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Harrisonburg VA Campus

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Important campus information:

  • Application Fee Waived for Term starting April 28, 2014
  • No Tuition Increase through June 2015
  • Blue Ribbon Grant for eligible military veterans/dependents awards up to $15,000
  • Workforce Development Grant - a matching grant to help offset the cost of tuition for eligible students. Awards up to $7,500 per year
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Kari Miller-Admissions Representative-Harrisonburg

Kari Miller-Admissions Representative-Harrisonburg

"I am able to use the education that I am gaining at ANU to help encourage potential and current students that it is possible to work full-time and continue their education."

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Details and History

Located on Country Club Road, the Harrisonburg campus is easily accessible from I-81 and Route 33 and convenient to city bus service. The 30,000 square-foot facility resides in an area that is poised for economic growth, enabling our graduates to explore career opportunities across many businesses.

American National University has helped working adults in the Harrisonburg area achieve their education goals since 1989 and continues to build on its reputation among Northern and Central Virginia employers for its skilled graduates.

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Academics

American National University (ANU) is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and offers degrees and diplomas in medical, business, and technology fields such as:

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Our Faculty

The key to our success is a faculty of industry-leading professionals.  Drawing on personal insights, our instructors provide students with a real-world perspective to prepare them for success in well-defined fields of employment.

At American National University we emphasize individual attention for our students, from enrollment to graduation with frequent and helpful faculty interaction every step of the way.  Our class sizes are smaller, with an average of 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio, allowing for one-on-one interaction with instructors.

» Harrisonburg VA Faculty at a Glance
21 faculty listed below

Our Faculty at a Glance

Luis Alicea-Batlle - Instructor

Luis Alicea-Batlle

Instructor

MS; BS; AS

Luis Alicea-Batlle has been an instructor in the Business Department at the National College Louisville Campus for the past four years. He also serves as an instructor through classroom-conferencing for the Harrisonburg Campus. Luis holds a Master of Science degree in Management from Oakland City University, Oakland City, IN; a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration/Organization from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI; and an Associate degree in General Education from Troy State University, Troy, AL. Luis is a U.S. Army veteran, having served 21 years of active duty and 9 years of reserve time. While in the Army, he held positions as Drill Sergeant, Drill Sergeant Academy Instructor, and Leadership Academy Instructor. Luis has had civilian work experience in resource management, advertisement sales, car sales, and human resource management/coordinating. He has been instructing college-level courses since 2007.

Felix Baez - Director of IT Programs

Felix Baez

Director of IT Programs

BA, MCSE, Net+

Felix Baez worked as a Senior Data Analyst for a Telecommunications Auditing company before coming to National College. He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and has obtained his CompTIA Network+ certification. Felix is an instructor of Information Systems Engineering courses and the Bachelor of Information Technology courses, and he currently serves as Director of IT programs at the Harrisonburg Campus.

Christopher Balderson - Instructor

Christopher Balderson

Instructor

AAS; BBA

Christopher Balderson has worked in the accounting field for more than 10 years. He is currently a Tax Manager for a public company located in Harrisonburg, VA. Christopher has an Associate of Applied Science degree from Rappahannock Community College and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from James Madison University. He is currently an instructor of all associate- level accounting courses at the Harrisonburg Campus.

Larry Davis - Department Chair - Business Management

Larry Davis

Department Chair - Business Management

MBA, BS

Larry Davis is a retired U.S. Army Colonel. He was a Comptroller (Financial Manager) and was the Assistant Budget Director on the Army Staff and served as Installation Comptroller of a large manufacturing Arsenal, as well as a large multi-command installation in the Washington, D.C. area. He has also been a staff comptroller for a large support command and Financial Aid Programmer in a U.S. Embassy in the Middle East, as well as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of a corporation headquartered in Dayton, OH. Larry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business-Marketing from Indiana University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Syracuse University. He has been an instructor at National College in Harrisonburg, VA since March 2003 and currently serves as Department Chair for the Business Management program.

Hubert Doughty - Department Chair - Administrative Office Professional

Hubert Doughty

Department Chair - Administrative Office Professional

B.S.; M.B.A.

Hubert Doughty has had a 36-year career in government and private business in supervisory and administrative capacities. He has taught at several business and community colleges, including the National College Harrisonburg Campus, where he is currently an instructor. Hubert holds a bachelor's degree as well as a Master of Business Administration degree and is an Associate Member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals.

