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Administration

Campus Management

Kate Packard – Campus President

OPEN – Academic Dean

Troy Best – Associate Dean and Business Administration Program Director

Colt Harness – Director of Admissions

Shannon Ashmeal - Surgical Technology Program Director

Rodriegus Gardner - Medical Assisting/Medical Billing and Coding Program Director

Annita Phillips – Medical Office Administration Program Director

Kendreia Durant – Pharmacy Technician Program Director

Linda Walton Dixon – Cosmetology Program Director

Faculty

ADAMS, HELEN – General Education 

  • B.A., Journalism, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

ASHMEAL, SHANNON – Surgical Technology

  • A.S., Surgical Technology, Virginia College, Augusta, Georgia
  • Certified Surgical Technologist

BASS, MELISSA – Medical Billing and Coding / Healthcare Reimbursement

  • M.B.A., Business, Walden University, Baltimore, Maryland
  • B.S., Southern Wesleyan University, North Augusta, South Carolina
  • A.A., Business, Aiken Technical College, Aiken, South Carolina

BOOS, PATRICIA – Business Administration

  • M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Phoenix, Augusta, Georgia
  • B.A., Business Administration, University of Phoenix, Augusta, Georgia

BRIGGS, DEIRDRE – Surgical Technology

  • A.S., Surgical Technology, Virginia College, Augusta, Georgia
  • Certified Surgical Technologist
BROOKS, CASSAUNDRA – Cosmetology
  • Diploma, Cosmetology, Augusta Technical Institute Cosmetology, Augusta, Georgia
  • Instructor, Georgia State Board of Cosmetology
  • Master Cosmetologist, Georgia State Board of Cosmetology

BROWN, SHERRI – Pharmacy Technician

  • Certificate, Pharmacy Technician, Augusta Technical College, Augusta, Georgia
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification Board

CARSON, DAWN – Medical Billing and Coding / Healthcare Reimbursement

  • A.S., Healthcare Reimbursement, Virginia College Online
  • Certified Professional Coder, American Academy of Professional Coders

CARTER, ZENORA – Medical Office Administration

  • A.S., Business Administrative Technology, Augusta Technical College, Augusta, Georgia
  • Diploma, Medical Administrative Support Assistant, Augusta Technical College, Augusta, Georgia
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

CHAMBERS, LARHONDA – Cosmetology

  • Certificate, Cosmetology, Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology, North Augusta, South Carolina
  • Certificate, Junior Instructor, Georgia Institute of Cosmetology, Augusta, Georgia
  • Cosmetology Instructor, Georgia State Board of Cosmetology
  • Master Cosmetologist, Georgia State Board of Cosmetology

DAITCH, SHERRY –Medical Assistant

  • Diploma, Medical Assistant, Augusta Technical College
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

