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Center for Advancing Teaching Excellence: Moody Shout Outs

In fall 2021 we asked the Moody community to take a moment to acknowledge thoughtful, hard-working faculty and staff members, and we were amazed at how many responded to share notes about those who have influenced and encouraged them along the way. Check out some of the overwhelming "shout outs" we received below!

(Note: these are not all of the shout outs we received as some submissions asked to not be posted publicly.)




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

Thank you for helping me and other Freshman get used to life at UT and giving us the resources that we will need throughout our time here. - 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

I would like to thank you for being not only an engaging professor but for being accommodating of students' needs, as well as going above and beyond to provide a welcoming and inclusive class environment. - Anonymous

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

During the roughest time of the semester, talking to you and getting back on track really helped me.  I was probably in a worse state than you might have known, but your words of encouragement picked me back up. I'm thankful to have such an understanding professor. - 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

Anytime that I see Wendy, she always puts a smile on my face. Even when times have been difficult for her, she ensures that her students are taken care of. I want her to know that it means the world to students when mentors go out of their way to make sure that their students are doing ok. - Anonymous

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

Professor Brown, I want to truly thank you for being such a light in RTF 308! You may not realize it, but you make my day, and many other student's days with your amazing energy you bring to class. Not every professor can be relatable, funny, and caring to their students, and I just wanted to let you know you go above and beyond that! Also, thank you for being so real and understanding with your students, I appreciate it. I'm going to miss your lectures next semester! Happy Thanksgiving! - Anonymous

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

I'm so grateful for your quick mind and logical thought process! You are the best at thinking of ways to make our processes simpler and more streamlined. You are an amazing advocate for the staff in our office. I feel grateful every day I get to work with you. - Theresa Thomas

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

Thank you Kathy for being such a warm welcome into my Moody career. I had you a year ago now and I still feel your impact (and you're still my favorite Moody professor so far). - 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

Thank you for being such an engaged and attentive professor! You make me feel like it's okay to ask questions, and you've made asynchronous classwork so much fun. Thank you for putting in the work- it has not gone unnoticed! - Anonymous 

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

Shout out to my amazing team members - Tina Carter and Allicyn Phillips for being incredible advisors. They are always willing to go above and beyond to help students any way they can. We have an amazing team because of their hard work. Bravo ladies! - Jenn Porras

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, Journalism and Media

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  

Dr. Ciszek's class has been such a great part of my sophomore year. They present the information in an interesting way and keep the class engaged. They're always so warm and genuinely care about the students, which I really appreciate. - Anonymous

Dr. Ciszek, thank you so much for all of the thought and preparation you put into your teaching. I absolutely love ADV353, it's by far my favorite class that I have taken. You do such a great job of making class interesting and interactive. I'm always excited to go to class, and it feels like such a breath of fresh air during what has been a very busy season. I can tell that you are passionate about the content and care about your students. I'm so glad I have the opportunity to take your class! - Anonymous

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

KC, thank you for being YOU! It is such an honor to be able to work alongside you, again. Thank you for always making sure people come first. I admire your dedication, passion, and willingness to help others. - April Cafaro

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

Thank you for being such a great teacher in my first semester ever of college! I love what you’ve taught me and I enjoy your class so much! - Anonymous

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 wanted to thank Dr. Croft for her excellent work this semester. She has been providing great tools for the class to master skills for her class and for our future professions. She is very flexible and is always willing to work with her students. She has helped me so much in the previous weeks of the semester and has been extremely nice and flexible with me when I mentioned that I was having knee surgery during the semester. I cannot thank her enough and she has by far been one of my best professors of my college career. Thank you Dr. Croft!! - Lauren Davis

Thank you for truly being the best college professor I have had thus far. This course (SLH 311K) and the way you taught it, has made me so sure that this is what I want to do for the rest of my life and that I am capable of being successful. I have never felt so motivated by a teacher or a course to want to learn and be the best that I can possibly be so I just want to thank you for being amazing! - Anonymous

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 thank you for always being a ray of sunshine. You bring so much happiness to my mornings during class and help me be excited about the things we learn. I love hearing your stories and anecdotes. Lastly, I just wanted to let you know you are a huge inspiration in my life! - Ximena Zarate

