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FAPSC Annual Awards

Recognize someone for their hard work and dedication to our sector.  Nominate a colleague today!

Click on the award of interest for details and to download a nomination form:

Administrator of the Year

Faculty Member of the Year

Graduate of the Year

College/School of the Year

Contact Katie Allan with any questions regarding the FAPSC annual awards program at

FAPSC Professional Membership

FAPSC offers an individual Professional Membership that is open to all employees of a FAPSC school or associate member.  This membership was designed to help keep your entire staff in direct communication with FAPSC.  Download an application today!

FAPSC Board of Directors

Wayne Slater, President

Janis Schoonmaker, President Elect

William Polmear, Immediate Past President

Arthur Benjamin, Secretary

Dean Bartness, Treasurer

Jorge Alfonso
Nancy Bradley
Peter Crocitto
Joe Hardiman
Audrey Kaplan
Walt Kirby
Ernesto Perez
Randy Proto
Don Slayter
Mitch Talenfeld
Melissa Wade
Claire Walker
Linda Weldon 

FAPSC Executive Staff

Kathy Mizereck, Executive Director
Wanda Minick, Deputy Executive Director/Member Services
Katie Allan, Administrative Director of Continuing Education 

Debbie Odom, Office Manager/Staff Accountant

Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges  

FAPSC provides leadership, support and advocacy for quality career education. 






FAPSC Mission Possible- Renew in 2011

Can you believe another year has almost come and gone?  Time flies when you are having fun, as the old saying goes.  I am not sure we can all categorize this year as fun. With all the negative attacks on our sector in Florida as well as Washington, DC  we need each other now more than ever!

That is why this year's dues renewal process "FAPSC Mission: Possible Leadership: Support : Advocacy for quality career education " is extremely important to all of us.

Please consider renewing your membership with FAPSC.  We NEED EVERYONE to help us combat those trying to destroy our industry.

Renewing your membership can be done in 4 easy steps. To renew your school or company's membership you must be the designated primary contact. If you are unsure please contact Wanda Minick at or call (850) 577-3133.

Step 1: Log into our website (Unless you have logged in before and changed it your username is your first and last name with no spaces.  The first letter in each name is in capital letters. Ex. WandaMinick (W and M are caps- no spaces between the names).  Password is “FAPSC” in all capital letters.

Step 2: Once you log in you will be in your member portal. As the primary contact you will have a "view organization" link.  Click the green "view organization" link  to view your school/company's member portal.  Click the green "Renew" link to renew membership.

Step 3: This is where you will renew your membership!  The page header is "School Membership Application." Please review and make sure that all the information we have on file is correct.  If not, please make changes where necessary. Most of the information on this page will be displayed in our member directory so it is very important that you are listed correctly. Once information is completed and verified scroll down. 

If you are renewing a school membership you will need to select your campus' gross revenue range to be assessed the appropriate membership dues.

Associate members renewing will automatically be assessed a $500 dues renewal fee. Next, you will select your response to consider making a contribution to FAPSC PAC. Then click the renew button.

Step 4:  Payment Page!  You should see your renewal amount plus the amount if you chose to contribute to FAPSC PAC. You can either pay now by credit card or click “bill me."  If you choose the “bill me” option you will be brought back to the organization portal, scroll down the page and view "invoices & receipts" box and click on the printer icon to display invoice for printing.  Please remit payment to FAPSC office at 150 South Monroe Street, Suite 303, Tallahassee, FL 32301and be sure to include the invoice number on your check.

Deadline to renew dues is February 28, 2011.

If you need assistance with renewal, please contact Wanda Minick at (850) 577-3139 or via email


Nursing Workshop Scheduled: Building and Managing a Successful Nursing Program

The FAPSC Continuting Education and Nursing Committee will host its first nursing workshop on Monday, January 24th at the Crowne Plaza in West Plam Beach, Fl.  CEU's will be awarded that satisfy both the Board of Nursing and CIE requirements!

This workshop is for schools currently operating or thinking of starting a nursing program at their school. 

Here is what you will learn from attending.

