Dayton Area Campus (College in Dayton Area)
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 Dayton Area 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 Dayton Area OH location:
From Interstate 675, take exit 10 and travel west on Indian Ripple Road, which becomes Dorothy Lane after crossing County Line Road. Kettering Towne Center is at the next major intersection. Just past the shopping center, turn left at the Tumbleweeds restaurant onto Woodman Center Drive, left again into the parking lot and immediately turn right. The College is located just past Sears.
From I-75 north or south, in downtown Dayton, take 35 east. Travel 4.7 miles east to Woodman Drive. Take the Woodman Drive exit to the right heading south. Travel 3.0 miles to Dorothy Lane and then turn right. Once on Dorothy Lane heading west, in 0.3 miles the next light will be Woodman Center Drive. Turn left on Woodman Center Drive and travel 0.2 miles and American National University is on the left behind Sears at 1837 Woodman Center Drive.
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
Robert Barnhorn is a licensed attorney with over 6 years of expert legal research experience. He currently works as a Senior Legal Research Associate with LexisNexis, researching diverse legal topics such as criminal, contract, tort, corporate, and securities laws. Robert earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Theology from the University of Notre Dame and earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Dayton School of Law. He is an instructor at the National College Dayton Area Campus.
Department Chair - General Education
Susan Meindl has been an instructor of General Education courses at National College in Dayton for six years, and she currently serves as department chair for general education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and a Master of Arts degree in English Literature.
Department Chair - Accounting
Wilbert Morris has worked in the financial field for more than 28 years and is presently a Financial Manager, employed as a Department of Defense (DOD) civilian at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Wilbert received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Fayetteville State University and his Master of Science degree from Troy State University. He holds a Level I Certification in Business-Financial Management and is a member of the American Society of Military Comptrollers. He is an instructor of accounting courses at the National College Dayton Area Campus, where he also serves as department chair for the accounting program.
Director of Health Care Education
Derrick Parks has worked in various aspects of healthcare, public health, and allied health academia over the past 20 years. He attained his bachelor's degree in psychobiology from Oberlin College and completed two years of graduate medical education at Wright State University School of Medicine. Derrick is a certified medical assistant (CMA-AAMA) and is currently pursuing certification credentials as a Facilitator of Adult Learning (CFAL) and will apply for licensure to offer continuing education units (CEUs) to workshop participants in the medical assisting and allied health academia fields. He serves as an instructor and Director of Health Care Education at the National College Dayton Area Campus.
Monica Pazmino has worked in the Health Information Management field for six years. Currently she works as a Coding EMR Analyst and Auditor for a regional healthcare network. Monica has a Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Management from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor of Arts from the Universidad Catolica del Ecuador. She holds a Registered Health Information Administrator certification. She teaches Healthcare Reimbursement Methodologies.
Director of Health Information Technology
Renee Smith has been a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) for the past 10 years and has worked in various aspects of health care for over 18 years. Renee received her Bachelor of Science degree in management from Indiana Wesleyan University and holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Management. She is an instructor and also serves as Director of the Health Information Technology (HIT) program at the Dayton Area Campus.
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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