Thank you for being an inspiring role model. I had you as a professor for two straight semesters online and to this day you still continue to inspire me. Hands down the best professor I’ve had! - Anonymous

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

Hi! I just wanted to thank you for making my first semester at UT so enjoyable! I love how your lectures are so fun and the energy that you bring to them. Thank you also for keeping the workload manageable. I am proud to tell you that your class is not one of the ones that is driving me crazy. You're awesome:) - Anonymous

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

Although I haven't attended any office hour sessions, watching the lectures for RTF 308 is a highlight of my week. I appreciate all of your humor throughout the videos, and I instinctively know that you would be a safe person to approach if I had something going on in my life and nowhere else to turn. Your small comments affirming the legitimacy of LGBTQ+ identities are highly appreciated as is the general care you handle sensitive topics like race with. Thank you for making your lectures so inclusive and interesting. I hope you're having a great day; you deserve it :) - 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

A great professor that truly cares about his students and tries his best to expose us to the Journalism field in the best way. Is very understanding and I have learned so much in his class. It is truly enjoyable and solidified to me why Journalism is a great career path. - Anonymous 

Professor Dahlby always makes lectures and lessons interesting and engaging. His expertise and experience in the journalism filed inspires myself and others to be the best we can be. Thank you for everything this semester, Professor Dahlby! - Anonymous

I want to thank you for always showing genuine interest in your students and keeping us updated on so many opportunities. It amazes me that you are able to do this with a class of 200+ (in addition to your other courses), and it really means a lot that you take the time to develop personal connections with us. You are truly an excellent mentor, and I love hearing your stories. I hope that we can stay in touch after J301, and I will definitely be taking more of your classes:) Have a lovely holiday! - 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

Thank you for being such an amazing and caring professor. I am a student in your Integrated Communication for Sports class and I absolutely loved going to your lectures. I really like the way you run your class and the way that everything is organized. All the clips you use are entertaining as well as the stories you tell. You have been by far one of the most genuine professors I have had at UT and I am so appreciative for how helpful you are. UT needs more professors like you! Thank you professor for being so amazing and making my first year at UT enjoyable! - Anonymous

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! - Carly Marincasiu

Dr. Daly, I took your class my first semester (last fall) and it was so fun! Even though it was really hard being a freshman and having all my classes online, you made an effort to engage students and welcome the freshman into Moody despite the circumstances. I loved your class and I hope we can meet in person some day! - Grace Besly

Professor Daly, I am thankful for the way that you are enthusiastic about what you teach. You are diligent in what you say while still having energy and being engaged. Professor Daly, you remind me how school should be and your class is always a breath of fresh air because it reminds me that school is such a gift. - 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

I just wanted to shout you out for being really helpful not only to me as a student, but also to me as a person. You always make sure your students are in the right headspace, and that our health is our priority, which we notice and appreciate. Not to mention, how much you've helped me in my writing with mechanics and the unlearning of British spelling. You make me want to be a better writer and journalist. Thank you. - 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

Hello! I'm not sure if you remember me, but you were one of my advisors during the Freshman Orientation! I was really nervous about the entire process and just about my future in general, but you were so welcoming and gave me so much helpful advice during our meeting. Thank you so much! - Anonymous

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

Professor Eastin is a great professor that genuinely cares about his student's success. I love the layout of his class and I probably get the most canvas announcements from Professor Eastin, but only because he makes sure to communicate with his students clearly and help us to be on track. He also was gracious and understanding when I had a technical and personal issue that prevented me from submitting an assignment. He was happy to work with me on the issue and was so prompt with his responses. I'm so grateful and would recommend his course (ADV309R) to other advertising majors! - Anonymous

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

Thank you, Rusty, for being the greatest TA of ALL TIME. The TA sections you hold are second to none, as you helped me learn about the complicated content of film narrative in a close, comfortable, and fun environment. You're the best! - Anonymous

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

Thank you so much for being an AMAZING TA this semester! I have learned so much through you and you are insanely understanding and well versed in pop culture and film and I genuinely enjoyed listening to you so much. - 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

