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Campus Management

Effective:  July 26, 2016

Sergio Takahashi – Campus President

Christine Adams – Academic Dean

Deanna Slusher – Director of Admissions

Stephanie Austin – Surgical Technology Program Director

Dixie Bradbury – Healthcare Reimbursement/Medical Billing and Coding Program Director

Steven Freeman – Business Administration Program Director

Joshua Turpin – Medical Assistant/Medical Office Management Program Director

Jeremy Watson – Pharmacy Technician Program Director

Faculty

Effective:  July 26, 2016

ALLEN, BETHANY – Medical Assistant

  • BSN, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee
  • ASN, Lincoln Memorial University, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Registered Nurse, State of Tennessee Department of Health

AUSTIN, STEPHANIE – Surgical Technology

  • BAS, Surgical Technology, Siena Heights University, Adrian, Michigan
  • AAS in General Technology, Roane State Community College
  • Diploma in Surgical Technology, Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville, Crossville, Tennessee
  • Certified Surgical Technologist, The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting

AYERS, WILLIAM – Network Engineering / Network Technician

  • BS in History, East TENNESSEE State University, Johnson City, Tennessee
  • AAS, Information Technology, Tennessee Institute of Electronics, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Certifications: Network+, A+

BANTA, MELISSA – Medical Assistant

  • BAS, Psychology/Sociology, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • AAS, General Studies, Motlow Sate Community College, Smyrna, Tennessee
  • Diploma, Practical Nursing, Tennessee Technology Center, Athens, Tennessee
  • Certification, Emergency Medical Technician, Tri-County Community College, Murphy, North Carolina
  • Certification, Office Systems Administration, Cleveland State Community College, Cleveland, Tennessee

BECKETT, ROBERT – Business Administration / General Education

  • MA in English, La Sierra University, Riverside, California
  • BA in English, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, Tennessee
  • AS in Accounting, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, Tennessee

BRADBURY, DIXIE – Healthcare Reimbursement / Medical Billing and Coding

  • MSED in Health, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
  • BS in Health Education, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • Diploma, Medical Assistant DIP, Iowa Western Community College, Council Bluffs, Iowa
  • Certified Medical Assistant, American Association of Medical Assistants, Inc.
  • Certified Coding Associate, American Health Information Management Association
  • Certified Allied Health Instructor, American Medical Technologists

BRADSHER, JACOB – General Education

  • MA, English and Creative Writing, University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom
  • BA, English Literature, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

BROOKS, CANDACE – Medical Assistant

  • Diploma, Practical Nursing, Poplar Bluff Vocational, Poplar Bluff, Missouri
  • Licensed Practical Nurse, State of Tennessee Department of Health
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, National Healthcareer Association
  • Certified EKG Technician, National Healthcareer Association

BUCZKOWKI, TYRA – Business Administration / General Education / Foundations

  • MS in Industrial Administration, Union College, Schenectady, New York
  • BA in Chemistry, William Patterson University, Wayne, New York
  • Certification: MOS-Word, MOS-PowerPoint, MOS-Excel

CHASE, TIFFANY – Healthcare Reimbursement / Medical Billing and Coding

  • AAS, Healthcare Reimbursement, Virginia College, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Certified Professional Coder, American Academy of Professional Coders

EBELING, BELINDA – Medical Assistant

  • Diploma, Practical Nursing, Tennessee Technology Center, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Licensed Practical Nurse, State of Tennessee Department of Health

FINDLAY, VICTORIA – Surgical Technology

  • Diploma, Surgical Technology, Simi Valley Adult School, Simi Valley, California
  • Associate of Arts in Education, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Certified Surgical Technologist, The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting

FREEMAN, STEVEN – Business Administration

  • MBA in Management, Webber International University, Brabson Park, Florida
  • BS in Marketing, Webber International University, Brabson Park, Florida

FULMER, CLYDE – Business Administration / General Education

  • BS in Mass Communication, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • BS in Finance, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, Tennessee
  • Certifications: MOS-Word, MOS-PowerPoint, MOS-Excel

GANN, STEVE – Pharmacy Technician

  • AS in Science, Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
  • Licensed Pharmacy Technician, Tennessee Department of Health

GIVENS, BRIAN – Network Engineering / Network Technician

  • AAS, Computer Network Systems, ITT Technical Institute, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • BAS, Information Security Systems, ITT Technical Institute, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Certification: A+

GODFREY, VIKTORIA – Pharmacy Technician

  • BS in Management of Human Resources, Faulkner University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Diploma in Pharmacy Technician, Virginia College, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
  • Licensed Pharmacy Technician, Tennessee Department of Health

