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National College

Memphis TN Campus

2576 Thousand Oaks Cove, Memphis, TN 38118 · 901-363-9046Memphis TN TN Campus on Facebook

Memphis TN Campus

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Important campus information:

  • Application Fee Waived for Term starting May 4, 2015
  • 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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Campus News

From Beautiful Beaches to Alaskan Glaciers, Degree Gives Graduate Opportunity to See the World

From Beautiful Beaches to Alaskan Glaciers, Degree Gives Graduate Opportunity to See the World

“National College changed my life by giving me the essential things that I needed to get to where I needed to be. It was the gateway to where I am today.”

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Details and History

National College's Memphis campus is located in southeast Memphis in an area known for a solid business climate and supported by a diverse list of companies, enabling our graduates to explore career opportunities in a wide range of businesses. Conveniently located just off I-240 and Perkins Road (exit 18), the campus has helped working adults in the Memphis, North Mississippi and West Arkansas area achieve their education goals since 2005 and continues to build on its reputation with local employers for its graduates. The new 30,000 square foot campus includes fifteen classrooms, four computer labs, a medical lab and a surgical technology suite.

National College has helped working adults in the Memphis area achieve their education goals since 2005 and continues to build on its reputation with local employers for its skilled graduates.

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National College 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 National College 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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Our Faculty at a Glance

Carolyn Bowman - Instructor

Carolyn Bowman



Carolyn Bowman has been working in the healthcare field for 18 years. After a career in nursing, she became an instructor. Carolyn has an associate degree in nursing from Northwest Mississippi Community College. She teaches Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, Invasive and Non-Invasive Clinical Procedures, and Introduction to Pharmacology courses at the Memphis Campus.

Patrenna Singletary - Department Chair - Business Management

Patrenna Singletary

Department Chair - Business Management


Patrenna Singletary Hancock has served in a variety of positions within corporate America for several Fortune 500 companies. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Crichton College and is licensed in several states in Life and Health Insurance. Patrenna is the President of The Singletary Network, Managing Consultant for Singletary Investment Consultants, Nashville Regional Chapter Leader for Business Over Coffee, Radio Talk Show Host for Business Over Coffee Nashville, Editor in Chief for Singletary the Magazine, and Editor for Just My Nashville Magazine. Patrenna has received numerous awards, including: 2012 Educator of Distinction from the Tennessee Association of Independent Colleges and Schools, National College Distinguished Teaching Award for the Tennessee and Indiana Division for 2012, and National College Outstanding College Member for the Memphis Campus three times. She was also nominated for the 2012 Board of Directors of the Memphis World Trade Club. Patrenna teaches business management courses and is the Department Chair over Management, Accounting, and Logistics/Supply Chain Management at the National College of Business & Technology Memphis Campus.

Dawna Snipes - Instructor

Dawna Snipes



Dawna Snipes is an instructor at the National College of Business & Technology Memphis Campus, where she teaches Practical Law and Sales and Contract Law courses. She received a Juris Doctor (JD) from Thomas M. Cooley Law School located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the University of Memphis, a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from The University of Memphis, and an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree from Southwest Tennessee Community College, located in Memphis, TN. Dawna has experience working at the Kent County Prosecutor's Office in Grand Rapids, MI, prosecuting juvenile delinquent matters and has provided advisory civil legal services to the Kent County Office of Corporate Counsel in the Public Sector Law Clinic located in Grand Rapids, MI. She has maintained a professional role in the criminal, civil, and juvenile court systems in her careers as a Court Liaison, Order of Reference Administrator, Probation Officer, and Paralegal in Memphis, Tennessee. Dawna is currently a member of the American Bar Association.

Carla Stoutemire - Instructor

Carla Stoutemire



Carla Stoutemire has been a surgical technologist for 18 years. She received her training from Choffin Career and Technical Center and is a Certified Surgical Technologist. She is an active member of the Association of Surgical Technologists TN Assembly. Carla is an instructor at the Memphis Campus.

Daphne Willis - Instructor

Daphne Willis



Daphne Willis has more than fifteen years of experience in Healthcare Quality Management, Joint Commission accreditation readiness and preparation, clinical data management, statistical quality tools application, and performance improvement team facilitation. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Arkansas State University, a bachelor's degree in Health Information Management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and a master's degree in Healthcare Services Administration from Central Michigan University. She is a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ), a Certified Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA) by the American Society for Quality (ASQ), a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt through the University Medical Center Alliance- Methodist Healthcare, and a former Lead Quality Examiner for the Greater Memphis Association for Quality (GMAQ).


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Career Services and Employer Partnerships

At National College, the success of our students is always priority number one.

National College 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 National College 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


» Highlight on Local Employers

Former Student Named ‘Employer of the Quarter’

Former Student Named ‘Employer of the Quarter’

As a student in the business administration–management program at the Memphis Campus, Larrian Currie started a business called Diamond Home Healthcare.

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Map / Directions for Memphis TN, TN Campus

901-363-9046  •  Schedule a Visit  •  2576 Thousand Oaks Cove, Memphis, TN 38118

Directions to the Memphis TN location:

Get directions to National College's Memphis, TN Campus

From West on Interstate 240
1. Take Exit 18 (Perkins Road) and Turn right onto S Perkins Rd.
2. Take the 1st left onto Showcase Blvd
3. Turn left onto Thousand Oaks Blvd - Campus will be on the right

From East on Interstate 240
1. Take Exit 18 (Perkins Road) and Turn left onto S Perkins Rd
2. Turn left onto Showcase Blvd
3. Turn left onto Thousand Oaks Blvd - Campus will be on the right