Dear Professor, I wanted to thank you for not only being an amazing instructor throughout the duration of this course, but also, by giving us the tools we needed, I was able to greatly improve my public speaking skills and am now not as nervous to present in front of a group of people, which was one of my biggest boundaries when starting a communications degree. Thank you so much for being so kindhearted and genuinely caring for your students, I'm sure every single one of us can say that you really helped us in one way or another. - Valery Bogdanova

Raoul Hernandez, Journalism and Media

Professor Hernandez!! I can confidently say that you challenge me in a way that excites me. You only give what’s deserved and I admire your willingness to teach and truly better your students in their personal and/or academic careers. You rock!!! - Anonymous

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

Ms. Huh is an amazing, kind, honest, and supportive ta that has helped me through my class. She is very intelligent and has been a great person to talk to when needing help or wanting inspiration. Thank you! - Anonymous

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

I wanted to thank you for being such a wonderful and impactful instructor during my first semester at UT. I faced a lot of trepidation when I first transferred to the school, but being in your class has inspired me and led me to pursue projects that I have always wanted to delve deeper into. You have truly been the model of amazing leadership, and I will use everything you have taught me in class for the rest of my life. Thank you for teaching me and being a light in the classroom everyday. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving - all of your students are so grateful for you! - Rachel Karis

I wanted to take this time to Thank You for an amazing semester. I love the discussions we have in class! You have also made me feel better about my writing. I remember during office hours you told me to stop focusing too much on the rubric and to focus more on my opinions. I really appreciated that because I was always taught to focus on checking off boxes. You really helped me get out of my head and let my opinions flow in my writing. - Lorraine Johnson

Thank you, Dr. JB, for inspiring me this semester. It's meant the world to me to have such a strong advocate and role model to look up to as I start my UT journey in the CLD world. You've inspired me daily in class and broadened my perspective immensely. Your empathy, awareness, and approachability have not only eased the transition to college but have also allowed me to build a community at Moody. Thank you for everything-- I don't doubt that we will be in touch and that I will see you again after the semester ends, whether as a mentor, professor, or expert in the communication world. - Marlene Weis

Dave Junker, Advertising & Public Relations

It was the first day of class and as soon as I had joined Zoom, my classmates and I were welcomed with a few songs Professor Junker had playing in the background and wanted to see if we could guess the names of them. From there I knew his class was going to be uplifting and energetic. I appreciate Professor Junker each and everyday teaching his lectures in an enthusiastic way and trying to keep us students engaged. The way he lectures I can tell he's passionate about PR and wanting to see us succeed in our future careers. Thank you so much Professor Junker for what you do! - Marcy Torrez

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

Thank you for a great Life of the Mind experience. Going into my first in-person college class was nerve-wracking but you made me feel welcomed. I always looked forward to your class because we were always engaged and learning new things about one another. I appreciate the time you took to get to know each student through our group-led discussions and conversations outside of class. Thank you for exposing us to issues and topics that are often overlooked. I'm very grateful to have had the privilege of being in your class and I will continue to carry with me everything that I've learned. - Anonymous

Professor Junker is truly an incredible professor. I have never had a professor expose his students to so many perspectives that I have never heard of. I think it is a truly refreshing experience to be able to witness a professor so open to perspective of different backgrounds. It seems he learns just as much from his students as we do from him. He genuinely wants to cultivate an inclusive classroom environment. I really appreciate having him to learn from, he is truly a great human. - 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

Thank you for just being you! I am currently apart of your Advertising 319 (web-based) course, and your weekly lectures just brighten my day. You're such an authentic, funny, and uplifting professor, who manages to turn an online course into such a personable and lively experience. Your lectures provide content in such a real-world way, which makes the content even more valuable and extend beyond the classroom. I just really want to say thank you for being an amazing professor and being my first introduction to the Moody family! I really hope we can meet in person, someday! - Morgan Desigio

Although this class is online, watching the lectures I can truly see how passionate professor Kahlor is about the topics. I also really appreciate how she shines light on systemic oppression and how deeply racism runs in America including advertising. I would have loved to take this course in person but even online professor Kahlor has been my favorite professor this semester. Thank you professor Kahlor for teaching about the topics that are not talked about very often. - Anonymous

