Patricia Hunter

Patricia Hunter - ELI Instructor

Education: B.B.A. in Business Administration from Albany State University

Hobbies: Sewing and decorating

Travel Experience: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington, D.C.


Cindy Schaeffner 

Cindy Schaeffner - ELI Instructor

Education: B.A. in English with a minor in French from Georgia Southwestern State University
M. Ed. in English from Georgia Southwestern State University
Ed. S. in English from Troy State University
Gifted endorsement from Georgia Southwestern State University
ESL seminar at the English Language Institute at Georgia Southwestern State University
ESL training from the Georgia Baptist Convention
Studied Abroad in Dijon, France

Interesting and Relevant Work Experience: Woman's Missionary Union Director for the Friendship Baptist Association, Spiritual Growth Leader at the Sumter County Jail

Travel Experience: Avid traveler - visited 20 different countries, many of them more than once and I try to stay in homes, whenever possible

Maribel Villegas

Maribel Villegas - International Student Advocate/ELI Instructor

Education: B.A. In English from Brewton Parker College, 2011, Georgia National Writing Project at GSW, 2011

Interesting and Relevant Work Experience: International Student Tutor at Brewton Parker College, Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society

Hobbies: Traveling, mission work, running, exercising, volleyball, and reading

Travel Experience: Nicaragua and Mexico


John Fox - Director of International Student Programs/ELI Instructor

Education: B.B.A. in Human Resource Management and M.B.A. in Social Administration from GSW,
Member of the Georgia Council of Teachers of English

Interesting and Relevant Work Experience: Total of 17 years teaching ESL, including 5 ½ years in South Korea, worked as a D.J. (disk jockey) at a radio station in Georgia

Hobbies: Reading, watching TV and movies, listening to music, and driving

Travel Experience: Lived in Inchon, South Korea for 5 ½ years, visited Hong Kong, Thailand, and the Philippines in 1994, Guam in 1997, and Japan in 2010.


Kevin V. Ellis - Activities Program Coordinator/Instructor