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Meet Michael Rousell

October 20, 2014 · No Comments · Uncategorized



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Michael Rousell, Tabor Alumni Tax Senior Associate

Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C.

5847 San Felipe, Suite 2400

Houston, TX 77057


Michael, how did Tabor College prepare you for your career in accounting?


Most of the success I see today I credit  to the mentor-ship, patience, friendship, and confidence I obtained from my then professors and now friends in the Tabor College Business Department. I did not know it then, but the foundation I was given in the accounting field has been so helpful in my real world jobs. I do not think Tabor’s Business Department gets the credit it deserves for their commitment to the education of my generation and future generations of business professionals. Through the degree I obtained at Tabor College I have been able to prove that just because you did not go to a school in the Big 12, does not make you any less of a student and/or does not necessarily mean you will not be as good at your prospective career in business. If a person chooses to take ownership of the knowledge given through the Tabor Business Department they will give themselves a better chance of finding success in business.


Thank you Tabor College for giving a kid from New Orleans with little guidance and a lot of drive a chance!


Homecoming Business Studies Speaker

October 2, 2014 · No Comments · Uncategorized

On October 18, 2014 Homecoming weekend the business department will host guest speaker Scot Loyd. He will be speaking at 9 am in Business 114.  His talk is entitled  “Are You Filling IN THE GAP between Secular and Sacred Where God Has Placed You?”

Loyd graduated Tabor College in 1983 with a B.A. in Accounting. Scot is a partner with Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd LLC Certified Public Accountants of McPherson, Kansas since January 1, 1990. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and a Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Scot is partner in charge of a diversified governmental practice relating to states, counties, cities, schools and other miscellaneous government entities. He also audits financial institutions.  As of the fall of 2010, Scot started presenting Have You Always Desired to Understand Your Government’s Financial Statements? These training opportunities were so successful, that Scot’s firm (SJHL) decided to start offering these learning opportunities on the Kansas Municipal Accounting and Auditing Guide (KMAAG) and related topics for governments across Kansas at many different times throughout the year.  

We asked Scot a few questions about his experience and time here at Tabor,

1. How has Tabor prepared you for life after college?

There are many people with college degrees from many different colleges across the USA, but there is way more to life than just a college degree. While I attended Tabor College, one of my roommates was an incredible influence on me as a person.  He was up every morning early studying God’s Word and then lived it out all day long at Tabor.  Tabor provided me amazing roommates, opportunities for encouragement through chapels, sports teams and relationships and I met my amazing wife Jenny Vogts Loyd being married now for 30 years.

2. What skills have you learned at Tabor College that you use in your current job?

I received an accounting degree at Tabor and currently am a CPA/Partner in the accounting firm Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC…the accounting degree was important in order to set for the CPA test.  However, most important to me were the Christian life application opportunities that were played out before me every day on campus.  I believe we all should live our Christian lives out 24/7, whether at work, home, in the community or at church.

3. How did your time at Tabor College change you as a person?

It reinforced what my mom and dad had told me for 18 years at home.  Sometimes when we hear other people say the same things as our parents, we tend to believe the other people.  Tabor gave me more of a resolve to live for God every day of my life.

4. What advice would you give undergraduate students who are seeking to become successful business people?

PUT GOD FIRST—live our lives by Matthew 6:33 and try throughout all our lives to out give God.  God has really laid upon me His definition of success in the Bible through the following verse:

Joshua 1:8 (ESV)  “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”

5. What distinguishes the Tabor College Business Department from other schools?

I believe the access to your professors who have real world experiences in the business world.  In bigger schools, you probably would not have the opportunity to spend time on a personal basis learning from the professor.

6. If you re-lived your time in the Business Department, would you do anything differently?

I would actually study to the best of my ability and not just get by.  Just getting by cost me extra time when studying for the CPA exam.


Meet Senior Courtney Erwin – Business Administration/Accounting & Finance Major

August 25, 2014 · No Comments · Accounting, Student Profiles

Courtney Erwin is a senior at Tabor College majoring in Business Administration (Accounting/Finance).  Courtney’s hometown is Canyon, Texas, which is near Amarillo, Texas. She chose to attend Tabor College because of the Presidential Leadership Program, and because she was able to pursue a career playing collegiate volleyball. Courtney’s hobbies include reading and working on puzzles, and her favorite memories at Tabor College always involved snow days. She advises underclassmen to not procrastinate on assignments, but to just get them done. After graduation, Courtney plans to find employment in her field.


Wednesday of Orientation Week

August 13, 2014 · No Comments · Business Club, Faculty News

So far, so good.  we have been busy getting things ready for students.  We have a number of new incoming transfer students into the business department.  To those of you that are here and those coming, welcome.  We will be excited to see some of the familiar faces early next week.  Some quick notes about the upcoming year.

1. Lily Arthur returns to teach financial and managerial accounting this fall and spring.  It will be good to have her back teaching in the department.

