Central Texas College

Meet Our Staff

Teresa Chavez, director, has worked for Central Texas College since 1999 and in continuing education since 2001. Her previous continuing education experience includes working for the University of Texas Informal Classes department. Chavez has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Texas State University and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University. She is also a certified facilitator for Developmental Dimensions International and Achieve Global. Additional certifications include Servant Leadership (Gonzaga University) and Program Planning (LERN).

Viola Crowder-Moger, director Massage School Program. Born and raised in Missouri, Viola attended the University of Missouri at Columbia where she achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in recreation and park administration. Her degree served her well in a 20-year federal civil service career in the U.S. Army’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation program at Fort Hood and in Germany. Viola has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and has been a licensed massage therapist for 18 years. She is currently enrolled in a PhD program in holistic health from the American Institute of Holistic Theology (AIHT). True to her Missouri roots, Viola loves camping and the great outdoors.

Jennifer Hetzel, coordinator - Community Enrichment Programs, is an Army brat that has lived in the Killeen area since 2000. She began working at CTC in the spring 2009 as a student ambassador. She graduated from Texas A&M University-Central Texas with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in history in May 2010 and began working for the department of Distance Learning and Texas Campus Operations at CTC that summer. In February 2011, she transferred to Continuing Education. Hetzel is a self-proclaimed geek and finds an outlet for this at work by helping to plan Geekfest, the college's annual fundraiser for the CTC student ambassador program. She is active in the community as a commissioner for the City of Killeen’s Arts Commission, a member of the Killeen chamber's Place Design Team and as president of the Greater Killeen Young Professionals. In her free time, she enjoys singing karaoke, two-stepping, visiting farmers markets, gardening and reading.

Rebecca Schoffman, coordinator, began working in CTC's Developmental Studies department and transfered to Continuing Education in November 2013. She is originally from Florida and has been in Texas a little more than a year. She is constantly taking online classes in various disciplines and always looking to expand her mind. In her free time she enjoys traveling, reading, photography and hiking.

Pati Thomas, office assistant III, has worked for Continuing Education since April 2007. She was born in Germany and grew up in a military family. She continues to pursue higher education and still isn’t quite sure what she wants to be when she grows up. She lives in a noisy house out in the country with two college-age sons and two cats.

Patricia Gomez, office specialist I, recently began working for CTC after being a stay-at-home mom for many years. She joined the Army after her high school graduation from a small Indiana town, and traveled to many beautiful locations, including Germany, Italy, France and Austria. She settled in Central Texas in the early 90’s and started her family. She is proud mother to two beautiful daughters and proud adoptive mom to 6 cats and 1 dog.