The Department of Athletics celebrated Faculty All-Stars during basketball games last week. The honorees were nominated and voted on by student-athletes.
“Professor Bukics attends many sporting events and works many of the volleyball games. She holds extensive office hours for all students and is willing to accommodate the needs of student-athletes. She often asks in class about how the games were the previous weekend.” —Alix Taklow ’22, field hockey, economics and government & law
“She is at every home game always cheering our team on. She is the definition of an amazing professor, as she cares about her students’ successes far beyond the classroom. You can tell she loves and cares about Lafayette.” —Abby Antognoli ’25, women’s basketball, undeclared
“Dr. Mitchell deserves to be recognized as a Faculty All-Star because of her infectious personality and passion for learning and commitment to student success. She thoroughly takes interest in her students by asking how they are doing and encourages them to use her as a resource whether it be for recommendation letters or research. Dr. Mitchell is also one of the most intelligent and kindhearted professors that I have met. I would be remiss if I didn’t nominate her and thank Dr. Mitchell for her contributions to my success as a student.” —Dylan Crossen ’22, football, biology
“Dr. Mitchell deserves this recognition for so many reasons! As both a class student and research student of hers, she never failed to accommodate for and understand my commitments as a student-athlete. During research last semester, she allowed me to join weekly lab meetings via Zoom so that I could participate while working out on the stationary bike at practice. No other professor that I know of would understand that commitment and make that accommodation.” —Dannah Javens ’23, cross country and track & field teams, biology
“Professor Phillips is so understanding of the struggles students face but even more so athletes. He went above and beyond after I had surgery. Overall, he is just super helpful.” —Harrison Greenhill ’22, football, environmental studies
“I think he is a great professor and has a lot of energy and really does care about his students.” —Lindsay Dewar ’24, women’s soccer, neuroscience
“He cares about students so much, putting their wellbeing and happiness as his top priority. He tries so hard to ensure that students feel safe and welcome around him, and just gives off such an inviting and kind spirit. He makes a commitment to his students and this school to make it appealing to learn and exist, and he deserves to be recognized for his efforts.” —Mataya Megson ’23, women’s volleyball, neuroscience