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Campus Management

Effective:  November 1, 2016

Adam Merkle – Campus President 

Dan Mills – Academic Dean 

Jennifer Smith – Director of Admissions

Kimberly Stringer – Director of Student Finance 

Hildie Flynt – Director of Career Development 

Kiwana Brooks – Medical Assistant Program Director

Thomas Gnau – Cosmetology Program Director

Dustin Jeffers – Network Technician Program Director

Marlene Macaluso – Healthcare Reimbursement/Medical Billing and Coding Program Director

Bridgette Parks – Business/General Education Program Director

Kim Tran – Pharmacy Technician Program Director

Faculty

Effective:  November 1, 2016

RASHIDA BELL – Business / General Education

  • M.S., Social Science, Mississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi
  • B.A., Political Science, Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, Mississippi
  • Microsoft Office Specialist, Office Excel & Word 2013, Microsoft Corporation

IA BENGOCHEA – Cosmetology

  • Licensed Cosmetology Instructor, Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology 

BRYAN BOUDREAUX – Pharmacy Technician

  • M.A., Strategic Studies, Navy Command & Staff College, Newport, Rhode Island
  • B.S. Healthcare Management, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
  • Certificate of Graduate Pharmacy Technician, Department of Navy, U.S. Navy

GLENN BROWN – Business

  • M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Mobile, Mobile, Alabama
  • B.A., Business Administration, University of Mobile, Mobile, Alabama

SYLVIA BRYANT – Pharmacy Technician

  • Diploma, Pharmacy Technician, Virginia College, Biloxi, Mississippi
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician, PTCB
  • Licensed Pharmacy Technician, Mississippi Board of Pharmacy

PEGGY BUTLER – Business

  • M.E.D., Education, William Carey College, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • B.S., Business Education, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Microsoft Office Specialist, Office Excel, Word, & Power Point 2013, Microsoft Corporation
  • Certified IC3, Certiport

CHRISTINA CARSON – Business / General Education

  • M.B.A. Business Administration, Belhaven University, Jackson, Mississippi
  • B.S. Human Resource Management, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

LISA COLBURN – Healthcare Reimbursement

  • B.S., Biology, Holy Angel University, Angeles City, Philippines
  • CGIC Certification, AAPC
  • CBCS Certification, NHA

KAY DAURO – General Education

  • M.E.D., English, William Carey University, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • B.A., English Education, university of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida
  • A.A., Florida State College, Jacksonville, Florida

SONYA DAVIS – Medical Assistant

  • A.A., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Gulfport, Mississippi
  • Diploma in Practical Nursing, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Gulfport, Mississippi
  • CCMA, NHA

CRESSANDRA EILAND – Cosmetology

  • Licensed Cosmetology Instructor, Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology

THOMAS GNAU – Cosmetology Program Director

  • Licensed Cosmetology Instructor, Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology

ROY GIBSON – Networking

  • A.A.S., Computer Networking, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Gulfport, Mississippi
  • A+, Security+, Net+ Certified professional IT Technician, Comptia
  • CTT+ Certified Professional IT Trainer, CompTIA

KWANTRELL GREEN – Medical Assistant

  • M.B.A., Business Administration, William Carey University, Biloxi, Mississippi
  • B.S., Health & Human Performance, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Diploma Therapeutic Massage, Blue Cliff College, Gulfport, Mississippi

LA’CHONDA HALBERT – Medical Assistant

  • A.A.S., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Gulfport, Mississippi
  • Diploma in Medical Assisting, Virginia College, Mobile Alabama
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, National Healthcareer Association

NADINE HANCOCK – Cosmetology

  • Licensed Cosmetology Instructor, Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology

ANTHONY HESLER – Pharmacy Technician

  • PTCB Certification, PTCB
  • Licensed Pharmacy Technician, State of Mississippi

JASON HILL – General Education

  • M.S.,  Education, Capella University, Online
  • B.S., Mathematics, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

DUSTIN JEFFERS – Networking Program Director

  • B.S., Communication, University of Cumberlands, Williamsburg, Kentucky
  • Certified Network+, CompTIA