Professor Kahlor! Hey there! You had a really big class for ADV344k yet somehow your teaching felt so incredibly personal. I remember at one point in the semester I went home and was on zoom for my class, you were in one of your beautiful costumes and my sister asked me if you do that every time. I replied yes casually and my sister could not stop acknowledging how thoughtful and kind that was. It just really made me stop and think. You were a kind professor. Your kindness extended even after your class and I think about it even now. Kindness is not overrated!! Keep doing what you're doing. :) - Anonymous

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

Thank you for always answering my emails and being very understanding. - 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 

Colton not only had a fiery attitude every class that kept me motivated and engaged, but he also was very understanding and accommodating when I was this struggling during the semester! Such a supportive and empathic professor and even better person.Thank you Colton,  for your great attitude and immense effort my first semester of college here at Moody :) - Anonymous

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

A shout-out to Sean LaBounty for leading an excellent session on coming up with effective creative strategies for my class, Integrated Communication for Nonprofit Organizations. Sean made a much more compelling presentation than I could have made, and the students have told me that he is their favorite guest speaker of the semester, which means that he out ranked several high-level nonprofit executives. Plus Sean's "cool quotient" is infinitely higher than mine or any of the other speakers. Thank you, Sean! - Meme Drumwright

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 so much Tessa! You've been a huge support system to me these last 3 semesters and I would be totally lost without you. Have a great break and happy holidays! - Kate Coman

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

Thank you for doing so much work for this class and always being such a bright ray of sunshine ☀️ Talking to you made me feel like I was important and worthy and it was nice to feel that way. - Anonymous

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

Professor Lewis has perfectly fostered my storytelling and filmmaking ability. She has shined a light on corners of filmmaking that I had never opened my eyes to before, thank you. - Shelton Locke

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

“A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils.”  — Ever Garrison. Professor Lewis, I wanted to thank you for being one of the most energetic professors I have had while here at Moody. As a woman in this competitive industry, it's been so refreshing to learn from you, and I cannot express that enough. It's instructors like you that genuinely allow for students to feel understood and encouraged within a classroom setting, and thank you again. - 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

I had you for Life of The Community last year and while I haven’t really had the chance to meet you I really enjoyed your class! I really appreciate how you went out of your way to care for your students and I really hope I get the chance to have you again as my professor! - Anonymous

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

Thank you Mirza for being a CLD expert and my sounding board to help clients. I appreciate your wealth of knowledge and your friendliness. You are so appreciated! - Anonymous

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

Wanted to take a moment to let you know that what you presented in our J302 course very well changed the way I want to proceed as a journalist. In addition, you took time out of your busy schedule to take an interview for a project for me. That was a huge privilege for me and that interview was the first time at Moody that I felt like I belonged in this major. So thank you again, and I look forward to learning more from you in the future. - Anonymous

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

Coming into this class I didn’t think it would be that valuable, but boy was I wrong.  I’ve learned so much about how big companies like Netflix and Disney operate their streaming platforms.  As filmmaker I’ve learned how our work impacts those around us.  Dr. McClearen is not only a great teacher, but she is really personable as well.  In the slack group chat I posted a link of one of my short films I recently made.  I was expecting somebody in the class to watch my film, but not Dr. McClearen herself.  She actually took the time to watch it and told me she really liked it. That meant a lot. - Nathan Poling

Dr. McClearen is most definitely my favorite teacher of this semester. While also filling each lecture with her experiences in the world of Radio Television Film, she keeps us students engaged and willing to keep listening to everything she has to say. Dr. McClearen rocks! - Anonymous

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 

I want to thank Professor McCutchin because, although I attend his class virtually, I can always see the enthusiasm he has for teaching his students about advertising. His energy always makes me motivated and excited to watch his lecture videos and do his assignments. Not many teachers give every lecture with a smile on their face so I really appreciate it! - 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

Thank you for being understanding and relatable- you've made CMS306 enjoyable! Also, love your sense of style, never change! - Anonymous

