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Campus Management

Effective:  July 27, 2016

Shannon Z. Swartz – Campus President

Amanda O. Holmes – Academic Dean

Teresa Wilkins – Director of Admissions 

Lethonia Barnes – Cosmetology Program Director

Dr. Oneyke Davis – Medical Assistant Program Director

Gilleon Frieson – Business Administration/Medical Office Administration Program Director

Michale Hastings – Medical Billing and Coding Program Director

Frank Thornton – Pharmacy Technician Program Director


Faculty

Effective:  July 27, 2016

ALLEN-GIBBS, JOANNA – Cosmetology

  • Certificate, Cosmetology, Chris Logan Beauty College, Florence, South Carolina
  • Instructor-Registered Cosmetologist, South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation

BARNES, LETHONIA – Cosmetology

  • Certificate, Cosmetology, Chris Logan Beauty College, Florence, South Carolina
  • Instructor-Registered Cosmetologist, South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation

BILLIE, SHEKEALA – Medical Assistant

  • A.A., Medical Assistant, Virginia College, Florence, South Carolina
  • Registered Medical Assistant, American Medical Technologist

BLACK, ANIETA – Medical Assistant

  • M.Ed., Elementary Education, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona
  • B.S., Biology, Francis Marion University, Florence, South Carolina

BROWN, CHANDRA – Medical Assistant/Medical Office Administration

  • M.B.A., Accounting and Finance, American Intercontinental University, Buckhead, Georgia
  • B.S., Biology, Francis Marion University, Florence, South Carolina
  • Certificate, Medical Terminology, Florence-Darlington Technical College, Florence, South Carolina

BROWN, JASON – Foundations

  • M.S., Management and Leadership, Montreat College, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • B.A., Communications, Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, North Carolina

CAPERS, KAYNERRA – Business Administration/Foundations

  • M.A., Management and Leadership/Human Resource Management, Webster University, Fort Jackson, South Carolina
  • B.S., Organizational Management, Morris College, Sumter, South Carolina
  • A.S., Criminal Justice, Central Carolina Technical College, Sumter, South Carolina
  • Certified Life Coach
  • Lean Six Sigma White Belt
  • Six Sigma White Belt

DARGAN, MATILDA – General Education/Foundations

  • M.A., English, Augusta College, Augusta, Georgia
  • B.A., English, Augusta College, Augusta, Georgia

DAVIS, ONEYKE – Medical Assistant

  • Doctor of Chiropractic, Life College, Marietta, Georgia
  • M.B.A./M.H.A., Healthcare Administration, South University, Savannah, Georgia
  • B.S., Biology, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama
  • Board Certified Chiropractor, South Carolina State Board
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, National Healthcareer Association
  • Registered Medical Assistant, American Medical Technologist

FRIESON, GILLEON – Business Administration/Medical Office Administration

  • M.B.A., Business Administration, Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • B.S., Business Administration, Coker College, Hartsville, South Carolina
  • A.P.S., Legal Assistant, Florence-Darlington Technical College, Florence, South Carolina
  • Certified Microsoft Office Specialist, Word 2013

GIBSON, CAROLYN – Medical Assistant

  • A.A., Medical Assistant, Virginia College, Florence, South Carolina
  • Registered Medical Assistant, American Medical Technologist
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician, National Healthcareer Association

GOODWIN, DAWN – General Education/Foundations

  • M.A., English/Creative Writing, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, New Hampshire
  • B.S., Political Science, English Writing, and Language, Francis Marion University, Florence, South Carolina

HASTINGS, MICHALE – Medical Billing and Coding

  • B.S., Workforce Education and Development, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
  • Certified Professional Coder, American Academy of Professional Coders

HENNAGAN, TABITHA – Foundations

  • M.A., Psychology and Professional Counseling, Argosy University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • B.S., Psychology, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, South Carolina

HILTON, CASSANDRA – Foundations

  • M.A., Counseling, Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • B.S., Psychology, Francis Marion University, Florence, South Carolina

HUNTER, SUSIE – Business Administration

  • M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
  • B.S., Criminal Justice Administration, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Certified Microsoft Office Specialist, PowerPoint 2013
  • Certified Microsoft Office Specialist, Word 2013

