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Campus Management

Dr. Kim Coolidge – Campus President

Donald Cockroft – Academic Dean

Lisa McCloud – Director of Admissions

Lakeisa Andrews – Program Director, Surgical Technology and Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

Laurisa McKissack – Program Director, Pharmacy Technician and Business Administration

Jackie Sherrin – Program Director, Medical Assistant

Jerome Slaughter – Program Director, Network Support Technician

Jo Ann Welch – Program Director, Cosmetology

Faculty

Lakeisa Andrews - Program Director / Medical Billing and Coding Specialist / Surgical Technology

  • M.S., Business Ethics and Compliance, New England College of Business and Finance, Boston, Massachusetts
  • B.S., Health Care Management, Kaplan University, Chicago, Illinois
  • A.A., General Studies, Pearl River Community College, Poplarville, Mississippi
  • Certificate, Surgical Technology, Pearl River Community College, Poplarville, Mississippi
  • Certified Surgical Technologist, National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting

Elizabeth Asbury - Allied Health / Medical Assistant

  • Diploma, Medical Assistant, Virginia College, Pensacola, Florida
  • Registered Medical Assistant, American Medical Technologists

Blake Bell - Business Administration

  • M.S., Business Administration, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
  • B.S., Marketing, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida
  • Microsoft Office Specialist, Microsoft

Lekisha Black - Cosmetology

  • Certificate, Cosmetology, Pensacola State College, Pensacola, Florida
  • Licensed Cosmetologist, State of Florida

Michael Blue - Business / General Education / Foundations

  • M.A., Christian Ministry, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia
  • B.S., Criminal Justice, Troy University, Troy, Alabama

Michele Deprez – Cosmetology

  • Diploma, Cosmetology Instructor, Lakeland Beauty College, Lakeland, Florida
  • Diploma, Cosmetology, Lakeland Beauty College, Lakeland, Florida
  • Licensed Cosmetologist, State of Florida

Jetzabel Diaz - Medical Assistant

  • A.S., Medical Assistant, Virginia College, Pensacola, Florida
  • Diploma, Medical Assistant, Virginia College, Pensacola, Florida

Tony Ferrara – Network Support Technician

  • A.S., Network Systems Administration, ITT Technical Institute, Pensacola, Florida
  • A+, CompTIA

David Griffin - Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

  • B.S., Health Care Management, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Certified Professional Coder, American Academy of Professional Coders

Kelly Hawkins – Business Administration

  • M.S., Business Administration, American Intercontinental University, Hoffman Estates, Illinois
  • B.S., Business Administration, American Intercontinental University, Hoffman Estates, Illinois
  • A.A., Business Administration, American Intercontinental University, Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Mary Ellen Huston - Allied Health

  • Diploma, Nursing, St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Registered Nurse, State of Florida

Anita Joseph - Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

  • BS in Business Administration – University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
  • Certified Professional Coder - American Academy of Professional Coders
  • Certified Emergency Department Coder - American Academy of Professional Coders

Richard Kelly – Business Administration

  • M.S., Accounting, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona
  • B.A., History, Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania

Bobbie Latzer - Cosmetology

  • Diploma, Medical Assistant, Fortis Institute, Pensacola, Florida
  • Licensed Cosmetologist, State of Florida

Tom Luke - Business Administration / Network Support Technician / General Education

  • M.S., Public Administration, University of West Florida, Pensacola Florida
  • B.S.B.A., Finance/Financial Services, University of West Florida, Pensacola Florida

Shon McGaha - Network Support Technician

  • A.S., Network Systems Administration, ITT Technical Institute, Pensacola, Florida
  • Security+, CompTIA
  • CCNA, Cisco Systems

Laurisa McKissack - Program Director / Business Administration / Pharmacy Technician

  • M.B.A., Healthcare, Virginia College, Birmingham, Alabama
  • B.S., Health Science, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida
  • A.S., Arts and Science, Pierce Community College, Fort Lewis, Washington 
  • Registered Pharmacy Technician, State of Florida
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board

Jason Mowrey - Allied Health / Medical Assistant

  • A.S., Recording Arts, Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
  • A.S., Medical Office Administration, Virginia College, Pensacola, Florida
  • Diploma, Medial Assistant, Central Florida Institute, Palm Harbor, Florida
  • Registered Medical Assistant, American Medical Technologists
  • Certified Medical Administrative Specialist, American Medical Technologists

Sandra Pieper - Allied Health / Medical Assistant

  • A.A.S., Associate Degree Nursing, Hinds Junior Community College, Raymond, Mississippi
  • Registered Nurse, State of Florida
  • Registered Medical Assistant, American Medical Technologists

Rick Pitkin - Business Administration / Foundations / General Education

  • M.S., Administration, George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • B.S., Liberal Arts, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

Nikki Politte - Pharmacy Technician

  • A.A., Arts, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida
  • Registered Pharmacy Technician, State of Florida
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board

Jackie Sherrin - Program Director / Medical Assistant

  • M.S., Healthcare Management, New England College of Business and Finance, Boston, Massachusetts
  • B.A., Political Science, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania
  • Diploma, Nursing, Fayette County Area Vocational Technical School, Uniontown, Pennsylvania
  • Licensed Practical Nurse, State of Florida
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, National Healthcareer Association

Teresa Shrecengost - Allied Health / Medical Assistant

  • M.S., Education, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
  • B.S., Organizational Management, Bluefield College, Bluefield, Virginia
  • A.S., Management, Bluefield State College, Bluefield, West Virginia

Jerome Slaughter – Program Director / Network Support Technician

  • B.S., Information Technology, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Network+, CompTIA
  • A+, CompTIA

Yolanda Snell – Surgical Technology

  • Diploma, Operating Room Specialist, U.S. Army
  • Surgical Assistant, American Board of Surgical Assistants

Rebecca Stroud - Pharmacy Technician / Pharmacy Technology

  • B.A., Foreign Languages (Spanish), University of Southern Mississippi, Meadville, Mississippi
  • Registered Pharmacy Technician, State of Florida
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board

Jo Ann Welch - Program Director Cosmetology

  • Certificate, Cosmetology, Aurora Beauty College, Aurora, Colorado
  • Licensed Cosmetologist, State of Florida

Joan White - General Education

  • M.A., English, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida
  • B.A., English Education, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida


Allen Williams - Allied Health / Medical Assistant

  • A.S., Medical Assistant, Virginia College, Pensacola, Florida
  • Registered Medical Assistant, American Medical Technologists

Geoffrey Wyatt – Business Administration

  • B.S., Professional Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida

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, 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