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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

Dean Bartness, President

Linda Weldon, President Elect

Mark Gutmann, Past President

Joe Hardiman, Treasurer

Randy Proto, Secretary

Jorge Alfonso
Arthur Benjamin
Gil Bonwitt
Nancy Bradley
Richard Covington, Jr.
Peter Crocitto
Walt Kirby
William Polmear
Nancy Rodriguez
Mitch Talenfeld
Chris Tilley
Melissa Wade
Claire Walker

FAPSC Executive Staff

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

Nancy Hillger, Office Manager/Bookkeeper

Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges  

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


FAPSC 2012 Annual Conference “Closing Ceremonies”

2012 Conference Team
Corporate Sponsors

Gold Sponsor
Torch Sponsor
Champion Sponsor
Fanfare Sponsor
Hydration Station Sponsor
Cool Down Sponsor
Qualifier Sponsor

Medal Sponsors

Bisk Education
Blackboard ProEd
ECMC Solutions
ESM, A Xerox Company
Gragg Advertising
Homer Bonner
Langley Law Offices
MDT Direct
PRN Services, Inc.
Ritzert & Leyton, P.C.

A big THANK YOU to all of the participants in the 2012 FAPSC Olympic Conference Events. On July 25 – 27, FAPSC celebrated “Going the Distance for Students” at the Turnberry Isle Miami. Over 380 school administrators and 270 faculty members enjoyed discovering all of the critical strategies, techniques and skills needed to make their campus score a “perfect 10.” Some presentations are now available for download – check out the Administrator Presentations and Faculty Presentations websites for details. When attendees weren’t learning they were enjoying the networking opportunities in the “Olympic Village” Exhibit Hall filled to the rim with 76 friendly vendor booths.

A special thanks to the speakers who shared their expertise with our attendees, the conference volunteers who shared their time assisting with sessions and registration, the many sponsors who helped fund conference events and all of the attendees who truly “go the distance” for their students every day!

We hope to see everyone back in Aventura at the Turnberry Isle for the 2013 Annual Conference: July 24 – 26.

Want to see a few highlights from the “games?" Browse our event gallery online or view highlights from conference in our 3 minute closing ceremonies video that made its debut at the closing session.  

Going for the Gold

During the FAPSC 2012 Annual Conference 14 award winners were recognized for their achievements. This year the Annual Awards Program received a record breaking number of nominations (129 to be exact)!

To access a complete listing of the 2012 Award Winners on our website click here. Congratulations to all of the worthy award winners and a special thanks to everyone who participated in the program by submitting nominations.

US DOE Loan Counseling Tool

The Department of Education has released a new, interactive loan counseling tool to provide students with financial management basics, like information about their current loan debt and estimates for student loan debt levels after graduation. This Financial Awareness Counseling Tool provides students with five interactive tutorials covering topics ranging from managing a budget to avoiding default.


APSCU Updates
APSCU GR Update Newsletter July 13, 2012 (PDF)

Announcing the Job & Career Accelerator Building Block for Blackboard Learn

Thursday, August 23rd - 2pm ET

Join LearningExpress for an overview on how to fast-track your students’ careers! Colleges can now enhance their Blackboard Learn environment with LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator™ and give their students easy access to an award-winning, powerful career exploration and job search tool.

During this webinar, LearningExpress will demonstrate the exciting functionality of the Job & Career Accelerator, which integrates everything students need to conduct a successful job search and achieve professional success beyond the classroom. Interactive wizards guide students through each step of the process, from researching occupations that match their interests, to finding available jobs, preparing resumes, completing job applications, and organizing a successful job search.

Learn more at

If you are a FAPSC member school and have not already signed your campus on to this FREE member benefit what are you waiting for? We have already sent several invitations!   The Job & Career Accelerator™ and LearningExpress Library™ are cutting edge online web-based products that are easy to use and will help your career and student services team save time.  

To learn more download an information packet by clicking here.

FAPSC Online Training Center Announces Management Boot Camp

FAPSC and MaxKnowledge are proud to present a focused training program for your school managers! There is truly something for everyone – whether you are new to the sector, new to management, new to the State of Florida or entering into a more advanced level of school management these learning opportunities are for you!

  3 Specialized Programs to Select From:

New Manager (Cadet Training) – for managers new to their position and/or new to the private postsecondary education sector.
New to Florida Sector (Captain Training) – for managers new to the state of Florida.

Advance Training (Lieutenant General Training) – for experienced managers of Florida-operated schools with advanced level of training

   • Each program offers 12 hours of Continuing Education Credit. 
   • Each program is comprised of 3 Online Courses. 
   • A certificate of completion will be issued to those that successfully complete all training
     requirements in their program.

Find out how you can report for duty and enroll today!

Have You Visited our Member News Section Recently?

August 07, 2012

Career Portfolio Coursework Helps High School Student Secure Job After Graduation

Tamica Dickey is very happy she enrolled in high school through Smart Horizons Career Online Education. Not only was she able to earn her high school diploma and a credentialed career certificate utilizing SHCOE's convenient online program, but the Career Portfolio coursework included in her studies helped her secure a job right after graduation.

August 03, 2012

Congratulations to FAPSC Board member Joe Hardiman and the team at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts for 10 great years in Central Florida. Happy 10th Anniversary to the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts!!

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FAPSC Announcements

During kick off at FAPSC annual conference the membership holds elections. Please help us welcome our elected officers and board members. 

Linda Weldon, President Elect, Joe Hardiman, Treasurer and Randy Proto, Secretary        

Elected board seats: Jorge Alfonso, Aruthur Benjamin, Nancy Bradley, Peter F. Crocitto, Jr., Nancy Rodriguez, and                                Melissa Wade

Congratulations to all of you!

Congratulations to Partners for winning the BEST BOOTH contest 2 years in a row! Great job Anthony and your entire team! 



School Members

Christian International School of Healthcare Professions, Largo
Florida Career College - Kendall,  Miami
International School of Health, Beauty & Technology,  Lauderhill
Jones College- Arlington, Jacksonville
Jones College- West Campus, Jacksonville
More Tech Institute, Hialeah
Southern Technical College, Sanford

Associate Members
ATI Nursing Education, KS
Placement Verifiers, GA
EdInnovators, UT
EDUrent , FL

Congratulations to Partners for winning the BEST BOOTH contest 2 years in a row! Great job Anthony and your entire team! 


Got Announcements?

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

Upcoming Events

September 2012

18 FAPSC Board / Committee Meeting, TBA
19 The Commission for Independent Education, Orlando Lake Mary Marriott, Lake Mary, FL 

October 2012

25-26 The Florida Board of Massage Therapy, Hilton Naples, FL 

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

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