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

Thank you for all your warmth and your strong leadership during the pandemic.  We have been in good hands and I have appreciated all of your kind words and support. - Anonymous

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

Thanks for always providing thoughtful feedback and encouraging such interesting discussions in class! You're a great representation of what it means to be an effective communications scholar! - Anonymous

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 so much for having such a positive impact on me and helping me ease into college! - Anonymous

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

You have been so wonderful with our students, who have learned so much from you. I'm thankful that you're here! - Robert Quigley

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 all of your help this semester! I first got to meet you during my FIG, and you were extremely welcoming and helpful. I also met with you through student advising before registration. You helped me build my schedule for next semester, discussed my four year plan with me, and gave me suggestions about reapplying to Moody Honors. The meeting was the reason my registration went so smoothly. Thank you again for all that you do! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving with family and friends! - Anonymous 

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

I’m a student who doesn’t usually attend office hours or interacts much with their TA’s. I’ve had a lot of trouble adjusting this semester and getting out of my comfort zone, but I appreciate how easily I was able to talk to Vincent. I was starting to not feel as excited as I was about Journalism before college, and felt like I was lagging behind compared to my peers when it came to getting published. After our conversation, I felt the same excitement I had prior to the semester again, and I’m now putting more effort into journalism again. - Anonymous 

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

Thank you so much for your guidance, I really appreciate the care you put into our meetings. Your kind attitude made an impact on me and I am glad to have you as an advisor. Your support means a lot and I always feel comfortable coming to you for help. - 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

Thank you so much for making my transition to UT a smooth sail. You eased my worries when I had multiple questions. You really made a real connection with me which made me feel at home. I'm truly grateful and I appreciate everything you do! - 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

Thank you so much Professor Pounders for making my first advertising class ever a great one! ADV 319 really makes me love my major and learning more about it. Your lectures are informative and straight to the point and the assignments really help me learn more about not only the subject, but the real world as it challenges me to apply the topics to current events. Not to mention how accommodating you are when you feel like the students may not have enough time to complete an assignment. I can really tell that you want us to succeed in this class. - 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 a more positive experience. - Carly Daste


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

Thank you for being an amazing professor. I truly feel like I have learned so much in your class this semester and grown as a journalist. You are fun, encouraging and understanding (didn’t use an oxford comma there! wow! progress!) while still pushing students to do their best. I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for all you do. I’m grateful to have been your student this semester. :) - Gracyn Freiling

Robert Quigley, Journalism and Media

Hey Quigley! I am writing this thank-you message to you because you are the first person that popped into my head that I would like to thank. I just want to thank you for seeing something in me, the potential in me! You are one of the only people who do (besides my parents) and it means the world to me. It truly helps and motivates me to keep going, and I can't thank you enough for that! - Tamara Rodriguez

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

Thanks for showing a real interest in your field, it helped me harbor a real passion for Advertising as well. - Anonymous

Thank you for showing me that I can let my creativity guide me. It’s something I’ve always questioned and wanted to know, but until your Intro to Creativity class, I never had anyone outright tell me it’s okay to follow my creativity. - 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 bomb.com! - 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

Hi Dr. Redlick! Thank you for being such a great professor this semester! I have really enjoyed your class and lectures, and have learned so much from the speakers we have heard from. I am an Advertising student and I have loved hearing from Dr. Wilcox because I am taking his class next semester. It was so great to hear from him and hear you talk with him. Although I have never met you in person, I feel like I know you so well! Your positive attitude makes it a little more bearable to watch a zoom at 5 pm :). Thanks again for being a great professor! – Amelia McConnico

Thank you so much for teaching the Introduction to Communication Foundations class this year. Your presence makes me feel warm and safe within Moody. Although, I have not seen you in person, I appreciate your openness and honesty. I have also gone through my fair share of mental health issues and hearing you talk about your experiences (even if it was brief) made me not feel as alone. Watching the COM301E lectures every week have become a sort of relief for me where I get to learn about Moody and feel safe in a great community. Thank you so much again Dr. Redlick, and just know you inspire me! – Justice DuBois

