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Campus Management

Darrell Rhoten – Campus President

Bryan Fleming – Director of Admissions

Tina Betts – Associate Dean of Nursing and Patient Care Technician Program Director

Carroll Bonner – Cosmetology Program Director

Kerry Ruffin – Pharmacy Technician Program Director

Angela Woodson – Healthcare Reimbursement/Medical Assistant/Medical Billing and Coding/Medical Office Management Senior Program Director

Robert Wright – Surgical Technology Program Director


Faculty

Effective:  November 18, 2016

LASHANDA BAILEY – General Business

  • M.Ed., School Counseling, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • M.Ed., Collaborative Teaching, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • M.S., Management, Faulkner University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • B.S., Business Administration, Faulkner University, Montgomery, Alabama

SUMMER BASS – Nursing

  • M.S.N., Family Nurse Practitioner, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
  • B.S.N., Nursing, Auburn University at Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Registered Nurse, Alabama Board of Nursing

TINA BETTS – Associate Dean of Nursing/Patient Care Technician Program Director

  • M.S.N., Nursing, South University, Savannah, Georgia
  • B.S.N., Nursing, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama
  • A.S.N., Nursing, Troy University Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Registered Nurse, Alabama Board of Nursing

DIANNE BLOUNT – Medical Assistant

  • M.S., Biology Education, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • B.S., Biology/Molecular, Auburn University Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama

CARROLL BONNER – Cosmetology Program Director

  • A.S., Human Resource Management, Virginia College, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Certificate, Cosmetology Instructor Train, Wallace State Community College, Selma, Alabama
  • Certificate, Cosmetology, Wallace State Community College, Selma, Alabama
  • Licensed Cosmetologist Instructor, Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
  • Licensed Barber Instructor, Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering

MARY BRADY – Medical Assistant

  • Certificate, Practical Nursing, Wallace Community College, Eufaula, Alabama
  • Licensed Practical Nurse, Alabama Board of Nursing

NATALIE BROGDEN – Patient Care Technician

  • A.D.N, Nursing, Lurleen B. Wallace Community College, Greenville, Alabama
  • L.P.N., Licensed Practical Nursing, Gadsden State Community College, Gadsden, Alabama
  • Registered Nurse, Alabama Board of Nursing

JOY BROWN – Business/Foundation

  • M.S., Operation Management, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • B.A., Criminal Justice, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • ACLS/BLS Certification for Health Care Providers
  • Pearson VUE Certified Test Administrator
  • Proctor Certification

KAREN BROWN – Network Technician

  • M.S., Human Resource Management, Troy University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • B.S., Broadcast Journalism/Speech Communication, Troy University, Troy, Alabama
  • A.A., Business Administration/Computer Science, Concordia College, Selma, Alabama
  • CompTIA Security+ Certified
  • CompTIA A+ Certified
  • ITIL Certified

VALERIE BROWN – Cosmetology

  • Certificate, Cosmetology, H.C. Trenholm State Technical College, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Licensed Cosmetologist Instructor, Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
  • Licensed Barber Instructor, Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering

JEFFREY BRYANT – Network Technician

  • A.S., Information Systems, Chattanooga State College, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • CompTIA Security+ Certified

CHINO CAMBRIDGE – Nursing

  • Ph.D., Microbiology, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • M.Ed., Biology, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • B.S., Biology, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama

CHARLENE CANNADY – Business

  • M.Ed., Business & Computers, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
  • B.S., Vocational Education Studies, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
  • A.A.S., Instructor of Technology-Curriculum, Community College of the Air Force, Montgomery, Alabama
  • A.A., Management and Information Systems, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
  • A.A.S., Administration, Community College of the Air Force

IRMA COLE – General Education

  • M.S., Mathematical Education, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • B.S., Mathematics, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama

HELEN COLEMAN – General Education/English

  • M.Ed., Education, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • B.S., Elementary Education, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama

SONYA DAVIS – Nursing

  • B.S.N., Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Registered Nurse, Alabama Board of Nursing

FELICIA EDWARDS – General Education/English

  • M.Ed., English, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • B.A., Communications, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama

LEOTINA ELLIS – Medical Assistant

  • B.S., Psychology, Troy University Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama
  • A.S., General Education, Troy University Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Diploma, Medical Assistant, H. C. Trenholm State Technical College, Montgomery, Alabama

DEVAN FLOWERS – General Business

  • M.S., Post Sec Edu – Psychology, Troy University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • B.A., Humanities/Social Science, Auburn University at Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama

BARBARA FORRESTER – Business/Office Administration

  • M.Ed., English, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • B.S., Business Education, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Certified in Microsoft Office Specialist Word

LATOYA FREEMAN – General Business

  • M.B.A., Business Administration, Troy University Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama
  • B.S., Human Resource Management, Auburn University at Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama
  • A.S., Medical Transcription, Wallace Community College, Selma, Alabama

BRADLEY GARDNER – Business

  • M.S., Accounting, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • B.S., Accounting, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama

