Administrative Office:
Westview 247
(970) 339-6244

Program Chair:
Ellen Swieter
Westview 246
(970) 339-6522


Accounting Faculty and Staff:

Lori Hatchell
(970) 339-6215

Lori Hatchell is a full-time accounting and business professor at Aims Community College instructing all levels of accounting curriculum. She started at aims full-time in Fall 2005. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree with an emphasis in Accounting from University of Colorado. She spent many years teaching secondary business and being the adviser of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), which is a national organization that promotes content mastery, leadership, and community service. In addition,she taught at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and has practical work experience from various accounting firms.

Professor Hatchell is the Curriculum Chairperson at Aims, which oversees all curricular needs for campus program areas. She is a member of the following professional organizations: American Association of Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC), American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA), FBLA (professional membership), and Teachers of Accounting at Two-Year Colleges (TACTYC). Lori is the treasurer and board member of the TACTYC organization, which supports accounting faculty across the country. She has served on many taskforces and works to offer dual credit accounting course options to local secondary students. Professor Hatchell thoroughly enjoys teaching content that supports abundant career choices. She teaches BTE 108, BUS 213 and BTE 225.

Gina Jones
(970) 339-6679

Gina began her career at Aims as an administrative assistant in 2000. She began teaching part-time in 2003 and in 2008 became a full-time instructor in the Accounting Department. She brings personal accounting knowledge and experience into the classroom including construction, manufacturing, inventory, and retail industry examples. Gina has been a pioneer of service learning in the accounting department through the Tax Help Colorado Program since its inception in 2008.

Gina earned her Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from Franklin University in 2005.She teaches Principles of Accounting I and II, Cost, Finance, Payroll, Tax and the Enrolled Agent Prep courses. She also teaches Business classes from time to time.

Ellen Swieter
(970) 339-6522

Ellen has been a faculty member at Aims since 1995. She had five years of business experience prior to coming to Aims. Specifically, her accounting work dealt with Accounts Payable.

Ellen received her B.A. in Education and B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado, and her M.S. degree in Vocational Education from Colorado State University.

Ellen teaches ACC 121, BTE 155, MAT 112, AAA 090 and CIS 118.