I think Dr. Redlick does a fantastic job of welcoming and making the new Moody students feel comfortable, at home, and ready to tackle any assignment that comes their way. I know especially last year being the COVID freshmen, I was extremely intimidated and unsure of how ruthless professors or TAs would grade, but Dr. Redlick always assured us that we were capable and would be successful. I truly appreciated her words of encouragement and needed for someone to encourage me to be confident in my academic abilities. – Sophia Rios

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 

I just wanted to thank you for making rtf 317 discussion sections super fun! Since I'm a journalism major, coming into an rtf class feels a bit intimidating, but I really appreciate the welcoming environment you've created. I also think it's so cool to hear about the cultural influences on/of media texts so I'm always fascinated by the insights you have on the topics we cover! Also, I'm getting into horror more because you've changed my view on it! It's way more culturally significant than I thought!! Thanks so much for everything!:)) - 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

Thank you so much for this awesome semester. Your class was truly fun and I learned so much. Presenting a speech is not so terrifying after your class. - Anonymous  

Emily Ries, Radio-Television-Film

I appreciated Emily for showing up to our meetings every other week for our skill labs in COM 302E. She encouraged us as students to work hard and stay on track to learn to our best ability. - Anonymous

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

Thank you for being such a nice and caring TA for our workshops. You always answered my endless questions with support and guidance. - Anonymous

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

Thank you for being so kind and understanding of students' situations when things get rough. We are all experiencing our own hurdles when making the transition from online to real life again and you have always been understanding of that. It makes us students feel seen and cared for. - Anonymous 

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 pushing me to stay in journalism and teaching me how to transfer my writing into the news style. - Mia Duffy

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

Thank you Seham for working with me in office hours, responding to my emails, always being positive/sharing inspirational quotes with the class, and more! You are very patient, understanding, and you have offered me such useful/personal advice that I will continue to use throughout my academic and professional careers. - Emily Rangel

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 making class so engaging and fun! RTF 317 has been my favorite class at UT and I look forward to it every week. - Angelina Velis

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

Thank you, Asma for always being so welcoming and vibrant when I attend office hours. Thank you for also convincing me to apply for a study abroad program. When you shared the importance of studying abroad and seeking discomfort it opened my eyes as to what I want out of my college experience. - Anonymous

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

I truly want to say thank you for being such a wonderful professor to my peers and I. I appreciate the time you accommodate in class to check in on our well-being, as well as your interest in our professional development. Those moments mean a lot, especially being admits these times of uncertainty. You have made CMS 337 a class that I always look forward to attending due to the inclusive atmosphere you’ve created. Thank you so so much for all you do once more! Have a splendid thanksgiving giving break and wishing you nothing but good fortunes! - Promise Ufomadu

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

I wanted to thank you for being such a great TA this semester! I know that with things being partially online it can be difficult, but you have been doing great! I always am engaged in class and take your advice to heart. Also, with you being so busy working on your own film, I appreciate the time and commitment you have to our lab! Thank you so much!! - Anonymous  

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

Thank you, Professor Tenore, for helping me refine my writing skills this semester and, most importantly, always providing encouragement and support during the hard times! You have such a kind and caring spirit, and I appreciate the extra time you took to answer all my questions and calm my worries. You boosted my confidence this semester and taught me many valuable lessons in journalism that I will carry with me throughout my time at UT and beyond. You are one of my favorite professors at UT so far! Thank you for all you have done for me! - Samantha Seal

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

Theresa, there's no way I would be where I am without you! Your guidance, wisdom, and humor have inspired me to keep pushing myself to be the best leader, student, and person I can be. Getting to know you and work with you these past 2 years are times that I will remember for the rest of my life. I am so grateful for everything you've done, and I hope to make you proud. Thank you again for everything, I appreciate you more than you'll ever know!! - Amanda Edwards

Thank you, Ms. Theresa! When I found out the MCSS program only met my first year I was bummed, thinking I wouldn't hear from you again. But, you have stayed in contact with us and always send your students reminders and well wishes. Even when we had MCSS zooms, you were always such a bright light and a positive energy. Thank you for treating us like equals and like individuals. I felt such a safe space, within the program under your care, and it was a wonderful addition to my first year at UT. Thank you for the endless support and letting us share ourselves with you, while vice versa... - Anonymous

