American National University
College in Danville VA | American National University

College in Danville VA

336 Old Riverside Drive, Danville, VA 24541 · 434-793-6822 | Directions

American National University (ANU) has served Danville and southern Virginia for many years. Now, we bring our eUniversity to you so you can be live, in class, from anywhere.


American National University (ANU) is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and offers programs through distance education. Programs offered include:

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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:

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 Danville 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 Danville VA location:

American National University – Danville, VA has been placed on student achievement show-cause by their accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (“ACICS”), because of material noncompliance with retention standards, having reported a 44% on the 2017 Campus Accountability Report.

From Martinsville: Take 58E into Danville. 58E becomes Riverside Drive. Take the first left after Westover Drive (by McDonald's) onto Old Riverside Drive. Turn left into National's driveway.

From South Boston: Take 58W into Danville. 58W becomes Riverside Drive. Continue straight until McDonald's (on the right); make a right at the stoplight onto Old Riverside Drive. Turn left into National's driveway.

From Chatham: Take 29S Business into Danville. 29S becomes Piney Forest Road. Exit onto 58W (also known as Riverside Drive). At the second stoplight (in front of McDonald's) turn right. Turn left into National's driveway.

From Yanceyville, NC: Take 86 north towards Danville. Stay on 86 through Danville. Exit onto 58W. Once on 58 (a.k.a. Riverside Drive) go to the second stoplight (in front of McDonald's) and turn right. Turn left into National's driveway.

From Pelham, NC: Take 29N towards South Boston; take the 86N exit. Turn left at the end of the exit, traveling towards Danville. Stay on 86 through Danville. Exit onto 58W. Once on 58 (a.k.a. Riverside Drive) go to the second stoplight (in front of McDonald's) and turn right. Turn left into National's driveway.





Our Faculty

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.

7 faculty listed below

Our Faculty at a Glance

Jennifer  Allen - Director of Surgical Technology

Jennifer Allen

Director of Surgical Technology


Jennifer Allen serves as Director of Surgical Technology for the Danville, Virginia Campus. She previously worked as a surgical technologist for Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Jennifer has an associate degree in Surgical Technology and holds her Certification in Surgical Technology.

Angela Andrepont - Instructor

Angela Andrepont



Angela Andrepont has over twenty years of professional experience in business and education, in areas including teaching, mentoring, grant writing, information technology, staff development, office management, bookkeeping, and accounting. She received her Master of Science degree in Education Leadership from Radford University, her Master of Business Administration degree from Averett University, her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Averett University, and her Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Management from Danville Community College. Angela is an instructor of information technology and general education courses at the Danville, VA Campus.

Dorothy Blackwell - Instructor

Dorothy Blackwell



Dorothy Blackwell has worked in the medical field for over 10 years, most recently at Duke Medical Center in Durham, NC as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA). Dorothy received her associate's degree in medical assisting from ANU and is certified through the (AAMA) American Association for Medical Assistants. Dorothy also received an associate's degree in business administration from Piedmont Community College. She is a health care instructor at ANU's Danville, VA Campus.

James Devins - Instructor

James Devins



James Devins has been employed in the field of education and technology for over 45 years. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Teacher Education from Virginia State University, his Master of Arts degree in Continuing Education from Howard University, and his Master of Science degree in Technology Management from the University of Maryland's University College. He is currently an instructor in the Danville, Virginia Public School System. In addition, he has been an instructor at the ANU Danville, Virginia Campus for 5 years and currently teaches spreadsheet and database technology in the Information Technology Department.

Byron Rawlinson - Department Chair - Business Management

Byron Rawlinson

Department Chair - Business Management


Byron Rawlinson has been an instructor at the Danville, VA Campus since 2007 and currently serves as chair of the business department. He teaches a variety of subjects in the general education and medical assisting curriculum. Byron's professional career includes over 15 years of managerial experience in operations and marketing research in the manufacturing, transportation, and financial industries. For the past 10 years, he has owned and operated a small business that provides health and personal care services for the geriatric population. Byron received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.

Ronald Williams - Instructor

Ronald Williams


M.B.A, B.B.A, A.S.

Ronald Williams has served in a variety of positions in the financial Service industry, including stock broker assistant, account executive, and a full service insurance agent. He received his bachelor's degree in Marketing from Howard University and his Master of Business Administration degree from Southeastern University. He is an instructor at the Danville, Virginia Campus.

Benjamin Wright - Instructor

Benjamin Wright


BA, MDiv

Benjamin Wright received a Master of Divinity degree from Wake Forest University after completing his Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies and Broadcast Communications at Elon University. He holds a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Duke University and has a diverse work history in the non-profit sector focusing on homelessness. He teaches Humanities courses for the Danville, VA 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. 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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