In 2018, we encouraged Cyclones to share, “Who makes you feel like a valued member of the ISU community?” We received 337 #CyThx submissions from 100 departments/units that represent all colleges, divisions, and units. Many more were submitted, but the thankers asked to not have the information published.
These valued members of the ISU community received a #CyThx email along with an optional message and recognition on this #CyThx website. Also, campus leadership (VPs, Deans, chairs, etc.) were notified of who received a #CyThx.
Below are the #CyThx from 2018 (alphabetical by first name), or download the #CyThx 2018 Honorees (PDF).
#CyThx 2018: Someone feels valued at ISU because of the following people
thank you for all your advice on classes and life. My career plans and have changed a lot since I first met you at the
Professor Su teaches us Chinese words during class to help us be prepared for the global world. She cares deeply about students and their success.
Joes is an awesome CA!!
Joel has, from the day I met him, constantly been supportive to me as a leader. When I met him my freshman year as a
Very supportive professor that is a good person above everything and shows respect to everyone. He makes me feel like a valued member of the
Johnny has done an amazing job since he first came to the DoR as Hall Director for my community of BWR. He’s incredibly personable, friendly,
Dr. Sharp, you have helped to push me and inspire me to become the musician and creative mind that I am now. You recognized strengths
Provost Wickert, thank you for supporting me and all of ISU Theatre! We are so incredibly grateful!
Joseph Kupfer makes me feel like a valued member of the ISU community be being extremely attentive and helpful with any academic needs. He always
Joe, I look up to you as my mentor and my friend. You inspire me to continue to learn and grow. I know I wouldn’t
My original advisor at ISU resigned and I had to make another preference for who I would like to be my advisor. I went with
CyThx 1. “She has greeted me every morning that I come into the office and always gives me solid advice when I need it. She
It does not matter what my weaknesses are. She always finds a way to empower me and everyone else, to highlight our strengths! There is
Senora Dominguez is hands down the best Spanish professor at Iowa State. She fosters learning and growth in everything she teaches, and you can tell
Julio is a great instructor in 422L, who has encouraged me to see myself in a better light. As a non-traditional student, it is easy
Professor Shen has hundreds of students over his sections of finance lectures, and he has taken the time to get to know as many students
Karen starts out every class asking us if we have anything, we want to discuss about anything. This genuine care about each student in her
Karen has a kind word for every person who enters the CELT space. No matter how difficult the challenge she handles it with ease and
When I had originally received the email about the #CyThx campaign happening on campus, I sort of used it as a tool to reflect upon
Kate is my sorority advisor and is a joy to work with. She has made my life as a leader a lot easier and is
Kathy and her staff make me feel valued by always helping me and my faculty colleagues (and thereby my students and program) with alacrity and
CyThx 1. “Thank you” CyThx 2. “This semester, I had the privilege of being a Peer Mentor for Kathy’s BUSAD 102 class. I have learned
CyThx 1. “Katie does an awesome job helping to facilitate the CE 120 Learning Community. She makes everyone feel included and gives all the freshmen/transfer
Though she has just joined the TRIO program this year, she has made me feel welcomed into the TRIO community. I can see how much
Kelly has gone out of her way to make myself and all members of our organization (SUB) feel supported and valued. I have always appreciated
Dr. Reddy-Best teaches over 400 students a semester. She explores difficult topics, such as sexuality and race in ways that broaden perspectives and empower students
Professor Tsai is a very caring individual who makes students feel welcome to Iowa State
Kenna has a way of making sure her co-workers and peers are recognized for their contributions! Likewise, she has a way of sharing her expertise
CyThx 1. “Kevin makes me feel valued as a student by respecting my independence and creativity. He’s a professor that never assumes you know too
Kristin makes me feel like a valued member of Iowa State by always being ready to help me with various things such as scheduling and
CyThx 1. “Dr. Nadolny has believed in me and has demonstrated that I have value to the ISU community. Her support and understanding have been
CyThx 1. “It is a joy to come to work every day and have the opportunity to work with Laura Bestler. Laura knows exactly how
Thank you for being the first to take a chance on me. I met you as a sophomore and to be honest I didn’t feel
She listens to the needs of veterinary students and tries to bring us services catered for veterinary students at the veterinary campus.
Laurie makes me feel like I have a place and purpose in the honors program! She gives great advice and is always willing to talk
He is an extraordinary professor and mentor. His wisdom and outlook were refreshing and something I always looked forward to in his classes. Always encouraging,
Dr. Timms is one of my mentors and has been since the day I arrived at ISU. He is well known in the Dairy Science
thank you for all the opportunities you’ve given me! you took a chance on me and I’ve learned so much about plant pathogens and grad
Lesya has been a very encouraging and positive person that has shown empathy and care. She sees value in me and encourages me to a
Liam is so friendly and excited about everything. He is friends with literally everyone. Liam is an amazing tutor and never fails to help me.
Dr. Hagedorn is the Most Influential Person for me in the USA. She accepted me, brought me here, and gave me such a wonderful chance
You have encouraged so many of us and despite everything you have been going through this semester, you have created a community amongst the class
Liz always makes me feel special and not just like another student. She makes it her priority to create a real, lasting relationship with me
CyThx 1. “Dr. P has been the best professor that I have had in my 4 years at Iowa State. He gets to know each
She made this fabulous way to thank people and she is amazing at everything she does!
