Thank a Professor – What Students Have to Say About Their Professors

Spring 2021

This spring, students sent 630 notes thanking over 300 faculty, and many wrote heartfelt messages, sharing their appreciation for faculty who inspired, encouraged, and prepared them for future careers. Here is a sample of some of those messages in each of our schools and colleges:

College of Arts and Sciences

Thank you for getting us ready for a real-world of school counseling. Thank you for believing in every one of us by encouraging and supporting us. Your constructive criticism helped me grow as an individual and on a professional level. Your teaching style and expectations wanted me to be a better student, and I was able to push myself and submit all the assignments and graduate on time. You made a difference in my life, and I thank you for that. –Irina

Thank you for an excellent semester. I was worried about taking this class because I haven't taken Calculus III in 2 years but you made this subject clear, approachable and most importantly, extremely interesting. You have a gift for teaching and clearly a strong passion for mathematics which is great for us students. If NYIT develops a math major I would be happy to attend more of your classes. Take care and best of luck with all future endeavors. –Joseph

Thank you so much for being such an empathetic professor who understands the circumstances we had to encounter this semester. I was a little frantic walking into this semester because you were the only professor I have never taken a course with (I mean I found out that you were a pretty new prof). I am so glad that I took this class with you, and honestly I really hope I can take another course with you. You care about your students, I can tell, and I'm so grateful to have been able to have this opportunity. Thank you so much for being an amazing professor! :) –Angelica

Thank you for guiding me through my thesis project and helping me get ready for my future career! Without your help, it would have been much more difficult to create such a meaningful project and connect with various sources of support. Especially, during this pandemic, you have been always caring about my classmates and me both mentally and health-wise, and truly helped us in many ways even beyond what was required in the course. I feel very lucky to have joined the UX/UI Design and Development program at NYIT and I couldn't have asked for a better mentor in this program. I hope I get a chance to return the favors you've done for me in the future. Again, thank you very much! With much respect, I wish you the very best! –Shuyi

College of Engineering and Computing Sciences

I would like to express my thankfulness to you, a great professor, for your wonderful lessons over the past year. I also want to thank you so much for your kindness and your great assistance to an international student like me. But the most important thing I’ve appreciated is your belief in me. I’m a better researcher because of you. Without your helpfulness and directness, the school would have been more challenging. Thank you for being a remarkable teacher and I am very grateful to have you as a teacher. –Azin

Thank you for so meticulously organizing your course materials online. It was like having a roadmap to success. –Andrew

Thank you for mentoring our team during the Senior Design Project and letting us publish our research. This project gave me a lot of insight and opened doors to a lot internship opportunities. –Prachi

College of Osteopathic Medicine

Thank you so much for such a wonderful Anatomy education experience. You are s a truly remarkable professor with a unique way of teaching students with stories, humor, and encouragement. Thank you for all of the time you spend preparing for our lab sessions, and for the memorable way you taught us. Your commitment and dedication means so much to us. Thank you!! –Anonymous

Thank you for your tireless dedication and the enthusiasm with which you have taught and mentored us students. There are but a few professors over the years of academia that I have undergone to which I can truly say "Thank you"; thank you for looking to make a positive and meaningful difference in the lives of your students. –Anonymous

Thank you for making me very comfortable in the early days when I just started the school. The DPR session was the only module where I felt I don't need to worry about anything else and just concentrate on learning and developing my clinical skills. Thanks to you I am now doing physical exams in real life in my third year rotations without any difficulty. You are always very welcoming and easy to approach. I am also very grateful to you for welcoming me as an EPP in the class of 2023. I wish this message finds you safe, well and happy!!! –Zunayet

School of Architecture and Design

Thank you for the continuous support that you offered my friends and I in your class. No matter how much I struggled and emailed you, you always responded in a very, very short time period. I cannot compare you to any other professor because if I did, they wouldn't stand a chance. I never would have thought that Reinforced Concrete could be so interesting and engaging. I know that in reality it's probably boring; but you made it fun and kept us on our toes. From the practice homework problems, to the full test reviews before and after tests, to the project checkups you've provided, you have made online schooling a better place all together. I've truly learned from this class and cannot wait to incorporate all of it into my future projects. Thank you and please keep doing what you've been doing. –Michael

If I would name one professor at SoAD who has the best influence and impact on my creativity and ability to produce more quality and quantity in design, I would pick you. Even though you only had me for one semester still, you will always be my inspiring teacher. I can't thank you enough for your professional and honest hard work, and the quality of work you did to help me understand what architecture and design is. You have planted seeds of creativity, clarity and comprehensive design thinking in my brain. I really appreciate the hark work of every single Professor I had the honor to learn from at New York Institute of Technology and I believe SoAD is very rich with the best and nicest professors. I have no doubt that the school will be even more successful in the future because it has my great teacher and hard-working people like you. Thank you. –Ayman

I wanted to say that I'm glad I had you for this class and that I learned the most about architectural history that I was able to apply to all my studios. I always wished I would have you again as a professor for another class, but the memories I do have will be with me forever. –Maureen

School of Health Professions

Thank you for assisting me with my professional development. The topics for your posts on a weekly basis made it possible to share my experiences at my practicum site with my peers which allowed me to strengthen my interpersonal communication skills which will be valuable in my professional future. The daily logs and professional development assignments allowed me to build on my writing ability and I can proudly say that these tools were instrumental in developing my strong work ethic. In addition, your instruction in this course has allowed me to establish a confident professional writing style and enabled me to establish efficient time management. –James

I just wanted to say thank you for another amazing semester. Despite the challenges of remote learning, I truly feel like I’ve learned a lot from you. Thank you so much for being so attentive and patient. –Salvatore

I just want to say thank you so much for going out of your way for us this past fall and spring semester, ensuring we all get placements and graduate on time. I truly appreciate all your hard work, you rock!! –Yuliya

School of Management

Dear Professor, thank you so much as you are one of the most supportive professors I have ever had, and the material and topics you provided to us during this semester were very useful and practical. I wish you all the best. –Niloofar

When I first came to New York Tech, I had just completed my collegiate athletic career as a Business Management major, and as someone who was eager to be more involved with statistics, quantitative analysis and data, your course(s) were the gateway for me to explore just that. It is thanks to your outstanding quality in instructing your students like myself, that had made it available for me to switch my major to Finance, and have the ability to graduate in May 2021 with Summa Cum Laude. I will forever be grateful for your efforts in keeping up with me and my fellow classmates, and teaching us regardless of how hard it seemed at the time. Looking forward to staying in touch. –Onuralp

Thank you for being a great professor and advice giver! It’s because of your teachings that I’m able to apply my knowledge of marketing to my current position as a Market Research Manager at the company that I work at. Thank you for making learning fun and having really engaging class discussions. –Briyanna


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