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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:

Admissions Administrator of the Year

Education Administrator of the Year

The Rickie Knobel Financial Aid
Administrator of the Year

The Gail Benjamin Student Services Administrator of the Year

Graduate of the Year - Degree Granting Institution

Graduate of the Year - Non-Degree Granting Institution

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

William Polmear, President

Wayne Slater, President Elect

Don Slayter, Immediate Past President

Dean Bartness, Secretary

Janis Schoonmaker, Treasurer

Jorge Alfonso
Mayralisa Arbelo
Arthur Benjamin
Nancy Bradley
Peter Crocitto
Joe Hardiman
Walt Kirby
Al McCloy
Ernesto Perez
Randy Proto
Brian Quirk
Melissa Wade
Claire Walker
Linda Weldon 

FAPSC Executive Staff

Kathy Mizereck, Executive Director
Wanda Taylor, Deputy Executive Director/Member Services
Katie Allan, Executive Assistant

Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges  

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



Associate Member "Hot" Links

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 "Workshops & Flip Flops"- Registration is Now Underway

Join FAPSC for another great conference in a truly spectacular location!  The conference will take place July 28-31, 2009 at the Fontainebleau in trendy Miami, Florida.  Only 3 miles from South Beach.  Don't forget to register by July 1st to receive the early bird discount!  Take a moment now to register online at!

Workshops & Flip Flops will prove to be one of the best educational and networking conferences to date.  Don't miss out!

Have you been improving your backswing and want to show it off?

There is no better place to do so than at The Jay Lambeth Memorial Golf Tournament being played on July 28, 2009 on the infamous Blue Monster, Doral, FL.

The Blue Monster, home of the World Golf Championships-CA Championship, has hosted prestigious PGA TOUR events for the past 45 years. In fact, virtually every great name in golf has had a moment of glorious personal triumph on this world-class track and FAPSC wants your name to be added to the list.  Golfers won't find a more challenging or spectacular golf course. The Blue Monster features long fairways, undulating greens, a deep Bermuda rough and a unique assortment of water hazards. The famous 18th hole, with its signature fountain, was ranked by GOLF Magazine as one of the Top 100 Golf Holes in the World.

When: July 28, 2009

Time: 9:00 a.m. (Shot Gun Start)

Where: The Doral Golf and Resort
4400 NW 87th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33178

Click Here for complete driving directions (PDF)

Cost: $175.00 per person or $675.00  per foursome (Includes: Green fees, cart fees, forecaddie fees, beverage cart, and awards luncheon.)

Online Registration form available. Click Here

Click Here to download a Blue Monster Score Card (PDF)

Click Here to download a Doral Golf Brochure (PDF)

U.S. Eyes For-Profit Colleges in New Round of Rule Making

Having just brought the curtain down on a series of negotiations over possible changes to federal rules governing higher education, the U.S. Education Department is starting a new round of deliberations -- and this time, the Obama administration is putting its stamp on the process by exploring several accountability issues related to for-profit higher education. In a notice published in the Federal Register Tuesday, the department said its officials expected one rule making panel to examine possible rules to carry out changes Congress made to the Higher Education Act last summer related to the eligibility of foreign medical and nursing schools to participate in U.S. financial aid programs. (Read More)

FAPSC Welcomes New Additions to the Board

Due to the departure of David Knobel, Education Training Corporation, and Alex Amor, Fast Train, two seats were left vacant on the FAPSC Board of Directors.  Those seats were filled by Claire Walker, Campus Director, Rasmussen College - Holiday campus and Linda Weldon, Director of Education with Ultimate Medical Academy.

Both of these ladies come to the board with lots of experience in the career education business and are proven leaders in the industry.  Please help us welcome these two dynamic individuals to the board.

FAPSC Extends the 2009 Scholarship Deadline

Even though FAPSC awarded 99 scholarships this year we still had over 500 scholarships that went un-awarded. Due to the overwhelming response from schools that participated in the 2009 program wanting to extend the deadline, FAPSC has agreed and the new deadine is June 30, 2009.   A press release has been sent.  If you would like to view the press release please click here.  Applications will be sent to all participating schools and are available to download off our website.

Sign up for the 2010 scholarship program is currently underway.  If your institution would like to participate, sign up information is available online. Packets were also mailed out to each campus director.   FAPSC again has partnered with Florida Trend's NEXT Magazine® to offer discounted advertising to those schools offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors and G.E.D. recipients.

Please visit our website to learn more about how you can participate.
Click here.

Getting to Know: Mayralisa Arbelo

Global Business and Education Consultant, President and Chief Consultant

Favorite book: The Lord of the Rings, The Book of Isaiah (Old Testment), 1984 by George Orwell

Favorite movie: Star Wars and the Matrix, Part 1

Favorite music or musician: Led Zepplin; Rage Against the Machine

Favorite quote: "No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."  Ronald Reagan

Someone you admire in the school profession and why?  Dr. Keiser and Maria Christina Reguiero because they each had a vision and stuck with it to make it happen.  I find that half of the battle in all things that we do is the commitment to see things through.  To keep your eye on the goal no matter what the circumstances.  To make the hard choices and the wise decisions necessary to mobilize and reach the goal.  You cannot sit at one side of one table and expect things to move forward - you have to sit at all tables to see it through.  I consider these folks mavericks in free market education.

Region Update

FAPSC Region V hosted their first Town Hall Meeting on May 28, 2009 at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Port Orange.

This was a great opportuntiy to network and meet with school leaders in your area.

Want to know how you can get more involved at the region level? Check out our regional structure web page.  It's complete with contact information on each of our regional chairs and a listing of counties for each region.  If you are interested in hosting a regional meeting at your campus, contact your regional chair or the FAPSC office.

FAPSC Calendar of Events

Visit our calendar on our website by using this link frequently as events are added daily.

June 2009

Jun 08 - Executive Committee Conference Call- 10:30AM - 11:30AM 

Jun 14 - 16, 2009 CCA - Career College Association Annual Convention & Exposition - Marriott Orlando World Center Resort

July 2009

Jul 27 -  Commission for Independent Education Meeting
Orlando Marriott, Lake Mary

Jul 28 - The Jay Lambeth Memorial Golf Tournament
Doral, FL (The Blue Monster)
Jul 29 -31-FAPSC 2009 Annual Conference/Expo
Fontainebleau, Miami Beach 


It's Not To Late to Sign up, Sponsor and Exhibit at Annual Conference

Conference sponsorships are vital to the success of our Annual Conference.  They allow FAPSC to keep registration costs low while still offering amazing education and networking opportunities. If you have not already signed up to sponsor or exhibit at this year's annual conference you may do so until June 30, 2009.

Download information by clicking on this link.

Please help us thank the following sponsors for their generosity and continued support of FAPSC.

Big Kahuna Sponsor



 Beachcomber Sponsor

Waverider Sponsor

Parasail Partners

American Medical Technologists

Campus Real Estate Solutions - NEW FAPSC MEMBER

Celsius Marketing Interactive

Gragg Advertising

Messer, Caparello & Self, P.A.

McGraw Hill - Career College Division 

Student Resource Services, LLC

The National Center for Competency Testing



Other Industry News

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

A Few Bad Apples: Diploma Mills and Fraudulent Academic Credentials

ABHES Commission meeting- April 2009

Dade Medical College Campus News and Notes- May 2009

Health Care Quality Could Suffer Without More Lab Techs


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

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