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Administration

Campus Management

Darrell Rhoten – Campus President

Shumekia Sharpe – Director of Admissions 

Anthony Reeves – Student Finance Supervisor

Joy Brown – Director of Career Development

Conar Rochford – Interim Academic Dean

Stephanie Mitchell – Dean of Nursing

Valerie Brown – Cosmetology Program Director

Kerry Ruffin – Pharmacy Technician Program Director

Barry Rowe – Healthcare Reimbursement/Medical Assistant/Medical Billing and Coding/Medical Office Management Senior Program Director

Conar Rochford – Business Administration/Network Support Technician/General Education Program Director

Faculty

DAVID BAGGETT – Allied Health

  • Trenholm State Technical College – Paramedic
  • George C. Wallace State Community College, Associate of Science – Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse – Alabama Board of Nursing

LASHANDA BAILEY – Business Administration

  • MS – Management – Faulkner University
  • M. Ed. – School Counseling – Alabama State University
  • M. Ed. – Collaborative Education – Alabama State University
  • BS – Business Administration – Faulkner University

MARTHA JEAN BATCHELOR – Allied Health

  • Excelceor College, Associate of Science – Registered Nurse
  • Diploma, Licensed Practical Nurse
  • 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

TIMOTHY BRITTON – Allied Health


  • ASN – George Wallace • Registered Nurse, Alabama Board of Nursing

VALERIE BROWN – Cosmetology


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

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

KRESHAY CASWELL – General Education


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

MELISSA DUNCAN- Nursing

  • MSN – Western Governors University
  • BSN – Auburn University, Montgomery
  • Registered Nurse, Alabama Board of Nursing


TIFFANY FIELDS – Nursing


  • MSN – Kaplan University
  • BSN – University of Phoenix
  • ASN – Chattahoochee Valley Community College
  • Registered Nurse- Alabama Board of Nursing

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

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

JACQUELINE GIDDENS – Nursing

  • MSN – Troy State University 
  • BSN – Troy State University
  • ASA – Troy State University
  • Registered Nurse – Alabama State University

AM’TENDROUS GHOLSTON – Network Support Technician

  • AS – Computer Systems Technology – MTI
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA A+

CRYSTAL HILL – Pharmacy Technician

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

RICHARD HOLSTON – Network Support Technician

  • MS – MSOR – Operations Research; Computer Science Minor – University of Alabama
  • BS – Mathematics – Troy University

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

LUEVINUE HURST—Cosmetology

  • Diploma, Cosmetology, Virginia college, Montgomery, Alabama 
  • Cosmetology Instructor Certificate H. C. Trenholm State, Montgomery, Alabama 
  • Licensed Cosmetologist Instructor, Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering

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

TARA JEFFERSON – Medical Billing and Coding

  • Certified Medical Coder


CHARLIE JENKINS – Business Administration


  • MBA – Troy University
  • BS – Accounting – Tuskegee University

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

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

LESLIE MCCALL-BROOKS – Business Administration

  • Ph. D. – Human Resource Management – Northcentral University
  • MS – Human Resource Management – Troy University
  • BS – Business Administration – Troy University


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 HATCHER – 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

STEPHANIE MITCHELL - Nursing

  • MSN – The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • BSN – Tuskegee Institute
  • 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

CANDICE OWENS - Allied Health

  • B.S. – Molecular and Cell Biology, Florida A & M University
  • Doctorate of Chiropractic, Life University 

DONNA PALMORE – Business Administration

  • Ph.D. – Administration of Higher Education – Auburn University
  • M. Ed. – Business Education – Bowling Green State University
  • BS – Business/Marketing and Secondary Education – Alabama State University

WENDY PATTERSON – Nursing

  • MSN – Walden University
  • BSN – Jacksonville State University
  • ADN – Southern Union State Community College
  • Registered Nurse – Alabama Board of Nursing

LAKETA PETTIWAY – General Education

  • M. Ed. – English Education – Alabama State University
  • BS – English Education – Alabama State University

MARTHA PETTWAY – Business Administration

  • Ed.D – Administration of Higher Education – Auburn University
  • MS – General Counseling – Alabama State University
  • BS – Management – Alabama State University

ANGELA POSEY – Allied Health

  • George C. Wallace State Community College, Diploma – Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse – Alabama Board of Nursing

CORTNEY POWELL – Medical Billing and Coding

  • Certified Medical Coder
  • Certificate/Medical Coding & Billing – Trenholm State Technical College

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

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

DWIGHT RODGERS – Business

  • BS – Human Resource Management, Post University
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
  • Certified Billing and Coding Specialist

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

DARIUS RUSH – Nursing

  • MSN – Jacksonville State University
  • BSN – University of South Alabama
  • ASN – Wallace Community College

MANATHA TALTON – Cosmetology

  • Cosmetologist Certificate, Wallace State Community College, Selma, Alabama
  • Cosmetology Instructor Certificate, Wallace State Community College, Selma, Alabama
  • Licensed Cosmetologist Instructor, Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering

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

ANN THOMAS – General Education

  • MS – English Education – Alabama State University
  • BS – English Education – Alabama State University

ASHLEY TIPPINS – Nursing

  • BSN – Auburn University Montgomery
  • ADN – Troy University
  • Registered Nurse – Alabama Board of Nursing

SAMUEL WALLACE – General Education

  • MFA – Theatre Arts – University of Louisville
  • BA – Speech – Lipscomb University

WANDA WHITMIRE – Allied Health

  • St. Margaret’s Hospital School of Radiologic Technology – Diploma
  • Registered Radiography Technologist, American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

DESMOND WILCZEWSKI – General Education

  • M. Ed. – Mathematics – Alabama State University
  • BS – Mathematics – Alabama State University

TIMOTHY WILL – Allied Health

  • Certified Radiologic Specialist, United States Airforce

REATHA YOUNG - Allied Health

  • Southern Technical College – Diploma, Medical Assisting
  • Troy University – Associate of Science Degree, General Education
  • Troy University – Bachelor of Science Degree, Science
  • National Health Career Association – Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

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, Treasurer, and Assistant Secretary; and Roger L. Swartzwelder, Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, and Secretary. The directors of ECA are Avy Stein (Chairman),  Vice Chairman, John Bakalar, Christopher Boehm, Scott Conners, Jerry Dervin, John P. Frazee, Jr., John Kline, Jr., Michael E. Lavin, Michael Moskow, Stuart Reed, 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