me through my first year of college. The first year interest group class was definitely beneficial to me. Although, we never really had a one-on-one conversation, I felt like this class was a space place to discuss anything. Thank you for everything! I hope we can still keep in contact! - Trina Nguyen

Taeyoung Lee, Journalism and Media
Hi! I just wanted to thank you for being an amazing TA and helping me through my first journalism class of college. You definitely restored the faith I had in myself when it came to being a journalist, which gave me tons of motivation to keep going in what I want to pursue. It is always so fun to talk to you during office hours, and I appreciate your care for the success of your students. :) - Paulina Pearson

Rosemary Lester-Smith, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Thank you for the kindness and patience that you have shown towards me ever since the first time I contacted you. This has been a huge transition in my life and you have helped me throughout this process. I hope to continue learning from you throughout my career! - Nayanika Ghosh

Deb Lewis, Radio-Television-Film
I am a student in your RTF 318 course this semester and throughout all my confusion and doubts about the major, you have encouraged me and all of your students to carry on. You support errors and mishaps as they are innate to the nature of this work. The class feels personal, though it is extremely large and I've never met you in person. It's energetic and engaging, as you take time in diversifying and developing course work that is worldly and expansive. Thank you for all that you do, and for facilitating a very beautiful learning environment. - Anonymous

HyunJoo Lim, Advertising & Public Relations
Thank you for everything this semester! I know that teaching an in person class with some online students can be difficult to manage but you have done a great job! - Hollis Wood

Brad Limov, Journalism and Media
I honestly look forward to your discussion labs every week. I've found that writing and discussing my papers give me a sense of adrenaline and have really emphasized to me how passionate I am about the Moody school at UT.  I am truly so grateful to have you as a TA. Thank you for being part of my academic journey! - Anonymous

Brad Love, Advertising & Public Relations
Thank you for helping me when all looked lost. I had no idea how much your messages and advice for me would help, or your recommendation for the journal over the summer. I have wanted to thank you for quite some time now, but I wasn’t ready to face gratitude or happiness for a long time. Thank you for giving me hope in a dark tunnel. - Anonymous

Mirza Lugo-Neris, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Dr. Lugo, thank you so much for being such an amazing professor this semester! I have loved being in your class and it's great hearing about all your previous experiences and work. You truly care about your students and want them to succeed, so thank you for that! - Ariana Figueroa

Jo Lukito, Journalism and Media
I really enjoyed your lecture in Intro to Comm Foundations, and appreciated the time you took to have a conversation with me in early November. You've sparked my interest in investigative journalism and integrating math and data into reporting, which has helped me see a clearer career path in journalism. Thank you for all the work you do! - Leila Saidane

Alessandro Lunghi, Radio-Television-Film
Thank you for being such a cool TA and helping me out every time I approach you with a question or concern. You've made editing a lot easier and I appreciate that! - Anonymous

Veronica Maciel, Radio-Television-Film
Thank you so much for being an incredible TA. Lab is always so much fun and extremely informative. Thank you for sharing your brilliance, creativity, and knowledge with us this semester. - Anonymous

Katelynn Mansberger, Radio-Television-Film
Thank you so much for making RTF 317 so much fun, your energy in our discussion sections and your understanding about tech issues, assignments, and more, really helped me look forward to going each week. Also, best outfits ever! - Anonymous

Galit Marmor-Lavie, Advertising & Public Relations
Thank you Dr. GML. I truly appreciate the way you teach in class. Not only are you a super understanding professor, but you have a way of keeping students engaged throughout your lecture and helping them remember content easier. Your class has been my favorite so far at UT, and it’s all because of you. Thank you! - Maria Rosciano

Gina Masullo, Journalism and Media 
Thank you Dr. Masullo for keeping class so interesting, relevant, and thought-provoking. I have never left a class before yours so excited to share cool facts I learned with friends or explain why we act the way we do. Your class is consistently exciting and entertaining, not only in the aspect of learning but in growing as people. Thank you for all that you do for all of your students and the UT community. - Faith DuFresne

Tori McCarthy, Radio-Television-Film
Thank you for always being so helpful while class was in session, and even afterwards when I reached out seeking advice. I feel like you genuinely wanted us to understand the material and succeed. I appreciate the time and dedication! :) - Vanessa Buelna

Jennifer McClearen, Radio-Television-Film
I am very thankful that I got to have you as my first professor in the start of my RTF career. You are always so welcoming and you accept everyone’s voices during class. I was very nervous about my first RTF class, as I did not know if I would do well in it, but you made all my worries go away. You are understanding, encouraging and are always there to listen. I appreciate you more than you know! - Anonymous

Matt McCutchin, Advertising & Public Relations
Thank you for an awesome semester! PR348 was a super helpful class and actually finally made me feel like I'm learning things that I can apply once I'm in the workforce. I was also able to use some of the projects as examples of my experience in PR which has allowed me to secure an internship for the spring. - Anonymous 

Ashley McDonald, Communication Studies
I want to thank Professor McDonald for coming to our class everyday with an understanding mindset. She has always made her students feel welcomed and this is one of the few classes I feel comfortable enough asking for help in my work! - Julie Alvear

Christian McDonald, Journalism and Media
Always so appreciative of your friendship and collegiality. So thankful you're here! - Anonymous

Kathleen McElroy, Journalism and Media
I am in awe of your dedication to our students, faculty and staff. You're an excellent leader who gives 100 percent on everything you do. The university is a better place because of you! - Robert Quigley

Stephanie Menhart, Communication Studies
Thank you for being such an amazing professor! You made the class more enjoyable by creating such a relaxed and fun atmosphere! - Anonymous 

Mikayla Mondragon, Advertising & Public Relations
Thank you so much, Mikayla, for facilitating in making my first semester go so smoothly. You have been there for me as a resource, helping my navigate my way through my first semester as a Longhorn. I appreciate all of the time you have dedicated to your students and for all of your hard work. - Brittney O'Quinn

Carly Montagnolo, Communication Studies
I want to thank you for always coming to class and prepared to teach no matter what the class brings for the day. Also, when you are teaching, the environment always feels safe and inclusive for all people. I greatly admire this about your teaching style! I appreciate you giving all students grace regarding all the crazy things going on our lives. - Anonymous

Leece Naxera, Moody College Staff
Hi, Leece!! I just wanted to thank you for always checking in on me. Even though it may seem small, you asking if I’m okay or if my weekend was alright really uplifts my spirits. Thank you for taking it seriously whenever I told you I was struggling mentally. Nobody really checks in on me other than my parents and it’s nice to know someone outa the family cares. You’re very sweet for going outa your way to ask whenever I’m working — I just wanted you to know how much it means to me! - Skye Kidwell

Ciarra Nean-Marzella, Advertising & Public Relations
You have been one of the key reasons why PR305 has been so amazing! Outside of being encouraging, you help students WANT to learn. It can be scary starting a new major/subject matter not directly tied to any previous high school courses. Still, through both your and Dr. Junker's help, Public Relations is presented as a facet of creativity. PR was presented as a pioneer land of opportunity rather than a dubious terrain filled with high-stakes responsibilities. Both of those aspects can be true, but getting to see why people love what they do firsthand is a gift I'll always appreciate. - Dagmawit (Demi) Worke

Megan Nunneley, Moody College Staff
I appreciate you answering all my emails. It definitely relieved some stress when I knew that I was being heard. As a student at a school as big as UT, it helped to have someone to reach out to personally and to have answers to my questions. - Anonymous