DONNA GARNER – Cosmetology

  • B.S., Education-Technical Ed Secondary, Athens State University, Athens, Alabama
  • B.S., Social Work, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Certificate, Cosmetology Instructor Train, Patterson Technical College (H.C. Trenholm State), Montgomery, Alabama
  • Diploma, Cosmetology, New World Beauty College, Anniston, Alabama
  • Licensed Cosmetologist Instructor, Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
  • Licensed Barber Instructor, Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering

JANDA GASTON – Business/Office Administration

  • M.S., Leadership and Management, Ambridge University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • B.S., Business Administration/General Business, Ambridge University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Certified in Microsoft in Word and Excel

CARMEN GHOLSTON – Cosmetology

  • Certificate, Cosmetology Instructor, The Hair Academy, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Certificate, Cosmetology, Designer’s Touch Beauty Salon, Tuskegee, Alabama
  • Licensed Cosmetologist Instructor, Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
  • Licensed Barber Instructor, Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering

VIVIAN GILCHRIST-MILLS – Medical Assistant

  • A.A.S., Health Information Technology, Devry University, Addison, Illinois
  • Registered Health Information Technician, American Health Information Management Association
  • Certified Professional Coder

RUTHIA GILL – Patient Care Technician

  • A.S.N., Nursing, Excelsior College, Albany, New York
  • L.P.N., Nursing, Bishop State Community College, Mobile, Alabama
  • Certificate, Cosmetology, Wallace Community College, Selma, Alabama
  • Registered Nurse, Alabama Board of Nursing

JAMES HAIRSTON – Nursing

  • M.S.N., Nursing, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
  • B.S.N., Nursing, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
  • A.S.N., Nursing, Troy University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Diploma, Practical Nursing, H. Council Trenholm State Technical College
  • Registered Nurse, Alabama Board of Nursing

LEON HAMPTON – Medical Assistant

  • JD., Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
  • B.S., Secondary Education, Alabama A & M University, Huntsville, Alabama

TAMMY HARRIS – General Business

  • M.B.A., Business Administration, Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • B.S., Business, Wayland Baptist University, Anchorage, Alaska

SHANNON HENDRICKS – Medical Assistant

  • B.A., Communications, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Diploma, Practical Nursing, H. Council Trenholm State Technical College, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Registered Medical Assistant, American Medical Technologists

CRYSTAL HILL – Pharmacy Technician

  • B.S., Psychology, Troy University Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Registered Pharmacy Technician, Alabama State Board of Pharmacy
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician

CRYSTAL HOPKINS – Nursing

  • D.N.P., Nursing, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • M.S.N., Nursing, Troy University, Troy, Alabama
  • B.S.N., Nursing, Auburn University Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama
  • A.D.N., Nursing, Wallace Community College, Selma, Alabama
  • Registered Nurse, Alabama Board of Nursing

DEANDRALA HUFFMAN – Nursing

  • M.S.N., Nursing, Chamberlain School of Nursing, Downers Grove, Illinois
  • B.S.N., Nursing, Troy University Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama
  • A.S.N., Nursing, Troy University Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Registered Nurse, Alabama Board of Nursing

SHEILA IRWIN – Nursing

  • M.S.N., Nursing, University of Alabama Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama
  • B.S.N., Nursing, University of Alabama Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama
  • A.S., Health Physics, Chattanooga State, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Registered Nurse, Alabama Board of Nursing

EULA JACKSON – Nursing

  • M.S.N., Nursing, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
  • B.S., Human Resource Management, Faulkner University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • A.D.N., Nursing, Alabama Southern College, Monroeville, Alabama
  • L.P.N., Nursing, Reid State Technical College, Evergreen, Alabama
  • Diploma, Computer Programming, International Correspondence School, Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Certified Nurse Educator, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Registered Nurse, Alabama Board of Nursing

KATE JACKSON – Nursing

  • Ph.D, Counselor Education, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
  • M.S.N., Community Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
  • B.S.N., Nursing, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama
  • Registered Nurse, Alabama Board of Nursing

ROBERTA JOHNSON – Pharmacy Technician

  • M.S., Human Resource Management, Troy University, Troy, Alabama
  • B.S., Accounting & Business Administration, Troy University, Troy, Alabama
  • Registered Pharmacy Technician, Alabama State Board of Pharmacy

SUSAN KLINNER – Medical Assistant

  • A.S.N., Nursing, Troy University Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Registered Nurse, Alabama Board of Nursing

JUANITA MAGRUDER – Cosmetology

  • B.S., Business Administration, Faulkner University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Diploma, Cosmetology, John M. Patterson State Technical College (H. C. Trenholm State), Montgomery, Alabama
  • Diploma, Data Processing, John M. Patterson State Technical College (H. C. Trenholm State), Montgomery, Alabama
  • Licensed Cosmetologist Instructor, Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
  • Licensed Barber Instructor, Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering