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

Bella Vargas, Communication and Leadership

Thank you so much for being the best FIG mentor I could have imagined. Your friendliness and charisma have been a joy to be around all semester and I'm going to miss the fun you brought to our FIG group. You never failed to make each Wednesday exciting, from the fun ice-breakers at the beginning of each class, to the valuable lessons to help us succeed at UT, and I'm so grateful for your work. I wish you all the best as you continue your own academic journey and I know you're going to do great things in life. Also, you always have the cutest outfits ever :) - Anonymous

Thank you for everything that you have done. All your presentation are always really good and fun. Also, the people that you have brought in to talk to us have been really helpful to me. I am very grateful for you and I love how you always are willing to help us. Thank you for everything! - Anonymous

Kellie Veltri, Radio-Television-Film

Hi Kellie! I wanted to thank you for being my TA this fall semester in RTF 308. I really appreciated the detailed comments you left on my assignments, and it really helped me not only for my future RTF assignments but also toward my work in other classes. Thank you again! - Sanya Noorani

Thank you for being so helpful when assisting me with assignments and responding to my emails fast! - Anonymous

Avery Vermillion, Communication Studies

Thank you so much for being our coordinator for the skill labs this semester! Waking up for an 8 AM is never easy, but you were always there for us. Thank you for being so understanding about the issues that arose in my personal life, and for having empathy towards the tough situations... especially in times like these. Hope you have a great semester! - Anonymous

Kami Vinton, Journalism and Media

Thanks for always being really helpful when it comes to respond to my emails of all my technical issues. I really really appreciate it! - Mia Chandrahasan

Hi Kami, I just wanted to tell you how grateful I am for you, and not only because it is Thanksgiving, but because all semester you have been nothing but human to me. After a year behind computers, zoom calls, and recorded lectures, that's all I needed... a human, and you were that for me. You showed me what compassion and communication really is. You are the best professor ever. Thank you. - Jacqueline Milstein

Kate West, Journalism and Media

Dr. Kate West has made an incredibly positive impact on my experience in the Moody College. As an aspiring anchor and reporter who came to Moody to pursue the broadcast journalism track, her TV Reporting class has given me such great insight into the life of a reporter. She has provided helpful feedback, hands-on learning opportunities and real-world career and life advice to my peers and I every step of the way. I look forward to taking her Newsroom Capstone course next semester, and encourage all other Moody students interested in broadcast journalism to do the same. - Megan Fee

Thank you Dr. Kate for having such a positive impact on your students. Throughout the semester it has been clear that you care about the success of your students and are willing to help however you can. In your Newsroom Capstone course, I really discovered what I hope to one day pursue as a career. You helped me learn how to make the next step in this goal. It may seem silly, but this class really has made a bigger impact on me than anything else if experienced at the University of Texas. Thank you for everything you do for your students and for believing in me. Happy Thanksgiving! - Anonymous 

Jay Whitman, Moody College Staff

You're an unsung hero of getting things done at Moody College. I always appreciate your good cheer and your willingness to help! - Robert Quigley

Thank you Jay for always helping me with contracts for our program, and for always being so kind and patient with me. I appreciate your mindset of always doing what's best for students. I'm thankful that you are on my team! - Anonymous

Sloane Wick, Journalism and Media

I want to thank Sloane for going out of her way to help our FIG group navigate our first semester at UT. From always checking in with our mental health to coordinating meetings to help us with schedules and housing, Sloane was truly the best FIG mentor I could have asked for. - Casey McKee

Gary Wilcox, Advertising & Public Relations

Thank you for making my first in-person college course so interesting. I always enjoy coming to your class because your energy makes lectures exciting. You explain things very well and always make sure we understand what is going on. You give us more than enough supplemental material to help us succeed and you seem to genuinely care about our success in the future. Additionally, your teaching style allows students to feel comfortable and I'm very grateful for that! - Haley Spencer

