2020-2021 LEADERSHIP TEAM
Jeffrey Shoopman is a senior majoring in Accounting. His hometown, Salem Lakes, WI, is surrounded by water, so on the weekends you can expect to find him out on the lake with his friends and family. In his spare time, Jeffrey enjoys running, good conversation, live concerts, fantasy football, and hanging out with friends. He is a part of Liberty University's Honor's Program. He says, "Accounting is great because it is the language of business. Being able to read financial statements and understand how a business operates from a granular to a 30,000 ft. perspective is an incredibly useful skill to have". After graduation, Jeffrey will begin work in Richmond, Virginia as a Financial Services Staff Auditor for Ernst & Young L.L.P., a public accounting firm. He also plans to sit for the CPA exam.
Rebecca Agnoletto is a junior accounting major from Readington, New Jersey. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family in upstate New York, hiking and enjoying the lakes. After graduation, she plans to pursue a Master's degree in Accounting or Financial Analysis, and sit for the CPA exam. Her ultimate career goals include working in forensic accounting, because she would like to be able to use her knowledge of accounting to investigate corporate fraud and malfeasance. She loves accounting because it is logical and its technical and analytical nature challenges her think thoroughly and methodically.
Rachel will graduate in May of 2021 and is originally from Norwalk, Ohio. In her spare time she loves to read, hike, watch movies and play soccer. She is a CGL on campus and loves serving the girls on her hall. Rachel loves accounting because “it just makes sense. Everything has a place and logic to it. As corny as it sounds, nothing feels better than when you are finally able to get everything to balance.” Rachel wants to help others see that accounting isn't so bad after all and accountants really are the LIFO the party. After graduation, she plans to sit for the CPA exam and will begin work in Richmond, VA as a Staff Auditor at Ernst & Young.
William “Bill” Clymer is a senior Accounting major with a minor in Information systems. He is native to Virginia having lived over 25 years in Richmond. Bill enjoys watching movies and having long discussions about theology and philosophy. Bill says that Accounting interests him because “Accounting is one of the only professions that has its basis in balance. Either everything adds up or your math is wrong.” After graduation, Bill intends to find a firm in Richmond that will allow him to hone his skills and one day take the CPA exam.
Mia Harvey is a senior accounting major. She enjoys watching movies, playing board games, and going to the gym. She is on the club gymnastics team here at Liberty. She is also an accounting tutor with the Academic Success Center. She has enjoyed learning about and being challenged by accounting. After graduation she plans on getting her master's in accounting, then studying to take the CPA Exam.
Dr. Jamie Stowe
Dr. Jamie Stowe began her career in public accounting, providing years of audit, tax, and consulting services to clients from a variety of backgrounds. Dr. Stowe joined the School of Business as an Assistant Professor Accounting in 2013 and enjoys working with undergraduate and graduate students. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and completed her Doctorate in 2016 with her dissertation entitled “A Quantitative Examination of the Relationship Between Age, Gender, and Burnout in Public Accounting Professionals in a United States National Firm.” Dr. Stowe has served as the Accounting Society's faculty advisor for 7 years.
Professor Mechelle LaFon
Bio coming soon!