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Student Affairs

Quillen College of Medicine


Welcome to Quillen Student Affairs!
Please take a moment to meet the people in our office


Office of Associate Dean 

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 Services. Kwasigroch is Director of the Medical Human Gross Anatomy and the Anatomical Gifts Program at the College of Medicine. Dr. Kwasigroch is a full time Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. 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 fr Toxikologie und Embryonalpharmakologie, Freie Universitat Berlin, West Germany. Dr. Kwas is available for students to provide academic and personal counseling. He can be reached at 423.439.2019 or

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


Office of Student Support Services

higgins Shelley Higgins
 Medical Program   Facilitator


Shelly handles the daily operations of Student Support Services and provides assistance as needed to other areas of the office. Contact her at 423.439.2037 or

Donna Barnes
Secretary 2

Donna assists in the daily operatons of Student Support Services and also provides assisntance in other areas of the office. She can be reached at 423.439.2034 or


Office of Financial Service

 joyce Joyce Underwood
 Director of Financial   Services


Joyce 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. Joyce can be reached at 423.439.2018 or

Christi Franklin
Assistant Director of Financial Services

Christi 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 423.439.2067 or

Megan Babb
Financial Aid Assistant

Megan assists the Financial Services' 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


Office of Admissions

doug     Doug Taylor
Associate Dean and Director of Admissions & Records


Doug oversees the day-to-day operation of Admissions and Records. He is a 45 year Quillen veteran and is not only exceptionally qualified, but also eager to offer his assistance. Doug can be reached at 423.439.2033 or


Victoria Street
Assistant Dean

Tory is the Assistant Dean for Admissions and supervises the Registrar's Office.  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. Tory can be reached at 423.439.2033 or

stephStephanie 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

amanda   Amanda Cole  Admissions Coordinator


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


Tiffany Binikos

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


Office of the Registrar

  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  

Erin Birchfield
Information Research Tech 2 

Erin assists the students and alumni with defermnet, graduate certificates, licensure form, and certified dipolomas and transcripts.  She can be reached at 423.439.38 or  
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