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Bill Wells  Campus President 
Carla Thomas  Academic Dean 
Betina Yurkus  Senior Director of Admissions 
Katrina Norflin  Senior Program Director – Allied Health 
Shemeka Floyd  Program Director – Cosmetology 
Lawrence Liptak  Program Director – Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts 
Sonja Peoples  Program Director – Pharmacy Technician 
Herschel Thach  Program Director – Business Administration 
Janelle Torres  Program Director – Surgical Technology 
Keesha Williams  Program Director – Medical Assistant / Medical Office Administration 
Rhonda Heath  Program Director – Network Technician 

Faculty

Effective:  July 27, 2016

PAMELA ANDERSON - General Education / Foundation

  • BA, Mass Communications, Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • AS, Healthcare Reimbursement, Virginia College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

MICHELLE JONES BARROW - General Education / Foundation

  • M.P.A., Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • B.S., Psychology, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

BLANCHE BELL - Medical Assistant

  • D.N.P., Nursing Practice, University of Miami, Miami, Florida
  • Post M.S.N., Family Nurse Practitioner, Florida International University, Miami Florida
  • M.S.N., University of Phoenix, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • N.P., Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Florida International University, Miami, Florida
  • B.S., Nursing, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Board Certified, American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Adult Registered Nurse Practitioner Board Certified, American Academy of Nurse Practitioner
  • Advance Life Support Certification
  • Basic Life Support Certification
  • Pediatric Advance Life Support Certification
  • Neonatal Resuscitate Certification
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Electrocardiogram Certification
  • Critical Care Registered Nurse Certification
  • Intravenous Certifications: PICC Line, INS, Central Lines (Groshong, Broviac, and Hickman) and External Jugular

KRISTEN BONDS – Pharmacy

  • Certificate, Pharmacy Technician, Central Louisiana Technical Community College, Alexandria, Louisiana
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician, Louisiana Board of Pharmacy

CATHA BRADFORD - Medical Assistant

  • Certified Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician, Louisiana Board of Pharmacy

KATRINA BRADFORD-NORFLIN - Medical Billing and Coding / Healthcare Reimbursement

  • B.S., Vocational Education, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Certificate, Medical Coding Specialist, MedVance Institute, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC), American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
  • Certified Professional Coder- Hospital (CPC-H), American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)

MICHELLE BROWN - Cosmetology

  • Certificate, Cosmetology Instructor, James Frazier Vo-Tech, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Certificate, Cosmetology, James Frazier Vo-Tech, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

TAMIKO BROWN - Pharmacy Technician

  • M.A., Mental Health Counseling, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • B.S., Psychology Pre-Med, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • National Certified Pharmacy Technician, Technician, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician, Louisiana Board of Pharmacy

LATOYA BRYANT - Business Administration

  • B.A., Management, Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, HI.

MICHAEL CARTOZZO - Culinary

  • B.A., Mass Communication,  Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana
  • Certificate, Culinary Arts, Culinary Institute of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Certified ServSafe Instructor & Registered ServSafe Examination Proctor, National Restaurant Association
  • Certified ServSafe Food Protection Manager, National Restaurant Association

NICHELLE CYRUS - Medical Assistant

  • B.S.N., Southern University A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Licensed Registered Nurse, Louisiana State Board of Nursing
  • Certified HIV Aids Care Medical Surgical Nursing

SHEMEKA FLOYD - Cosmetology Program Director

  • A.A., Fashion Merchandising, Bauder College, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Diploma, Cosmetology, Middle Georgia Technical College, Warner Robbins, Georgia
  • Licensed Cosmetology Instructor, Georgia State Board of Cosmetology
  • Licensed Master Cosmetologist, Georgia State Board of Cosmetology
  • Licensed Cosmetologist, Louisiana State Board of Cosmology
  • Cosmetology Instructor, Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology

LOIS FLUKER - Medical Billing and Coding / Healthcare Reimbursement

  • Certificate, Medical Office Specialist, Ascension College, Gonzales, Louisiana
  • Certified Coding Specialist, The National Association for Health Professionals

KEVIN FOIL - Culinary

  • A.S., Culinary Arts, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana
  • Certified ServSafe Instructor & Registered ServSafe Examination Proctor, National Restaurant Association

DONNA GREEN - Cosmetology

  • Certificate, Cosmetology, John Jay Beauty College, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Certificate, Cosmetology Instructor, John Jay Beauty School, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Licensed Cosmetologist, Louisiana State Board of Cosmology
  • Cosmetology Instructor, Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology

KEISHA HARDNETT - Business Administration

  • M.B.A., University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
  • B.S., Accountancy, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona

RAY HARRIS - Business Administration

  • M.B.A., Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • B.S., Business Administration, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

SHERRETA HARRISON - General Education / Foundation

  • M.S., Counselor Education, University of Louisiana Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana
  • B.S., Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

KALISHA HAWKINS - General Education/ Foundation

  • M.P.A., Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • B.S., Psychology, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

RHONDA HEATH - Network Technician

  • B.S., Information Technology, University of Phoenix, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • CompTIA  A+ Certifications 

CORNELIA HILL - Medical Billing and Coding

  • A.S., Business Studies, Delgado Community College, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Certified Professional Coder, American Academy of Professional Coders

JENINE JOHNSON - Cosmetology

  • Diploma Cosmetology Instructor, Pat Goins Beauty School, Ruston, Louisiana
  • Diploma Cosmetology, Pat Goins Beauty School, Ruston, Louisiana
  • Licensed Cosmetologist, Louisiana State Board of Cosmology
  • Licensed Cosmetology Instructor, Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology

MIGHAN JOHNSON - General Education / Foundation

  • M.A., Mass Communications, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • B.A., Mass Communications Southern University and A&M College, , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

LEMUEL JONES - Business Administration

  • B.S., Business Administration, Texas College, Tyler, Texas

FAZAL KHAN - Medical Assistant

  • M.B.A., Virginia College, Birmingham, Alabama
  • B.S., Biological Science, Louisiana State University in Shreveport- Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)

LILLIAN LEWIS - Medical Billing and Coding / Healthcare Reimbursement

  • M.B.A., Virginia College, Birmingham, Alabama
  • B.S., Biological Science, Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)

TANYA LEWIS - Pharmacy Technician

  • Certified Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician, Louisiana Board of Pharmacy

LAWRENCE LIPTAK - Culinary

  • M.B.A., American Intercontinental University, Schaumburg, Illinois
  • B.A., Operations Management, American Intercontinental University, Schaumburg, Illinois
  • A.O.S., Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York

PAMELA LOCKETT - Medical Billing and Coding / Healthcare Reimbursement

  • A.S., Health Information, DeVry University, Downers Grove, Illinois
  • Diploma., Medical Coding, MedVance Institute, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Certified Professional Coder, American Association of Professional Coder

JEANNE MANCUSO - Culinary

  • M.A.E., Adult Education And Training, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
  • B.A., Culinary Management, Le Cordon Bleu, Scottsdale, Arizona

CASSANDRA MOORE – Medical Assistant

  • B.S.N., Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Registered Nurse, Louisiana State Board of Nursing

NEIKYA MORRIS - Cosmetology

  • Certificate, Cosmetology Instructor Aveda Institute Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Certificate, Cosmetology, Aveda Institute Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Licensed Cosmetology Instructor, Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology
  • Licensed Cosmetologist, Louisiana State Board of Cosmology

ROBBYN PARKS - General Education

  • M.A., Education, Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana
  • B.A., English, Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana

SONJA PEOPLES - Pharmacy Technician

  • Certified Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
  • Pharmacy Technician Candidate, Louisiana Board of Pharmacy

EMMETT ROBBINS - General Education Foundation / Business Administration/ Network Technology

  • M.B.A., University of  Phoenix, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • B.A., Computer Science, Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia

STACY ROBBINS - Business Administration

  • M.P.A., Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • B.S., Merchandising, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

ANTONIO SPARKS - Medical Assistant / General Education

  • J.D., Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • B.S., Psychology, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

JESSICA SPARKS - General Education / Foundation

  • J.D., Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • B.A., English, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

DEANNA STEPHENS - Medical Assistant / Medical Office Administration

  • A.A., Business Administration, American Intercontinental University, Hoffman Estates, Illinois
  • Diploma, Medical Assisting, Eastern College of Health Vocations, Metairie, Louisiana
  • National Certified Medical Office Assistant, National Center for Competency Testing
  • Registered Medical Assistant, American Medical Technologists

MADELIENE STEVENS - Surgical Technology

  • Certificate, Surgical Technology, Our Lady of the Lake College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)- National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
  • Certified Surgical First Assistant, National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting

BYRON STEWART - General Education

  • M.S., Mathematics, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • B.S., Mathematics, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

HERSCHEL THACH - Business Administration/ General Education

  • M.A., Education, University of Phoenix, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • B.S., Business Management, University of Phoenix, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Certificate, Human Resource Management, University of Phoenix, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

CARLA D. THOMAS - Business Administration

  • M.B.A., University Of Phoenix, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • B.S., Accounting, Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

TASHA THOMAS - Medical Assistant

  • M.S.N., Southern University A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • B.S.N., Southern University A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Registered Nurse, Louisiana State Board of Nursing

JANELLE TORRES - Surgical Technology

  • B.A., Foreign Language, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Certificate, Pearl River Community College, Surgical Technology, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Certified Surgical Technologist, The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
  • CPR Certified

DERRICK TOUSSAINT – General Education

  • B.S., Business Management, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona

JANCI TOWNSEND - Medical Assistant

  • Diploma, Nursing, Louisiana Technical College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Licensed Practical Nurse, Louisiana State Board of Nursing

LISA TRUSCLAIR - Medical Assistant

  • M.A., Education, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • B.S.N, Nursing, Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • B.A., Education, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • CPR- BLS Certified Instructor, American Red Cross/American Heart Association
  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Certified Medication Attendant Instructor
  • Louisiana Pathways Instructor
  • Child Care Health Consultant, State of Louisiana

PHILLIP VEAL - Medical Assistant

  • L.P.N., Louisiana Technical College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • CPR-AED-BLS Certified Instructor, American Red Cross/American Heart Association
  • CPR-AED, American Red Cross/American Heart Association
  • CPR-BLS, American Red Cross/ American Heart Association

LATONYA WILCOX - Pharmacy Technician

  • B.A., Sociology, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician, Louisiana Board of Pharmacy

KEESHA WILLIAMS - Medical Assistant

  • A.S.N., Louisiana Technical College, Nursing, Opelousas, Louisiana
  • Licensed Practical Nurse, Louisiana State Board of Nursing
  • CPR-BLS Certified Instructor, American Red Cross/American Heart Association

TASHERA WILLIAMS - Medical Billing and Coding / Healthcare Reimbursement

  • Certified Professional Coder, American Academy of Procedural Coders

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