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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 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 Richmond 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!





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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 Richmond KY location:

From Interstate 75 at Exit 87, at the first traffic light just beyond the Interstate, turn right (south) on Killarney Lane. We're located behind the Shell station next to the Waffle House and Econo Lodge motel.

Coming from the east on KY 52, turn left on the Robert Martin Boulevard, heading west. As the signs indicate the Interstate ahead, turn left at the Killarney Lane intersection.





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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.

18 faculty listed below

Our Faculty at a Glance

Billy Ackerman - Instructor

Billy Ackerman



Billy Ackerman has been the Madison County Property Valuation Administrator since 2009. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Managerial Finance from Eastern Kentucky University. He is an instructor at the Richmond Campus.

Donna Barney - Instructor

Donna Barney



Donna Barney has taught at National College since January, 2001. She was the litigation paralegal and office manager for Ecton and Chenault, Attorneys at Law until 1999, when she accepted the position of Court Administrator for the newly created Family Court for Clark and Madison Counties. Donna holds a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Kentucky, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Paralegal Science from Eastern Kentucky University.

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

Janet Lynn Bellamy - Department Chair - Computer Applications Technology

Janet Lynn Bellamy

Department Chair - Computer Applications Technology


Janet Lynn Bellamy has been involved in the teaching profession since 1963 in the areas of business and computers. She holds a life-time teaching certification from both the state of Kentucky and the state of Louisiana. She currently serves as the chair of the IT department at the Richmond, Kentucky Campus, where she teaches computer-related courses and accounting courses. She is certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) in the following areas of Microsoft Office 2013 applications: Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

Michelle Cates - Instructor

Michelle Cates



Michelle Cates has worked in the health care field for more than 20 years and is presently a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) with White House Clinics. Michelle received her associate degree from Kentucky College of Business and serves as the current Madison County CMA (AAMA) Chapter President. She is an instructor of Anatomy & Physiology courses at the Richmond Campus.

Paula Beth Ciolek - Director of Health Science Education

Paula Beth Ciolek

Director of Health Science Education


Paula Beth Ciolek has worked in the medical field for over 30 years. She has worked for National College for more than 19 years as an instructor and currently serves as Director of Health Science Education at the Richmond Campus. She is an instructor for medical-related courses, and she oversees the coordination of the externships for the medical assisting, medical billing & coding, and pharmacy technician programs.

Vickie Cook - Department Chair - Administrative Office Professional

Vickie Cook

Department Chair - Administrative Office Professional

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Vickie Cook has 23 years of experience as an adult educator. She earned an Associate of Arts degree in Legal Secretary and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Eastern Kentucky University. Vickie is currently serving as the Administrative Office Department Chair at the Richmond, KY Campus. She is an instructor of Administrative/Medical Office Procedures and Finance, Keyboarding I & II, and Preparatory Keyboarding courses.

Dinah Deck - Instructor

Dinah Deck



Dinah Deck has worked in the medical field for more than 40 years and holds a Registered Nursing license in both Kentucky and Massachusetts. She obtained a Master of Science degree with a major in Nursing Administration/Business Management from Regis College, a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing from Worcester State University, an RN First Assistant from National Institute for First Assisting (RNFA)at Front Range Community College, an Associate degree in Liberal Arts from Middlesex Community College, and she attended the Surgical Technologist Course at Greenwich Hospital. Dinah has been a nursing instructor at Eastern Kentucky University, a public school substitute nurse and teacher, an RNFA lab instructor/ coordinator and clinical evaluator at Northeastern University. She is a Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR), Certified Registered Nurse First Assistant (CRNFA), and Certified Surgical Technologist (CST). She is qualified and certified in Basic Life Support(BLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Her Professional Associations include the Association of Operating Room Nurses (where she served on a National Chair in 2007 through 2009), the First Assistant Special Assembly, Plastic/Reconstructive Special Assembly, the Nursing Council of Operation Smile International, the American Red Cross, and the Medical Reserve Corps. Dinah is published in the Journal of Nursing Administration (JONA), 2003. She is a healthcare instructor at the National College Richmond Campus and serves as Department Chair for Healthcare Management at the Lexington Campus.

Gena Greer - Instructor

Gena Greer



Gena Greer has been an instructor at National College since 1991. She holds a bachelor's degree in Paralegal Science with a Minor in Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University. She is also continuing her education with graduate work in Mental Health Counseling at Eastern Kentucky University. Gena currently works in the legal field. She owns and operates an independent paralegal service in Richmond, Kentucky.