GRAY, SUSAN – Medical Assistant

  • Diploma, Practical Nurse, Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Licensed Practical Nurse, Tennessee Department of Health
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, National Healthcareer Association

GREENWAY, GRACIE – Medical Assistant

  • Diploma, Practical Nurse, Knoxville City Schools, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Licensed Practical Nurse, State of Tennessee Department of Health
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, National Healthcareer Association

HAUN, JACQUELINE – Medical Assistant

  • AAS in Medical Assistant, Midway College, Midway, Kentucky
  • Registered Medical Assistant, American Medical Technologists

HOWARD, SARA – Medical Assistant

  • Diploma, Practical Nursing, Tennessee Technology Center, Athens, Tennessee
  • Licensed Practical Nurse, Tennessee Department of Health
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, National Healthcareer Association

JENKINS, DEBBIE – Medical Assistant

  • Diploma, Medical Assistant-Radiology Education, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, National Healthcareer Association

KIRKPATRICK, CHARLENE – General Education

  • MS in Information Sciences, The University of Tennessee Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • BA in English and American Language Literature, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee

LANDESS, AMY – Medical Assistant

  • MSN in Nursing Education, King University, Bristol, Tennessee
  • BSN in Nursing, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee
  • Registered Nurse, Tennessee Department of Health
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, National Healthcareer Association

LEWIS, ANGELA – Cosmetology

  • Diploma in Cosmetology Teacher, Empire Education Group, Inc., Elizabethtown, Kentucky
  • Licensed Instructor/Cosmetologist, Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology

LONG, DANNY – Network Engineering / Network Technician

  • MBA in Computer Information Systems, Baker College, Flint, Michigan
  • BSC in Advertising- University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Certifications: MCSA 2003, A+, Security+, Network+, Linux+, CISSP

LYONS, MELISSA – Business Administration

  • BS in Organization Management, Bethel College, Mishawka, Indiana
  • Certifications: MOS-Word, MOS-PowerPoint, MOS-Excel

MANN, MELISSA – Medical Assistant

  • Registered Medical Assistant, American Medical Technologists
  • Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, National Healthcareer Association

MCLAIN, SARAH – Medical Assistant

  • Diploma in Practical Nursing, Tennessee Technology Institute, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Diploma in Medical Assistant, Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Registered Medical Assistant, American Medical Technologists; Licensed Practical Nurse-State of Tennessee Department of Health

NEAL, ALLYSON – Pharmacy Technician

  • BA in Chemistry, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
  • Licensed Pharmacy Technician, Tennessee Department of Health

RAMSEY, APRIL – Cosmetology

  • Diploma in Cosmetology Instructor, Tennessee School of Beauty, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Diploma in Cosmetology, Tennessee School of Beauty, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • License Instructor/Cosmetologist, Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology

SCHMITZ, THERESA – Medical Assistant

  • Diploma, Practical Nursing, Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences, Orlando, Florida
  • Licensed Practical Nurse, State of Florida Department of Health
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, National Healthcareer Association

SEIBER, SANDRA – Cosmetology

  • Diploma in Cosmetology Instructor, Knoxville Institute of Hair Design, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Licensed Instructor/Cosmetologist, Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology

SMITH, LASHAWN – General Education

  • MS in Teacher Education, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • BA in Sociology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

STARNES, RANDI – Medical Assistant

  • Diploma, Practical Nurse, Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Licensed Practical Nurse, State of Tennessee Department of Health
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, National Healthcareer Association

STOCKWELL, CHRISTINE – Healthcare Reimbursement / Medical Billing and Coding

  • MBA in Healthcare Management, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
  • BS in Organizational Management, Tusculum College, Greeneville, Tennessee
  • Certified Professional Coder, American Academy of Professional Coders
  • Certified Allied Health Instructor, American Medical Technologists

TURPIN, JOSHUA – Medical Assistant

  • BA in General Studies, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, New Hampshire
  • AS in General Occupational Technology, Arts, and Criminal Justice, College of the Albemarle, Elizabeth, North Carolina
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, National Healthcareer Association

VADDEN, JENNIFER – Medical Assistant

  • Diploma, Medical Assistant, Virginia College, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, National Healthcareer Association
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician, National Healthcareer Association
  • Certified CPR/BLS Instructor, American Heart Association

WATSON, JEREMY – Pharmacy Technician

  • AS in General Studies, Roane State Community College, Harriman, Tennessee
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
  • Licensed Pharmacy Technician, Tennessee Department of Health

WELLS, ANN – General Education

  • MA in English, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • BA in Education, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

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