KIMBERLY JOHNSON – Medical Assistant

  • Diploma, Medical Assistant, Ehove Career Center, Milan, Ohio
  • CMA, AAMA

MICHELLE KORESSEL – Healthcare Reimbursement

  • B.S., Healthcare Management, National American University, Evansville, Indiana
  • A.A.S., Health Claims Examiner, Harrison College, Evansville, Indiana
  • A.A., Business, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Gulfport, Mississippi
  • Certified Professional Coder, AAPC

CARLA LEASURE – Pharmacy Technician

  • Diploma, Pharmacy Technician, Capps College, Mobile, Alabama
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician, PTCB
  • Licensed Pharmacy Technician, Mississippi Board of Pharmacy

MARY LORD – Medical Assistant

  • RMA, The American Registry of Medical Assistants, Westfield, Massachusetts

SHARON LOURENSSEN – Healthcare Reimbursement / Medical Assistant

  • CBCS, National HealthCareer Association
  • Certified, Medical Assistant, Cleveland Institute of Dental-Medical Assistants Inc., Cleveland Ohio
  • Certified Nurse Aide, State of Ohio, Breckenridge Village Fairmount Health Center, Willoughby, Ohio
  • ICD-9, Cleveland Institute of Dental-Medical Assistants, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio
  • ECG, Burdick, Inc.

MARLENE MACALUSO – Program Director of Healthcare Reimbursement

  • A.A.S., Travel, Tourism, & Hospitality, Tompkins Cortland Community College, Dryden, New York
  • Diploma, MBC, Miller Motte Technical College, Gulfport, Mississippi
  • CPC, AAPC
  • ICD-10 Proficiency, AAPC

ANGELA MCCULLOUGH – Pharmacy Technician

  • Diploma, National College of Business and Technology, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician, PTCB
  • Licensed Pharmacy Technician, Mississippi Board of Pharmacy

CHRISTINE MONTGOMERY – General Education

  • M.E.D., English, William Carery University, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • B.S. Elementary Education, William Carey University, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

BRIDGETTE PARKS – Program Director of Business / General Education

  • M.B.A., Business, Belhaven University, Jackson, Mississippi
  • B.S., Cytotechnology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi
  • B.S., Biology, Alcorn State University, Lorman, Mississippi

GEORGE PERINA – Networking

  • B.A., Aquatic Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, California
  • Diploma, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineering, Santa Barbara Business College, Santa Barbara, California
  • Certified Microsoft Professional, Microsoft

TANYA RICE – Cosmetology

  • A.A.S., Occupational Education, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Lucedale, Mississippi
  • Certificate, Cosmetology, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Lucedale, Mississippi
  • Licensed Instructor, Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology

KIMBERLY SMITH – Business

  • B.A., Business Management, Western Governor’s University, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • A.A., Business Management, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

WILLIAM SMITH – Business / General Education

  • M.A., Accounting, Saint Leo University, St. Leo, Florida
  • M.B.A., Business Management, William Carey University, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • B.A.S., Resources Management, Troy University, Troy, Alabama
  • A.A.S., Instructor of Technology, Community College of the Air Force, Montgomery, Alabama
  • A.A.S., Electronic Systems, Community College of the Air Force, Montgomery, Alabama

KIM TRAN – Pharmacy Technician

  • A.A., Science, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Gulfport, Mississippi
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician, PTCB
  • Licensed Pharmacy Technician, Mississippi Board of Pharmacy

SPYRIDON VGANGES – Networking

  • B.G.S., General Studies, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Certified A+, CompTIA

JATORRI WILLIAMS – Medical Assistant

  • M.S., Biomedical Sciences, William Carey University, Gulfport, Mississippi
  • B.S., Biology, Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama

LARKISHA WINBUSH – Business

  • M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Mobile, Mobile, Alabama
  • B.S., Computer Information Systems, University of Mobile, Mobile, Alabama

BILLY WINCE, JR. – Networking

  • B.S., Computer Science, Trident University International, Cypress California
  • A.A.S., Computer Networking Technology, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Gulfport, Mississippi
  • A.A.S., Environmental Technology, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Gulfport, Mississippi
  • Certified A+, CompTIA

Legal Status - Medical Career Center

Virginia College is a private institution of higher education owned by Medical Career Center, Inc., a Florida corporation that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Virginia College, LLC, an Alabama limited liability company which itself 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