Glen  Jones - Instructor

Glen Jones



Glen Jones served eight years in the U.S. Air Force, seven of which involved all operations concerned with the practice of pharmacy, including filling prescriptions, dosage calculations, compounding and dispensing pharmaceutical products. He was employed by Sandoz Pharmaceuticals for 26 years as a Pharmaceutical Rspresentative and has been an instructor at the National College Richmond Campus since 2002.

Henry Jones - Instructor

Henry Jones



Henry Jones has worked for a large electrical utility company as a geotechnical technician and an environmental management scientist. He has also owned and managed several retail and restaurant franchises. Henry received his bachelor's degree in economics from Clemson University and his master's degree in environmental economics from the University of Georgia. He is an instructor at the Richmond Campus.

Dorine Liebengood - Instructor

Dorine Liebengood



Dorine Liebengood obtained an Associate degree in Allied Health from Baker College in Michigan and has worked in the medical field for over 30 years in several specialties, including 19 years in oncology, hematology and internal medicine, as well as 14 years in dermatology, family practice, and pediatrics. She currently works in cardiology. Dorine has been a medical instructor at National College for almost eight years.

Heather Randall - Instructor

Heather Randall



Heather Randall has an associate's degree in medical assisting from American National University and a Bachelor of Science degree in social work from Eastern Kentucky University. Heather has over 20 years of experience in the medical field, working in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, physicians' offices, and hospice care. Heather is an instructor of Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology courses at the Richmond, KY Campus.

David Silver - Instructor

David Silver



David is originally from Philadelphia, PA and served as a member of the Penn Wynne Fire Co for 23 years. He taught at a high school in PA for 8 years, was part owner/operator of Silver Dry Goods for 10 years, and owned and operated the Laural River KOA Kampground in Corbin, KY for five years. He also taught at EKU for two years and Madison Central H.S. for 19 years. He has been an instructor at National College's Richmond Campus since 1990 and teaches business-related courses. He holds a bachelor's degree in education from Temple University and a master's degree in education administration from Eastern Kentucky University.

Tonya Thomas - Instructor

Tonya Thomas



Tonya Thomas holds an Associate of Science degree in Medical Assisting from Eastern Kentucky University. She is currently pursuing a degree in Nursing at Midway College. She hopes to continue on to obtain a Doctorate in Nursing and to become a Nurse Practitioner. Tonya teaches in the health care program at National College's Richmond Campus.

Gladys Thompson - Instructor

Gladys Thompson



Gladys Thompson is an accounting and business management professional. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor's degree in Accounting --Decision Science and Information Systems. She also holds a master's degree in Accounting and Finance Management from Keller Graduate School of Management. Gladys has more than 10 years of experience in tax, non-profit, and manufacturing accounting departments. She is an instructor of accounting courses at the National College Richmond Campus.

Eric Vogler - Department Chair - Accounting

Eric Vogler

Department Chair - Accounting


Eric spent 35 years in manufacturing, of which 25 years was in accounting positions and 10 years in plant management. He was involved in plant, divisional and corporate accounting. His financial career included start-ups, plant closures, and spin-offs. Eric's industrial background included automotive, truck industry, electronics, and lift trucks. He was one of the first people embarking on Activity Based Costing Accounting within the industry with a pilot program through Harvard University. Eric also opened and operated his own consulting practice focused on acquiring small business equity. Eric holds a bachelor's degree from John Carroll University, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from Baldwin Wallace College. He has been an instructor at National College for 8 years, and he is the current Chair of Accounting and Business at the Richmond Campus.

Veronica Waddles - Instructor

Veronica Waddles



Veronica Waddles has 12 years of experience in the medical field. Her experience includes working in nursing homes, hospitals, and hospice care in a variety of settings, including long term care, ICU, ER, Med Surg, and the cardiac/telemetry unit. Veronica has been an instructor with National College since 2009, first at the Danville, KY Campus and now at the Richmond Campus. She is a Certified Professional Coder and currently works at Hospice Care Plus as a referral specialist.

Jerry Ward - Instructor

Jerry Ward



Jerry Ward has been an instructor for National College since 1985. He served as a Senior Marketing/Planning Analyst for Occidental Petroleum and has been the Director of Marketing for various appliance manufacturing companies. Jerry founded a commercial food service equipment manufacturing company, which he later sold to ECO-LAB Corp. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and serves as an instructor for the Richmond 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

Read more about ANU's Career Services »