DAVIS, TABETHA - Cosmetology

  • Diploma, Ogeeche Technical College Instructor, Georgia State Board of Cosmetology 
  • Master Cosmetologist, Georgia State Board of Cosmetology 
DONNELLY, HEATHER – Medical Assistant
  • B.S., Nursing, Armstrong Atlantic State University. Savannah, Georgia 
  • A.S., Nursing, Excelsior University, Albany, New York LPN, Nursing, Augusta Technical College, Augusta, Georgia
DURANT, KENDREIA – Pharmacy Technician 
  • M.A., Theology, Ohio Christian University, Circleville, Ohio
  • B.A., Healthcare Administration, American InterContinental University, Schaumburg, Illinois
  • A.A.S., Business Administration, American InterContinental University, Schaumburg, Illinois
  • Diploma (ASHP Accredited), Pharmacy Technology, Ogeechee Technical College, Statesboro, Georgia 
FORD, KAMELA – Medical Assistant 
  • B.S., Biology, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, South Carolina 
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
GARDNER, RODRIEGUS - Medical Assisting/Medical Billing and Coding
  • B.S., Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
  • M.A., Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
  • Registered Health Information Administrator
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
GOMEZ, BELINDA – Medical Assistant 
  • LPN, Nursing, Augusta Technical College, Augusta, Georgia
HERRINGTON, DANA – Medical Assisting 
  • B.S., Criminal Justice Administration, University of Phoenix, Augusta, Georgia 
  • A.A., Criminal Justice, University of Phoenix, Augusta, Georgia 
  • Diploma, Medical Assistant, Swainsboro Technical Institute, Swainsboro, Georgia
LEEKS, CASSANDRA - Pharmacy Technology
  • A.A.S., Health Administration, Ogeechee Technical College, Statesboro, Georgia
  • Diploma (ASHP Accredited), Pharmacy Technology, Ogeechee Technical College, Statesboro, Georgia
LYNCH, BARBARA – Cosmetology 
  • Diploma, Pages University of Cosmetology, Augusta, Georgia 
  • Diploma, Cosmetology Instructor, Augusta Technical College, Augusta, Georgia 
  • Cosmetology Instructor, Georgia State Board of Cosmetology 
  • Master Cosmetologist, Georgia State Board of Cosmetology
McCANN, MEANDRA - Surgical Technology
  • A.S., Surgical Technology, Albany Technical College, Albany, Georgia 
  • Certified Surgical Technologist
MULHERIN, THOMAS – Business Administration 
  • MBA, Business Administration, University of Phoenix, Augusta, Georgia 
  • B.B.A., Management, Augusta State University, Augusta, Georgia
NORRIS, KENNETH – Medical Assistant 
  • J.D., Labor, Corporate, and Patent Law, George Washington University, Washington, DC 
  • MBA, Finance and Accounting, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 
  • B.S., Nuclear Engineering, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut
PHILLIPS, ANNITA – Medical Office Administration 
  • A.S., Medical Administrative Assistant, Phillips Jr. College, Augusta, Georgia 
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
PRICE, JAMES – Business Administration 
  • M.S., Educational Technology, Keller Graduate School of Management, Atlanta, Georgia 
  • B.S., Business Information Administration, DeVry University, Atlanta, Georgia
RUFFIN, SONJA – Pharmacy Technician 
  • A.S., Criminal Justice, Troy State University, Fort Benning, Georgia 
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
ST MARTIN, JONATHAN – General Education 
  • B.A., English, Augusta State University
STEED, JESSICA – General Education 
  • M.S., Higher Education Administration, Troy University, Augusta, Georgia 
  • B.S., Middle Grade Education, Paine College, Augusta, Georgia
TURNER, ANNJANETT – General Education 
  • M.A., Education , Troy University, Augusta, Georgia 
  • B.S., Business, Brenau University, Augusta, Georgia
WELBECK, EMMANUEL – Business Administration 
  • M.A., Economics, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee 
  • B.B.A., Business Administration, LeMoyne-Owen College, Memphis, Tennessee
WOOD, SHANNON – Medical Assistant 

A.S., Medical Assistant, Virginia College, Augusta, Georgia  Certified Medical Assistant

Ownership

Virginia College is a private institution of higher education owned by Virginia College, LLC, an Alabama limited liability company that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Education Corporation of America (ECA), a Delaware corporation. The officers of ECA are Stuart Reed, President and Chief Executive Officer; Christopher Boehm, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Assistant Secretary; and Roger L. Swartzwelder, Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, and Secretary. The directors of ECA are Avy Stein (Chairman),  Vice Chairman, John Bakalar, Christopher Boehm, Scott Conners, Jerry Dervin, John P. Frazee, Jr., John Kline, Jr., Michael E. Lavin, Michael Moskow, Stuart Reed, and Denis Suggs.

