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Melody Rider Campus President 
Virginia Escobedo  Academic Dean 
Karri Frey
Enrollment Manager
Darla Flores Career Service Manager
Les Breeding  Program Director, Business Studies 
Jimmy Gonzales Program Director, Pharmacy Technician 
Teresa Kraus  Program Director, Respiratory Care 
Roxanna Menger  Program Director, Medical Billing and Coding 
Victoria Meza  Program Director, Paralegal Studies 
Dianna Sequeira  Program Director, Diagnostic Medical Sonography 
Bethany Shirley  Senior Program Director, Allied Health 

Faculty

SAMANTHA ACKERS – Paralegal Studies

  • Juris Doctor in Law, Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Master of Education in Education, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA 
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
  • State Bar of Texas, Supreme Court for The State of Texas

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

SHANE BRYAN – General Education

  • Master of Science in Mathematics, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX  
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science, Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, TX

LAKEISHA BUTLER – General Education

  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership, Concordia University, Portland, OR 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education, Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA 
  • Associate of Business Technology, Baton Rouge Community College, Baton Rouge, LA

DORIS CHOW – Allied Health

  • Doctor of Chiropractic, Texas Chiropractic College, Pasadena, TX 
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, Texas Chiropractic College, Pasadena, TX 
  • Licensed Chiropractor, Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Austin, TX  
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, American Safety and Health Institute 
  • Basic First Aid, American Safety and Health Institute  
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, National Healthcareer Association

PLEZE CRAWFORD – 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

PHILLIP DANKS – Paralegal Studies

  • 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

  • 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

RONALD DAVIS – Foundation/Business

  • Bachelor of Arts in Art, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA 
  • Microsoft Office Specialist—Word 2010

SHANNON DeBORD – General Education

  • Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Houston - Victoria, Victoria, TX 
  • Bachelor in Journalism, University of Texas in Austin, Austin, TX

MIRIAM ESPINDOLA – Pharmacy Technician

  • Bachelor of Arts in Art Education, University of Texas Pan-American, Edinburg, TX  
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician, The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board 
  • Registered Pharmacy Technician, The Texas State Board of Pharmacy

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

CASEE FLOOD – Allied Health

  • Registered Health Information Technician, American Health Information Management Association 
  • Certified Coding Associate, American Health Information Management Association 
  • Certified Professional Medical Auditor, American Academy of Professional Coders 
  • Certified Professional Coder, American Academy of Professional Coders

GERI FRANKLIN – Respiratory Care

  • Master of Business Administration in Business Administration, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX 
  • Bachelor of Health Services in Health Administration, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 
  • Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy, Broward Community College, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist, National Board of Respiratory Care 
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner, Texas Medical Board

SANDRA GRANADOS – Diagnostic Medical Sonography

  • Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, St. Phillip’s College, San Antonio, TX 
  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (AB)(OB)(PS) RVT-(VT)

HAROLD HARDY – Paralegal Studies

  • Juris Doctor in Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, MI 
  • Master of Arts in Legal Studies, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 
  • Certificate in Paralegal, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 
  • State Bar of Texas, Supreme Court for The State of Texas

JUDITH HARRIS – Allied Health

  • Master of Business Ethics and Compliance, New England College of Business, Boston, MA 
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, St. Joseph’s College, Standish, ME 
  • Diploma in Nursing, Framingham Union Hospital, Framingham, MA 
  • Registered Nurse, Texas Board of Nursing  
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, American Heart Association 
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, National Healthcareer Association

ESMERALDA HERNANDEZ – 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

GUILLERMO HERNANDEZ – Networking

  • Master of Science in Electronics Engineering, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 
  • Master in Business Administration, Nova Southwestern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL 
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

ELEODORA HERNANDEZ-CASTILLO – Surgical Technology

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

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

SAVANDA HODGE – Surgical Technology

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

MICHELLE HOLMIN – Surgical Technology

  • Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology, Spokane Community College, Spokane, WA 
  • Certified Surgical Technologist, The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting

