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Campus Management

Beverly Jeffries  Campus President 
Shanda Giles  Academic Dean
John Cordona Director of Admissions
Tashika Brown Program Director – Medical Assistant / Medical Office Administration
Carla Chaney Program Director – Cosmetology
Melissa Jones Program Director – Pharmacy Technician
Terrina McKinnon Program Director – Surgical Technology
Delores Price Program Director – Business Administration / Business Office Specialist / Customer Service Professional
Lynnette Smith Program Director – Medical Billing and Coding / Healthcare Reimbursement
Patrea Wilson Program Director – Network Engineering / Network Technician

Faculty

Effective:  July 27, 2016

JUDY ARCHER - General Education

  • Ed. D, University of Kentucky, Instruction and Administration
  • MS, University of Kentucky, Home Economics
  • BME, Greenville College, Music Church
  • BA, Greenville College, Music & Christian Education

FRANK ATTAWAY – Networking

  • BS, Columbus State University, Business Administration, Columbus, GA
  • CompTIA Certified A+
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist

JOSSIE BABER – Cosmetology

  • Diploma, Southern Beauty School, Cosmetology, Columbus, GA
  • Diploma, Southern Beauty School, Cosmetology Instructor, Columbus, GA
  • License, Georgia State Board of Cosmetology, Cosmetology Instructor
  • License, Georgia State Board of Cosmetology, Master Cosmetologist

ALEXIA BEDFORD – Surgical Technology

  • AS, Columbus Technical College, Surgical Technology, Columbus, GA
  • National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, Certified Surgical Technologist

KATHALEEN BRADLEY – Medical Assistant

  • Certificate, Fortis College, Medical Assistant, Dothan, AL
  • Certification, American Association of Medical Assistants, Certified Medical Assistant

SHAQUANA BROWN – Medical Assistant

  • BS, Hampton University, Nursing, Hampton, VA
  • Registered Professional Nurse

TASHIKA BROWN – Medical Assistant

  • MBA, University of Phoenix, Business Administration, Columbus, GA
  • BS, University of Phoenix, Healthcare Administration, Columbus, GA
  • Diploma, Columbus Technical College, Practical Nursing, Columbus, GA
  • License, Georgia State Board of Nursing, Practical Nursing
  • Certification, National Health Career Association, Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

AISHA CAMBRIDGE – Cosmetology

  • Diploma, Empire Beauty School, Cosmetology Instructor, Atlanta, GA
  • Diploma, Academy of Hair School, Master Cosmetologist, Las Vegas, NV
  • License, Georgia State Board of Cosmetology, Cosmetology Instructor
  • License, Georgia State Board of Cosmetology, Master Cosmetologist

MELISSA CARDEN – Medical Assistant

  • Diploma, Chattahoochee Valley Community College, Practical Nursing, Phenix City, AL
  • License, Georgia State Board of Nursing, Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Certification, National Health Career Association, Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

CARLA CHANEY – Cosmetology

  • BE, Athens State University, Technical Education, Athens, AL
  • AS, Wallace Community College, General Education, Selma, AL
  • Certificate, Wallace State Community College, Cosmetology, Selma, AL
  • Certificate, Wallace State Community College, Cosmetology Instructor Training, Selma, AL
  • Certificate, Wallace State Community College, Nursing Assistant, Selma, AL
  • License, Georgia State Board of Cosmetology, Cosmetology Instructor
  • License, Georgia State Board of Cosmetology, Master Cosmetologist

PAUL COWART – General Education

  • MS, Troy University, Management, Columbus, GA
  • BA, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

NATASHA DAVID – General Education

  • MS, University of Memphis, English/Professional Writing, Memphis, TN
  • BS, Columbus State University, Biology, Columbus, GA

KIMBERLY DAVIS – General Education

  • MS, University of Phoenix, Business Administration, Columbus, GA
  • BA, Paine College, Communication, Augusta, GA
  • AA, Essex County College, Arts, Newark, NJ

BRITTNEY DENARD – Business Administration

  • MBA, University of Phoenix, Business Management, Columbus, GA
  • BS, University of Phoenix, Business Management, Columbus, GA

ANGELA DILLON – Criminal Justice

  • BS, Georgia Institute of Technology, Industrial Engineering, Atlanta, GA
  • Juris Doctor, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • License, State Board of George, Attorney

WILLIAM DONALD – Networking

  • M.Ed., American InterContinental University, Education, Schaumburg, IL
  • BS, Campbell University, Health Science, Buies Creek, NC
  • Microsoft Certified Professional
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist

JACQUELINE EADY – General Education

  • MS, Liberty University, Human Services Counseling, Lynchburg, Virginia
  • BS, Troy University, Human Services, Troy, AL

