Bristol Campus (College in Bristol)
Main Campus: 1813 E. Main St., Salem, VA 24153 · 540-986-1800
American National University (ANU) is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and offers programs through distance education and blended learning. Programs offered through this site include:
Diplomas & Certificates
Associate's Degree Programs
Baccalaureate Degree Programs
Graduate Degree Programs
Contact an Admission representative to learn about which degree program may be best for you.
Will I be able to fit classes into my busy life?
Our curricula are geared for students with busy work and family lives, who are looking to get started in a new career or advance in their current line of work. With your busy schedule in mind, ANU offers:
- Online, on-campus, or blended degree programs: that allow you to take classes on your time in a format that fits you
- Video conferencing options: which allows us to offer you classes without delaying your schedule and connects you to students across campuses and states
- Day and evening on-campus classes1: To fit your scheduling needs
- Each on-campus class held once a week: Leaving you with more time open for work and family
- Frequent term starts with short breaks in between: so you can finish your degree quickly and retain the information you’ve learned
- Short programs: Designed to equip you with a degree and get you started on your career without wasting your time
Will I be able to afford it?
Our professional financial planners can craft a plan to make college a reality for you. We understand that each student has unique circumstances and questions, which is why each student meets personally with a student service representative to identify available sources of financial assistance. Several financial aid/FAFSA options are available to students who qualify including:
- ANU Funded Grants & Scholarships
- Federal Financial (FAFSA) Assistance
- Private Grants and Scholarships
What if I need help?
American National University has a family-like campus atmosphere with all the resources of a large university. From small classes, to a team of staff and faculty dedicated to helping you succeed, you’ll find you will fit right into the ANU Bristol community.
- Personalized attention: receive one-on-one attention from teachers and staff members who know you by name
- Hands on learning with career professionals as instructors: Rather than just relying upon theoretical book learning, ANU offers instruction that gives you practical experience in your field, taught by people who have experience in your future field
- Career Services: Even before you graduate, our career services team can help you prepare your resume, cover letters, interviewing techniques, and offer support in your search for your future career opportunities
- Alumni Benefits: Our support doesn’t end at graduation, as an alumnus you will have access to our career services and refresher2 courses available throughout your career.
Come in for a tour of your future classrooms and meet your future teachers, staff members, and fellow-students today!
Where Are You Located?
Our campuses are easy to get to, offer ample parking, and with our eLearning options you may even be able to take classes from home.
Directions to the Bristol TN location:
The key to our success is a faculty of Professional Instructors with Industry Experience. 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.
Our Faculty at a Glance
Director of IT Programs
Dennis Anthony has served in a variety of business management positions, including Vice President of Marketing & Sales, Director of International Business Development, Director of Domestic Marketing & Sales, and Director of Corporate Training. During his business career, he traveled to and developed business in 38 countries. Dennis received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a specialty in Marketing from Indiana University - South Bend and his Master of Business Administration degree from Bristol University. He is an instructor at the National College Bristol Campus, where he also serves as the Director of IT Programs. He instructs many of the ISE courses, in addition to Principles of Accounting, Algebra, Understanding Mathematics, and a variety of business courses. Anthony also serves as the Department Chair for the Computer Applications program and Chairs the Campus Academic Committee and the Campus Advisory Board.
Cheryl Beilharz has served in a variety of positions within the association management industry, including administrative assistant, manager membership services, assistant director database services, systems administrator, and she is currently a technical consultant for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kingsport. Cheryl is retired from the Army Reserve, her last position being senior instructor for counter-intelligence. Cheryl received her bachelor's degree in business administration from Wilmington College and her master's degree in computer information systems from Strayer University. She teaches server administration, network infrastructure, active directory, desktop technician, and other courses at the National College of Business & Technology Bristol Campus.
BSN, BSE, AAS, CEN, NREMT-P
Charles Carroll has worked in the medical field for the past 23 years. He is a Certified Emergency Nurse and is currently working as a flight nurse with a local medical helicopter flight service. Charles obtained his nursing degree from St. Joseph Nursing School and completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at King College. Charles is an instructor of medical terminology and medical assisting courses at the Bristol Campus.
Director of Health Care Education
AAS, LPN, RMA
Sheri Jessee has worked in the medical field for more than 20 years. She holds an associate degree and is a Licensed Practical Nurse and a Registered Medical Assistant. Sheri serves as Director of Health Care Education for the National College Bristol Campus, where she instructs medical courses and oversees the medical programs.
Dr. Richard Miller graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from East Tennessee State University and graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University Of Tennessee College Of Medicine. He completed a Family Practice Residency program at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, earning Board Certification in the specialty of Family Practice. Since residency, Richard has worked in a variety of medical practice positions including group and individual family practice positions and served as Emergency Room Physician for several East Tennessee hospitals while under contract with Emergency Coverage Corporation. He served as chief of staff for a hospital in middle Tennessee for one year while operating a family practice in the community for 9 years and obtained a grant from the Upper Cumberland Community Health Agency for his work in a rural Tennessee physician shortage area. He has served as an instructor for National College teaching medical and clinical classes at the Bristol Campus since 2005.
Department Chair - Business Management
Jonathan Worley has been a small business owner in the Tri-Cities for thirty-seven years. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations of all aspects of business operations. Jonathan received his bachelor's degree in Organizational Management and his Master of Arts degree in Education from Tusculum College. He is an instructor at the National College Bristol Campus, where he also serves as Department Chair of the Business Management program.
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. At ANU, the process of helping you find 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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“Each of the students we brought on had a great knowledge base that we felt we could continue to build upon, but their confidence was what really won us over.”