  - Dr. Patricia Seabrooks, Director of Education for the Florida Board of Nursing, will review reporting requirements, application forms, and the “program compare” portal.
 - Pearson Vue experts will discuss how to align curriculum and instruction with the NCLEX.
 - Pam Corrigan, Consultant, will facilitate a self-assessment of your program.
 - Kathy Mizereck, FAPSC Executive Director, will review the current statutes on nursing education programs.

Registration Fee: School Personnel $25.00 per person. Breakfast and lunch are included in your registration fee.  Click here to register!

If you provide product  and services that could benefit schools operating nursing programs and would like to attend please click here to register.

Date: Monday, January 24, 2010

Time9:30 a.m. -  3:30 p.m.

Location: Crowne Plaza West Palm Beach Hotel
1601 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

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Three (3) CEUs for the Board of Nursing requirement will be awarded.

Four (4) CEUs for the Commission for Independent Education requirement will be awarded.

What Organizations Really Need: Solutions!

FAPSC Associate member Global Strategic Management Solutions will host a FREE webinar on December 7th at 2:00 PM (EST) on creating a strategy-supportive corporate culture and exerting the internal leadership needed to drive the implementation of strategic initiatives forward and achieve higher levels of operating excellence.

Participants of our webinar will take away valuable insight to the following:
•    Discussion on why creating a healthy culture matters
•    Discover what type of culture will grow your organization
•    Learn how a company’s culture can promote better strategy execution
•    The culture link to performance:  Are there aspects of organizational culture that have a greater impact on financial performance based on the volatility of the environment?

Register today and learn why other CEOs have chosen us to provide them with solutions to transforming their organizational culture and their bottom-line.

This is a FREE WebinarPlease use this link to register.  Registration is simple. Click link above and log in with your username and password. If  you do not already have a username and password through FAPSC Online traning center you will need to create one.  Once logged in you will be registered for this FREE Webinar! Once registered you will have the ability to download this appointment in Outlook and you will also receive a confirmation email.

Please contact Katie Allan at (850) 577-3139 or if you have any questions.

FAPSC 2010 Spotlight on Award Winner

Each year FAPSC opens nominations to the general membership to honor colleagues in the career college sector.  These awards are announced at our annual conference.  This year our conference was held in Hollywood, Florida on July 13-16, 2010.  Since some of you did not get a chance to attend this event we will highlight an award winner each month in our e-Flash. This month we will highlight our Education Administrator of the Year, Jerry Kaber, University of Phoenix, Plantation

Jerry Kaber has been described by his peers at the University of Phoenix as going beyond the boundaries of academia to develop a sense of community and showcase faculty talents and curriculum. He assesses the needs of students and develops targeted workshops to aid their specific deficiencies when necessary.  Jerry directs his faculty to follow a step-by-step approach in developing the student skill sets necessary for real-world success. He is involved from the new student orientation process to the graduation process capturing the essence of the students' educational journey and launching them from the classroom to a successful future. 

Congratulations, Jerry!


FAPSC Admissions Traning Workshop Schedules in Tallahassee

FAPSC will host its 2nd Admissions Compliance Traning Workshop in Tallahassee at the ITT Technical Institute campus on December 16, 2010 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Registration is FREE! This workshop will not only award 4 CEU's but will provide insight, explanation, and answers to all of your questions regarding best admission practices and CIE advertising rules.

Presenter Mitch Talenfeld is the CEO of MDT Direct, and MDT Tracking, Inc. He has been involved in advertising, and marketing for almost 30 years. Known for his ability to plan and execute complex marketing programs, he is widely recognized in the business community through his involvement and leadership in the Direct Marketing Industry.  Mitch will navigate you through the processes in making sure your school is meeting CIE advertisting rules and regulations.

Click here to register!

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Milady and FAPSC Host Cosmetology Workshop

Milday and FASPC will host a cometology workshop designed for faculty and staff at cosmetology schools licensed by The Commission for Independent Education.

Registration Fees: FAPSC Members: $75 per person/ Non-Members: $100 per person

Click here to register!