Damon O'Brien, Moody College Staff
I'm so grateful every day for your positive and can-do attitude. Your kind spirit and upbeat demeanor are truly an example for your team to follow! - Theresa Thomas

Xavier Oaks, Moody College Staff
Thank you Xavier!! You have always been so helpful with any questions, comments and concerns I have regarding my classes and my degree plan. Registration is always a stressful time for me and finding classes seems impossible but you always effectively break it down and help me see it's really not that bad. - Anonymous 

Jeeyun Oh, Advertising & Public Relations
Thank you Dr. Oh for helping me discover my love for research and for teaching me how to approach research and ask important research questions. - Anonymous

Faith Osterberg, Communication Studies
Thank you for being my teacher assistant. You were always so helpful in whatever I needed. I know being a teacher assistant can be hard at times, so thank you for doing it and being there for us when it was needed. - Anonymous

Katey Outka, Journalism and Media
Katey is an amazing boss and professor. She puts so much energy into students and provides day to day guidance. She steps up wherever it is needed and has taught me so much about podcasting and being a journalist. She provides such a rich learning experience! I am so thankful to have spent the last year working with her at The Drag. - Anonymous 

Saul Palomo, Communication Studies
The Communication Studies website has been refreshed, rejuvenated and looks great.  This is no small task and could not have been successful without you.  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. - Jennifer Betancourt

Cindy Patino, Moody College Staff
Thank you so much for guiding me through my first semester as a freshman at UT. Your FIG lectures have helped me more than you know and I am extremely grateful I had that resource when first entering college. Thank you for taking the time to meet with me to answer my questions, you have always been kind and gracious. I hope to continue coming to you for advice and mentoring. Thanks so much for everything, I appreciate you! - Anonymous

Vincent Peña, Journalism and Media
Thank you so much for your passion to help all of us in J301 not only learn, but thrive. Your review sessions are highly insightful, and your breadth of knowledge in journalism is, in my opinion, a large factor in my success in the class. I thoroughly enjoyed our News of the Day meetings during office hours. I dislike giving presentations, but you have always made me feel comfortable and confident when I do present. Not only this but you promote meaningful conversation and provide excellent feedback, which I know will aid me in all my future journalistic endeavors. - Anonymous 

Becky Pettit, Communication Studies
I loved your visual sociology class! It really added to my first-year experience and I greatly enjoyed the photography assignments and your teaching style. Thanks for a great class and a great welcome to the university! - Anonymous

Madison Phelan, Advertising & Public Relations
Thank you for taking time to help me look through my materials and strategize when class got tough! - Anonymous

Allicyn Phillips, Student Advising
Thank you for making advising appointments so fun and easy! You have been a tremendous help in getting me where I am now. Grateful for all that you do! - Anonymous

Mackenzie Pike, Communication Studies
I saw this pop up on my canvas and although I do not have time to fully type out why I appreciate you I thought it was a great opportunity to briefly tell you that you have been my favorite professor at UT! You make class engaging and actually fun to attend, and I definitely can't say that for most of my professors. Keep doing what you're doing! I know myself and the rest of my section loves you! - Rae Datt

Jennifer Porras, Moody College Staff
You have been amazing in helping me transition into UT. Having a support group of people in my same major was much more helpful than I thought it would be. Having you there for any questions I had made everything less stressful, and you are just a fun and wonderful person to be around, so thank you! - Anonymous

Kate Pounders, Advertising & Public Relations
I want to thank Dr. Pounders for an amazing semester. This is my second semester taking one of her classes, and she continues to be one of my favorite teachers ever. Her compassion towards her students demonstrates a very understanding, caring attitude rarely seen in a college cut-throat environment. Her energy and enthusiasm poured into the lectures is really contagious (I know we are in a pandemic, pun not intended lol) and much needed after having been learning online for far too long. Thank you Dr. Pounder's for a great semester of content, discussions and lectures!! - Anonymous

Courtney Powers, Communication Studies 
Thank you Professor Powers for being such a happy, understanding, and up-beat professor. You were one of my first professors here at UT in the midst of all the COVID chaos and made it such

Emily Quigley, Journalism and Media
Thank you for teaching me so much this year. I am thankful that I got you as my professor this semester. You have honestly been so understanding and supportive to everyone in the class. There wasn't one day in the lab that I felt lost or that I couldn't ask a question if I needed help. I am truly grateful to have had a great professor like you and I hope to have more. Professor Quigley, you have changed my perspective on journalism and have made me want to become a better writer and reporter. Again, thank you for helping me this semester and teaching me the basics that I need to be successful. - Miranda Cazares

Robert Quigley, Journalism and Media
I wanted to say thank you for coming in and speaking to my FIG class. I had been nervous and uncertain about journalism and figuring out if it was really something I wanted to pursue. When you came in to talk to us, you helped me remember that journalism is something I want to make a career out of, and you got me excited for your class next semester. So I want to thank you for reassuring my pursuit of journalism and helping me find a new passion for it. :) - Anonymous

Simon Quiroz, Radio-Television-Film
Simon is a great great instructor! Though I was only able to take his class through Zoom, he was always super attentive and available to us whenever we needed him. Color correction is such a technical jungle gym and Simon teaches with energy and confidence. It was great getting to learn so much from him during his class. He has such a welcoming and always ready to help attitude that I would like to have moving forward in my professional career. Super thankful to have gotten the opportunity to be his student. - Anonymous

Dina Inman Ramgolam, Communication Studies
Dr. Ramgolam works tirelessly to making the learning experience for her students enjoyable and yet she never fails to show them compassion and understanding. She is such wonderful professor and I have learned so much from her. I could not have picked a better person to work as a ULA for. - Iman Sheikh

Ivan Ramos, Radio-Television-Film
Thank you for being so conversational and attentive to the success scholar students! I really enjoyed bowling and air hockey with you and the other peers. - Anonymous

Rohitash Rao, Advertising & Public Relations
Intro to advertising creativity is one of the best classes I've taken so far at UT. It has given me such insight to really understand the world of advertising clearly and have a sense of comfort knowing what jobs I can see myself having. The class was a perfect balance of fun and work, which made a comfortable environment. I have such a more clear understanding of how the industry works while having had an extremely fun time in class. Thank you so much for your hard work and fun!! - Anonymous

Anita Ray, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Thank you for always supporting our clients and the learning of our students. I appreciate all that you do as you wrangle with insurance for our clients (and much, much more)! You're the! - Anonymous

Madeleine Redlick, Communication Studies
Hi Dr. Redlick! I’d like to thank you for being such an amazing and engaging professor throughout the entire semester. I always look forward to watching your livestreams for COM 301E, as you enhance the virtual learning atmosphere in such a way that I am able to comprehend and connect with the content that you relay in every class session. I also really appreciate how kind you are as a person, as your genuine words have helped me get through some difficult times this semester. Thank you so much! – Gina Karmazin

Erin Reilly, Advertising & Public Relations
Erin, in the short time I have known you, you have fundamentally reshaped the way that I see the world and what’s possible within it. When you teach, I am filled with inspiration and motivation to build the future, not just operate inside of it. As I’ve gotten older, I've seen how many people wake up and dread the work they have to do that day. As your student, it seems you wake up with joy each morning and truly love the work that you do. Your passion and energy have proven to me that life can be fun and enjoyable if you just focus on doing what you love and creating what you want to exist. - Zane Giordano

