Do you have an instructor, professor, or TA that made you want to attend their class, that made an impact on you? Or do you just really appreciate what an instructor has done for you? Most professors may never know the impact they have on your life. Take a few moments and send that professor a Thank You for all their hard work, dedication, and effort. Please fill out the form and a Thank You will be sent to the professor.

Professor Vivian Gonsalves Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Mathematics
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

"You never failed to make your lectures mesmerizing. Every once in while, you could hear your passion for the subject in your voice and see your eyes glow in appreciation of the beauty of the topics you taught. I have had plenty of excellent mathematics teachers and professors, but you strike me as one of the most passionate professors I've ever had. And with the occasional laugh in each class, it's easy to see that you are not only passionate about your craft but also entertaining in your lectures. Of course, you never gave your students an easy grade. You constantly challenged us with an overwhelming and diverse array of concepts throughout the semester, which ultimately encouraged our small class to cooperate and work together to understand the difficult material. In a sense, Honors Calculus 3 felt like a small community for me thanks to you. I appreciate your love of mathematics, and for that I am thankful to you and glad to have taken a course with you."

-Fall 2018 Student

Professor Vivian Gonsalves Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Mathematics
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

"You gave a review session (you actually gave all three this semester) for the final exam. It was supposed to last from only 3-5pm but you stayed an extra 45 minutes. You stayed calm while students asked you many questions. I appreciate your humor, energy, and time. Thanks!"

-Fall 2018 Student

Professor Vivian Gonsalves Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Physics
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

"There are times where you feel like you're just an average, run of the mill person in a sea of people who are doing more and better things than you. In my first semester, I was confused and lacking in friends and I really felt isolated in my classes and around UF. The first time I went to your office hours, instead of just answering my question and getting on with your life, you asked me how I was, and you really truly listened to my story. You made me hopeful, and you made me feel that people did care. I know everyday you are changing lives and uplifting young students who are lost and trying to figure it all out. I just wanted to let you know that you are an amazing person, and that we need millions more people like you in the world. Thank you."

-Fall 2018 Student

Professor Vivian Gonsalves Ph.D.

Assisstant Professor
Health Services Research, Management & Policy
College of Public Health & Health Professions

"You are the best professor I have ever had. You bring a lot of enthusiasm to class and are always there to support students. I have learned so much from you and am so thankful I had you as a professor."

-Spring 2019 Student

Professor Vivian Gonsalves Ph.D.

Assisstant Professor
Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research and the African American Studies Program
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

"You were very accommodating and open to helping me adjust to your class when I wasn't doing so well. The confidence you instilled in me allowed me to be comfortable talking to my other professors about the issues I was having."

-Spring 2019 Student

Professor Vivian Gonsalves Ph.D.

Lecturer
Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
College of Public Health & Health Professions

"I wanted to thank you for always believing in your students and your passion for teaching ASL. I really appreciate your dedication to finish this semester with us when you weren’t feeling well and how selfless you were. You were truly an inspiration to me and many others at UF."

-Spring 2019 Student

Professor Vivian Gonsalves Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Chemistry
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

"When I first arrived at UF, I was really struggling to manage everything: classes, research, living alone far away from home, and I was getting increasingly depressed and unhappy. You were incredibly kind to me in this time and were so supportive. I'm not sure if I would have survived that first year if you hadn't been as kind as you were."

-Spring 2019 Student

Professor Vivian Gonsalves Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
College of Engineering

"Thank you for being very accommodating and compassionate. I can tell you really care about your students."

-Spring 2019 Student

Professor Vivian Gonsalves Ph.D.

Lecturer
Department of Mathematics
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

"You chose to help me and support me both academically and personally when I went through the worsening of my chronic illness. You were also sick, and yet never missed a beat, recording every lecture you missed and making sure to stay in contact."

-Spring 2019 Student

Professor Andrea Lucky Ph.D.

Adjunct Lecturer
Department of Chemistry
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

"I want to thank you for being a passionate chemistry teacher who cares about your students and wants them to succeed. You have been supportive, helpful, and kind with this class throughout the whole semester. Your class was a joy to take even as the chemistry got progressively difficult."


- Spring 2019 Student

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