Full-Time Faculty

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    Rex Jacobsen

    Rex Jacobsen received his bachelor's degree from Western Washington University with concentrations in finance, business administration and Information Technology. Rex's private accounting work experience includes the payroll and human resources departments of Vivendi Universal, SeaMED Corporation and Sierra On-Line. At Sierra On-Line, Rex designed and implemented an information system that merged confidential payroll information with human resource data, which created accounting completion reports for the Internal Revenue Service. At Vivendi Universal, Rex helped merge the company's accounting and human resources information systems into a multimillion-dollar PeopleSoft platform. Rex also has set up computerized systems for small businesses using QuickBooks.

Part-Time Faculty

  • Carol Rypkema

    Part-Time Faculty

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    Carol Rypkema

    After passing the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and receiving her undergraduate degree from University of Puget Sound, Carol Rypkema held various auditing positions for the federal government before making the transition to a private accounting practice. During this time, she also earned a master’s degree in Management from Troy State University. Carol specializes in helping small businesses set up accounting systems and software. In addition to teaching accounting classes and knitting, Carol loves to cook.