Alex Remington, Radio-Television-Film
Alex has always been such a helpful TA and makes everyone in the class feel very welcomed. I know if I need any sort of help in RTF 317 I can always reach out to him. Along with his help in school work, he has given very great advice as someone studying film in terms of the industry, his opinion on Austin's industry specifically, and grad school. Thank you Alex for being an awesome TA and sharing your film knowledge with your students as well as being a great person to talk to in general. - Anonymous 

Nathaniel Repay, Communication Studies
I cannot thank you enough for your guidance throughout this semester. Your class was the first class I attended as a college student, and while it was slightly intimidating, your thorough lectures, enthusiasm, and genuine support in the classroom transformed my love for 306M! I not only grew to appreciate the course, but thanks to your dedication to the students, I developed a lot more confidence in my performance, knowledge, and communication skills. I will remain grateful for the time spent in office hours polishing my outline and for the positive reinforcement throughout the semester! - Daniella Nassar

Emily Ries, Radio-Television-Film
Thank you for being such a great ULA and executive producer this semester!! - Anonymous

Luis Rivera-Figueroa, Radio-Television-Film
Luis, after 2 semesters I now definitely know you're the greatest TA I've ever had! You're fun and also control the class well. Super relatable and you seem like you'd be a great friend! I really love your class and enjoy talking to you. Thanks for being such a great TA -- the perfect combo of on your stuff and also very funny and willing to have fun and not be unnecessarily serious. - Alec Mansky

Kevin Robbins, Journalism and Media
He makes every class fun and tries his best to connect to every student. He includes new and old content to help our class truly understand the message he is conveying. He truly cares and is excited to teach. - Anonymous 

Laurel Rogers, Radio-Television-Film
Thanks for helping me this semester as my TA for RTF 317. I enjoy the discussion sections very much. They're enlightening as well as enjoyable and you're also great to speak with if I have any issues with class. Have a great break! - Alex Katsuleres

Amanda Russell, Advertising & Public Relations
Thank you for your awesome class and your influencer marketing insight. I have referred back to your book for my internship several times. - Anonymous

Genelle Sanders, Communication Studies
I would like to thank Ms. Sanders for being a very helpful and understanding professor throughout the entire semester. When I was down in my academics, she was there checking in on me often and offering her services as much as she could. With this being my first semester at UT Austin it was nice to see that professors do have their students' interests at heart and want us to succeed. Again, thank you Ms. Sanders for being an inspiration to me this semester! - Anonymous

Melissa Santillana, Radio-Television-Film
Thank you for being such an amazing teacher, rtf307 was one of the best classes I had. You made it so entertaining. - Anonymous

John Schwartz, Journalism and Media
Thank you for treating your students like real-life journalists! I genuinely feel like I am able to take an active role in my own learning while also having the full support of the professors. Pitching our ideas, doing the news drills, and being encouraged to get out and find stories that actually interest us makes me feel like a real journalist and makes me so happy to be a part of this class. You turned a seemingly tedious prerequisite class into something that I can actually put into my journalist tool belt. Thank you for all that you do! - Anonymous

Pratik Shah, Advertising & Public Relations
Pratik, I want to thank you for working alongside me all throughout the semester to help me accomplish our final marketing pitch. You have been unwavering in your support and always email me back promptly if I have questions. Also, thank you for collaborating with Octavio and providing me with a reference note to help me live out my dream of studying abroad. - Anonymous 

Seham Siddiqui, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
I took your developmental language class this last spring and I did not get to properly thank you then. Not only did I enjoy the class, but you made sure everyone was able to understand the content we were learning. You made the class easy to follow and interesting. You truly cared for the students and that is highly appreciated. - Anonymous 

Brett Siegel, Radio-Television-Film
Thank you for such an amazing year in RTF 317! I wanted to show some appreciation for how you run our class, specifically how you foster discussion. The environment is always so participatory and enjoyable that I can feel my peers and I having a good time, and this is evident as there's always active discussions. Even though film is my passion, class isn't always this fun, but I'm glad to know it can be. Thank you for an amazing semester! - Elijah Bowman

Asma Sifaoui, Advertising & Public Relations
Hi Asma! I just wanted to say thank you for how terrific you have been this semester, for giving us discussion posts that truly ignite a fuel to learn more about the world around us. It is so insane to me, seeing the topics we discuss in class be genuinely reflected in our career field, knowing that we will likely face issues just like those we are currently reading and writing about. Thank you for helping prepare us for those likely moments, Asma, for challenging us, and for being a wonderful TA this semester. Happy holidays, I hope that you have such a nice break :) - Daniela Woodin

Keri Stephens, Communication Studies
Thank you so much for all that you do to make the life of your students more enjoyable, engaging, and for always giving us the best advice. Your Building Sales Relationships class has taught me so much in the realm of sales that I plan on applying to my next internship, job, and to my everyday life. You've always been so kind to me ever since we first met last year, and I'm always so appreciative of the career advice you give me. You show a genuine interest in your students, and I can tell you want the best for us. Thanks again for being one of the best professors I've ever had. - Andrew Paape

Sascha Stone, Radio-Television-Film
Thank you Sascha for genuinely having one of the most interesting courses at UT. I've always been intrigued by the music business and I displayed that to you and you helped me be able to attend your class. I thank you for your interest in educating the students, I thank you for your passion when speaking to class, and I thank you for bringing amazing guest speakers that can share their experiences and knowledge with us. Happy to say I have attended Sascha Stone's famous class on the music business. Thank you and happy holidays! - Gaby Tellez

Kristen Sussman, Advertising & Public Relations
Kristen has been my TA for three different classes and in each class she has been so helpful. She is understanding and makes the learning environment comfortable. She explains everything so there is no confusion and is always willing to help in any way she can. I love having her as a TA and she makes every class (even the really hard ones) a positive experience. - Anonymous

Anya Swanson, Radio-Television-Film
Anya has been an amazing TA and role model. She’s incredibly intelligent and kind!!! I’m so thankful that she’s willing to share her knowledge with us. She encourages us to challenge ourselves, and her many personal stories she’s shared show us that we can overcome anything. If I had anyone at UT that’s motivated me to become a better filmmaker, she would be my first thought. :) - Anonymous

James Tandy, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Mr. James is an awesome linguistics teacher (regardless of whether he's officially a "professor" yet or not!). He passion for and experience in the linguistics field fill each class day with interesting topics and immersive conversation. Mr. James does a fantastic job of keeping students engaged, whether on Zoom or in the classroom. He's approachable, compassionate, and accommodating, and genuinely cares about his students learning. Though I'm not a linguistics major, I would love to see James Tandy continuing his professional career here, as a professor in LIN or Moody, generally. - Marlene Weis

Mallary Tenore, Journalism and Media
Hi Professor Tenore! I wanted to thank you for such a great semester! I really enjoyed J317 and found myself genuinely excited to attend each week. The assignments pushed me to become a better writer and learn how to better communicate with adults via interviews. This is my favorite class I've taken so far at UT and you are the best and most kind professor I've met here! Thank you again for a great semester. - Rhee Breheny

Clayton Terry-Gonsalves, Communication Studies 
Thank you so much for guiding me through my essay ideas during office hours! Your patience helped me feel more supported this semester! - Anonymous 

Theresa Thomas, Moody College Staff
The MCSS Seminar has been a place of learning and support for students who may not have all of the tools to succeed in a college environment. I just wanted to thank you for your dedication to the program and for your dedication to the students. I have resources. I have help. I have opportunities. Thank you for helping me realize that. - Anonymous

Todd Thompson, Radio-Television-Film
You've been such a great resource this semester! You're super knowledgeable, and I'm so glad I took your class. Thank you for being so patient, and for being such a great teacher! - Anonymous