Date: Monday, February 21, 2010

Time: 9:30 - 5:00 PM

Location: The Westin Lake Mary, North Orlando
2974 International Parkway
Lake Mary, FL 32746

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FAPSC has scheduled its 2011 Central Florida Conference at the Westin Lake Mary, Orlando North. Administrator day is Thursday, February 24 and faculty day is Friday, February 25th.

Additional information regarding this event will be available soon.  Please check our website frequently for updates.

Don't wait for the checkered flag to fly! Sprint on over and make your hotel accommodations TODAY! Use this link to get started or you may call 1-800-WESTIN1 or 1-800-937-8461. Be certain to mention the FAPSC 2011 Central Florida Conference to receive the special room rate.

FAPSC conference attendees will receive our special $119+/ per night room rate. Subject to availability.



Call for Presentations

Do you have an idea for a breakout session for the FAPSC Central Conference? Let us know!  Click here to download our session proposal form to be included in upcoming educational events.

PLEASE NOTE:  This form is for school practitioner use ONLY.  If you are a product or service provider, please see the Sponsorship Information for details on how you may participate in an educational breakout session.

All proposals for the February 2011 Central Conference are due no later than December 1, 2010

Thank you for your interest in FAPSC Continuing Education Programs! If you have any questions email

FAPSC Online Training Update

Need CEU's but can't leave the office? Read all about featured courses by accessing our monthly spotlight. Click here to read more.

Have You Visited our Member News Section Recently?

If you answered no than you may want to click here to read about the wonderful things happening at other FAPSC member institutions and companies. 

Should you have exciting things happening at your school or business please share them with us. We love posting our student success stories, legislative visits, graduation celebrations, award winners, new products and services, etc. 

Check out our latest posts:

Smart Horizons Career Online Education Receives Recommentation from AdvancED/SACS for Accreditation as the First Online School DIstrict in the United States
Education history has been made in Pensacola, Florida today (November 18th), as Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE) was recommended for district SACS accreditation as the first ONLINE school district in the United States. This is HUGE! (Read More)


Dade Medical College "Went Pink" this past October to commemorate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. They  donated 300 mammography screenings to the area's needy, turned our website pink, ran a billboard campaign in Miami-Dade and Broward County, hosted free health fairs and raised nearly $2000.00 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation Miami / Fort Lauderdale Affiliate. We hope you will "Go Pink" with us in 2011! (Read More)

If you would like to be featured here just send an email to to get noticed.

Charitable Giving and the For-Profit Revolution

Article Contributed by Scott Nelowet

The government has stated clearly that their aim is the complete correction of the for-profit school business as we know it.  The new rules and the eventual roll out of Gainful Employment will impact for-profit schools like a fabled comet to the dinosaurs.   Some will adapt to the new world, but many will go extinct.  As much as many of us may hate trite clichés, the accuracy of the statement is unalterable.  Your system will either radically change direction or you will be a bag of bones and a memory. Read more.

FAPSC Annoucements

ABHES welcomes Christy Baily-Byers to their family. Christy will fill a new position, Distance Education Specialist, created in response to the growing number of programs being offered by distance delivery. (Read more)


The FAPSC office will be closed Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 in observance of Thanksgiving. The FAPSC Staff wishes each and every one of you a Happy Thanksgiving and hope you enjoy this time with your family and friends. 




If you would like to share an annoucement, please contact Wanda Minick via email at

Upcoming Events

December 2010

Dec 01- The Florida Boad of Nursing, Hyatt Regency, Miami, FL 

Dec 02 - ACCSC - Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges Workshop,  The Westin Arlington Gateway, Arlington, VA

Dec 07- Free Webinar- What Organizations Really Need: Solutions!

Dec 08 - APSCU Symposium 2010: Higher Education Today and Tomorrow, The Fairmont, Washington, DC

Dec 13 - ACCSC - Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges Workshop, ACCSC office, Arlington, VA

Please check our events calendar frequently as events are added daily.

Other Industry News

Posted are "links" to news relating to our sector that may be of interest to you.

State’s ‘hottest jobs’ get boost from scholarship program announced by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges

Workforce Watch #92   VOLUME 1 ISSUE 92 

P.S. Check the website frequently for the latest information.


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