Student Life


At the Office of Medical Student Affairs, we strive to create a culture that supports the well-being and development of our students. We are an effective and responsive group of professionals that work collaboratively to ensure students' academic and career success.

Through a range of programs and services, we aim to educate and empower our students to achieve their personal, educational, and career goals. Our services are designed to enhance the intellectual experience, foster career planning, promote well-being, stimulate professional growth, and offer leadership opportunities. Our goal is to create a supportive environment that helps our students thrive. 

For More Information, Contact:

Tess Johnson, Ed.D., Director of Medical Student Affairs | 936.202.5255

Amber Sechelski, Ed.D., Associate Director of Medical Student Affairs | 936.202.5258

Brent Mowdy, M.A., Learning Specialist | 936.202.5285

Nikea D. Vernardo, M.Ed., MSPE Career Specialist | 936.202.5260 Schedule an appointment


As your Student Affairs Specialists, we serve as a bridge between the College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Division of Student Affairs supporting the holistic well-being of our medical students to achieve their goals by providing services that complement their academic experiences.

For More Information, Contact:

Alaura Goad – – (936)-202-5259 – EMSAT Suite 110F

Hannah Jones - - (936)202-5273 – EMSAT Suite 110E

Cenaiyda Carranza | 936.202.5247 | EMSTAT, Suite 110D


The College Library supports the learning and research needs of students in the DO program by providing access to a wide variety of medical resources, including databases, eBooks, and digital Resource and Research Guides.  A medical librarian is also on-campus to assist students in research activities, like selecting sources, finding evidence, managing references, and more.  Students also have access to the print and digital collections, and services available from the University Library located in Huntsville, Texas.


For More Information, Contact:

Christina M. Seeger, CPhT, MLS, AHIP, Medical Librarian, Clinical Assistant Professor | 936-202-5334