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Eric Berrios  Campus President 
Shanda Giles     Academic Dean 
April Martin  Director of Admissions
Richard Mcelhaney  Associate Dean of Nursing 
Jamonty Jones  Program Director – Pharmacy Technician 
Glenn Lowery  Program Director – Welding
Lakeyshia Mauldin  Program Director – Cosmetology 
Yolanda Staff  Senior Program Director – Medical Assistant 
Ashley Sylvester  Program Director – Surgical Technology 
Jenekia Thompson Program Director – Medical Billing and Coding / Healthcare Reimbursement
Paul Wooten  Program Director – Culinard 

Faculty

Effective:  June 26, 2016

THERESA ABEL – Allied Health

  • A.S., Surgical Technology, Virginia College, Mobile, Alabama
  • Certified Surgical Technologist, Association of Surgical Technologists

JILL BLACK – General Education

  • M.S., Mathematics, Troy University, Troy, Alabama
  • B.S., Mathematics and History Education, Troy University, Troy, Alabama
  • B.S., Business Administration, Troy University, Troy, Alabama

LAKEYSHIA BLACKMON – Program Director, Cosmetology

  • B.A., Cosmetology, National Institute of Cosmetology, Washington, District of Columbia
  • Diploma, Cosmetology Instructor, Bishop State Community College, Mobile, Alabama
  • Licensed Cosmetology Instructor, Alabama Board of Cosmetology

MICHAEL BLUCAS – Culinard

  • A.A.S, Culinary Arts, Faulkner State Community College, May Minette, Alabama

ANGELIA BOYKIN – Business Administration

  • M.B.A., Management, Faulkner University, Mobile, Alabama
  • B.S., Business Administration, Troy University, Dothan, Alabama
  • Microsoft Office Specialist for Office Word 2010 and Office PowerPoint, Microsoft Corporation

PAMELA BROWN – Cosmetology

  • Diploma in Cosmetology, Genesis Career College, Daphne, Alabama
  • Licensed Cosmetology Instructor, Alabama Board of Cosmetology

CHRISTY CLARK – Allied Health

  • A.S., Medical Assisting, Fortis College, Mobile, Alabama

CHRISTOPHER COKER – Culinard

  • A.A.S., Culinary, Johnson & Wales University, Charleston, South Carolina

JONATHAN DAVID – Network Technician / Network Engineering

  • B.A., Political Science, Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island
  • B.A., Public Administration, Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Professional Certificate in Information Systems Security, Graduate Level, Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, Colorado

REBECCA DODSON – General Education

  • M.S., Psychology, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
  • B.A., Psychology, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama

FELICIA EATON – Pharmacy Technician

  • B.S., Management of Human Resources, Faulkner University, Mobile, Alabama
  • A.S., Nursing, Bishop State Community College, Mobile, Alabama
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician

MARK EDWARDS – Welding Technician

  • Welding Apprentice Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
  • Hull Welding Apprenticeship Certificate, U.S. Department of Labor
  • AWS Certified in structural welding.

BARAGORA FRANCOIS – Network Technician

  • A.S., Network Engineering, Virginia College, Mobile, Alabama
  • A+ Certification, CCNA Routing and Switching

BARBARA IRVIN – Business

  • M.S., General Administration, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
  • B.S., Quantitative Accounting, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
  • Microsoft Office Specialist for Office Word 2010, Excel 2010 and PowerPoint 2010, Microsoft Corporation

EMMA JEFFREY – Nursing

  • B.S.N., Nursing, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • A.D.N., Nursing, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Gautier, Mississippi
  • Registered Nurse, Alabama Board of Nursing

SHEILA JOHNSON – Allied Health

  • A.S., General Studies, Faulkner State Community College, Bay Minette, Alabama
  • Registered Medical Assistant, American Medical Technologists

ASHLEE JONES – Allied Health

  • M.S., Nursing Administration/ Education, University of Mobile, Mobile, Alabama
  • B.S., Nursing, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida
  • Registered Nurse, Alabama Board of Nursing

JAMONTY JONES – Program Director, Pharmacy Technician

  • B.S., Biomedical Science, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
  • Registered Pharmacy Technician, Alabama State Board of Pharmacy
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board

TEMIKA JONES – Allied Health

  • M.S., Healthcare Management, Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • B.A., Business Administration, Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Certificate of Completion, Medical Assistant, Capps College, Mobile, Alabama

TEMIKA LANG – Allied Health

  • M.Ed., Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • B.B.A., Faulkner University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Certified Medical Assistant, CCMA, National Healthcareer Association

LAMONT LAVENDER – Business

  • B.S., Business Administration, University of West Alabama, Livingston, Alabama

NJERI LOCKETT – Allied Health

  • B.B.A., Business Administration, Faulkner University, Mobile, Alabama
  • A.O.S., Electronic Engineering, Remington College, Mobile, Alabama
  • Diploma, Medical Assistant, Capps College, Mobile, Alabama
  • Certified Medical Assistant, CCMA, National Healthcareer Association
  • Microsoft Office Specialist for Office Word 2010, Microsoft Corporation

BRENDA LOVE – General Education

  • M.Ed., English, William Carey College, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • B.A., General Studies – English and Music, William Carey College, Hattiesburg, MS

GLENN LOWERY – Program Director, Welding Technician

  • B.S., Business, William Carey College, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Teaching Certificate, Level 3, Alabama A&M University
  • NCCER Welding Instructor
  • CERTIPORT (IC#) Internet and Computing Core Certification
  • NOCTI National Occupational Competency Testing (Welding)