GODFREY HUGULEY – Foundation

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

LESLIE ISRAEL – Respiratory Care

  • 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

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

KEYHEIRA KEYS – Foundation

  • Bachelor of Arts in Marketing, Baylor University, Waco, TX

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

AEKTA MADALIA – Pharmacy Technician

  • Bachelor of Science in Geography, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, India 
  • 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

JENNA MAZANEC – Respiratory Care

  • 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

ROXANNA MENGER – Allied Health

  • Diploma in Medical Billing and Coding, Virginia College, Austin, TX 
  • Certified Professional Coder, American Academy of Professional Coders  
  • Certified Professional Compliance Officer, American Academy of Professional Coders 
  • Certified Interventional Radiology and Cardiovascular Coder, American Academy of Professional Coders 
  • Certified Professional Medical Auditor, American Academy of Professional Coders  
  • Certified Evaluation and Management Coder, American Academy of Professional Coders 
  • Certified Orthopaedic Surgery Coder, American Academy of Professional Coders

DAVID MUNIZ – Respiratory Care

  • Bachelor of Applied Technology, University of Texas at Brownsville, TX  
  • Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Care, University of Texas, Brownsville, TX 
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist, National Board of Respiratory Care 
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner, Texas Medical Board

SHANNON MURRAY – General Education

  • Master of Arts in Humanities, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

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

BEVERLY PRUDHOMME – Allied Health

  • Master of Health Administration, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 
  • Certification in Healthcare Compliance, Compliance Certification Board 
  • Certified Professional Coder, American Academy of Professional Coders

ISIDRO RAMIREZ – Respiratory Care

  • 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)

JUDIT RIES – General Education

  • Physics Teaching/Astronomy Diploma, Loránd Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary 
  • Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX 
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Astronomy, University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX

STEVEN ROBERTSON – Allied Health

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

JAMES SENARY – Business

  • Master of Business Administration, Ohio University, Athens, OH 
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Youngstown State University, Youngstown OH

DIANNA SEQUEIRA – 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)

GERARD SWAIN – Business

  • Master of Education in Political Science, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, Concordia Lutheran College, Austin, TX 
  • Microsoft Office Specialist—Word 2010 and PowerPoint 2010, Certiport

JENNIFER TORRES – Surgical Technology

  • Master of Arts in Education, Ashford University, Clinton, IA 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Services with Educational Concentration, Ashford University, Clinton, IA 
  • Diploma in Operating Room Specialist Course, Academy of Health Science, U.S. Army, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX 
  • Certified Surgical Technologist, The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting

SANDRA TORRES – Respiratory Care

  • Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care, Independence University, Salt Lake City, UT 
  • Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Care, Midland College, Midland, TX 
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist, National Board of Respiratory Care 
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner, Texas Medical Board

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 
  • Emergency Medical Technician, State of Texas 
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, National Healthcareer Association
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, American Heart Association

CORINA VERA – Respiratory Care

  • 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

CELESTE VILLARREAL – Respiratory Care

  • 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

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)

KENDRA WILLIAMS – Allied Health

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Administration and Management, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ 
  • Diploma in Medical Assistant, Virginia College, Austin, TX  
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, American Heart Association 
  • National Certified Medical Assistant, National Center for Competency Testing

ROBERT WILLIAMS – General Education

  • Master of Arts in English, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Literature, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

MICHELE WILSON – General Education

  • 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, and Treasurer; and Roger L. Swartzwelder, Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, and Secretary. The directors of ECA are Avy Stein (Chairman), John Bakalar, Christopher Boehm, Scott Conners, Jerry Dervin, John P. Frazee, Jr., Gary Kerber, John Kline, Jr., Christopher Larson, Michael Lavin, Thomas A. Moore, Jr., Michael Moskow, Stuart Reed, Matt Shafer 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