Mary Good - Instructor

Mary Good

Instructor

AA; CPhT

Mary Good has worked in the Pharmacy field for 16 years and is presently a Field Colleague Trainer with a major retail chain pharmacy. Mary has an Associate of Arts degree from National College, is nationaly certified through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, and is Virginia state licensed as a Pharmacy Technician. She teaches Pharmacy Technician Exam Success, Pharmacy Systems of Operations, Pharmacy Practice, and other Pharmacy courses at the Harrisonburg Campus.

Jean Halbeisen - Instructor

Jean Halbeisen

Instructor

BS, CPC

Jean Halbeisen has worked in the medical field for over 16 years and is presently the medical coding instructor for the Harrisonburg Campus. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Eastern Mennonite College, holds a diploma as a Medical Office Specialist, and is a Certified Professional Coder through the AAPC. She teaches courses in CPT, ICD-9, HCPCS Coding and Third Party Payer Reimbursement.

Robert Hale - Instructor

Robert Hale

Instructor

BA, MA, D. Phil.

Dr. Robert Hale serves as an instructor at the National College Lexington Campus. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in education, a Master of Arts degree in education, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in religion and society. Robert also serves as an instructor through classroom-conferencing for the Danville, VA, Harrisonburg, and Indianapolis Campuses. In 2011 Dr. Hale was presented the "Rising Star" educator award by McGraw Hill and the Kentucky Association of Career Colleges and Schools. Dr. Hale received the "Distinguished Teaching Award" from the Kentucky Division of National College in 2012.

Betty  Hassler - Instructor

Betty Hassler

Instructor

ASA, RN, RMA

Betty Hassler has worked in the medical field for more than 25 years. She is an instructor of medical and phlebotomy courses at the Harrisonburg Campus. Betty has a degree from Shenandoah University and is a Registered Nurse, as well as a Registered Medical Assistant.

David Hoagland - Instructor

David Hoagland

Instructor

B.S. Accounting / Certified Public Accountant

David Hoagland has a bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). David has experience in many areas of accounting, including public practice, governmental accounting and industry and has served as staff accountant, manufacturing accountant, division director, and chief financial officer (CFO). He has owned and operated various businesses during his career and is a member of his state (KSCPA) and national (AICPA) accounting organizations. David teaches primarily accounting and business courses at the National College Lexington Campus. He also serves as an instructor through classroom-conferencing for the Harrisonburg and Indianapolis Campuses.

Debra Jones - Instructor

Debra Jones

Instructor

AAS, BS

Debra Jones holds an Associate of Applied Science degree from Blue Ridge Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Bridgewater College, and is currently enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching degree program at Mary Baldwin College. She has taught math at various schools in the Staunton and Rockingham County areas. Debra is currently an instructor at the Harrisonburg Campus, where she teaches Dosage and Calculations, Algebra, and Business Math courses.

Stephen Meyers - Department Chair - Computer Applications Technology

Stephen Meyers

Department Chair - Computer Applications Technology

BS

Stephen Meyers has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a certified Microsoft trainer. He has worked for government contractors in the information technology field and owns his own computer repair company. Stephen has been an instructor at the Harrisonburg Campus since 2008 and currently serves as department chair for the computer applications technology program.

Larissa  Painter - Instructor

Larissa Painter

Instructor

AS, CPhT

Larissa Painter has worked in the medical field for 14 years as a medical assistant and certified nursing assistant. She has an associate's degree in medical assisting and is a Certified Pharmacy Technican. Larissa currently teaches medical terminology and invasive and non-invasive clinical procedures courses at the Harrisonburg Campus.

Patrick Pettit - Instructor

Patrick Pettit

Instructor

B.A.; M.Div.

Patrick Pettit holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Dallas and a Master of Divinity degree from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, where he edited the student publication LOGOS and received the Samuel Boyce Watson Prize in Music. He currently serves as pastor of the Mossy Creek Presbyterian Church in Mt. Solon. Patrick is an instructor at the Harrisonburg Campus.

