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Melody Rider Campus President 
Madellaine Bart  Academic Dean 
Michelle Clark
Enrollment Manager
Darla Flores Career Service Manager
Anna Marie Shaw Student Finance Supervisor
Richard Aman  Program Director; Business Studies, Network Support, Paralegal, and General Education
Aekta Madalia Program Director, Pharmacy Technician 
Jenna Mazanec
Program Director, Respiratory Care
Roxanna Menger  Program Director, Medical Billing and Coding 
Dianna Sequeira  Program Director, Diagnostic Medical Sonography 
Laura Kelly Program Director, Surgical Technology
Bethany Shirley  Senior Program Director, Allied Health 

Faculty

RICHARD AMAN, Program Director – Business Studies, Network Technician Support, Paralegal, and General Education

  • MEd, University of Wisconsin
  • BS Geography, SD State University
  • Cisco Networking Certification
  • Microsoft Administration Certification
  • Networking Basics Certification
  • Certified Novell Administrator

SHAHAD AMDEEN – Pharmacy Technician

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry & Biology - Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician - The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board 

SUCHITRA BALAJI – General Education 

  • Master of Arts in Education Media and Technology – Eastern Michigan University
  • Master of Arts in English, Concentration in American Drama of the 1900 – University of Delhi, India
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, Concentration in Poetry of Medieval England, Meter versus Rhyme in Middle English Peotry – University of Delhi, India

LATOYA BENITEZ - Surgical Technology

  • Certified Surgical Technologist, The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
  • Phlebotomy- McLennan Community College, Waco, TX
  • Certified Surgical technologist- McLennan Community College Waco, TX

RICHARD BROWN – Allied Health

  • Vocational Nursing, Baptist Memorial Hospital System School of Vocational Nursing, San Antonio, TX
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse, Texas Board of Nursing 
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, American Heart Association, Austin, TX
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, National Healthcareer Association

PLEZE CRAWFORD – Network Support, General Education Networking

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication, University of California, Santa Barbara CA 
  • Master of Science in Network and Communications Management, Keller Graduate School of Management, Downers Grove, IL 
  • Master of Science in Information Systems Management, Keller Graduate School of Management, Downers Grove, IL

TANYA CHACON - Surgical Technology

  • Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology, Virginia College at Austin, Austin, TX 
  • Associate of Science, Dodge City Community College, Dodge City, KS
  • Certified Surgical Technologist, The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting

KARA COMBS – Medical Billing and Coding

  • Certified Professional Coder-CPC (AAPC)
  • Certified Gastroenterology Coding Specialist-CGCS (PAHCS)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management- Texas Tech University

PHILLIP DANKS – Paralegal Studies, Business Studies, and General Education

  • Juris Doctor in Law, Baylor University, Waco, TX 
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Business, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 
  • State Bar of Texas, Supreme Court for The State of Texas 
  • Practicing Attorney, Western District of Texas

ERIKA DAVIS – Respiratory Care, Preceptor

  • Associate of Science in Respiratory Therapy, Independence University, Salt Lake City, UT 
  • Diploma in Respiratory Therapy, California College for Health Sciences, San Diego, CA 
  • Diploma in Respiratory Therapy, Houston Community College, Houston, TX 
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist, National Board of Respiratory Care 
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner, Texas Medical Board 
  • Neonatal Pediatric Specialist, National Board of Respiratory Care

JUSTIN DENNIS – Business Studies

  • Master’s in Business Administration, Marketing – Post University, Waterbury, CT
  • Bachelor of Science, Sport Management – Post University, Waterbury, CT

TIFFANY EURESTE – Respiratory Care

  • Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Care, El Centro College, Dallas, TX
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist, National Board of Respiratory Care
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner, Texas Medical Board

CAROL FINGER - Diagnostic Medical Sonography

  • Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology from Austin Community College; Austin Texas
  • Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography from Austin Community College; Austin Texas
  • Registered in Breast, Abdominal, Obstetrical Sonography and Vascular Technology from The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

CRISTAL FINKE – Allied Health

  • Master of Arts in Public Health, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 
  • Certified Professional Coder, American Academy of Professional Coders

ERIKA GAYTAN - Surgical Technology

  • Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology, Virginia College at Austin, Austin, TX 
  • Certified Surgical Technologist, The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting

ROBIN GOLSON – General Education

  • Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology – Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University, La Miranda, CA
  • Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology – Rosemead School of Psychology, CA
  • Master of Arts, Clinical Practices – University of Hartford, Hartford, CT
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology – Drew University, Madison, NJ

