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Denmark College is paving a path forward for you. Giving you a space to feel seen and the freedom to express and create for yourself and others. You will receive an unmatched blend of resources that creates a connected, compassionate community where your success prevails, and your career is discovered.
Learn how to run a business as well as other useful skills at Denmark College to advance your career.

A you-centric education begins with the tools and knowledge to be successful in every aspect of your career, not just the skills. The Denmark business education will propel your career forward, positioning you ahead of the market.

Denmark College has a diverse staff and student body so consider us for training in your chosen career.

At Denmark, we emphasis individuality while instilling that customer satisfaction is key. By teaching with an empathetic approach that focuses on all people, you become an expert with the skills to amplify impact wherever you are.

Denmark College keeps you connected with alumni and staff once you have received training to ensure your career advances.

Whether you are competing in industry competitions, looking for an apprenticeship, or interested in opening and operating your own business in the future, Denmark College’s alumni are a part of your community now.

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Denmark College has multiple campuses and offers training in a variety of rewarding careers that can change your life.
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Meet Your Denmark Team


Bruce Adams

Barber Program Director

Mr. Bruce is a proud of alumni of Denmark College himself. He brings his knowledge and versatility on the craft of barbering to the senior class. An avid outdoorsman, on the weekends he enjoys fishing and gardening.

Courtney Chávez

Cosmetology Instructor

Ms. Chávez has been an instructor at Denmark College since 2021. She says her favorite things about teaching with Denmark are that she’s able to help future cosmetologists learn everything they need at the same school where she was taught. When she isn’t helping students shape their future careers, she enjoys the band Fall Out Boy and watching documentaries or playing Animal Crossing.

Thomas Canon

Barber Instructor

A true testament to “you’re never too old to learn something new,” Mr. Thomas started barber school when he was 45 years old. Now, he expertly combines classroom theory with hands-on training to teach a diverse range of haircuts and services. His adaptability lends itself well to his love of camping.

Jenn Cottrell

Cosmetology Instructor

As a cosmetology instructor, Mrs. C is a student of the industry. In keeping up with growth trends, she is engaging to her students and inspired to continue to be better and do better every day. She has been an instructor for Denmark for 4 years and is deeply involved in giving back to the veterans and women’s organizations in her community.

Charmara Davis

Cosmetology Instructor

Ms. Davis is a champion motivator and tactical creator. Guiding students through the education process is her forte but you can often find her sketching out hair styles to create them. When she isn’t at work, you can find her cooking or creating looks for clients of her own.

Richard Ford

Barber Instructor

Mr. Richard brings an extraordinary amount of knowledge to his barbering students. Not only is he a licensed barber, instructor, cosmetologist, and cosmetologist instructor, but his passion for the profession has also allowed him to work on a promo for the Call of Duty video game release. Interested in learning more about him? You can find him instructing our freshman class of barbers.

Shetani Frye

Medical Assistant Program Director

Mrs. Frye has been an integral part of building the School of Allied Health here at Denmark. She is passionate about connections, whether it is helping students connect concepts or connect to their career, she is understanding, thoughtful, and approachable. She is an expert crafter and lover of home décor, so seek her out for any handy ideas.

John Hochstetler

Barber Instructor

Mr. John is an instructor who understands that not every student learns the same. A tenure that is rooted in your success, his adaptability will help you hone your craft. His 40+ years of hands-on barbering training lends itself to hands-on hobbies like fishing and woodworking.

Darcell Holloway

Barber Instructor

In this ever-changing industry, Mr. Darcell embraces learning and continuing to grow with his students. For 16 years, he has brought his expertise on passing the state board exam as well as practical work on live models. If you have five minutes, catch him to talk about hair shows, barber battles, and meeting celebrity barbers.

Dr. Faisal B Rao

Medical Assistant Instructor

Dr. Rao is a medical doctor, but a friendly one at that. He is constantly focused on delivering to the best of his abilities for you. Learning through stories and sharing knowledge is why he finds education so rewarding. When he isn’t starting our medical program, you can find him reading, planting a garden, or cooking in the kitchen.

Diamond Tetter

Allied Health Adjunct Instructor

A kind and nurturing spirit, Ms. Tetter brings her real-world experience to the classroom. She came to Denmark College because of the diversity and the academic freedom that allows her to truly connect with students. Outside of work, Ms. Tetter enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Alfred Evans

Allied Health Adjunct Instructor

Mr. Evans brings his unique perspective to his classes here at Denmark. Not only does he enjoy giving students the opportunity for a higher education, but he teaches the discipline, responsibility, and teamwork necessary to succeed. Mr. Evans is the proud author of a book and enjoys golf and swimming in his free time.