Lloyd Richardson - Department Chair - General Education

Lloyd Richardson

Department Chair - General Education

B.A.; B.A.Ed.; M.S.; Ed.D

Dr. Lloyd Richardson is a seasoned educator, having served in a number of administrative positions in higher education, including Dean and President, and has achieved the rank of Full Professor at the university level. He has also served as Executive Vice President of the Council of Independent Colleges and for The Presidents Foundation for Higher Education. Lloyd served as a Presidential Exchange Executive through a White House appointment and held senior executive assignments at several national and international human service and research organizations and associations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social and Behavioral Science, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education, a Master of Science degree in Chemistry and Physics, and a Doctor of Education degree in Higher Education Administration. Lloyd is an instructor at the Harrisonburg Campus, where he also serves as Chair of the General Education Department.

Karen Sherback - Director of Surgical Technology

Karen Sherback

Director of Surgical Technology

CST, FAST

Karen Sherback has worked in the medical field for over 30 years. She is a Certified Surgical Technologist, and her career has been spent in the operating room working tableside in many different specialties and areas of the country. Karen is an instructor and serves as director of the Surgical Technology program at the Harrisonburg Campus.

Charles Sherback - Instructor

Charles Sherback

Instructor

A.S.; B.S.; MBA

Charlie Sherback has spent over twenty years in the Casino Industry, and has helped open seven casinos. He has worked various positions in Finance and IT, including Sr. System Support Specialist, Sr. Operations Analyst, Financial Analysis Manager, and Regional Planning & Analysis Manager. He received an associate degree from Middlesex Community College and a bachelor's degree in Management from the University of Massachusetts Boston. While working in Atlantic City, he earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Monmouth University. He is currently an instructor of Business and Accounting courses, along with Prep Math, Prep English, and other General Education courses at the Harrisonburg Campus.

Dwight Slough - Instructor

Dwight Slough

Instructor

BBA, MBA, LUTCF, CLTC

Dwight Slough has served in a variety of positions within the financial and insurance services industry, including financial advisor and insurance representative, and he is currently the owner of DHS Financial Services. Dwight received his bachelor's degree in Management and Marketing with a minor in Economics from James Madison University and his Master of Business Administration degree from Alabama A&M University. Twice, Dwight has been recognized as top producer in individual sales in the insurance industry. He is an instructor of economics, strategic management, and project management courses at the Harrisonburg Campus.

Daniel Sweger - Instructor

Daniel Sweger

Instructor

AB; Ph.D.

Daniel Sweger holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from Duke University and a PhD in Physics from American University. He worked as a research scientist at the National Bureau of Standards and has owned his own computer software business. Daniel has participated in short-term missions work overseas annually since 1998 and has published three books. He is an instructor at the Harrisonburg Campus.

Christopher Weve - Director of Health Care Education

Christopher Weve

Director of Health Care Education

AS, RMA, CPhT

Christopher Weve has worked in the medical field for more than 10 years, in areas such as pharmacy technician, medical office manager, medical transcriptionist, and various other positions. He is a Certified Pharmacy Technician and Registered Medical Assistant. He holds an Associate of Science Degree from National College and is the Director of Health Care Education at the Harrisonburg Campus.

Brenda Zane - Instructor

Brenda Zane

Instructor

BS, AA&S

Brenda Zane has worked in the administrative field for over 30 years, with the last 28 years served at James Madison University (JMU). She has served in a variety of duties within her position at JMU, including administrative assistant, office manager, staff supervisor, testing supervisor, and fiscal manager. Brenda received her Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University and her Associate of Arts & Sciences degree from Blue Ridge Community College. She is an instructor of keyboarding courses at the Harrisonburg Campus.

 

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Career Services and Employer Partnerships

At American National University, the success of our students is always priority number one.

American National University knows that transitioning from being a student to becoming a working professional requires more than just a good education, and that the process of helping you find a great career opportunities begins long before you enter our doors. The academic leaders at ANU work with local employers to ensure that our programs align with careers of today and the future.

We will assist you with creating goals and exploring career options. No matter where you are in your career, you will always have access to the full range of services. Here are a few of the many services we offer:

  • Mock interviews
  • Business etiquette training
  • DVD, books, and magazines on conducting your job search
  • Coaching on dressing for success
  • Assistance with writing resumes and cover letters
  • Tips on researching potential employers
  • Access to current local job openings
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Map / Directions for Harrisonburg VA, VA Campus

540-432-0943  •  Schedule a Visit  •  1515 Country Club Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802

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Get directions to American National Unviersity's Harrisonburg, Virginia Campus

From Interstate 81, take exit 247A onto East Martket Street. Turn left at 1st stop light – Linda Ln. Then left onto Country Club Road. Ending at 1515 Country Club Rd. Campus will be on your left.