Natalie Tindall, Advertising & Public Relations
A shout out to Natalie Tindall for advocating and getting approval for the Inaugural Jerome Williams Lecture in Race, Media, and the Marketplace. This is a wonderful tribute to our former colleague, who was a trailblazer and a giant in research on racial issues related to advertising and public relations. Thank you, Natalie, for this important contribution! - Meme Drumwright

Zoe Tzanis, Journalism and Media
Thank you, Zoe, for your constructive and productive feedback on my assignments that help me with my writing and expression of ideas! - Anonymous

Sebastián Valdivieso, Radio-Television-Film
Understanding a new software can be overwhelming as it requires methodical repetition and proficient use of video-related technology. You were always generous with your time and open to adapt the content of your lessons to better suit the cohort's needs. I deeply appreciate the commitment, patience and consideration you brought to my learning experience and wanted to thank you for it. - Mauricio Hernández

Lucy Atkinson, Advertising & Public Relations
I took her class this summer, and I learned a tremendous amount. This was definitely the content of a full semester class in 6 weeks! She did a great job organizing the material in short lecture modules and integrating the reading along with them. She didn't have a TA, but she answers questions quickly and helpfully. I'd never done anything like an ad critique, but she helped me understand what that was and learn how to do it. I really appreciated how she combined American history, culture, and technological development to provide a fantastic overview of advertising and its effect on the US. - Ann Sellers

Micah Barber, Radio-Television-Film
Thank you for being a cool and understanding professor. It means a lot to have your support, especially when I mentioned wanting to make the move to NYC, and it'll always be something I remember fondly. I hope we can keep in touch throughout my academic and professional career! - Kai Evangelista

Joshua Barbour, Communication Studies
Thank you for teaching "Communicating with Patients" with such enthusiasm and support, especially during this time. I really enjoyed learning about the diversity of perspectives of healthcare, and I will definitely try to implement them in my future career as a physician. - Hira Asim

Ben Bays, Radio-Television-Film
Thank you for being such an upstanding professor! I appreciate the evening office hours, your upbeat attitude, and willingness to answer questions that aren't directly related to the class material. Every time we have a conversation, I learn something totally new. Not only have you engaged me with your class, what I've learned thus far increased the quality of work in my other classes as well. :D To top it all off, you always present yourself with the most welcoming smile and encouraging attitude, which is what I need during this pandemic. I hope to be as great of a professor like you one day. - Roxanne Springman

Tamara Bell, Advertising & Public Relations
Professor Bell is hands down the best professor I have had so far in college. I believe she will still be by the time I graduate. I dreaded taking journalism until I was actually in her class. She is so smart and she conveys what she is teaching better than any teacher I have had. She is encouraging and goes the extra mile for her students. She teaches in a way that her students can take what they learn and apply it in her class and in the future. I am so thankful I took her class and had her as a teacher. She has taught me so much I will take with me in my career. - Jamie Burns

Anne Bormann, Moody Staff
Who starts a new job in the midst of a pandemic? Anne - that's who.  I know the journey has been challenging at times, new and unusual processes and procedures in our CMS world.  I am thankful for your courage, your tenacity, your flexibility....CMS is so lucky to have you on we grow stronger and wiser in the coming our current grads and the cohorts to come...Cheers and Thank you. - Jennifer Betancourt

Clare Boyle, Moody Staff
Clare knows everything about everything and is always willing to help, no matter how busy she is. She's one of my favorite people at the university because of her good humor and her dedication to always doing a job the right way. I personally would often be lost without her. - Anonymous

Katie Bradford, Communication Studies
You have been very caring towards your students and you have made a significant impact on my college journey. You have made the transition from high school to university less stressful and for that I thank you. I know I have only just begun but I will remember you fondly on my graduation day as someone who made scary times less frightening. - Anonymous

Barry Brummett, Communication Studies
Thank you for your leadership, your patience, your humor; your style, your hats, your canes, your Honors day tributes, your Dean's meeting notes, your baked goods, your dinner gatherings, your travel stories from China, your wonderful works of art, your technology woes...and wins, and so, so much more.  We have weathered the CMS storms together and I am so grateful and thankful for the journey. I look forward to the adventures to come. Virtual is not my favorite environment, but hope to see Santa on the screen for Christmas!  Huge virtual Hugs to one of my most favorite persons!!! - Jennifer Betancourt

Mark Bunting, Advertising & Public Relations
Hi Professor Bunting! I was in your first ever MOD discussion on Communication Entrepreneurship. I really enjoyed our discussion that day and it really opened my eyes to the opportunities present within Moody and what the world can offer. Thank you! Even though I am not an advertising major, I hope maybe one day I can take one of your classes or we can work together. - Marylynn Alvarado

Suzanne Burdick, Communication Studies
Suzanne, you are such a sweet and kind person and great TA. It felt very divided in our class at times and it felt so good to really be able to talk to you and understand my feelings and position. You’re a very smart and talented individual and inspire to be like you. I wish nothing but the absolute best and hope we can cross each other again. - Esmeralda Negrete

Courtney Byrd, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Dr. Byrd, thank you so much! You are a phenomenal teacher and an awesome human being. Thank you so much for all your support throughout my time at UT as a student. Lots of gratitude and well wishes! - Sara Akhund

Kathy Cacace, Radio-Television-Film
What a true pleasure it has been to be your student. I've learned far more than I ever thought I could have in media class. Your delivery style, organization and overall knowledge made the class fun and retainable. Thank you for being a great professor. - Christopher Bush

Erica Campbell, Moody Staff
Erica, I'm really thankful that you're our ULA for ADV 345J! Your study guide and review sessions were extremely helpful and prepared me for the exams. I appreciate that you took so much time helping our class and spent hours during review sessions going over material and making sure we understood. Thank you! - Anonymous

Julia Campbell, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Thanks so much for so many things. I appreciate that you keep critical thinking in the foreground of your lessons. I also appreciate all of the resources that you provide in your courses that will extend well beyond our time here. I also appreciate your guidance on research matters, despite that I am a clinical-track student. Lastly, I really appreciate how well organized your course lectures, readings, and syllabi have been.  - Kristopher Brown

Marisela Campos, Moody Staff
It's hard to believe it's been less than a year, but you have transformed our department! Thank you for all of the passion, creativity, and hard work you have brought to this role. In addition to excelling at all of the countless administrative tasks this role involves, your initiatives towards increasing student engagement, uplifting minority voices, and providing opportunities for dialogue with savvy media professionals have been tremendous successes. Your mark on RTF will be long-lasting. - Elana Wakeman

Lizzie Chen, Moody Staff
Lizzie is kind, patient, caring and embodies empathy. She is a light to everyone around her! Very thankful for her and her kind heart. - Leigh Dougal

Fan Yin Cheng, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Fan Yin is the most dedicated, caring, and supportive TA I have ever had. She has been an amazing resource throughout this semester. Throughout all the challenges we've faced this semester, she has been so thoughtful in accommodating to our needs. She goes above and beyond in every break out session to not only review materials from the course, but welcomes any and all questions which she answers in thorough detail. Her approachability has made the biggest impact on my success in this course. I could not thank her enough for giving me such a positive perspective on learning and growth! - Hailey Shuman

Erica Ciszek, Advertising & Public Relations
Dr. Ciszek, What a crazy interesting year it has been for everyone! We, as students, know that teaching always has an element of unpredictability to it. While the current circumstances present many new challenges for everyone, you are doing a great job as my professor this semester. Thank you for your patience and compassion during this time. I truly enjoyed having you as my professor for ADV353 and look forward to taking your PR348 course next semester. YOU are appreciated and are a hero during this trying time. - Anonymous

