Thank-A-Teacher @ GC

Congratulations to Fall 2021 Thank-A-Teacher @ GC Recipients

Georgia College (GC) students often express how their instructor created transformative learning experiences for them, how they created a learning experience that changed their lives, or how they feel better prepared after taking a course. So, beginning Fall 2021, the Center for Teaching and Learning at Georgia College wanted to find a way to recognize instructors who impact their students in positive ways.

The GC Thank-a-Teacher nomination program is our way to let our instructors know that we value their work with our students and provides them with a tangible way to track the good work they are doing. 

Once we receive a nomination, we use the response to generate a letter on behalf of the nominee. We also present the instructor with a certificate to acknowledge the nomination. Instructors receive their nominations by email after grades are due for the Fall and Spring semesters.  

For more details, don't hesitate to contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at or 478-445-2520.  

Follow this link to complete the Thank-a-Teacher form.  


Do you have an instructor who has made a positive impact on you? If so, tell us how your instructor impacted you by completing the Thank-a-Teacher form.  

The Center for Teaching and Learning will collect your responses to present a letter to your instructor nominee. We will also give the instructor a certificate acknowledging your nomination. You can remain anonymous, or you can provide us your information for the certificate and letter. 

For questions, don't hesitate to contact the Center for Teaching & Learning at or 478-445-2520.  

Follow this link to complete the Thank-a-Teacher form.  

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Who can receive a nomination?  Any instructor who teaches at Georgia College. 
  • Can the same student nominate an instructor multiple times?  While we acknowledge an instructor may have an ongoing impact on you, we ask that each student nominate an instructor only one time.  
  • How many nominations can an instructor receive each semester?  An instructor may get multiple nominations from different students up to the number of students who submit a nomination.  
  • Can the nomination come from someone other than a student?  Currently, we are only accepting student nominations at this time.  
  • Since only students can nominate instructors, what other ways can I acknowledge an instructor?  There are other processes in place at Georgia College to acknowledge instructors (i.e., Academic Affairs Excellence Awards), or you can send a personal note (i.e., email) to let the instructor know how much you appreciate them.   
  • What if the instructor I want to nominate no longer works at Georgia College?  While it is a nice gesture to acknowledge your instructor who may no longer work for Georgia College, we may not be able to present the letter and certificate to your instructor unless you have their personal contact information.  
  • Can I nominate an instructor who taught me before the Fall 2021 semester?  Since the program only started at GC Fall 2021, we ask that nominations begin no earlier than Fall 2021.  
  • Where can I share a concern that I have about my instructor?  The Thank-a-Teacher program is to acknowledge instructors who have had a positive impact on you. If you have a concern, follow the chain of command by contacting your instructor first. You can also express constructive feedback on the Student Rating of Instruction Survey (SRIS), which is emailed to your bobcat's email account for feedback at the end of the semester.  

Follow this link to complete the Thank-a-Teacher form.  

Thank-a-Teacher Recipients - Fall 2021

The Center for Teaching and Learning is honored to present the listing of faculty recipients of student recognition from the Thank-a-Teacher @ GC Fall 2021 initiative! Here, you can view the complete list of recipients and their perspective departments. Some faculty received multiple student recognitions. The numbers next to faculty names indicate how many student acknowledgments we received.  

Faculty will receive an email with each student's personal letter(s) and their Thank-a-Teacher certificate(s) for display.  

Congratulations to our Thank-a-Teacher @ GC Fall 2021 recipients!  They are:  

  Dean Copelan  
  Eddie Thomas  
  Jehan Eljourbagy (4)  
  Nicholas Creel (3)  
  Roberta Gorham  
  Sandria Stephenson  
  Susan Manrodt (2)  
  Tom Moore (3) 

  Advising Center  
  Kristy Tenbus (2)  

  Emily Gomez  
  Ernesto Gomez  
  Patrick Hamilton  
  Sandra Trujillo  
  Susan Asbury  
  Valerie Aranda  

  Biological & Environmental Sciences   
  C. Daniel Burt (5)  
    Daniel Smith  
  David Deposda  
  David Weese (4)  
  Dominic DeSantis  
  Ellen France (4)  
  Emily Parrish (3)  
  Gretchen Ionta (4)  
  Indiren Pillay  
  Kristine White (2)  
  Kwan Christenson (5)  
  Lindsey Duke (2) - TA  
  Lori Robinson (3)  
  Richard Adams  
  Robert Allen (2)  
  Ryan Williams - TA  
  Samuel Mutiti (2)  

  Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy   
  Arash Bodaghee  
  David Zoetewey  
  Hasitha Mahabaduge  
  Ken McGill  
  Linda Rocha (6)  
  Michael Pangia  
  Ronald Okoth  
  Wathsala Medawala (2)  

  Christina Smith (3)  
  James Schiffman (2)  
  Jan Hoffmann (4)  
  Mikkel Christensen (5)  
  Nah Ray Han (3)  
  William Burke (3)  