DAMITA ELLIS – Medical Billing and Coding

  • AS, Hinds Community College, Medical Billing & Coding Technology, Raymond, MS
  • Certificate, Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

KEOCHA EVANS – Business Administration

  • BA, Columbus State University, Accounting, Columbus, GA

JUDY GARRETT – Medical Billing and Coding

  • AS, Columbus College, Computer Science, Columbus, GA
  • Certification, American Academy of Professional Coders, Certified Professional Coder

SHANDA GILES – Academic Dean

  • MS, Faulkner University, Management, Montgomery, AL
  • BS, University of Mobile, Organizational Management, Mobile, AL
  • Certificate, Microsoft Office Specialist, Office Word 2013
  • Certificate, Microsoft Office Specialist, Office Excel 2013
  • Certificate, Microsoft Office Specialist, Office PowerPoint  2013

BYRON HARRIS – Medical Billing and Coding

  • MBA, University of Phoenix, Business Administration, Columbus, GA
  • BS, University of Phoenix, Healthcare Services Administration, Columbus, GA
  • AS, Chattahoochee Community College, General Studies, Phenix City, AL
  • Certification, American Academy of Professional Coders,
  • Certified Professional Coder

AKILAH HATIFIELD –Medical Assistant

  • AAS, Southern Union State Community College, Nursing, Opelika, AL
  • License, Georgia State Board of Nursing, Registered Professional Nurse
  • Certification, National Healthcareer Association, Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

AISHA HEARD – Medical Billing and Coding

  • MBA, University of Phoenix, Business Administration, Columbus, GA
  • BS, University of Phoenix, Healthcare Services Administration, Columbus, GA
  • AS, Chattahoochee Community College, General Studies, Phenix City, AL
  • Certification, American Academy of Professional Coders,
  • Certified Professional Coder

PHOENIX HOLMES – Medical Billing and Coding

  • AA, University of Phoenix, Healthcare Administration, Phoenix, AZ
  • Certification, American Academy of Professional Coders,
  • Certified Professional Coder
  • Certification, American Academy of Professional Coders,
  • Certified Professional Coder-Physician

ANGELA HOWELL – Networking

  • BS, Troy University, Computer Science, Troy, AL
  • Certification, CompTIA Security +
  • Certification, CompTIA Network +
  • Certification, CompTIA A+

FELISA JACKSON – Medical Assistant

  • AS, Kaplan University, Health Science, Chicago, IL
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CMAC)
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician
  • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (MAAC)

DENNY JONES – Criminal Justice

  • BS, Columbus State University, Criminal Justice, Columbus, GA

MELISSA JONES – Pharmacy Technician

  • MA, Beulah Heights University, Leadership, Atlanta, GA
  • BA, Beulah Heights University, Administration, Atlanta, GA
  • License, Georgia State Board of Pharmacy, Certified Pharmacy Technician

LATASHA LEE - Business Administration

  • MBA, Troy University, Business Administration, Troy, AL
  • BBA, Columbus State University, Management Information Systems, Columbus, GA
  • AAT, Columbus Technical College, Administrative Office Technology, Columbus, GA
  • Certification, Microsoft Office Specialist, Office Word 2013

JAMES LEWIS – General Education

  • MBA, University of Phoenix, Business Administration, Columbus, GA
  • BA, University of Phoenix, Management, Columbus, GA

MELISSA LITTLE – Medical Assistant

  • Diploma, West Georgia Technical College,  Practical Nursing, Waco, GA
  • Certification, National Health Career Association, Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

TIFFANY MARSHALL – Medical Billing and Coding

  • BS, Davenport University, Business Administration & Finance, Warren, MI
  • AS, Virginia College, Healthcare Reimbursement, Columbus, GA
  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

TIFFANY MCBRIDE – General Education

  • MS, Troy University, Strategic Communications, Phenix City, AL
  • MBA, University of Phoenix, Business Administration, Columbus, GA
  • BA, Columbus State University, Mass Communication, Columbus, GA

JAMES MCTYRE – General Education

  • Ed. D, Alabama State University, Leadership, Policy & Law, Montgomery, AL
  • Ed. S, Troy University, Education Speech Counseling, Phenix City, AL
  • MS, Troy University, Mental Health, Phenix City, AL

TIFFANY MILLER – Business

  • MS, Troy University, Business Administration, Phenix City, AL
  • BS, Columbus State University, Accounting, Columbus, GA
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2013
  • Microsoft Office Word 2013
  • Graduate Certificate in Accounting, Kaplan University, Davenport, IA

MESHONDA MOORE – Criminal justice

  • MPA, Columbus State University, Justice Administration, Columbus, GA
  • BS, Columbus State University, Criminal Justice, Columbus, GA

