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Lynchburg VA Campus

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  • 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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“I have no doubt that my certifications I have achieved at ANU contributed in a large way for being selected to work the IT HelpDesk.”

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Details and History

The Lynchburg campus is located just off US 460 (Business) north of Greenview Drive on the southern edge of the Hill City. The campus resides in a thriving area of industrial economic growth, enabling our graduates to explore career opportunities across many businesses.

American National University has helped working adults in the Lynchburg area achieve their education goals since 1979 and continues to build on its reputation among local employers for its skilled graduates.

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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.

» Lynchburg VA Faculty at a Glance
15 faculty listed below

Our Faculty at a Glance

Judith Bateman - Instructor

Judith Bateman



Judith Bateman holds a bachelor's degree in Medical Technology and a master's degree in Industrial Management. She has worked in various hospitals throughout her career, culminating with a position she held for seven years in the UVA Medical Center Virology/Microbiology Department. She previously served as a Research and Development Microbiologist/QA Microbiologist for 20 years. Judith has been an instructor at the Lynchburg Campus since 2009.

Jane Brooks - Instructor

Jane Brooks



Jane Brooks holds a Master of Engineering degree from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Lynchburg College. She has over 25 years of work experience as a software engineer and analyst. Jane is an instructor at the Lynchburg Campus of American National University.

Michal Bucklew - Instructor

Michal Bucklew


Medical Coding Career Studies Certificatation, Medical Assistant Certification

Michal Bucklew has been working in the field of medical billing and coding for over 20 years. She has worked for Medicare as a claims processor and has worked in billing and coding for a regional hospital. Michal is currently working in a large medical office as a medical coder and biller. She holds certifications in Medical Coding Career Studies and Medical Assisting. Michal is an instructor of Medical Billing and Coding Procedures and Guidelines courses at the Lynchburg Campus.

Debra Caldwell - Instructor

Debra Caldwell



Debra Caldwell has worked in the field of education for more than 25 years and is presently a teacher with a local school system. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Lynchburg College and holds a teaching certificate from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Debra is an instructor of general education courses at the Lynchburg Campus.

Elaine Casey - Instructor

Elaine Casey



Elaine Casey has almost 40 years of experience in the medical field as a Registered Nurse. She has worked in various medical settings, including hospitals, physician's offices, and long term care. She currently is working in long term care, overseeing assessments for reimbursement. Elaine holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and a Master of Science degree in Nursing and holds certification as a Resident Assessment Coordinator. She is an instructor at the Lynchburg Campus of anatomy & physiology, clinical medical assisting, health care management, and other medical courses as needed.

Marvin Cash - Instructor

Marvin Cash



Marvin Cash has been an instructor with National College for over 20 years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and art from Lynchburg College and is a board member of the Legacy Museum in Lynchburg. Marvin teaches general education courses, particularly history, at the Lynchburg Campus, where he also serves as the campus Student Activities Council advisor.

Sue Coleman - Director of Health Care Education

Sue Coleman

Director of Health Care Education


Sue Coleman is a graduate of the Lynchburg General Hospital Nursing program and the National College Medical Assisting program. She is a Licensed Practical Nurse and currently serves as Director of Health Care Education for the Lynchburg Campus.

Sue has been featured in our National Newsletter. » read article

Pamela Hooper - Director of IT Programs

Pamela Hooper

Director of IT Programs

BM, MIT, CompTIA A+, Network+, MCDST

Pamela Hooper has worked in the IT field for over 15 years. She holds a master's degree in Information Technology from Virginia Tech. Pamela teaches troubleshooting software/hardware, server administration, HTML, and other computer-related courses and also serves as Director of Information Technology programs at the Lynchburg Campus.

Karen Jarrett - Instructor

Karen Jarrett


M.A.L.S.; B.S.; A.A.S

Karen Jarrett has taught computer, psychology, ethics, and logic courses for the past 10 years. She has experience working in business and worked for a pharmaceutical company for several years. Karen holds an associate degree in Business and Accounting, a bachelor's degree in Psychology, and a master's degree in Liberal Arts with a Computer concentration.

George Oberg - Instructor

George Oberg


B.S., M.B.A.

George Oberg has served in many accounting and financial positions in the manufacturing, extractive and service industries including cost, financial reporting, treasury, chief financial officer, and has had operations oversight responsibilities. He currently owns and operates a horse breeding marketing and sales company. George received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Elmhurst College and a Master of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the Keller Graduate School of Management. He is an instructor of most business and accounting courses offered at the National College Lexington Campus. George also serves as an instructor through classroom-conferencing for the Danville, VA and Lynchburg Campuses.

Michael Tapager - Instructor

Michael Tapager



Michael Tapager has worked in small business for more than 20 years as an owner, manager, and sub-contractor. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. Michael is an instructor of keyboarding courses at the Lynchburg Campus.

Kristy-Leigh Tatum - Instructor

Kristy-Leigh Tatum



Kristy-Leigh Tatum holds an associate degree in performing arts general studies from Patrick Henry Community College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in world history with an emphasis on culture, and a Master of Arts degree in liberal studies with an emphasis on socio-psychological history from Empire State College. She has worked in business offices as a receptionist, administrative assistant, office manager, and assistant to director. She volunteers as a local Girl Scout leader and a trainer for new leaders. She also has served on the PTO as a Vice President, Newsletter Editor, and the Performing Arts Chair. She is an instructor at the Lynchburg Campus where she has taught Prep English, Prep Math, English Composition, Business Communication, Oral Communication, and Psychology.

Louis Watson - Instructor

Louis Watson



Louis Watson holds both a bachelor's and a master's degree from Lynchburg College. He previously served as Chair of the Accounting program at the American National University Roanoke Valley Campus and is now an instructor at the Lynchburg Campus.

Brian Winch - Instructor

Brian Winch



Brian Winch has a myriad of managerial/supervisory experience in the financial, restaurant, hospitality, and retail fields. He attained his Bachelor of Science degree from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and his Master of Business Administration degree from Liberty University. He works as an assistant general manager, in addition to serving as an instructor at American National University's Lynchburg Campus.

Jane Wright - Pharmacy Technician Department Chair

Jane Wright

Pharmacy Technician Department Chair

B.S. (Pharmacy); B.S. (Biology)

Jane Wright is a graduate of Medical College of Virginia and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She holds Bachelor of Science degrees in both Pharmacy and Biology. Her pharmacy work experience has included hospital, independent community, compounding, long term care, and chain community practice settings. Jane has been a faculty member at the Lynchburg Campus since 2002, where she is an instructor of general education, medical, and pharmacy courses and serves as Department Chair of the Pharmacy Technician program.


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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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Map / Directions for Lynchburg VA, VA Campus

434-239-3500  •  Schedule a Visit  •  104 Candlewood Court, Lynchburg, VA 24502

Directions to the Lynchburg VA location:

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

From Amherst (North), Follow 29 South, which turns into 501 North to Exit 10B (460 West Business, Timberlake Road). Once on Timberlake Road go through 4 traffic lights. Candlewood Court is on the right side of the road at the fifth light (between Wendy's and a bank). Take the second drive on the right to National College.

From Bedford (West), Follow 460 to the 460 Business (Timberlake Road) exit. Once on Timberlake go to the 8th traffic light and turn left onto Candlewood Court (there is a Wendy's and a bank). National College is the second drive on the right.

From the south and east, Follow 460 W to the "Airport Road to Greenview Drive" exit (there is no exit number). Turn right off the exit ramp. Go to the second light (at Kentucky Fried Chicken) and then turn right onto Timberlake Road. Turn left onto Candlewood Court at the second light. National College is the second drive on the right.