JASMANE LUCKY – Cosmetology

  • Diploma in Cosmetology, Blue Cliff Career College, Mobile, Alabama
  • Diploma in Cosmetology Instructor, Genesis Career College, Daphne, Alabama
  • Licensed Cosmetology Instructor, Alabama Board of Cosmetology

KENNETH MCCANTS – Cosmetology

  • M.S., Computer Science, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Diploma in Cosmetology, Rhone’s Beauty College, Mobile, Alabama
  • Licensed Cosmetology Instructor, Alabama Board of Cosmetology

JOHN MCCARTER – Nursing

  • M.S., Nursing, Specialty in Community Health, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
  • B.S., Nursing, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
  • Registered Nurse, Alabama Board of Nursing

SHERYL MCDONALD – Nursing

  • M.S., Nursing, University of Phoenix, Mobile, Alabama
  • B.S., Nursing, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama
  • A.S., Pre-Nursing, James H. Faulkner State Community College, Mobile, Alabama
  • Registered Nurse, Alabama Board of Nursing
  • ANCC Board Certified Women’s Health Nurse 

MARTI (NORMAND) MESSICK – General Education

  • M.A., Communications, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
  • B.S., Business Management, University of Mobile, Mobile, Alabama

JACQUELINE MITCHELL – General Education

  • Ed.D, Organizational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • M.Ed, Secondary Education, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • B.A. Organizational Management and Communications, Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama
  • A.A.S., General Education, Bishop State Community College, Mobile, Alabama
  • Microsoft Office Specialist for Office Word 2010, Microsoft Corporation

WINONA MIXON – Culinard

  • A.A.S., Culinary Arts, Culinard of Virginia College, Birmingham, Alabama

TIFFANY MOORE – Allied Health

  • Diploma in Medical Assisting, Medical Career College, Mobile, Alabama
  • A.S., Health Sciences, University of West Alabama, Livingston, Alabama
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, National Healthcareer Association

KIMBERLY MOORER – Allied Health

  • Diploma in Pharmacy Technician, Remington College, Mobile, Alabama
  • Registered Pharmacy Technician, Alabama State Board Pharmacy
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
  • Certified IV/Admixture Technician, National Pharmacy Technician Association

ELISABETH OGLETREE – Allied Health

  • B.A., Communications, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
  • B.S., Nursing, Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama
  • Registered Nurse, Alabama Board of Nursing

TAMI PATE – Allied Health

  • M.S., Healthcare Administration, Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • B.A., Organizational Management, Ashford University, Clinton, Iowa
  • L.P.N., Bishop State Community College, Mobile, Alabama

CHAD POWELL – Welding Technician

  • NCCER Welding Instructor
  • Boilermakers Apprenticeship Program, Mobile, Alabama

KRYSTAL RICHARDSON – General Education / Allied Health

  • J.D., Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • B.S., Political Science, Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama

TRACEY RODGERS – Allied Health

  • Diploma in Medical Billing and Coding, Virginia College, Mobile, Alabama

JEREMY SAWYER – Culinard

  • A.A.S., Hospitality Management, Columbus State Community College, Columbus, OH

TARA SMITH – Cosmetology

  • Diploma in Cosmetology Instructor Training, Fortis College, Mobile, AL
  • Certificate in Cosmetology, Bishop State Community College, Mobile, Alabama
  • Licensed Cosmetology Instructor, Alabama Board of Cosmetology

YOLANDA STAFF-WATTS – Senior Program Director, Medical Assistant

  • M.Ed, Education, Concordia University, Portland, Oregon
  • B.S., Health Services Management, Virginia College Online, Birmingham, Alabama
  • A.A., General Education, Bishop State Community College, Mobile, Alabama
  • Diploma, Practical Nursing, Bishop State Community College, Mobile, Alabama
  • Diploma, Medical Assistant, Virginia College Medical Career Center, Mobile, AL
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, National Healthcareer Association
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician, National Healthcareer Association
  • Certified EKG Technician, National Healthcareer Association

ASHLEY SYLVESTER – Program Director, Surgical Technology

  • A.S., Surgical Technology, Virginia College, Mobile, Alabama
  • Certificate in Nurse Assistant, Bishop State Community College, Mobile, Alabama
  • Certified Surgical Technologist, Association of Surgical Technologists

JENEKIA THOMPSON – Program Director, Medical Billing and Coding / Healthcare Reimbursement

  • B.S., Human Performance and Recreation / Kinesiotherapy, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Certified Professional Coder, American Academy of Professional Coders
  • Certified Billing and Coding Specialist

YOLANDA TURNER – Associate Dean of Nursing

  • Ph.D., Nursing, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • M.S., Nursing, University of Mobile, Mobile, Alabama
  • B.S., Nursing, University of Mobile, Mobile, Alabama
  • A.D.N. Bishop State Community College, Mobile, Alabama
  • L.P.N., Southwest State Technical College, Mobile, Alabama
  • C.N.A., Southwest State Technical College, Mobile, Alabama
  • Registered Nurse, Alabama Board of Nursing

BESSIE WATTS – Business

  • B.B.A., Business Administration, University of Mobile, Mobile, Alabama
  • Microsoft Office Specialist for Office Word 2010, Microsoft Corporation

AGNES WHITE – Program Director, Patient Care Technician

  • M.S., Nursing, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
  • B.S., Nursing, University of Mobile, Mobile, Alabama 
  • Registered Nurse, Alabama Board of Nursing
  • Licensed Practical Nurse, Mobile AL

DAVIDA WILLIAMS – Business / General Education

  • M.A., Language Arts, University of West Alabama, Livingston, Alabama
  • B.A., Business Administration, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

PAUL C. WOOTEN – Program Director, Culinard

  • B.S., Network Technology, ITT Technical Institute, Bessemer, Alabama
  • A.O.S., Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York

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