Renita Coleman, Journalism and Media
Thank you for being so positive and reassuring in such a troublesome time. I always look forward to attending your class because you make it a fun, interactive, and entertaining learning space. I will really miss having your class when the semester is over. Thank you for all that you do! - Carly Segura

Robyn Croft, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
I didn't even have a class with you this year, but out of all of the professors I have had you are the one that stood out most to me. I took Phonetics with you and it quickly became my favorite topic I have learned about in SLH. You were caring to your students and goofy and it made the class time something I really looked forward to. Out of the three years I've been studying here, you were the one that made me really excited for the path I was on, so much so that I would show anyone I knew how I could transcribe words that they said haha! Thank you for being so great! - Lea Bohnenberger 

Joe Cutbirth, Communication Studies
I am still thankful for the effort you put into pivoting your Leadership Stories class, especially due to the changing social landscape in summer 2020. It was literally life-changing as I have now gone on to recognize and am actively building my own leadership story. Hopefully making that last assignment in the class a reality for myself. I am constantly learning about others' experiences and how challenging it is to lead. There is much leaning into vulnerability, courage, and self-acceptance. Thank you for your insistence on the meaning of words & guidance to dig deeper into people's lives. - Anonymous

Natalie Czimskey, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Thank you for your engaging classes and bubbly self! I can tell how deeply you care about your students and the SLP/AUD field. I’m so grateful you are my professor as your learning style is comforting and interesting! That’s why I’m in your class next semester :) I’m thankful to have educators like you in my life during this time. - Anonymous

Tracy Dahlby, Journalism and Media
Thank you for your tutelage and mentorship. Fundamental Issues and Long-Form Feature Writing were the bookends to my academic career at UT. Your experience and wisdom motivated me to overcome my own doubt and insecurities. The discussion of 'psychic income' early on hinted I was in the right place at the right time. While in your classes I felt seen, accepted and ready to commit to my career and growth. Outside of class I appreciated your kind hellos and our candid conversations during office hours. I'm grateful you are a part of my story and I hope we stay in touch! - Anonymous

René Dailey, Communication Studies
Dr. Dailey brings joy to class, making attending class an enjoyable time. She is kind, gives everyone a chance to speak up or write their thoughts in the class chat, and provides real life examples to make the class understand the content in the best way. She listens to feedback and truly wants to give students the best learning space. I am so thankful for Dr. Dailey! - Anonymous

James Dalthorp, Advertising & Public Relations
Thank you so much for your continuous support and kindness. You have helped me grow more confident in following my dreams. I don't know where I would be without your guidance and knowledge. You have truly been a mentor and help to me like no other. I wish you the best holiday season and I hope to keep in touch. I owe you so much and words cannot explain how much you have done for me over the past few months. Thank you for believing in me and helping guide my passion. Professors that truly care like you are few and far between. You will always be a large part of my life journey. Thank you! - Kylan Perry 

John Daly, Communication Studies
Dr. Daly is one of the most engaging professors I have ever had the pleasure of learning from in my academic career. He cares so much about each of his students (even though there are typically over 300 people in his Interpersonal Communication course) and really focuses on using examples of class concepts that are not only relevant but intensely funny. I always looked forward to going to his lectures the most out of any of my other classes; Dr. Daly crafts a really wonderful learning environment and I would jump at the chance to take another course that he teaches! - Julia Bennett

Hayley Daniels, Radio-Television-Film
Thank you so much for being such a great TA! I can tell you really care about how available you are to your students, and I appreciate your willingness to jump on a zoom call last minute! You're super funny and a joy to be around! I'll miss you next semester! - Amanda Russell

Diana Dawson, Journalism and Media
She has found a way to make us feel like everything that we are experiencing is normal and warranted. Whether it be stress about school, the election, or something that we are dealing with outside of class, Mrs. Dawson makes sure to be there for all of us. - Caroline Young

Liesbeth Demaer, Moody Staff
Liesbeth, as this chapter of my life, is coming to an end, I want to thank you for all your help from the day I was on that waiting list till today. You have been an extremely supportive and helpful coordinator. I am so grateful to have had you at Moody College as an advisor. You rock! keep staying phenomenal! - Sara Akhund

Natalie Devlin, Advertising & Public Relations
I want to thank you because in the middle of chaos and what it felt like the world falling down. Your online teaching and impressive, intelligent and creative videos kept me motivated and showed me a way to keep going through this very hard moment. Thank you for being such a professional and motivating professor. Its people like you that move the world. You can´t imagine how much I smiled and laughed, while I was learning. I am convinced you should be recognized. - Claudia Aguilar

Lisa Dobias, Advertising & Public Relations
Season's greetings! I hope that you and your family have a restful fall and winter break. Thank you for giving the fall 2020 TM&A cohort a warm welcome (despite our virtual classroom)! With every meeting we have, I leave feeling more energized and ready to dig deeper into the research. Our class has kept me busy in the best way possible and I love the energy you outpour towards us. Thank you for a great first semester of the TM&A sequence. I'm so grateful for the friends that I have made in the class and the knowledge that I've gained. Wishing you and yours good health and happiness. - Bree Trinh

Erin Donovan, Communication Studies
I feel so privileged to have had Professor Donovan as an instructor and mentor. Her lectures were some of the most memorable I had in college. Her research is compelling to read; always an insightful look at health communication from a perspective that fosters her inherently empathetic character and demeanor. Professor Donovan's dedication to her students is undeniable. She is an exceptional communicator, scholar, and role model. I'm thankful to continue learning from her long after I've left her class and wish her a wonderful Thanksgiving! - Hussain Alkhafaji

Minette (Meme) Drumwright, Advertising & Public Relations
I have probably never had a more accessible supervisor and unwavering advocate than Meme Drumwright.  She has quickly and thoroughly answered all of my many questions, advocated for my future at UT even when not asked, and given countless pieces of great advice that have helped make me more successful.  I would not have had such a great first term on the UT faculty without her!  Thanks! - Anonymous

Matthew Eastin, Advertising & Public Relations
Thank you for supporting me and my studies when I was going through health complications that made it really hard for me to keep up with my classes. You really eased my stress and made it enjoyable for me to do the work I missed and continue the class. I have enjoyed this course a lot and have loved having you as a professor! - Maya Talamantez

Monike Garabieta, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Ms. Monike is the greatest clinical supervisor and I am so thankful to have spent my first semester of graduate school under her wing! She has taught me so much and is always helping me grow! She supports me, motivates me, encourages me, and so much more. Thank you for all you do!! - Anonymous

Joshua Gunn, Communication Studies
Thank you for your humanity and levity this semester. You continually reached out to students to check in to ensure we were receiving support through this semester. We had a particularly helpful conversation via email this semester that helped me feel so much less alone in my stress relating to this pandemic. Aside from that, your class has been really cool and exposed me to films and readings I wouldn't have explored on my own. Thank you again for everything! - Anonymous

Sascha Stone Guttfreund, Radio-Television-Film
Sascha is the only professor that has made zoom engaging and a functioning learning environment, and having his class every week is like an exhale from all the zoom-burnout. He has taught me so much, been so gracious with his time and resources, and I have no idea where I'd be without him and his class. He has made me feel like my career is possible and has helped me feel like I actually have control over it and given me a grasp on the music industry, and I know every other student feels the exact same. THANK YOU SASCHA !!!! - Susannah Joffe