2. Dave Kroeker is teaching Macroeconomics for us again this fall.  We are excited to have him back teaching this year.

3. We will be updating and letting people know about business club events.  We have a couple of tentative field trips schdeuled

Again welcome back to Tabor




Tomorrow it Starts

August 8, 2014 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Tomorrow begins a new school year.  Students are on campus already and fall enrollment for fall athletes begins.  Faculty will be in offices bright and early hoping to help new and older students get into classes to begin the 2014-2015 academic year.  Best of luck to all of you who are new and those returning.  The real fun begins a week from Monday




Tabor College Business Students At The Capitol

February 19, 2014 · No Comments · Accounting, Class Projects and assignments, Student Profiles

On February 13, 2014 the KSCPA hosted Tabor College business students for a day at the statehouse.  The group arrived at 9:00 and went to the Capitol.  After observing the Senate Assessment and Taxation committee hearing and receiving a tour of the capitol, the group met with Secretary of Administration Jim Clark.  Jim described his responsibilities as Secretary of Administration and how he accepted the position.  Several students appreciated his advice about pursuing things that they were passionate about in life and not to settle for doing something that they do not enjoy doing.  After meeting with Jim, the group headed back to the KSCPA office for lunch and presentations by Mary Rapp McBain President / CEO of the KSCPA and DeAnn Hill the State of Kansas Chief Financial Officer.  DeAnn discussed balancing her role with the state and her maintaining her CPA practice. Mary described the advantages of being a part of a professional association and the benefits of being in Kansas.  After lunch the group went to the Docking Building to meet with Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan.  Secretary Jordan discussed the role of the Kansas Department of Revenue.  In addition he described the changes which were being made to the Kansas Income Tax Code and its impact on taxpayers in Kansas.  He encouraged the students in the group from out of state to consider staying in Kansas as it provides some tax benefits.  From the Docking building the group went back to the Capitol to meet with State Representative Marc Rhoades Chair of the House Appropriations Committee.  In that meeting, Representative Rhoades described the process his committee went through to approve state budget bills. He told students that their committee has a lot to do in a short period of time so his challenge is to keep legislators on task at approving budgets and be knowledgeable about what is in each budget they are approving.  After meeting with Representative Rhoades, the group met with Tabor College Alumni Andrew Wiens, a staff member in the budget director’s office and Landon Fulmer Chief of Staff for Governor Brownback.  Landon described the challenges he faces in his role.  He also discussed the differences in being in the executive branch in the Governor’s office and being in the legislative branch when Governor Brownback was in the US senate.  One thing Landon said that made an impression on the students was the fact that even though you may have policy differences with someone, it does not mean you still cannot be friends.  The students and faculty found the visit informative, educational and enjoyable.  2014-02-13 09.22.25 2014-02-13 09.46.07 2014-02-13 10.15.34 2014-02-13 10.29.34 2014-02-13 10.34.52 2014-02-13 10.41.24 2014-02-13 10.42.33 2014-02-13 10.44.46 2014-02-13 10.47.36 2014-02-13 14.07.21 group capitol kscpa lunch


Meet Senior Business Administration/Marketing Major Dylan Janzen

December 4, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Dylan Janzen is a senior at Tabor College majoring in Business Administration/Marketing.  Dylan is from Aurora, Nebraska and came to Tabor on a basketball scholarship.  In his free time Dylan likes to do a lot of lifting or hanging out with friends.  His favorite memories at Tabor all include times he spent with his friends he developed over his four years.  Dylan plans to get married this spring and to get a job soon after that.  He eventually wants to go back to business school to earn a Master’s Degree.  Dylan’s advice for incoming freshmen at Tabor is to look early and often for internships in the field you are wanting to go into.  Also, he encourages students to be involved that more than just sports and classes.  Get out of your comfort zone and either join different clubs or just try new things that you haven’t tried before.


Meet Senior Sport Management/Marketing Major Marian Saar

November 12, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Marian Saar is a senior at Tabor College majoring in Sports Management/Marketing.  Marian came all the way from Germany to play soccer for the Tabor Bluejays because of a friend he knew that went to school here.  Marian has excelled in soccer at Tabor throughout his 4 years being here.  He has been All-Conference a multiple of times and was the KCAC Player of the Year last season.  When Marian is not playing soccer or focusing on his studies he loves to play tennis, snowboard, surf, or attend major sporting events.  After graduation in May, Marian plans to go back to Germany to get his master’s degree in either Sports Management or Business.  His advice to incoming students at Tabor is to use Tabor as a life experience.


Meet Tabor Alum Johnathon Frankenfield

November 12, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Most of you may know Johnathon either as an RA or from being heavily involved throughout the Tabor College campus during his time there.  Johnathon influenced many students with his energetic and God loving attitude.  Johnathon graduated in May of 2012 with a bachelors degree in Political Science.  He is currently working as the Deputy Treasurer for Reno County in Hutchinson, Kansas. Johnathon  has one brother living in Dallas, TX and one sister living in Kansas CIty, KS.  Johnathon had many great experiences he will never forget at Tabor.  He enjoyed giving his testimony to the students of Tabor during chapel, being a homecoming candidate, and hosting Mr. Tabor with Sarah Wycoff.  Johnathon  developed some great friendships during his time at Tabor and now those friends have became some of his best.  His advice for Tabor students is something each one of us should listen to.  He encourages us to pursue excellence with everything you have.  The worst feeling is wondering if you could have done better or achieved more in life, so don’t let anything stop you from realizing your full potential.  Most importantly, don’t forget John 10:10!  God is the designer of your life and wants the best for you.  Pursue Him wholeheartedly and excellence will find you.


You are invited: International Business Class Trip to the Dominican Republic

November 7, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Map of the Dominican RepublicThe Introduction to International Business class, with Professor Schumacher, is taking several students to the Dominican Republic over Spring Break to visit businesses and learn about Dominican culture and history.

You are formally invited to join us in this international business experience.  

All business alumni are welcome.

Our plans include:

  • Visiting a variety of businesses
  • Interacting with local government
  • Exploring historical sites and museums
  • Participating in a service project
  • Experiencing local markets
  • Savoring Caribbean cuisine
  • And of course, spending a day at the beach
Total cost for alumni is $2,150.  Come and join us in the Carribean for 10 days next spring!
Dates: March 14-24, 2014
If you are interested or desire more information, email Professor Jesse Schumacher at