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Accounting

Faculty

Accounting Faculty and Staff:

Lori Hatchell
Professor
(970) 339-6215
lori.hatchell@aims.edu

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 the University of Colorado. She spent many years teaching secondary business and being the advisor 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 and has practical work experience from various accounting firms.

Lori is the curriculum chairperson at Aims; she 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. Lori thoroughly enjoys teaching content that supports abundant career choices. She teaches BTE 108, BUS 213 and BTE 225.

Gina Jones
Professor
(970) 339-6679
gina.jones@aims.edu

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 MBA with an emphasis in finance from Franklin University in 2005. She teaches Principles of Accounting I and II, cost, finance, payroll, tax and "enrolleged Agent Prep" courses. She also teaches business classes from time to time.

Ellen Swieter
Professor
(970) 339-6522
ellen.swieter@aims.edu

Ellen graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a double major in Business and Education. Before UNC, she worked in a variety of fields, including real estate, manufacturing, printing and others. While at UNC, she worked in the Anthropology and Business departments for five years. After a short period of time with the Greeley D.A. office, she began her teaching career part time at the Aims Fort Lupton site the second quarter that the campus was open. She taught there for six months before she moved to Fort Morgan and taught at Morgan Community College for four years as a full-time instructor.

From Fort Morgan, she moved to Fort Collins, where she taught study skills classes for a year while she pursued her master’s degree in Vocational Education at Colorado State University. She then spent two years in Utah teaching for a junior college before returning to her home state.

For three years, she taught high school, coached, and sponsored all kinds of student activities and then returned to Aims as a full-time instructor in 1995. Ellen feels that she has been “full circle” in her teaching career.

She enjoys the beginning of every semester and especially looks forward to spring graduations!