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National College

Richmond KY Campus

125 South Killarney Lane, Richmond, KY 40475 · 859-623-8956Richmond KY KY Campus on Facebook

Richmond KY 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

Encouragement from Mom Helps Graduate Find Career She Loves

Encouragement from Mom Helps Graduate Find Career She Loves

“If it wasn't for National, I don't think that I would be where I am now.”

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Details and History

Located on South Killarney Lane, the Richmond campus is easily accessible from I-75 (exit 87) or KY 52. The campus resides in a region of focused economic growth, enabling our graduates to explore possible career opportunities in a wide variety of businesses.

National College has helped working adults in the Richmond area achieve their education goals since 1976 and continues to build on its reputation among 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.


» Richmond KY Faculty at a Glance
15 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 Computer Department at the National College campus in Richmond, Kentucky where she teaches computer-related courses and accounting courses.

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.

PaulaBeth Ciolek - Department Chair - Health Care Education

PaulaBeth Ciolek

Department Chair - Health Care Education

Medical Assistant, AS

PaulaBeth Ciolek has worked in the Medical Field for over 30 years. She has worked for National College for 16 years as an instructor and currently serves as Director of Health Care 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 and pharmacy technology programs.

Vickie Cook - Department Chair - Administrative Office Professional

Vickie Cook

Department Chair - Administrative Office Professional

A.A., B.S.

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.

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.

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.

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 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


Map / Directions for Richmond KY, KY Campus

859-623-8956  •  Schedule a Visit  •  125 South Killarney Lane, Richmond, KY 40475

Directions to the Richmond KY location:

Get directions to National College's Richmond, KY Campus

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.