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Campus Management

Dominick DeLorenzo  Campus President 
James Ray   Academic Dean 
Ellishequea Hardekopf Director of Admissions
Andrea Cagle  Program Director – Culinary Arts 
Cate Green  Program Director – Pharmacy Technician 
Frenise Mann  Program Director – Business Administration / Office Administration 
Diana Norris  Program Director – Cosmetology 
Dr. Shauna Whooten  Program Director – Allied Health (Medical Assistant, Medical Billing and
Coding, and Healthcare Reimbursement) 

Faculty

Effective:  July 27, 2016

ALESIA CARTER – Business

  • M.B.A., Business Administration, Virginia College, Birmingham, Alabama
  • B.S., Multidisciplinary Education, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee

PAI-LEI CHIN – General Education

  • M.A., Mathematics, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama
  • B.S., General Studies, Athens State College, Athens, Alabama

SONJA DORGAN – Allied Health

  • B.S., Health Information Technology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • A.S., Health Information Technology, Chattanooga State Technical Community College, Chattanooga, Tennessee

ROBIN GAWNE - Business

  • M.S., Information Systems/Management, University of Phoenix Online, Phoenix, Arizona
  • B.S., Religion, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana

LEA GHOLSTON – Allied Health

  • A.A.S., Medical Assistant, Virginia College, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Registered Medical Assistant – American Medical Technologists

KIMBERLY GILLUM – Allied Health

  • Diploma, Licensed Practical Nurse, North Western College, Rocksprings, Georgia

SANDRA GODSEY – Pharmacy Technician

  • B.S., Business Administration, Bryan College, Dalton, Georgia
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board

JAMES GORDON - Business

  • M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
  • B.S., Industrial Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

CATE GREEN – Pharmacy Technician

  • M.S., Health Science, Lee University, Cleveland, Tennessee
  • B.S., Health Science, Lee University, Cleveland, Tennessee
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board

CYNTHIA GUERRERO - Cosmetology

  • Certificate, Cosmetology Instructor Training, Chattanooga State Technical Community College, Chattanooga, Tennessee

KIMBERLY HALL – General Education

  • M.S., Education, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • B.S., Sociology, Shorter College, Rome, Georgia

KEVIN HAYES - Business

  • M.S., Mass Communication, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • B.A., Corporate Communication, Queen’s University, Charlotte, North Carolina

PAMELA HEARD - Cosmetology

  • Diploma, Master Instructor & Cosmetology, Chattanooga State Technical Community College, Chattanooga, Tennessee

PHILIP HOPKINS – Pharmacy Technician

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Pharmacy, Campbell University, Buies Creek, North Carolina
  • M.A., Humanities, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
  • B.A., English-Linguistics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
  • B.A., Humanities, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
  • Registered Pharmacist – State of Tennessee

VIVIAN JACKSON - Business

  • Ed S., Curriculum & Instruction, Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • M.S., Education, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • B.S., Accounting, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee

JOHN JACOBS – Pharmacy Technician

  • M.S., Business Administration, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama
  • B.S., Pharmacy, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

VENITIA JOHNSON – Allied Health

  • M.H.A., Health Care Administration, Bellevue University, Bellevue, Nebraska
  • B.S., Health Care Administration, Bellevue University, Bellevue, Nebraska
  • A.A.S., Criminal Justice, Cleveland State Community College, Cleveland, Tennessee

MARK KAPUSTA – Allied Health/Business

  • B.S., Economics, California State University, Long Beach, California

MARNEY LENAHAN – Culinary Arts

  • B.S., Business Economics, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • A.O.S., Culinary Arts, Sullivan University, Louisville, Kentucky

MIRANDA LOGGINS – Allied Health

  • A.A.S., Medical Assistant, Virginia College, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Diploma, Medical Assistant, Virginia College, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Registered Medical Assistant – American Medical Technologists

JACK LOWE – Pharmacy Technician

  • A.A.S., Business Administration, Chattanooga State Technical College, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Certificate, Pharmacy Technician, Chattanooga State Technical College, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board

FRENISE MANN – Business Administration

  • M.B.A., Business Administration, Virginia College, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • B.S., Finance, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee

AMANDA MATTHEWS – General Education

  • M.A., Elementary Education, Northern Arizona University, Tucson, Arizona
  • B.A., English, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida

NAYA MITCHELL - Cosmetology

  • Certificate, Cosmetology Instructor Training, Chattanooga State Technical Community College, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • State License – Instructor/Cosmetologist, State of Tennessee, Nashville, Tennessee

LATASHA MORRISON – Allied Health

  • Certified Medical Assistant, Chattanooga State Technical Community College, Chattanooga, Tennessee

DIANA NORRIS - Cosmetology

  • Diploma, Master Cosmetologist Instructor and Master Cosmetologist, Beauty College of America, Forest Park, Georgia

GINA PENNY – Allied Health

  • A.A.S., Health Science, Chattanooga State Technical College, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Diploma, Licensed Practical Nurse, Chattanooga State Technical College, Chattanooga, Tennessee

AQUA PEOPLES - General Education

  • M.S., Special Education, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • B.S., Mass Communication, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

SUSAN PRICE - Business

  • M.B.A., Business Administration, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, New Hampshire
  • B.S., Business Administration, Strayer University, Trevose, Pennsylvania

JAMES RAY - Business

  • M.B.A., Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • B.S., Business, Park University, Parkville, Missouri

KAREN SHERLIN - Cosmetology

  • Diploma, Cosmetology, University of Beauty, Cleveland, Tennessee
  • Certificate, Instructor/Cosmetologist, State of Tennessee

NICHOLAS THIERS – Culinary Arts

  • A.O.S., Culinary Arts, Le Cordon Bleu, Tucker, Georgia

SARA TORRES – General Education

  • B.A., Mass Communication, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee

DALE VAN SKY – Culinary Arts

  • A.A.S., Culinary Arts, Spokane Community College, Spokane, Washington

ANGELA WARR – Pharmacy Technician

  • B.S., Animal and Diary Science, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
  • A.A.S., Pharmacy Technician, Northeast Community College, Rainsville, Alabama
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board

SHAUNA WOOTEN – Allied Health

  • A.A.S., Medical Assistant, Edmondson Junior College, State of Tennessee
  • Certified Coding Associate, American Health Information Management Association

CYNTHIA WRIGHT – Allied Health

  • M.P.A., Health Science, Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia
  • B.S., Health Science, Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia

WILLIAM WRIGHT – Culinary Arts

  • Mastery Certification, Culinary Arts, Washtenaw Community College, Washtenaw, Michigan

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