MAURICE HALL – Business Studies, General Education, Network Support

  • MS in Educational Leadership and Policy – University of Texas, Arlington, TX
  • Bachelor of Science, Paralegal Studies and Business Management – University of Maryland, MD
  • Programmer 74F (E-5), Virginia National Guard

JESSICA HEGAR – Medical Billing and Coding

  • CCS – Certified Coding Specialist (AHIMA)
  • Associate Degree – Health Information Management, Austin Community College, Austin, TX

REGINA HERNANDEZ – General Education

  • Ph. D. Adult, Professional, and Community Education – Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
  • Masters of Education; English Language Arts and Reading – Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
  • Bachelor of Science, Radio/Television/Film – College of Communications, University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • Teaching Certifications (Texas Examination of Educator Standards):
    • 110 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities 4-8 (March, 2004)
    • 117 English Language Arts and Reading 4-8 (March, 2004)
    • 154 English as a Second Language (June, 2006)
    • Region XIII – Principal Certification Network (PCN14) Leading Through School Culture (September, 2007)

SUSAN HILL – Allied Health

  • Master of Science in Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Texas in Austin, Austin, TX

STERLING HODGE – Business Studies

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Emphasis in Accounting – Lindenwood University, MO
  • Governmental Accounting Seminar – University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • US Army Finance Specialist School – Honor Graduate
  • Internal Audit Training Course -Texas State Auditor’s Office

GODFREY HUGULEY –General Education, Business Studies

  • Master of Public Administration, Bellvue University, Bellvue, NE 
  • Bachelor of Individual Studies in Individual Studies, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA

LESLIE ISRAEL – Respiratory Care, Preceptor

  • Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Care, Macomb Community College, Clinton Township, MI 
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist, National Board of Respiratory Care 
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner, Texas Medical Board

LEON JACOBS – Respiratory Care, Preceptor

  • Associate of Science in Respiratory Care, Temple College, Temple, TX 
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist, National Board of Respiratory Care 
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner, Texas Medical Board

ENTRECE JENKINS WASHINGTON – Business Studies, General Education

  • Master of Science in Human Resource Management – Strayer University
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management – University of Phoenix

ADRYN JESTER - Respiratory Care, Preceptor

  • Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist, National Board of Respiratory Care
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner, Texas Medical Board

MALLORY KEEN - Respiratory Care, Preceptor

  • Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy, California College, San Diego, CA
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist, National Board of Respiratory Care
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner, Texas Medical Board

ANNA KEHL - Respiratory Care

  • Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX
  • Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Care, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee, WI
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist, National Board of Respiratory Care
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner, Texas Medical Board

LAURA KELLY – Surgical Technology

  • Bachelor of Health Science, Kaplan University Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology, Virginia College at Austin, Austin, TX
  • Certified Surgical Technologist, The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting

ALLISON LOESCH – Pharmacy Technician

  • Certificate in Pharmacy Technician, Austin Community College, Austin, TX 
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician, The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board 
  • Registered Pharmacy Technician, The Texas State Board of Pharmacy

MAURETTA LUX – Allied Heallth

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, The Women’s University, Denton, TX
  • Registered Nurse, Texas Board of Nursing

AEKTA MADALIA, Program Director – Pharmacy Technician

  • B.S. Geography, The Mahajara Sayajirao University of Baroda, India
  • Certificate, Pharmacy Technician, Austin Community College, Austin, TX
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician – Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
  • Registered Pharmacy Technician, The Texas State Board of Pharmacy

JENNA MAZANEC – Program Director, Respiratory Care

  • Master of Business Administration, New England College of Business, Boston, MA
  • Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist, National Board of Respiratory Care 
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner, Texas Medical Board 
  • Adult Critical Care Specialist, National Board of Respiratory Care

KARLA MELGAR – Pharmacy Technician

  • Certified Pharmacy Technician - The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board 
  • Registered Pharmacy Technician - The Texas State Board of Pharmacy

ROXANNA MENGER, Program Director – Medical Billing and Coding

  • Associate of Science in Healthcare Reimbursement, Virginia College, Austin, TX 
  • CPC – Certified Professional Coder (AAPC)
  • CPMA – Certified Professional Auditor (AAPC)
  • CIRCC – Certified Interventional Radiology and Cardiovascular Coder (AAPC)
  • COSC – Certified Orthopaedic Surgery Coder (AAPC)