  Cultural Center   
  Nadirah Mayweather  

  Economics & Finance  
  Alexandre Scarciffolo (2)  
  Brent Evans (2)  
  Brooke Conaway (3)  
  Chris Clark (2)  
  Christopher Clark  
  Cullen T. Wallace  
  Isarin Durongkadej (2)  
  Jessie Folk  

  Andrea Christoff  
  Candice Veal  
  Carla Hutchings  
  Chuck Puckett  
  Cynthia Alby (2)  
  Diane Gregg (4)  
  Dionne Lazenby (6)  
  Hiller Crook (2)  
  Jane Hinson  
  Kim Muschaweck  
  Kristina Hirsch  
  Linda Bradley (2)  
  Marya Ray (2)  
  Mary Hiller Crook  
  Miriam Jordan  
  Pamela Brookins (3)  
  Rachel Bray (3)  
  Rob Sumowski  
  Roddran Grimes  
  Rui Kang (2)  
  Stephen Wills (5)  
  Suzanna Roman-Oliver (2)  
  Tonya Richardson (2)  

  Brianna Phillips  
  Jeffery MachLachlan (6)  
  Jennifer Flaherty (2)  
  Jonathan Smith (2) - TA  
  Kelsie Doran (3) - TA  
  Laura Newbern  
  Matthew Pangborn  
  Megan Duffey - TA  
  Nancy Beasley (2)  
  Ruby Holsenbeck (4)
  Tara Heimberger (2) - TA  
  Timothy Conners - TA  
  William Warren  

  Government & Sociology   
  Adam Lamparello (5)  
  Alesa Liles  
  Carrie Cook  
  Claire Sanders  
   Min Kim (2) 
  Roger Coate (2)  
  Sandra Godwin  
  Sara Doude  
  Stephanie McClure (2)  
  Steven Elliot-Gower  
  Stone Workman  

  Health & Human Performance   
  Brittney Hardin (3)  
  Damian Francis (3)  
  Eboni Haynes  
   Ernie Kaninjing (2)  
  Helen Dupree (2)  
  Jake Grazer  
  Jinkyung Park (2)  
  Justin Adeyemi (5)  
  Kevin Hunt  
 Liz Speelman (2)
  Mandy Jarriel  
  Michael Hobbs (2)  
  Sarah Myers  
  Scott Butler  

  History & Geography  
  Amy Sumpter  
  Aran MacKinnon (2)  
  Ashleigh Ikemoto  
  Charles Fahrer  
  Craig Pascoe  
  Daniel Scallet (2)  
  Doug Oetter (3)  
  James Welbourne (2)  
  Jessica Wallace  
  Mark Huddle  
  Omolola Ologunorisa (3)  
  Stephanie Opperman  
  Stephen Auerbach (2)  

 Information Systems & Computer Science   
  Brad Fowler  
  Bryan Marshall (3)  
  Eric Kobbe  
  Frank Richardson  
  Joy Godin (2)  
  Meg Geddy (2)  
  Neil Jones  
  Paige Rutner  
  Sally Humphries  
  Tanya Goette (3)  
  Ward Risvold (11)  

  Leadership Programs  
  Ashley Copeland (2)  
  Christina Lewis  
  Genie Chamberlain  
  Harold Mock  
  Madison Green  

  Liberal Arts   
  Sandra Dimon (2)  

  Kelly Piggott  

  Management, Marketing & Logistics  
  Amiri Sina  
  Aric Wilhau  
  Bob Duesing  
  Joanna Schwartz (3)  
  Karl Manrodt  
  Ken Hendry (2)  
  Kendra Evans (2)  
  Mary Rickard  
  Nicholas Beadles  
  Nick Beadles  
  Renee Fontenot  
  Stephen Rutner  
  Whitney Ginder  

  Angel Abney  
  Brandon Samples (3)  
  Jebessa Mijena  
  Kenneth Flowers  
  Marcela Chiorescu  
  Nasser Navidar  

  Andrew Allen  
  Gina Towner  
  Jennifer Piazzapick  
  Laurie Peebles  

  Angela Roberts  
  Debbie Greene  
  Deborah Macmillan  
  Gail Godwin  
  Josie Doss  
  Monica Ketchie  
  Sallie Coke (4)  
  Sheryl Winn  
  Talecia Warren  
  Tiffany Parrish (2)

  Philosophy, Religion & Liberal Studies   
  Brooke Rudow (2)  
  James Winchester  
  Juli Gittinger (2)  
  Kaitlyn Newman (2)  
  Mark Causey  

  Psychological Science   
  Ashley Taylor  
  Diana Young (2)  
  Eric Rindal (2)  
  Kristina Dandy (4)  
  Lee Gillis (4)  
  Noland White (4)  
  Stephanie Jett (7)  
  Tracy Butts  
  Tsu-Ming Chiang (3)  
  Whitney Heppner (2)

  Theatre & Dance  
  Amy Pinney (2)  
  Isaac Ramsey  
  Natalie King (2)  


  World Languages & Cultures   
  Aaron Castroverde  
  Hedwig Fraunhofer  
  Juan Alcarria (2)  
  Lee Kirven (3)  
  Mariana Stoyanova  
  Tony Alcarria  
  Virginia Teran