Delaney Harness, Communication Studies
Delaney's class has truly been a delight to be a part of! She is constantly checking in on her students and is always willing to help us. She really wants her students to succeed, not only in her class but in their professional lives as well. I am thankful to have a professor who makes me feel like I can go to them for school advice or professional/life advice.  I would recommend everybody to take her class! Thank you Delaney for being a great, progressive, kind professor! - Bailey Rubal

Roderick Hart, Communication Studies
Dr. Hart! I love your class. You make political narratives so interesting and it makes me wish I was taking this class in person. I also really appreciate the comments you leave when you grade our exams. You're awesome!!! thank you :) - Anonymous

Jonathan Henson, Communication Studies
I really appreciated the time Jonathan gave me when I reached out to him. I was a 1st year applying to transfer in to Moody from COLA & I really enjoyed his class and the environment. After that is when I reached out and asked him to be my mentor for grad school  and I’m so grateful that he was able to give me that time to help me out. Being 1st-gen in a big school can be really hard, and Jonathan was a big inspiration for me to achieve great things. Thank you. - Esmeralda Negrete

Don Howard, Radio-Television-Film
Thank you Don for believing in me. You've made me open to making films in a different way, and I could not have completed my films without your help. - Anonymous

Thomas Johnson, Journalism and Media
Even though this semester has been tough, I ALWAYS look forward to your class. Your memes, dad jokes, and enthusiasm for the class always put a smile on my face and re-energize me when I'm feeling burnt out. Everyone in the class can tell how much effort you put into making zoom engaging and fun, and we all appreciate it so much. This has by far been my favorite course I've taken at UT. Yes, the content was really interesting, but the reason why I (and the rest of the class) love it so much, is you! Thank you so much for all your hard work. And I really do think you'll be the next Alex Trebek! - Ellie Rudy

Corinne Jones, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Thank you Dr. Jones for consistently providing the best virtual learning experience I've had in my 8 years of college.  Additionally, in my undergraduate level dysphagia course, it was presented as scary, mysterious, and frankly boring. Thank you for presenting dysphagia in an interesting, approachable way that has sparked a passion for dysphagia management and advocacy.  Thank you for being an advocate for evidence-based and ethical practice. I truly feel that I have a solid foundation in dysphagia education that I will forever build upon. - Anonymous

Jennifer Jones Barbour, Communication Studies
Dr. JB is one of those professors who I will lock back at my college career and remember for a long time as she has left a lasting impact on me. As an incoming freshman in the face of a pandemic, there are few professors like Dr. JB who make the process easier and welcoming. Her diverse background along with her cheerful and energetic nature makes everyone in her class comfortable. She is so fun and insightful to talk to. I was able to really connect with her experiences and no matter how tired you are, entering her class and seeing her excitement can get you excited and eager to learn. - Anonymous

Dave Junker, Advertising & Public Relations
Thank you for taking the time to stay after lectures to continue talking with students about coursework as well as current events, and for being such a patient professor. While this year was quite eventful in itself, I credit you for my increased watching of the news and reading NPR for our weekly quizzes to stay updated on current events. You have taught me a lot about public relations that I hope to apply to my future career in the industry. I'm so glad to have taken your class this semester; I was definitely challenged to think differently while taking your course. - Madison Morris

Lee Ann Kahlor, Advertising & Public Relations
Kahlor has done an exceptional job at making sure students feel safe, heard, and valued this semester. It was so reassuring to see a professor care as much as she did. Thank you. - Anonymous

Sangeeta Kamdar, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
I just wanted to say thank you! You have made my first semester of clinics and graduate school fun and engaging, and I have learned so much in a short period of time. I look forward to our Monday clinics! Thank you for everything you have done to help make this highly stressful time less stressful. I cannot wait to learn more from you! - Anonymous

Stuart Kelban, Radio-Television-Film
Thank you for the creativity, research, and tireless dedication you displayed to create a system for students to safely continue with their productions during Covid. - Anonymous

Guan-Soon Khoo, Advertising & Public Relations
I just wanted to thank him because he's been such a fantastic professor this semester and I learned so much in his "Creativity in American Culture" class. He was engaging, funny, and incredibly flexible about making changes to his syllabus to accommodate students' heavy work load and genuinely cares about their well-being. Taking this class genuinely changed the way I look at American advertising and mainstream media, so needless to say I am excited to take more of his classes in the future! - Natasha Sagar

Karen Kocher, Radio-Television-Film
Thank you so much for being an amazing professor during this unfortunate situation. Having such a passionate and understanding professor at this time means a lot to probably not just me, but the rest of my peers as well. I've loved your class so much, and it has only reassured my decision to pursue editing as a lifelong career. Thank you for all the effort and time you have put into creating a wonderful experience of a course. I hope you have a great and safe Thanksgiving! - Anonymous

Sean Labounty, Advertising & Public Relations
Thank you for helping our semester online still be enriching and worthwhile. While the course content was helpful, I'll keep growing for years with the mindset of chasing creativity you instilled. - Anonymous

Rosemary Lester-Smith, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Thank you for asking for mid-semester course feedback in Anatomy and Physiology and for taking our responses so seriously. It seemed like a substantial amount of additional work that you and Fan Yin put in to make adjustments during this challenging and unusual time. I feel that you deeply care about our ability and opportunity to learn the material, beyond the scope of this class. - Hannah Zesch

Deborah Lewis, Radio-Television-Film
Thank you for your guidance and amazing teaching this Fall 2020 semester! I really learned a ton and I think that this is the most fun I have ever had in a UT class! All of the guest speakers were great and I am really grateful we got to hear from so many people. Thank you. - Joshua Paredes

Mira Lippold-Johnson, Radio-Television-Film
Thank you for being such a guiding light in this first semester! Through the MODD sessions and RTF events you given the best advice with the best energy, thank you! - Anonymous

Chang Liu, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
I am so grateful to have such a knowledgeable, and kind professor in my first semester at UT. You make sure to check in with how we are doing in learning the material, as well as checking in on our well beings as individuals. I know having to coordinate and schedule time with your students here, as well as the students from the numerous universities in China is not always easy, but having this experience is something I will remember forever. I feel grateful that you made the distance between us not seem so far as we social distance. Thank you! - Natalie Young

Brad Love, Advertising & Public Relations
During this time of uncertainty and extreme hardships, Dr. Love has been exceptionally understanding and supporting of his students. He has always made sure to ask us about our well-being before any school work matters. He also always takes the time to adjust his classwork so that we are not overwhelmed by our life outside of school AND in school. There are very few professors who have adapted to this new environment, and I just want to thank Dr. Love for going above and beyond the expectations of a professor. - Anonymous

Galit Marmor-Lavie, Advertising & Public Relations
Dr. Marmor-Lavie has been one professor that has connected with me and made me want to learn for the first time in my life. I have had good teachers but Professor Galit goes above and beyond to make sure her students understand content and take it to heart. She cares about her work as well as her students and it shows. Thank you for having me in your course this semester; I hope I can continue to work with you in the future. Keep doing what you're doing because you are doing it all right. - Anonymous

Zelly Martin, Journalism and Media
Zelly has been amazing TA in Media Law. She's gone above and beyond my expectations! She's thoughtful and patient with students. During a stressful semester, she's brought a sense of calm to the course. - Anonymous