Thank you for being such an outstanding professor! I always am excited to go and listen to your lectures. Who knew I would laugh, cry, and smile in class while learning about advertising (that John Lewis alarm clock commercial got me). I enjoyed your class so much and coming out of this semester; I am eager to learn more and grow academically. Not only did I enjoy this class, but the assignments as well. Each project we had tested me and pushed me to think outside of the box. This class does an extraordinary job at encouraging creativity and allowing students to project it on paper. - Selma Mijares

Thank you for constantly making an effort to have your lectures be engaging and interesting. I am genuinely always happy to attend your lectures. I appreciate the many videos and photos we get to analyze to have a better understanding of the different values of ads. With Thanksgiving coming up, I wanted to just thank you for being a caring professor and adding value to both my academic and career path. - Anonymous  

Jaime Wilken, Radio-Television-Film

Thank you, Jaime, for a great semester! I loved having you as my TA for RTF 318. You had a great passion and energy while teaching us, and it made the class much more engaging! - Anonymous

Tom Willett, Radio-Television-Film

Happy Thanksgiving Professor Willett! Thanks so much for teaching such an engaging and entertaining class every week. Our Thursday workshops are truly the highlight of my week. I think you’ve helped create a really supportive and fun atmosphere where everyone feels super comfortable and willing to share their ideas. Thanks so much for your encouragement when it comes to my screenplay and patience when it comes to turning in new pages on time. See you next semester! - Anonymous 

Kat Williams, Communication Studies

I am blessed to have been a student in your class. I truly enjoyed being in your class every lecture. You made it so fun and easy to learn! You have taught me so many things I will be able to use in my everyday life. Coming into your class, I was shy and hated speaking in front of people. You have instilled tools and helped me find my confidence in speaking! All of your time and effort does not go unnoticed. Your accomplishments inspire me to be a better person/student. You have impacted my life in so many ways and I am beyond thankful for everything you've done. PS-Tell Striker and Sabo hi! - Anonymous

Hi Kat!!! Thank you for making every class fun and for being accommodating and patient every time. I really appreciate and enjoy your class and am so glad to have you as my teacher! Hope you have a great break, I am thankful for you! - Anonymous

Allyson Winoker, Advertising & Public Relations

Thank you for making the ADV 319 so enjoyable this semester. It can be difficult to stay engaged in an asynchronous class, but your lectures are so engaging and I always look forward to watching them! - Allyson Winoker

Andy Wright, Radio-Television-Film

Thank you for being kind and patient when helping my group with both projects in RTF 307. I was afraid of doing poorly in the assignments, however your guidance and assurance that you were there to help us made me less worrisome. Overall, thank you for making my first year of college a little less scary. - Anonymous

Thank you Andy for being a relaxed TA. You put people at ease when some of us took our very first college exam. You are understanding of extraneous circumstances and always share the best cat pictures. You also listened to us when we asked to stay with our original groups, which made a big difference to some of us less social people. - Anonymous

Michael Wynne, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Your class this semester, Perspectives on Deafness, has taught me what I wish I had known as a young Deaf person. You gave me insight into my culture, language, and community, and allowed me to recognize the systemic injustices that I have experienced in my education. Although it was painful at times, having to revisit the experiences, your lectures and our conversations have allowed me to move forward in processing the grief. With this, you have renewed my Deaf Pride, and given me greater motivation to create change in the field of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. - Isabella Candanosa

Shoutout to Professor Wynne for helping me realize that I am in the right major! Your Perspectives on Deafness class was very interesting and informative and helped me confirm that I want to be an Audiologist that can bring different perspectives to the field. Thank you for such an insightful class. - Taylor Franklin

Thank you so much for being so engaged with your SLH 308K class. I've had a great time learning more about deaf culture from the various readings and lectures. This has been one of the most fascinating classes I've had, and I would definitely take it again (hopefully not because of failing). I appreciate all the fun personal experiences and stories you've shared with us. It's opened up my perspective greatly and has inspired me to be more active and aware in my community. - Anonymous

Nadya Zamora, Communication Studies

Thank you for being so sweet and making waking up on Mondays that much easier. - Tristan Maravilla

Hailin Zhang, Communication Studies

Thank you for a great semester! I appreciated all your help during our COM302E labs. - Anonymous


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