ISRAEL, TAMERA – Medical Assistant

  • A.S., Medical Assisting, Miller Motte Technical College, Florence, South Carolina
  • National Certified Medical Assistant, National Center for Competency Testing, Overland Park, Kansas

JENKINS, ELANDRES – Business Administration

  • Bachelors of B.A., Business Economics, Francis Marion University, Florence, South Carolina 

JONES, TONYA – Cosmetology

  • Certificate, Cosmetology, Chris Logan Beauty College, Florence, South Carolina
  • Instructor-Registered Cosmetologist, South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation

JORDAN, CHUCKY – Medical Assistant

  • Doctor of Chiropractic, Chiropractic, Logan University College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, Missouri
  • B.S., Chiropractic, Logan University College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, Missouri
  • A.S., Sports Medicine, Keiser University, Port St. Lucie, Florida

KILLIAN, BRENDA – Medical Billing and Coding

  • B.S., Business Administration/ Management, Limestone College, Gaffney, South Carolina
  • Certified Professional Coder, American Academy of Professional Coders
  • Certified Professional Medical Auditor, American Academy of Professional Coders,
  • Certified Microsoft Office Specialist, Excel 2013

LYLES, SHELBY – Medical Assistant

  • Licensed Practical Nurse, Mid-Manhattan LPN Program, New York, New York

MACE, CHERRELLE – Pharmacy Technician

  • B.S., Biology, Francis Marion University, Florence, South Carolina
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician – Pharmacy Technician Certification Board

MCCOY, SHANNON – Medical Assistant

  • M.H.A., Health Administration, Webster University, St Louis, Missouri
  • M.A., Management & Leadership, Webster University, St Louis, Missouri
  • B.S., Business Management, Limestone College, Columbia, South Carolina
  • A.A., Business, Limestone College, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Certificate, Medical Assistant, Central Carolina Technical College, Sumter, South Carolina
  • Registered Medical Assistant, American Medical Technologist

MEYER, MEGAN – Pharmacy Technician

  • B.S., Management, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
  • A.S., Science, Florence-Darlington Technical College, Florence, South Carolina
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
  • Registered Pharmacy Technician, South Carolina Board of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Board of Pharmacy

MOODY, WILLIAM – Foundations

  • J.D., Law, University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
  • L.L.M., Taxation, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • B.S., Accounting, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina

MOORE, TERRIE – Business Administration

  • M.S.A., Accountancy, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
  • B.S., Accounting, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Certified Microsoft Office Specialist, Word 2013

POOLER, ADRIAN – Medical Assistant

  • B.S., Allied Health. Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia
  • A.A., Radiological Sciences, Florence-Darlington Technical College, Florence, South Carolina

POOLER, TARSHA – Cosmetology

  • Certificate, Cosmetology, Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology, Florence, South Carolina
  • Instructor-Registered Cosmetologist, South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation

SHAW, DERRICK – Business Administration

  • M.B.A., Business Administration, Webster University, Columbia, South Carolina
  • B.S., Electronical Engineering Technology, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania

SIMMONS, KRISTEN – General Education

  • M.A., Psychology, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
  • M.A., Management and Leadership, Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • B.S., Psychology, Troy State University, Augusta, Georgia

STRICKLAND, DANIELLE – Pharmacy Technician

  • Bachelors of B.A., Adult Education, Coker College, Florence, South Carolina
  • A.H.S., Pharmacy Technology, Midlands Technical College, Columbia, SC
  • Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
  • State Certified Pharmacy Technician, South Carolina Board of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Board of Pharmacy

THORNTON, FRANK – Pharmacy Technician

  • B.S., Health Business Administration, Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, Alabama
  • A.A., General Studies, Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri
  • Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
  • Registered Pharmacy Technician, South Carolina Board of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Board of Pharmacy

WILBURN, LAVONDA – Cosmetology

  • Certificate, Cosmetology, Florence-Darlington Technical College, Florence, South Carolina
  • Instructor-Registered Cosmetologist, South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation

WILKINSON, OTHNIEL – Medical Assistant

  • M.D., Medicine, St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
  • B.A., Chemistry/Biology, Coker College, Hartsville, South Carolina

WILLIAMS, TABATHA – Pharmacy Technician

  • B.S., Business Administration, Coker College, Hartsville, South Carolina
  • State Certified Pharmacy Technician, South Carolina Board of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Board of Pharmacy

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