Madeline Maxwell, Communication Studies
Thank you, Dr. Maxwell, for such a great semester! I have loved your class. I'm so thankful for you because you have been readily available for your students and especially during this time, you have shown us how much you care. Knowing that has brought me motivation throughout the semester. Of course, you've also put together very interesting material for us to learn how to have better relationships and resolve conflicts that are inevitably part of our daily interactions. I will carry this knowledge and new perspective with me for the rest of my life, and I am grateful to you for that. - Anonymous

Jennifer McClearen, Radio-Television-Film
Dr. McClearen has been by far one of the most caring professors I've ever had!! She is so accommodating and wants to see her students succeed, and she really goes out of her way to ensure that every student feels safe and included in her class. She even made a really impactful quiz for us to check in with ourselves during these weird times. Thank you Dr. McClearen for everything you do! You are truly amazing!! - Amanda Edwards

Matt McCutchin, Advertising & Public Relations
Thank you for being the most understanding, encouraging, and accessible professor I've ever had. You are truly a teacher who just gets it! You are always compassionate towards your students, especially this semester, which means the world to us. I appreciate that you're honest with us, you encourage us to take healthy risks, and allow us to use our creativity and imagination in our projects. If a student asks you for feedback before turning in an assignment, you help them out and direct them to success. Your passion for teaching and more importantly, your students, does not go un-noticed. - Anonymous

Rachel Mersey, Moody Staff
Rachel is a connection-maker. She hasn't been here long, but she's already introduced me to people I didn't know I needed to know. She has a positive and support approach to helping faculty with their research. Rachel is a great addition to the Moody Family! - Anonymous

Carly Montagnolo, Communication Studies
This is the second time I've had Carly as an instructor and she has been such a great teacher. You can truly tell she loves what she does and is invested in the success of all her students. I know she will be back at the University someday (maybe replacing Dr. Daly--if he ever retires haha). I feel so better equipped to enter the world as a confident communicator with the tools she has given me in her class, and I thank her endlessly. - Anonymous

Lisa Moseley, Moody Staff
There is no better gift in life than to know you have someone you can always count on. I could not imagine my journey through the past 10 years without knowing and working with you. Thank you for your honesty, commitment, brainstorming, and always going the extra mile for our CMS family. You always make me smile, and that is what it's all about!! - Jennifer Betancourt

Leece Nexera, Moody Staff
Leece makes sure the advising office stays up and running! She doesn't get nearly as much credit as she deserves. Thank you Leece for all the hard work you do. - Anonymous

Damon O'Brien, Moody Staff
As a senior, I wanted to thank Mr. O'brien these past four years for always working so hard to make sure his students are on the path for success. There have been some semesters that I am unsure about registration and fulfilling my degree, but Mr. O'brien has always been there to make sure that I am set to go into the real world on time. Mr. O'brien goes the extra mile for his students and I can't thank him enough for all that he has done for myself and many others. Hook' em O'brien! - Lyndsey Korona

Jeeyun Oh, Advertising & Public Relations
I just want to say thank you for being so patient and understanding. I know you really want us to learn the subject and to have a positive experience while doing it. You made the first official semester at UT really memorable! You are truly an exceptional instructor! Thank you for taking so many steps to help us! - Anonymous

Lia Ospina, Moody Staff
I wanted to thank Lia, because she has not only made the transition of my freshman year easier but she has helped me to find a major that I love. She has taught me how to succeed and be optimistic.  She had so much patience with me and I am super thankful to have had a person like her in my freshman year of college. Lia is currently a senior and going to graduate in Spring, which I don’t want her to because I will miss her but I know she will be on to better things. Lia you are an inspiration and I wish you the best in the future of your career outside of college!! - Anonymous

Cindy Patino, Moody Staff
Cindy has over 20 years experience working in student advising at UT.  The amount of institutional knowledge she has amazes me but more importantly how freely she shares and helps other advisors.  She is always patient and willing to help with whatever advising questions I have, even when she has a mountain of her own work.  I am so appreciative to have worked with her the last six years and value her as a co-worker. I don't know what the advising office would do without her. - Anonymous

Michael Pearson, Journalism and Media
I want to thank my professor, Michael Pearson, for helping me a lot in my first journalism class. I was anxious about this class because I've never taken a journalism class or had journalism experience prior, so I was scared about completing assignments and such. But Professor Pearson has given me valuable advice and insight and offered encouraging words that gives me assurance that helps me to see that I belong here. Thank you so much for helping me use my voice and providing me with the tools and foundation needed for a successful career! - Yvette Mae Caratao

Vincent Peña, Journalism and Media
Our J301 class was enormous, and I was very glad that Vincent was my TA. The entire semester he was helpful, patient, quick to respond, happy to see you in zoom office hours, and just steady. I was glad to know he was there if I had questions or needed help, and I hope he knows he was appreciated! - Ann Sellers

Alisa Perren, Radio-Television-Film
I want to give a shoutout to Professor Perren! She has been so accommodating and kind during these times, and she truly wants all of her students to succeed. She acknowledges everyone in the kindest and most compassionate way. She is truly one of the best professors because she cares about everyone and knows how to make a great impact on those who might not feel seen or heard. I can't imagine what this semester would look like if I didn't have her as a professor this semester! Thank you so much Professor Perren for everything you have done. You are seriously the best!!! - Amanda Edwards

Allicyn Phillips, Communication Studies
Thank you for introducing me to a lot of different people within Moody and helping me feel more comfortable in my position for my major choice. You are extremely helpful and a good-hearted person. It makes me feel hopeful when the people that work at UT are so passionate about helping students and insistent on seeing us succeed. A lot of students come from homes where they don't get that type of love. So thank you for contributing to that piece of hope for all of our futures. - Anonymous

Michelle Pho, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Dr. Pho, thank you for being such an engaging and exciting lecturer for the first-year AuD students. We love your class and especially your office hours. Thank you for always taking the time to thoughtfully critique our work even in classes that are not yours. Thank you for sharing your clinical experiences with us and encouraging us to attend your research paper group. We are grateful for all of the opportunities you share with us and the high energy and excellence you put into every class and assignment. We are so thankful for you! - First Year Audiology Cohort

Jennifer Porras, Moody Staff
Thank you for encouraging me and getting to know me over the past few years. It has been refreshing to develop myself academically but even more so developing a friendship with you! I always felt safe sharing information with you and coming to you when I had academic or personal difficulties. Thank you for creating an environment where students can feel comfortable being themselves! - Anonymous

Emily Quigley, Journalism and Media
EQ, I am so grateful that you've joined us as associate director of the Moody Writing Support Program. This program is my baby and means so much. You understand its mission and its value and you also see how special the writing coaches are. You're doing a great job of nurturing both them and our program. I know with you along, we'll continue to grow it and improve it. Thank you for all you do and for being someone I'm proud to call a friend. - Diana Dawson

Charles Ramírez Berg, Radio-Television-Film
I so appreciate your appreciation of film history. And more than that, I appreciate how you share your knowledge and excitement about films with others, equipping them to find just as much joy from experiencing the films you choose to share. With the past two semesters specifically, I appreciate your positivity, encouraging words, and flexibility when it came to moving classes online. You clearly put a lot of thought and effort into ensuring this semester's class would be just as exciting as if it were in person, and I can attest it paid off. Thank you for always wishing us a good Tuesday! - Grace Donaldson

