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Lynchburg VA Campus

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  • Application Fee Waived for Term starting May 4, 2015
  • No Tuition Increase through June 2016
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Lynchburg Medical Assisting Student is Moving Mountains

Lynchburg Medical Assisting Student is Moving Mountains

“Success with passing my courses and the pharmacy technician certification exam has shown me I can do this!”

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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.

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25 faculty listed below

Our Faculty at a Glance

Norman Auspitz - Instructor

Norman Auspitz


BS, MMath, MBA, PhD, 6 Sigma Greenbelt Certification

Norman Auspitz has served in a variety of positions within Information Technology in Fortune 500 Companies, including programmer, systems analyst, business analyst, project manager, and program manager. Norman received his bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics from Drexel University, his MMath and PhD in Pure Mathematics from University of Waterloo, and his MBA from McMaster University; he is also a Certified 6 Sigma Greenbelt. His doctoral dissertation served as the basis for the study of "Banach Sheaves". He is an instructor of mathematics and business courses at the Louisville Campus. Norman also serves as an instructor through classroom-conferencing for the Lynchburg Campus.

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.

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.

Dan Callahan - Instructor

Dan Callahan



Dan Callahan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lynchburg College, a certificate from the University of Miami, and is a member of the Virginia State Bar. Following two years in Korea, he worked for 15 years at Meadows and Meadows law practice and was a controller at MW Manufacturing Co. for 6 years. Dan has a U.S. Coast Guard License and is Virginia Dare Cruise Boat certified for 145 passengers. He has been chairman of the Smith Mountain Regional Planning Commission for 5 years and is an instructor of law courses at the ANU 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.

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Alyssa Foutz - Instructor

Alyssa Foutz



Alyssa Foutz is a health care instructor at the Lynchburg Campus of American National University. She holds an Associate of Arts & Sciences degree in General Studies, with a concentration in Education and is a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT). She is currently a Lead Pharmacy Technician for a large retail chain pharmacy, where she has also served as an Inventory Specialist.

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.

Linzie Johnson - Instructor

Linzie Johnson



Linzie Johnson received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Limestone College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Liberty University. He has worked for The Babcock & Wilcox Company for the past 13 years, and for the past 5 years he has managed the Electrical/Electronics Maintenance and Construction Group. He is responsible for managing over 75 direct reports and contractors with an annual operating budget of over $5 Million. Linzie has prior experience as Project Leader, System Integrator, Database Administrator, Technical Writer, Maintenance Mechanic, and Safety/Quality Assurance Inspector. He has served as President and member of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Virginia and serves on the Advisory Council for the Electronics Progam at Central Virginia Community College. Linzie is an instructor at the Lynchburg Campus.

Dylan March - Instructor

Dylan March



Dylan March has served in a variety of positions in his 12 years in the Information Technology field. He currently serves as Corporate Business Technology Manager at Mail America Communications LLC, in Forest, VA. Prior to entering this field, Dylan served in the Army as a military journalist achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. Dylan received his bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Networking from Strayer University.

Steven Monetti - Instructor

Steven Monetti



Steve Monetti has worked in the accounting field for over 26 years, most recently as Assistant Vice President and Accounting Manager for HSBC Securities (USA), Inc., in New York City. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from St. John's University and has experience in public accounting and both internal and external auditing. Steven is an instructor of economics and all associates- level accounting courses at the Lynchburg Campus.

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.

Jamey  Parks - Instructor

Jamey Parks


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

Jamey Parks has over five years of management experience in the restaurant, health and fitness, and online education industries and has owned and operated his own candy vending machine business. He is now active in the real estate business and is a Virginia Licensed Realtor. Jamey is the owner of Parks Properties, LLC, where he owns rental properties, buys and flips houses, and is starting a new property management division. He holds an Associate of Science degree in Computer Applications from National College, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and a Master of Business Administration degree, both from Liberty University.

Makeda Payne - Instructor

Makeda Payne



Makeda Payne has served in a variety of positions within the education and technology fields. In addition to being an instructor at American National University's Lynchburg Campus, she also currently serves as producer for several synchronous online training classrooms for a Fortune 500 company. Makeda earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Old Dominion University and will be completing her master's degree in Learning and Technology from Western Governors University in 2014.

Jennifer Petticolas - Instructor

Jennifer Petticolas


BA, MEd. in English, MEd. in Educational Leadership, certified in Speech Communications, certified Diversity Trainer

Jennifer Petticolas has worked as an English teacher and an administrator (school building and central office) in several school divisions. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Livingstone College and her Master of Education degrees in English and in Educational Leadership from Lynchburg College. She is also certified in Speech Communications and is a certified Diversity Trainer. Jennifer is an instructor of English courses at the Lynchburg Campus.

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.

Brian Triplett - Instructor

Brian Triplett


A.A. & S., B.A., M.Ed., Ed.S.

Brian Triplett is currently a teacher in the Lynchburg City Schools system. He holds a Graduate Professional Teacher's License from the Virginia Department of Education with endorsements in English 7-12, Social Studies 7-12, Business and Information Technology 7-12, and Elementary PK-6. He is currently working toward an endorsement for School Administration K-12. Brian has an associate degree from Central Virginia Community College, as well as Bachelor of Arts, Master of Education, and Educational Specialist degrees from Liberty University. He is also pursuing a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree at George Washington University. Brian is an instructor at the Lynchburg Campus.

Ruth Turner - Instructor

Ruth Turner



Ruth Turner received a Master of Science degree in Business Administration and Education from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from James Madison University. She has served as an accounting instructor at National College since 1991. Ruth has prior experience teaching accounting in several Virginia high schools, in addition to over 30 years of work experience in various administrative and accounting positions. She is currently employed as a Human Resources Manager and Accountant at a local manufacturing company.

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, 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 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.