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American National University

Akron Area OH Campus

3855 Fishcreek Rd, Stow, OH 44224 · 330-676-1351 Akron Area OH OH Campus on Facebook

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Important campus information:

  • Application Fee Waived for Term starting July 20, 2015
  • No Tuition Increase through June 2016
  • 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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Cari Gallagher – Director of Surgical Technology – Difference Maker

Cari Gallagher – Director of Surgical Technology – Difference Maker

“The greatest feeling is knowing that our combined efforts and dedication throughout the program have prepared [our graduates] to excel at their profession as a surgical technologist.”

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Details and History

Located on Fishcreek Road in Stow, the Akron Area campus is easily accessible from all major highways (I-76, I-77, I-80/ Ohio Turnpike). The 23,000 square-foot facility resides in a stable and diversified business climate focused on healthcare, manufacturing and multimedia, enabling our graduates to explore possible career opportunities in a wide range of industries.

American National University has helped working adults in the Akron area achieve their education goals since 2007 and continues to build on its reputation among Northeast Ohio employers for its skilled graduates.

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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.


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10 faculty listed below

Our Faculty at a Glance

Kevin Chakos - Pharmacy Technician Department Chair

Kevin Chakos

Pharmacy Technician Department Chair


Kevin Chakos has worked in the field of pharmacy for over 12 years, while teaching at the college level for over 4 years. Kevin has a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and has experience in several areas of pharmacy, including institutional, community, insurance (HMO and PBM administration), and research. He is an instructor at the Youngstown and Akron Area Campuses of National College, where he teaches preparatory math, introduction to pharmacy practice, and pharmacology courses, in addition to assisting with the externship program. Kevin also serves as Department Chair for the Youngstown Pharmacy Technician program.

Richard E. Crislip - Department Chair - Information Systems Engineering

Richard E. Crislip

Department Chair - Information Systems Engineering

AA, BA, CompTia CE, MS-MCT

Richard E. Crislip has worked in a variety of positions within the data processing arena for over 40 years. He has most recently worked as Help Desk, network monitor, mainframe operator, and shift supervisor for FirstEnergy. Richard holds an associate degree in data processing and a bachelor's degree in business administration and holds certifications in CompTia CE and MS-MCT. He serves as Department Chair of the Information Systems Engineering program at the National College Akron Area Campus.

Cari Gallagher - Director of Surgical Technology

Cari Gallagher

Director of Surgical Technology


Cari Gallagher has worked in the medical field for 10 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Management from Ashford University, National Certification of Surgical Technology from NBSTSA, and is a Certified First Assistant for HMHP. She is currently the Director of Surgical Technology at the Akron Area Campus.

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Joann Imhoff



Joann Imhoff has experience as a Physician's Assistant and has also worked in phlebotomy, medical research, volunteer EMT, clinical health care, and rehabilitation. She has taught medical, clinical and coding courses at the National College Akron Area Campus. Joann holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sportsmedicine and an Associate degree as a Surgeon's Assistant. Her certifications have included PA-C, CPC, CCA and EMT-Advanced.

Rodney Mishler - Instructor

Rodney Mishler



Rod Mishler is a CPA who teaches Income Tax, Principles of Accounting, Payroll Accounting, and Computerized Accounting. As a practicing CPA, he provides the accounting services and tax preparation of businesses, individuals, and non-profit organizations. He has had the opportunity in his career to serve as chief financial officer and treasurer of midsized corporations giving him experience in both the private and public sector. Rod also volunteers his time as a professional to advise community associations as an elected board member.

Bill Roxbury - Instructor

Bill Roxbury


BS, ITIL Foundation Certified

Bill Roxbury has over 35 years of work experience in Information Technology, including positions as programmer, project manager, and systems administrator. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial management and is ITIL Foundation Certified for IT-Service Management. Bill is an instructor of Information Technology courses at the Akron Area Campus.

Lisa Stoutemire - Clinical Coordinator Surgical Technology

Lisa Stoutemire

Clinical Coordinator Surgical Technology


Lisa Stoutemire has 19 years of experience in the medical field. She obtained a Certificate in Surgical Technology at Choffin School of Surgical Technology and maintains National Certification in Surgical Technology through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. As the Clinical Coordinator for the Surgical Technology program at the Youngstown Campus, she is responsible for the general success of the student's clinical experience, as they work in the hospital setting. Lisa provides classroom and lab instruction for Surgical Technology core classes. She obtains new clinical sites, as well as maintaining current sites and works closely with each student and the Program Director to make certain each student meets all externship requirements. Lisa is also an instructor at the Akron Area Campus.

Frank Stuchal - Instructor

Frank Stuchal



Frank Stuchal has served in a variety of positions within the tire industry, including various technical and managerial positions. Frank received his bachelor's degree from John Carroll University and his PhD in chemistry from Purdue University. He has taught math and chemistry courses and is currently teaching Environmental Science.

Brett Tipton - Instructor

Brett Tipton



Brett A. Tipton has taught speech, writing, and management courses at various colleges for over ten years. He has been a member of Toastmasters International and served as Vice President of Membership for Tree City Toastmasters. Brett holds a Master of Arts degree in communication and rhetoric from the University of Akron.

Charles Willson - Instructor

Charles Willson



Charles Willson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy and a Master of Business Administration degree in Healthcare Administration. He progressed from Associate Pharmacy Director to Director of Materials Management and Administrator on Call in Philadelphia, PA; he has worked as a pharmacist and Pharmacy Director in 3 hospitals in Northeast Ohio; and he has managed a retail pharmacy for Rite Aid. Charles also developed Boaz Homes, a rental property management business and developed a real estate sales practice. He is currently working in pharmacy compounding while managing 25 rentals and a real estate sales practice. He is an instructor of pharmacy and business courses at the National College Youngstown and Akron Area Campuses.


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Career Services and Employer Partnerships

At ANU, 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 Akron Area OH, OH Campus

330-676-1351  •  Schedule a Visit  •  3855 Fishcreek Rd, Stow, OH 44224

Directions to the Akron Area OH location:

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From I-76: Take exit 33 for OH-43 toward Kent/Hartville, heading north. After approximately 3 miles, turn left on to Haymaker Parkway, then continue another 2 miles and turn right on Fishcreek Rd. The campus is approximately ½ mile on your right.

From I-80/Ohio Turnpike: Take exit 180 for OH-8 heading south. After approximately 7 miles, take the Graham Road exit toward Silver Lake/Akron Area, and turn left on to Graham Road. After approximately 3-½ miles, turn right on Fishcreek Road. The campus is approximately ½ mile on your left.

From the south on I-77: Remain on I-77N until Akron, remaining on OH-8 N to Cuyahoga Falls. Take the Graham Road exit toward Silver Lake, turning right on to Graham Road. After approximately 3-½ miles, turn right on Fishcreek Road. The campus is approximately ½ mile on your left.

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