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Thank a Professor Program

The Thank a Professor program offers students a wonderful opportunity to express gratitude to professors who have positively influenced their academic or personal journey.

If you have a professor who…

  • Inspires you to achieve your goals,
  • Excites you to learn,
  • Challenges you to reach your potential,
  • Guides you during a challenging time,  

Don't miss the chance to show your appreciation!

Take a moment to express your gratitude to them through the Thank a Professor program.

Submit a Note!

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How it works

  • Click on "Submit a Note!"
  • Share what you would like to say.
  • Decide if you want to sign your name or remain anonymous. It is up to you!
  • The Center for Faculty Development will print and deliver your note at the end of the semester.
  • Repeat as many times as desired.


  • How does the program work?
    • The Thank a Professor program offers students the opportunity to compose notes of appreciation for professors who have contributed significantly to the UHCL student community. 
    • Notes can be submitted year-round via an online form. 
    • All notes will be delivered at the end of each semester.
  • Does it need to be a current professor?
    • No,notes can be addressed to any professor, past or present. 
  • Can I write a note to more than one professor?
    • Yes! You can submit notes for multiple professors.
    • Complete the online form for each note you would like to send.  
  • Can my letter be anonymous?
    • Absolutely! You have the option to remain anonymous or share your name for each note you send.   
  • When will my note be delivered to the professor?
    • Your note will be delivered to the professor(s) at the end of the semester. 
  • Will the notes be reviewed before delivery?
    • Yes, all notes undergo a review process to ensure they align with the spirit of the program.  

Examples of previous notes

  • Thanks for your encouragement to get out of my comfort zone and challenge myself to things I didn’t think I could do.
  • Thank you so much for an amazing class this semester. I have gained so much knowledge through your class and I am beyond grateful for this extraordinary opportunity, and can not wait to continue connecting previous knowledge with new knowledge that is sure to surface through my academic and workforce career.
  • Thank you for being such an inspiring and positive person. I really appreciate having you as my professor.
  • I can’t tell you how much I want to write in this letter to you. You are one of my favorite people ever to exist, and easily one of the kindest people I’ve ever met. Thank you for always checking up on me, and supporting me through my loudmouth antics and anxious ramblings. Thank you for accepting me for who I am.
  • Thank you for helping me re-sharpen my critical thinking skills and for having me understand myself and the world around us better. I hope I get to have you next semester. :)