Financial Aid Staff

Shermain Reed
Shermain Reed


Shermain Reed | Director of Financial Aid

Job Description: Title IV Compliance, System Management, Federal and State Reporting, Department Operations Management

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.  -2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)

Financial Aid Counselors

Jill Cagle | Financial Aid Counselor

Jill Cagle

Job Description: PELL, SEOG, SAP Appeals, BestSemester/Off-Campus Study, Registration Appeals, Non-Attendance, Cohort Scholarships, UG Attendance Updates, Notary

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. -Psalm 56:3 (NIV)

Barbara Hudson | Financial Aid Counselor

Barbara Hudson


Job Description: Veteran Affairs Benefits, Department of Education Student Updates, Scholarship Notifications, TASFA Student Applications

I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. -Psalm 121:1-4 (NIV)

Debbie Newhouse | Freshman Financial Aid Counselor

Debbie Newhouse


Job Description: New Student and Family Contact, Patriot Preview and Orientation Events Financial Aid Representative, Financial Aid Webpage Updates, DBU Supplemental Application Updates, Financial Aid Emails

Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.  -Ephesians 4:15 (NIV

Geoffrey Miller | Financial Aid Counselor

Geoffrey Miller


Job Description: Athletics, Change in Circumstance Applications

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." -John 14:6 (NIV)

Jill Peck | Financial Aid Counselor

Jill Peck


Job Description: TEG, 5th Year Accounting Scholarship, Processing DBU Supplemental Applications

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.  -Colossians 3:23 (NIV)

Financial Aid Coordinators

Rebecca Palacios | Financial Aid Coordinator

Rebecca Palacios


Job Description: Return to Title IV, Work-Study Funding, Verification, Dependency Override

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. -1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)

Brett Hawkins | Technical Coordinator

Brett Hawkins


Job Description: System Support

But those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint. -Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)

Akua Tufuor | Office Coordinator

Akua Tufuor


Job Description: Assistant to the Director, Office Manager

See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland. -Isaiah 43:19 (NIV)

Pam Cartwright | Records Coordinator

Pam Cartwright


Job Description: Document Processing and Auditing, Front Counter, Proofing, Mail, Johnson O’Connor

Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people. -Ephesians 6:7 (NIV)

Financial Aid Staff

Madison Brown | Staff Assistant

Madison Brown

Job Description: Institutional and Outside Scholarships

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. -1 Timothy 4:12 (NIV)