Main / Branch / Auxiliary Classroom Locations

*Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and School (ACICS)

ALABAMA

Virginia College* (Main Campus)
488 Palisades Boulevard
Birmingham, Alabama 35209
(205) 802-1200

Virginia College-Birmingham 
Auxiliary Classroom
1901 Finley Boulevard
Birmingham, Alabama 35234
(205) 224-5539

Virginia College* 
(Branch Campus)
2021 Drake Avenue Southwest
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
(256) 533-7387

Virginia College*
(Branch Campus)
3725 Airport Boulevard, Suite 165
Mobile, Alabama 36608
(251) 343-7227

Virginia College-Mobile
Auxiliary Classroom
4525 Schillinger Road North
Semmes, Alabama 36575
(251) 287-2528

Virginia College*
(Branch Campus)
6200 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, Alabama 36117
(334) 551-1500

ARIZONA

Golf Academy of America – Phoenix
2031 North Arizona Avenue
Chandler, Arizona 85225
(480) 857-1574

CALIFORNIA

Golf Academy of America-San Diego* 
(Branch Campus)
1950 Camino Vida Roble, Suite 125
Carlsbad, California 92008
(760) 734-1208

COLORADO

Ecotech Institute* 
(Branch Campus)
1400 South Abilene Street
Aurora, Colorado 80012
(303) 586-5290

FLORIDA

Golf Academy of America-Orlando*
(Branch Campus)
510 South Hunt Club Boulevard
Apopka, Florida 32703
(407) 699-1990

Virginia College*
(Branch Campus)
2810 South Federal Highway
Fort Pierce, Florida 34982
(772) 448-2000

Virginia College*
(Branch Campus)
5940 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32207
(904) 520-7400

Virginia College* 
(Branch Campus)
312 East Nine Mile Road, Suite 34
Pensacola, Florida 32514
(850) 436-8444

GEORGIA

Virginia College* 
(Branch Campus)
2807 Wylds Road
Augusta, Georgia 30909
(706) 288-2500

Virginia College*
(Branch Campus)
5601 Veterans Parkway
Columbus, Georgia 31904
(762) 207-1600

Virginia College* 
(Branch Campus)
1901 Paul Walsh Drive
Macon, Georgia 31206
(478) 803-4600

Virginia College*
(Branch Campus)
14045 Abercorn Street, Suite 1503
Savannah, Georgia 31419
(912) 721-5600

LOUISIANA

Virginia College*
(Branch Campus)
9501 Cortana Place
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70815
(225) 236-3900

Virginia College*
(Branch Campus)
2950 East Texas Street, Suite C
Bossier City, Louisiana 71111
(318) 741-8020

MISSISSIPPI

Virginia College* 
(Branch Campus)
920 Cedar Lake Road
Biloxi, Mississippi 39532
(228) 546-9100

Virginia College*
(Branch Campus)
5841 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, Mississippi 39211
(601) 977-0960

NORTH CAROLINA

Virginia College*
(Branch Campus)
3740 South Holden Road
Greensboro, North Carolina 27406
(336) 398-5400

OKLAHOMA

Virginia College*
(Branch Campus)
5124 South Peoria Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74105
(918) 960-5400

SOUTH CAROLINA

Virginia College*
(Branch Campus)
7201 Two Notch Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29223
(803) 509-7100

Virginia College*
(Branch Campus)
2400 David H. McLeod Boulevard
Florence, South Carolina 29501
(843) 407-2200

Virginia College*
(Branch Campus)
78 Global Drive, Suite 200
Greenville, South Carolina 29607
(864) 679-4900

Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach* 
(Branch Campus)
1900 Mr. Joe White Avenue
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
(843) 445-5000

Virginia College*
(Branch Campus)
6185 Rivers Avenue
North Charleston, South Carolina 29406
(843) 614-4300

Virginia College*
(Branch Campus)
8150 Warren H. Abernathy Highway
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29301
(864) 504-3200

TENNESSEE

Virginia College*
(Branch Campus)
721 Eastgate Loop Road
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37411
(423) 893-2000

Virginia College* 
(Branch Campus)
5003 North Broadway Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37918
(865) 745-4500

TEXAS

Virginia College*
(Branch Campus)
14200 North Interstate Highway 35
Austin, Texas 78728
(512) 371-3500

Golf Academy of America – Dallas*
(Branch Campus)
1861 Valley View Lane, Suite 100
Farmers Branch, Texas 75234
(972-763-8100)

Virginia College*
(Branch Campus)
5005 50th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79414
(806) 784-1900

VIRGINIA

Virginia College*
(Branch Campus)
7200 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, Virginia 23225
(804) 977-5100