Staff

Welcome to Student Affairs! Please take a moment to meet the people that you will come into contact with.

Tom Kwasigroch
Tom Kwasigroch, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Dr. Tom Kwasigroch is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of Financial Services, Admissions and Records, and Student Support Service. Kwasigroch is Director of the Medical Human Gross Anatomy and the Anatomical Gifts Program at the College of Medicine. In addition to these duties, Dr. Kwasigroch is a full time Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. He was graduated from Niagara University with a degree in Biology, earned his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, and completed his Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Institute für Toxikologie und Embryonalpharmakologie, Freie Universitat Berlin, West Germany. Kwas is available for students to provide academic and personal counseling. He can be reached at 423.439.2019 or

(Vacant)

Director of Student Support Services

The Director of Student Support Services provides direction for personnel in coordinating programs and services which are designed to enhance the medical education experience. Support Services coordinates the new student orientation, White Coat Ceremony, health training and compliance measures, peer tutoring, career planning assistance, and the student insurance program.


Sue Russell
Sue Russell
Office Manager

Sue serves as assistant to the Associate Dean and is also responsible for managing the daily office and financial operations of the Office of Student Affairs.  She can be reached at 423.439.2019 or

 
Sherry Bailey
  Sherry Bailey
Student Records Coordinator

Sherry processes forms and assists Carol with student records. If you need assistance with deferments, hospital privilege forms, graduation certifications, licensure forms, certified diplomas or transcripts, contact her at 423.439.2104 or .


Amanda Cole
Amanda Col e
Information Research Technician

Amanda coordinates the interview process and is secretary for the Office of Admissions and Records. If you call our office, Amanda will probably be the first person with whom you will talk. She can be reached at 423.439.2033 or .


Stephanie Cole
Stephanie Cole
Admissions Counselor

Stephanie is dedicated to assisting prospective students as they pursue their goal of becoming a physician. She is available to discuss the application process, MCAT exam, and willing to counsel anyone who is interested in what it takes to become a physician. Contact her at 423.439.2036 or .


Linda Embree
    Linda Embree
Director of Financial Services

Linda oversees the Office of Financial Services where students will find help on student financial aid matters and assistance in securing enough funds to meet their educational goals. Linda can be reached at 423.439.2035 or .

 Sheba Keaton
Sheba Keaton 
  Secretary 3

Sheba serves as Secretary for Student Support Services. She coordinates various activities for the department.   Contact Sheba at 423.439.2034 or .

Shelly Higgins
Shelly Higgins
Medical Program Facilitator

She handles the daily operations of the department and provides support as needed to other areas of the office.  Contact her at 423.439.2037 or


Linda Mongold
Linda Mongold
Admissions Coordinator

From the time your application arrives in our office until you get a final letter from us, Linda oversees the flow of information. If you have questions regarding your application, she is the one to ask. Linda can be reached at 423.439.2039 or .

Carol Plummer
Carol Plummer
Associate Registrar

Once you matriculate here, Carol is the one who handles your student records. She will be the person to register you for class, post your grades, answer any questions you may have as a student, and greet you on the other side of the graduation platform. Carol can be reached at 423.439.2032 or .

Becky Stallard
Becky Stallard
Financial Aid Assistant

Becky assists the Financial Aid Department in all facets of student financial matters. Everything from application processing and distribution of funds to coordinating workshops and special events. She can be reached at 423.439.2035 or


Doug Taylor
Doug Taylor
Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions
& Records

Doug oversees the day-to-day operation of Admissions and Records. He is a 30 year veteran to the department and is not only exceptionally qualified, but also eager to offer his assistance. Doug can be reached at 423.439.2033 or .

Joyce Underwood
Joyce Underwood
Assistant Director of
Financial Services


Joyce counsels students daily on the intricacies of financial aid so they understand the process and can receive funding for their medical education. She can be reached at 423.439.2018 or .