Dan Reid Admissions Employee at Denmark College is one of our diverse staff who can assist you at our campus.

Dan Reid

Admissions Representative

Finding the right career path can be difficult. That’s why Dan is here. Bring your great sense of humor and he can help you narrow in on your career path. After 4 years at Denmark College, he still enjoys each interaction with students. Never shying away from a challenge, you can find him spending summers surfing on Lake Michigan.

Mary A. Manning Admissions Employee at Denmark College is part of the diverse staff at our college.

Mary A. Manning

Admissions Representative

Mary is someone who understands finding a career you are passionate about. What she loves most about her job at Denmark is helping change your life and achieve your goals. Yes, she is an expert in admissions, but she also loves to cook and cruise on her bike around the lake.

Learn more about our diverse staff such as Aaron Young who is the Campus Director at Denmark College.

Aaron Young

Chicago Campus Director

Aaron brings an enormous amount of enthusiasm to Denmark College. Helping students every step of the way from financial aid to real world careers, he is the go-to man on campus. A lover of hot sauce and his family, you can catch him watching the big games on the weekends.

Denmark College prides itself on its diverse and expert staff such as Megan Guess who is a Campus Director.

Megan Guess

Campus Director

Day in and day out, Megan is here to help you accomplish your goals. Her ability to be kind-hearted and a problem-solver for our students contributes to our uniqueness as a school. She is always around to help you, but when she’s not at work, she loves to see live music, read, or talk pop culture with friends.

Denmark College's entire staff is ready to help you succeed including Ruth Holl o our Financial Aid Officer.

Ruth Holl

Financial Aid Officer

While Ruth has been at Denmark College, she has brought a gumption and energy unlike any other. Her career as a financial aid officer has to deal with a lot of tough questions but she is here to make the process easy on you. While she is the epitome of focus and organization at work, when she’s at home she enjoys horror films and books.

Time to meet the staff at Denmark College such as Courtney Bagdon who is our Social Media and Office Coordinator.

Courtney Bagdon

Social Media and Office Coordinator

Courtney is the first person you will meet here at Denmark. As a smiling face for our students, visitors, and clients alike, Courtney is an expert at thinking on her feet and finding solutions before there’s even a problem. When she’s not at work you can find her hiking with her dogs or playing video games at home.

Get to know the entire staff at Denmark College including Mark Chilla who is an Accountant at our college.

Mark Chilla


A tenured employee of Denmark College, Mark has been keeping our numbers in check for 10 years. When he is not working on our books, Mark enjoys listening to music and keeping up with his favorite sports teams.

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Cathy Williamson


Ms. Williamson has been with Denmark College since April 13, 2021, and loves interacting with the students and helping them achieve their goals. As Registrar, Ms. Williamson is the keeper of information and assists students with graduation requirements. Outside of her work with Denmark, she loves rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs football, going to see live music and camping.

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Amber Shannon

Academic Compliance Officer

Amber joined Denmark College in June 2021. Her day-to-day activities include tracking attendance, customer service, supply inventory management, cashier and assisting students and instructors. Amber is a licensed cosmetologist and in her spare time enjoys DIY projects, art, antiquing, cooking, interior decorating and, of course, hair styling.

A Look Back And Into The Future
Joe and Nancy Barsic are the founders of Denmark College created in 2003 to become a world class barbering school.


The foundation of Denmark College was created. Joe and Nancy Barsic set out to create a “cutting edge” barbering school for both men and women, named Success Schools. Success Schools intent was to create a space where students not only felt welcomed but were also given the tools for a fruitful career. Today, these foundational ideas remain true to Denmark.
In 2009 Denmark College expanded our barber school from our Indiana campus to a downtown Chicago campus.


As the school grew and gained more and more students, there became an opportunity to serve more aspiring barbers in Chicago. In 2009, our Chicago campus opened its doors welcoming an entirely new class of students.
In 2016 the Success Schools officially became Denmark College as it's known today and expanded our program offerings.


2016 began the transition from Success Schools to Denmark College. Since 2017 Denmark College has worked tirelessly at not only serving our students but expanding our programs to include both cosmetology as well as medical assisting. As we continue looking forward, Denmark will continue to evolve and expand our curriculums and offerings to fit our students.
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Denmark College is here for you every step of the way. No matter the situation, we will help you navigate the financial system and start you on a path to your career.
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