KERCILDA MCCLARIN – Business Administration

  • M.S., Leadership & Management, Ambridge University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • B.A., Business Administration, Faulkner University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office Word 2010
  • Microsoft Office, IC3 2007 Certification, Computing Fundamentals
  • Certiport, IC3, Living Online
  • Certiport, IC3, Key Applications

BOBBIE MELTON – Cosmetology

  • B.S., Marketing Management & Research, Troy University, Troy, Alabama
  • Certificate, Cosmetology, H. C. Trenholm Technical College, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Licensed Cosmetologist Instructor, Alabama Board of Cosmetology

JOCELYN MILLER – Nursing

  • B.S.N., Nursing, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama
  • A.S.N., Nursing, Troy University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Registered Nurse, Alabama Board of Nursing

TAMIRA MYLES – Network Technician

  • M.S., Public Management, Troy University, Troy, Alabama
  • B.S., Health Information Management, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Security+ Certified
  • Network+ Certified
  • ITIL V3 Foundations

TELMA O’NEAL – Medical Billing and Coding

  • M.Ed., Physical Education, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • B.S., Health Information Management, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • B.S., Physical Education, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Certified Patient Account Representative
  • Certified Professional Billing

WILLIAM PHILLIPS – General Business

  • B.A., English, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama

LAWANNA QUARLES – Cosmetology

  • B.S., Accounting, Alabama A & M University, Normal, Alabama
  • Cosmetology Instructor Certificate, Wallace State Community College, Selma, Alabama
  • Cosmetologist Certificate, Wallace State Community College, Selma, Alabama
  • Licensed Cosmetologist Instructor, Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
  • Licensed Barber Instructor, Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering

DONNA ROBINSON – Surgical Technology

  • Certificate, Surgical Technology, Flowers Hospital Surgical Program, Dothan, Alabama
  • Certified Surgical Technologist

CONAR ROCHFORD – General Education

  • M.S., Human Development and Family Studies, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
  • B.A., Psychology, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
  • Certified Massage Therapist

AUDRENIA RODGERS – Medical Assistant/Academic Coordinator

  • B.S., Office Administration, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Diploma, Practical Nursing, H. Council Trenholm State Technical College, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Licensed Practical Nurse, Alabama Board of Nursing
  • Registered Medical Assistant

BARRY ROWE – Medical Assistant

  • RS.D., Religious Studies, Anderson Theological Seminary, Camilla, Georgia
  • M.S., Religious Studies, Anderson Theological Seminary, Camilla, Georgia
  • B.S., Ministry, Andersonville Theological Seminary, Camilla, Georgia
  • A.S., Allied Health Medical Assisting, Draughon’s Junior College, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Registered Medical Assistant

KERRY RUFFIN – Pharmacy Technician Program Director

  • A.S., Medical Office Management, Virginia College Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Diploma, Pharmacy Technician, Virginia College Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Registered Pharmacy Technician, Alabama State Board of Pharmacy
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician

DAWN SCHUFFERT – Nursing

  • M.S.N., Nursing, Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • B.A., Media Communication, Auburn University Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama
  • A.D.N., Nursing, Virginia College Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Registered Nurse, Alabama Board of Nursing

RASHAD SIMS – Network Technician

  • M.S., Information Technology, Kaplan University, Davenport, Louisiana
  • B.S., Management Information Systems, Park University, Parkville, Minnesota
  • CompTIA Security+ Certified

MELODY SMITH – Business Administration

  • M.S., Business Administration, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • B.S., Economics, Troy University, Troy, Alabama

CHERYL TAYLOR – Nursing Clinical Coordinator

  • M.S.N., Nursing, Troy University, Troy, Alabama
  • B.S.N., Nursing, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama
  • A.D.N., Nursing, Pensacola Junior College, Pensacola, Florida
  • Registered Nurse, Alabama Board of Nursing

KRESHAY THOMAS – General Education

  • M.Ed., English Education, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • B.S., English and Secondary Education, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama

KISHA URGENT – Cosmetology

  • Certificate, Cosmetology Instructor Train, Wallace Community College, Selma, Alabama
  • Certificate, Cosmetology Instructor Trn, H. Council Trenholm State Technical College, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Licensed Cosmetologist Instructor, Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering

ANGELA VAUGHN – General Education

  • E.D.S., Mathematics, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • M.S., Mathematics, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama
  • B.S., Computer Science, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama

SAMUEL WALLACE – General Education

  • M.F.A., Theatre Arts, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
  • B.A., Speech Communication, Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee

ANGELA WOODSON – Medical Assistant/Medical Billing and Coding/Medical Office Management/Healthcare Reimbursement Senior Program Director

  • M.A., Management & Leadership, Webster University, St. Louis, Illinois
  • B.S., Health Services Management, Virginia College Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Diploma, Medical Assistant, Remington College, Mobile, Alabama
  • Registered Medical Assistant

ROBERT WRIGHT – Surgical Technology Program Director

  • Air Force Surgical Technology - Air University, Community College of the Air Force, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Certified Surgical Technologist

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