DEE MOODY – Medical Billing and Coding

  • Certified Professional Coder-CPC (AAPC)
  • Texas College of Medical & Dental Careers

HEATHER NEAL - Respiratory Care

  • Bachelor of Science, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy, Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayettville, NC
  • Physician Assistant – Clinical Health Medicine, Texas Medical Board

KENDALL NELSON – Business Studies, General Education

  • Doctor of Education. Leadership and Management – Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
  • Master of Arts in Management and Leadership – Webster University, St. Louis, MO
  • Bachelor of Arts in General Studies – University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff College, AK

OANH HOANG NGO – Pharmacy Technician

  • Doctor in Pharmacy – Texas Southern University, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Houston, TX
  • Bachelor of Arts, International Studies - Baylor University, Waco, TX
  • Texas Registered Pharmacist – Texas State Board of Pharmacy
  • Immunization Certification – American Pharmacist Association

PRITESH PATEL – Allied Health

  • Doctor of Medicine, Sandar Patel University, Gujarat, India 
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, National Healthcareer Association

JUANITA PEKA – Allied Health

  • Master of Arts in Education, Concordia University, Online Division, Portland, OR 
  • Bachelor of Science and Health Administration in Health Administration, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ 
  • Diploma in Medical Assisting, Everest Institute, San Antonio, TX 
  • Non-certified Radiology Technician, Texas Medical Board 
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, National Healthcareer Association

JENNIFER PITTAWAY – Allied Health

  • Diploma of Medical Assisting, Southern Careers Institute, Austin, TX
  • Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant, The National Association for Health Professionals

GLENN POWELL – Medical Billing and Coding

  • Certified Professional Coder-CPC (AAPC)
  • BS in Electrical Engineering – Prairie View A&M University, TX

ISIDRO RAMIREZ – Respiratory Care, Preceptor

  • Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist, National Board of Respiratory Care 
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner, Texas Medical Board

PANTEA RASAPOUR – Diagnostic Medical Sonography

  • Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Virginia College, Austin, TX 
  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (OB/GYN)(AB) RVT-(VT)

STEVEN ROBERTSON – Allied Health

  • Diploma in Medical Assistant, Virginia College, Austin, TX 
  • National Certified Medical Assistant, National Center for Competency Testing 

KAY ROSS – Diagnostic Medical Sonography

  • Associate of Applied Science in Radiography from Tulsa Community College; Tulsa Oklahoma
  • Registered in Abdominal, Obstetrical and Adult Echocardiography from The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography. 

DIANNA SEQUEIRA – Program Director, Diagnostic Medical Sonography

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management, Virginia College Online, Birmingham, AL 
  • Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy, Delmar College, Corpus Christi, TX 
  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography RDCS, RVT-(VT)

BETHANY SHIRLEY – Allied Health

  • Associates of Applied Science in Medical Assisting and Office Administration, Virginia College, Austin, TX
  • Certified Professional Coder, The American Academy of Professional Coders
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, National Healthcareer Association

JOSEPH SIMS – Business Studies, General Education

  • Juris Doctorate – University of Akron School of Law, Akron, OH
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration – Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, OH
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration – Kent State University, Kent, OH

ROSHANDA SMILEY – Business Studies, General Education

  • Master of Arts in Public Administration – Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
  • Bachelor of Arts in Management – Park University, Austin, TX
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources – Park University, Austin, TX

LISA TREMBLEY – Allied Health

  • Master of Business Administration in Business Administration, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ 
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and Management, University of Phoenix, Austin, TX 
  • Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, AL 
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, National Healthcareer Association
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, American Heart Association

CORINA VERA – Respiratory Care, Preceptor

  • Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist, National Board of Respiratory Care 
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner, Texas Medical Board
  • Neonatal Pediatric Specialist, National Board of Respiratory Care

KAREN WATSON – Diagnostic Medical Sonography

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management, Virginia College Online, Birmingham, AL 
  • Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Virginia College at Austin, Austin, TX 
  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (AB, OB/GYN) RVT-(VT)

CAROL WILSON - Diagnostic Medical Sonography

  • Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology from Austin Community College; Austin Texas
  • Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography from Austin Community College; Austin Texas
  • Registered Radiologic Technologist from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
  • Registered in Abdominal Sonography and Vascular Technology from The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MICHELE WILSON – General Education, Business Studies

  • Master of Business Administration, University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX 
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business, University of Houston – Downtown, Houston, TX

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