RAYMOND OGIER – Criminal Justice

  • MS, Troy University, Criminal Justice, Troy, AL
  • BS, Troy University, Social Science, Troy, AL

KELVIN OWENS – Business

  • MA, Mississippi State University, Political Science, Mississippi, MS
  • BA, Auburn University, Political Science, Auburn, AL

BRITTANY PARKER – Medical Assistant

  • AS, Southern Union State Community College, Licensed Practical Nurse, Phenix City, AL

JEMIRIAN PITTS – Pharmacy

  • BS, Columbus State University, Biology, Columbus, GA
  • License, Georgia State Board of Pharmacy, Certified Pharmacy Technician

DELORES PRICE – Business/General Education

  • MS, University of Phoenix, Business Administration, Phoenix, AZ
  • BS, University of Phoenix, Health Administration, Phoenix, AZ
  • Certificate, Microsoft Office Specialist, Office Word 2013
  • Certificate, Microsoft Office Specialist, Office PowerPoint  2013
  • Certificate, Microsoft Office Specialist Office Excel 2013

JANEL PRUNER – General Education

  • MS, State University New York Potsdam, English, Potsdam, NY
  • BA, State University New York Potsdam, English Literature, Potsdam, NY

MARY ROBINETTE – Medical Assistant

  • AS, University of Cincinnati, Nursing, Cincinnati, OH
  • License, Georgia State Board of Nursing, Registered Professional Nurse

SHEILA ROUCHER – Pharmacy Technician

  • BS, Fitchburg State College, Criminal Justice, Fitchburg, MA
  • License, Georgia State Board of Pharmacy, Certified Pharmacy Technician

MELINDA RUSH – Medical Assistant

  • Certificate, Chattahoochee Valley Community College, License Practical Nursing, Phenix City, AL
  • License, Georgia State Board of Nursing, Practical Nursing
  • Certification, National Health Career Association, Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

LILLIAN SCONIERS-STEPHENS – Criminal Justice

  • JD, Florida A&M University, Law, Orlando, FL
  • BA, Columbus State University, Political Science, Columbus, GA

CANDICE SMITH – Cosmetology

  • Diploma, Southeastern Beauty School, Cosmetology Instructor, Columbus, GA
  • Diploma, Southern Crescent Technical College, Cosmetology, Thomaston, GA
  • License, Georgia State Board of Cosmetology, Cosmetology Instructor
  • License, Georgia State Board of Cosmetology, Master Cosmetology

LYNNETTE SMITH – Medical Billing and Coding

  • BS, Troy University, Computer and Information Science, Ft. Benning, GA
  • Certification, American Academy of Professional Coders,
  • Certified Professional Coder
  • Certification, Healthcare Financing Management Association,
  • Certified Patient Account Representative

SHAMAYA SMITH – Medical Assistant

  • Diploma, Intellitec Medical Institute, Medical Assistant, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Certification, National Health Career Association, Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

BERNARD SPICER – Criminal Justice

  • MPA, Columbus State University, Justice Administration, Columbus, GA
  • BS, Troy University, Criminal Justice, Ft Benning, GA

TANYA WELLMAKER – Medical Assistant

  • AA, University of Phoenix, Healthcare Administration
  • Certificate, Georgia Medical Institute, Medical Assistant, Jonesboro, GA
  • Diploma, Draughons Junior College, Medical Assistant, Atlanta, GA
  • Certification, American Association of Medical Assistants, Certified Medical Assistant

REGINA WIDNER – Pharmacy Technician

  • BS, Columbus State University, Criminal Justice, Columbus, GA
  • AS, Columbus State University, Criminal Justice, Columbus, GA
  • License, Georgia State Board of Pharmacy, Certified Pharmacy Technician

PATREA WILSON - Networking

  • MSM, Colorado Technical University, Information Systems Security, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • BA, Alderson Broaddus University Speech Communication, Philippi, West Virginia
  • CompTIA Certified, Network+, Security + and A+
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist

TERRINA WOODS – Surgical Technology

  • Diploma, Concorde Career Institute, Surgical Technologist, Jacksonville, FL
  • National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, Certified Surgical Technologist

LAKIESHA YOUNG – Cosmetology

  • BS, Alabama State University, Management, Montgomery, AL
  • AS, Southern Union State Community College, Associate of Science, Wadley, AL
  • Diploma, River Town School of Beauty, Cosmetology, Columbus, GA
  • Certificate, Southeastern School of Beauty, Cosmetology Instructor, Columbus, GA
  • License, Georgia State Board of Cosmetology, Cosmetology Instructor
  • License, Georgia State Board of Cosmetology, Master Cosmetologist

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