Maggie is a fantastic major professor and I am thankful I get to work with her! She is caring and empathetic and always makes time
A thousand and many more “thanks” for all your time listening to my stories and experiences in my educational journey. I very much feel heard
I love working in the Wellbeing and Exercise Lab with Maria – she is a ray of sunshine and is always so helpful. I feel
Despite the short interactions I have had with Dr. Gleason at ISU, he has been one of the most influential individuals and Professors I have
Mark is always kind, friendly and welcoming. He asks how you are and genuinely wants to know. He complements things in others that he likes
Marlys cares very deeply about the CELT staff and ensures that they are all taken care of. She is most appreciated!
Dr. Harmon values and supports the Student Health and Wellness unit with his time, resources, and advocacy. He genuinely cares about the health, wellbeing, and
Mary is nicest person I’ve ever met! She is warm and inviting to anyone she meets and when she’s in the room everyone smiles more!
Always has something positive (or funny) to say during studio and critiques. Super helpful and knowledgeable. I’ve grown as a designer and feel like I
She is extremely kind and accepting of everyone’s opinions in class and always validates what we say whether it is actually right or not, she
As Vice President at oSTEM, she is always careful to ask everyone’s opinions and listen thoughtfully as they explain their reasoning before moving forwards. Mia
Mr. Bootsma brings a new definition to teaching. His enthusiasm is contagious and almost had me deciding to pursue law…something I have never considered. His
Doc, you have listened to me intently in multiple situations where I felt like my voice was not heard elsewhere, even in times I’m sure
After every meeting with Michele, I always walk away feeling more confident and energized. Michele is so encouraging and truly helps to bring out my
For being my unofficial mentor throughout these last two years of my college life and making me feel welcome here at ISU’s NREM department.
Very encouraging to me and helpful when I have questions ranging from simple things to lifetime goals.
MK is the best student org adviser at Iowa State. She is always available to help in any way that she can, whether it be
As a Community Advisor, Natalie has truly helped me with my transition to a new state and school. Her bright spirit and enthusiasm show in
Your class is one of the best classes I’ve ever had! I learned so much about plant pathogens and your class confirmed that plant pathology
She just does. But seriously, Nicole makes not only me feel like a valued member of the ISU community but a bunch of other people
Thank you so much for always putting my values first and guiding me along the right path to succeed! You make my life at ISU
Nicole is so selfless and would do anything for her friends. She is so loyal always wants to help others in need. She makes going
As an assistant in one of my classes, Olivia does a lot a work that I don’t believe she get recognized for enough. She is
Great leadership, nice vision, and outstanding mentorship. I am glad to have the opportunity to be on his team.
Thank you so much for always being so helpful in answering all of my questions! I hope you have a great break! Happy thanksgiving!
He once helped with problem 5 of cpr e 281 hw11 thank you
Paula really makes you feel like someone is always there for you and actually cares about you. She takes the extra time to get to
Pete never says “no” when you ask for his help. He takes incredible care of the greenhouse facilities and the building equipment. He definitely makes
For Taking Great pictures to capture the great moments we share!!
She is always supportive and encouraging of those around her! She is someone who genuinely cares about everyone she meets and is one of the
Thanks a lot for the opportunity to put into practice what I have learners, for allowing me to share what I know, for your valuable
Rich hosts a killer tailgate in A1 that allows us to connect with old friends and meet new ones!!
CyThx 1. “Professor Hessling is the BEST psych teacher. He makes psych 280 so interesting and full of life and fun. You can tell he
He was one of the first people that I interacted with when I came on campus and my first impression was that he was an
Thank you for believing in me, Rosie! Know you have shaped my ability to continue being a scholar and thanks to you I am almost
Sam actually takes the time to listen as a peer mentor, is really helpful, and funny. He has helped me as an open-option student, by
Sam truly cares about her students. As a graduate TA Sam doesn’t get a lot of praise, but she does an amazing job. She goes
Sarah always checks in on me and makes sure I am being the best me I can be. I am so thankful to have a
your international studies class is one of my favorite classes I’ve ever taken. It was also the most challenging but challenging in a good way.
You have taught me so much! I am always amazed at how much you know about plant pathogens and agriculture. it seems like whenever there
Although I took the web development course online, Dr. Chang made me feel valued by frequently sending out helpful resources, making sure students’ concerns were
Dr. Gupta goes above and beyond to teach, assist, and mentor me as an ISU student.
Sid is the best TA I’ve ever had. He really makes an effort to make sure we succeed. Not only will he meet you absolutely
Stacey makes our learning community class every week super relaxed while being able to get valuable knowledge out of it. It has become my favorite
Steffen always reaches out to me not only to check up on how classes are going, but how overall, I am doing. Although I do
Dr. Clark makes me feel like a valued member with her compassion. Every time I see her, she not only asks about how my research
He works incredibly hard and he does it in a way where other people think that there is no work or pressure at all. He
Steve was the first person I thought of when asked who makes me feel valued here at ISU. I’ve had him as instructor for multiple
He loves his topic and it directly affects his teaching, providing a fun, intriguing environment to learn about a topic that is challenging. Very open
There are many positive things I could say about Dr. Birrell, but I’ll keep it short and sweet. His passion for the subjects he teaches
I would like to give a special thanks to Sunde Nesbit for being such an outstanding professor. She is passionate about what she teaches and
Suzanne always helps me complete honors requirements and smooths out my daily concerns!
Tabatha gets to know each student on a deep level. She really cares about our interests, feelings, and does all she can to foster our