Do you have an instructor, professor, or TA at the University of Florida 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.

Expand all Collapse all
Fall 2020 Submissions

Jim Sullivan
Jim Sullivan, Ph.D.

Director of Undergraduate Program & Assistant Professor
M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building Construction
College of Design, Construction and Planning

"During my first semester at UF and in the USA I still had a lot of questions and anxiety about the course and my career path, but then I took your course and I could see the passion in your eyes when you talked about construction. That is the same feeling that I have and it made me realize that I have chosen the best option for my new professional life. Thank you Dr. Sullivan."

- Eduardo Mendes, Fall 2019

Teresa Benitez
Teresa Benitez, Ph.D.

Lecturer
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
College of Engineering

"You are the kindest, most caring, and most understanding professor I have had so far. It’s clear that you understand the material you are teaching, and that you are enthusiastic about it too. Additionally, it’s really rare for a professor to actually care about the feelings each student is experiencing. I really appreciate how much you care about all of us and want us to succeed."

- Fall 2020 Student

"Thank you for introducing us to Thermodynamics in a way no other person could. Thank you for always caring about us, academically and mentally. For providing great resources to study and great examples to relate topics in the class to the real world. Finally, thank you for being clear and having a structure. Thank you!"

- Fall 2020 Student


"Thank you for delivering this Fall, even when obstacles were thrown at you, your students, and the world. You are so kind-hearted and engaging with your students. I have not had many Professors that show such care and dedication to the success of their students, and it was refreshing to have this experience during my last semester at UF. Thank you for everything Dr.Benitez- you rock!"


- Samantha, Fall 2020

Alana Jackson
Alana Jackson

Service Learning Lecturer
Center for Arts in Medicine
College of the Arts

"Thank you for always giving kind, constructive feedback and supporting us throughout our Dance in Medicine coursework. You inspire us to always share our light in our facilitations and leave a positive impact on those we work with."

- Bella Schaerf, Fall 2020

Scott Powers
Scott Powers, Ph.D.

UAA Endowed Professor, Distinguished Professor
Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology
College of Health & Human Performance

"Thank you for sharing your passion for exercise physiology with us. I looked forward to your lectures and really appreciate your enthusiasm for the subject. Especially given the virtual environment this semester, your class was one I greatly enjoyed. Your willingness to always answer questions and help us understand the material really makes your class stand out as one I will remember. I will definitely apply the material I learned in the future."

- Bella Schaerf, Fall 2020

Stephen Coombes
Stephen Coombes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology
College of Health & Human Performance

"Your lectures were very engaging and interesting, especially compared to other classes which moved into the virtual setting. While the material could be difficult at times, I really appreciate your thorough explanations and willingness to answer questions via the zoom sessions, discussion boards, and emails. This class was very interesting and very applicable as a future OT. I know I will use this knowledge in my career. Thank you for being a great professor."

- Bella Schaerf, Fall 2020

Cale Byczkowski
Cale Byczkowski

Teaching Assistant
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
College of Engineering

"You did an awesome job helping me and my team throughout the semester. I was pretty much lost in all the attitude Dynamics but you gave me so much guidance and reassurance about the material, and went above and beyond to meet with me outside office hours and even make some edits to my code to help out."

- Fall 2020 Student

Andres Rubiano
Andres Rubiano, Ph.D.

Lecturer
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
College of Engineering

"I know you always told us how much our efforts meant during a rough semester, but I hope you realize how grateful we are for the extra effort you gave us. Giving us the space to interact with you and each other helped me become a better engineering student in a semester when I so often felt my progress was being hindered. Your class was a bright spot given the circumstances and I think you deserved an extra thank-you for all the time you put into our success."

- Fall 2020 Student

Ting Dong
Ting Dong, Ph.D.

Lecturer
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
College of Engineering

"Thank you for being such a kind and encouraging professor! Your class went really smoothly despite the circumstances and I always enjoyed coming to class!"

- Fall 2020 Student

Carl Crane
Carl Crane, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
College of Engineering

"You did an amazing job teaching the course. It's a field which you are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about. I enjoyed when you would introduce each new topic as a "story" and proceed with a tangent about the mathematician or engineer who first developed the theory behind what we were going to learn. I know having to teach online due to COVID was hard on professors because of how impersonal it must feel, but I wanted to thank him and show my appreciation for his hard work."

- Fall 2020 Student

Mike Griffis
Mike Griffis, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
College of Engineering

"From the first day of class, I could immediately tell the amount of time you took to organize and create a smooth-learning experience for your class. I almost think that the online aspect of the course actually helped you teach the course. I liked that the class was split between zoom and recorded lectures so you could do weekly in-person check-ins, which greatly helped keep me engaged. The recorded lectures were also well composed, and often had real-world examples scattered into the powerpoints to transform the lecture topics to something tangible. The HW assignments were, in my opinion, the first assignment I have had in my undergrad experience which encouraged my independent thought, and helped develop my engineering critical thinking-skills. Overall, I am grateful for having taken a core course with you. Thank you for all the notable effort you put into this course - it really showed throughout the semester, and I thoroughly enjoyed this class!"

- Fall 2020 Student

Alexander Jacobs
Alexander Jacobs

Lecturer
Department of Chemistry
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

"You truly cared about your students and their well-being, you were always willing to help at any time, and were always patient with us. The course was very smooth and organized, the examinations were suitable and well fit during the semester. If I were able to take any other classes in the future that you teach, I would probably enroll in them even if it wasn't necessary for my degree."

- Fall 2020 Student

Galina Wladyka
Galina Wladyka

Senior Lecturer
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

"You were amazing this semester! You had never done an online class (neither had I), and you did a great job not only dealing with the challenges that came with that, but also with staying enthusiastic, kind, and welcoming! I was nervous about learning such a hard language, but you made it as easy and clear as it can be, and were very understanding of mistakes! Overall, we can tell that you really love teaching Russian, and your passion and knowledge made me love learning it."

- Erika Davis, Fall 2020

Daniel Purich
Daniel Purich, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
College of Medicine

"You are a very engaging and enthusiastic instructor/lecturer and made what could be a very dry class intriguing instead. With distance learning it can be hard to feel connected to the material and our courses as a whole but you made your section of biochem great even during these difficult times."

- Fall 2020 Student

Alper Üngör
Alper Üngör, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering
College of Engineering

"You don’t teach us how to solve a problem, you teach us how to solve ANY problem. The importance of that is severely underrated in many other classes. You taught us everything we need to know to solve problems in the real world. Your lectures reflect the real world with concrete example based teaching."

- Fall 2020 Student

Roger Austin
Roger Austin, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor
Department of Political Science
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

"You turned a by chance class into one of my favorites in my college career. You are one of the most personable and intelligent people I've had the pleasure of learning from. You made me feel like a human being instead of just another number and I actually looked forward to class. Though Zoom isn't my favorite, I thoroughly enjoyed my time in your class."

- Fall 2020 Student

previous arrow
next arrow
Slider