Rohitash Rao, Advertising & Public Relations
Thank you so much for everything you have done in Advertising Creative, you alongside Jourdan and Greg have developed a course unlike anything I have taken! It is very apparent you love what you do and care about your students. This course encompasses everything that made me fall in love with advertising, and listening to yourself as well as guest speakers speak on their professional past is incredibly inspiring! Your understanding and compassion for all students are really admirable qualities. Thank you for making this semester so transformative for myself and peers! - Sara Ryan

 is the most helpful, encouraging and caring professor. I have taken his class twice and have made my best work at UT in his class. He really pushes you to be creative while still understanding the struggles of a student. I recommend every student I meet to take his class. - Megan Shevlin

Madeleine Redlick, Communication Studies
Thank you Dr. Redlick for all your funny memes and insightful knowledge this semester! It was lovely riding this rollercoaster with you :) - Kenedi Houston

Alex Remington, Radio-Television-Film
Thank you Alex for being an AMAZING TA!!!!!! You have been so helpful and kind this semester and so many appreciate your hard work and enthusiasm! You are one of the kindest and compassionate TA's and for that, I wanna thank you so much for everything you've done this semester! - Amanda Edwards

Kevin Robbins, Journalism and Media
I've had a lot of professors at UT who are knowledgeable about their craft and excel in teaching, but Kevin, you are a great educator and more — an exceptionally kind human first and foremost. Thank you for encouraging students to be their very best and for teaching with compassion. - Anonymous

Joel Rollins, Communication Studies
Dr. Rollins' class "Communication and Social Change" had a profound effect on me in a number of ways. Of all the classes I've taken, it is the one which I would most recommend to anyone. - Anonymous

Amy Sanders, Journalism and Media
Dr. Sanders deserves the highest degree of recognition and appreciation. It is evident that she has such a special and fervent passion for teaching law. It is impossible not to be swept up by the charm of her lectures, supported by her transparent empathy, driven by her ambitious expectations, and grateful for her extensive work to keep us engaged in such a tumultuous education environment. I will always appreciate how admirable, compassionate, and receptive she has been to me during a time of hardship. Her meaningful student outreach is truly exceptional and I hope she recognizes that. - Anonymous

John Savage, Journalism and Media
Hi John, I appreciate how have kept the momentum going in our Reporting Texas class and instilled the importance of key elements in journalism in a positive way. You are all inclusive and make sure everyone is equally important. Thank you! - Anonymous

Larry Schooler, Communication Studies
Thank you for all of your support. You are such an extraordinary professor and I appreciate all that you have done for us this semester. It is hard to find professors who are this willing to accommodate, guide, and support their students. You are one of my role models. I look up to you because you showed me how to be an effective facilitative leader in my community. So thank you! Thank you for teaching our class and thank you for being who you are! - Tiba Al Khafaji

Alex Scott, Journalism and Media
Thank you for being such a great mentor and photography instructor! I've learned a lot about photography since starting this class, and feel like I'm confident in my skills for the first time! Thanks for always being patient with us -- Happy Thanksgiving! - Anonymous

Sam Shorey, Communication Studies
I wanted to thank you for not only being a stellar facilitator for our class but for leading us towards justice, innovation, and what's possible each time we're together. This semester has been unlike any other, but our class has consistently remained the bright spot of my week even amid such a strange environment. While much of what we do is rooted in co-creation, none of it would be possible without your hard work, dedication, and compelling vision for contemporary scholarship. Thank you for creating a class I'll never forget. Nothing wasted, muscles built. - Ryan Adams

Jim Spencer, Journalism and Media
Hi Jim, Thank you for showing us a clear glimpse of how the publishing world works.  You made our class stress free and fun.  Being back in school from the freelance world, this was one of the things I was looking for. Thank you! - Anonymous

Keri Stephens, Communication Studies
Dr. Stephens, thank you! I’ve never had a professor place such care and attention into me as a student. You mentored me, answered silly questions, and worked hard so that I could succeed. You were excited about what I considered faults in myself, and you’ve encouraged me to look at myself in a more positive light. Thank you for watching out for me, and I really appreciate everything that you’ve done. From my years at UT, you, your help, and your class will all be great memories! - Savannah Bonner

Joseph Straubhaar, Journalism and Media
I want to thank Dr. Straubhaar for making the course material very interesting. This is one of my favorite classes. I enjoy the material and have learned so much about media. The lectures have also gone really well because Dr. Straubhaar ties it in with his personal experience and research on Brazil. Dr. Straubhhar is very knowledgeable, and I have gotten so much out of the screenings that are assigned for this class. His strong passion for the media is apparent in his lectures, and I feel confident that I will be media literate once this course is over. Thank you for being a great professor. - Anonymous

Scott Stroud, Communication Studies
I am truly appreciative of all the wonderful support and invaluable advice you have provided me during my time at UT. Your enthusiasm and work ethic are inspiring for all those who take your classes and work alongside you as Research Scholars. You know how to balance serious topics and humor in your courses, which makes each class enjoyable. My experience as a Research Scholar was profoundly defining as it allowed me to delve into important ethical issues while working with knowledgeable professionals like yourself. My best wishes for your continued success! - Michaela Urban

Theresa Thomas, Moody Staff
I'm very thankful for everything Professor Theresa did, such as giving words of encouragement and advice. Every week, I always look forward to her class because it is very chill and a stress reliever. I am very thankful for Theresa and she is the best teacher I have ever had. - Anonymous

Kendall Tich, Communication Studies
Thank you so much for your energy and understanding this semester! The class was really fun getting to know my peers and engaging with all of our guests :) - Kenedi Houston

Rachel Walker, Moody Staff
Where would any of us be without Rachel? Course scheduling, faculty promotion, HR, stepping in when other staff members are unavailable...She takes on the unglamours work of 2, if not 3, staff members, clocking countless extra hours to ensure our courses are scheduled, our faculty are hired and properly promoted, and that all the trains are running (and not into each other). Heartfelt gratitude to you! - Anonymous

Jerold Wallace, Radio-Television-Film
Thank you for being the coolest TA ever!! - Anonymous

Gary Wilcox, Advertising & Public Relations
As a student who took your advertising course, and is applying to the Moody School of Communication I just wanted to thank you. This semester in your class has taught me a great deal of knowledge that I can apply to my future, and will be a great contribution to my success. Your class helped me discover what I want to do with my career as I was a little indecisive before entering your course. I will definitely recommend your course to anyone who is also considering advertising in their future. - Anonymous

Herb Woerndell, Moody Staff
It's been a pleasure working with Herb for many years. - Troy L Johnson

Jourdan Wooden, Advertising & Public Relations
Thank you so much for always being there for your students and offering insightful feedback! It's very clear that you care about the courses and students that you TA for and I hope you know that the hard work you do is not unseen! Whether it's office hours working through my potential ad campaign ideas or offering additional information to the class it is incredibly above and beyond previous TAs have done! You make the class feel more personable and smaller through your dedication and care! Thank you so much. - Anonymous

Amanda Zappler, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Dr. Zappler, thank you so much for your patience and guidance with our first-year cohort. You are a wonderful mentor to us, and you have been a wonderful instructor as we all navigate this tough time with COVID. Thank you for being an advocate for our class and encouraging us to be responsible and take care of ourselves physically and mentally. We are always grateful for your wonderful spirit and desire to teach us to be compassionate and competent clinicians. Thank you for being an example of strength, patience, and excellence for us. We are so thankful for you! - First Year Audiology Cohort

Lingzi Zhong, Communication Studies
Lingzi was one of the best TA's I have had for a class. Her professional yet friendly composure to approach and run through CELP's or any assignment with. She is a wealth of knowledge who takes time out to help students and gives it her all. She really made a difference in class and with helping students understand the course content better and present their best selves. - Anonymous