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FAPSC FOCUS E-Flash November 25, 2008
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New Member Cornor

FAPSC would like to welcome our newest members

School Members

The Academy of South Florida, Inc. -Miami

Regional Emergency and Medical Training Center, Inc.- Melbourne

Medvance Institute-Fort Lauderdale 

 Associate Members

Elliott Presley Consulting, LLC

Marketlinkx Direct, Inc.

FAPSC Professional Membership

FAPSC offers a 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
Alex Amor
Mayralisa Arbelo
Arthur Benjamin
Nancy Bradley
Peter Crocitto
Joe Hardiman
Walt Kirby
David Knobel
Al McCloy
Ernesto Perez
Randy Proto
Brian Quirk
Melissa Wade

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. 








Thanks to all of our members for your patience in allowing me amnesty from the weekly E-Flash.  This period allowed me time to get our new website launched and database organized.  Below is an explanation of how to access the members only portion of the website and the steps to the login process.  I would like to stress that this is new to all of us and appreciate your patience as we work through this together.

Who has access to the website?
Everybody!  Visit and take a look around.  Lots of new features have been added per your requests. Check out the school directory.  Any student or visitor to our website can search a FAPSC member school by clicking on the school member directory and selecting to search by school name, city, state, zip and county.   Associate members can be searched  not only by company name but also by their products and services. Enhancements to both of these searches are being made to include descriptions for each associate member  information and a list of programs offered by each campus.

Access to the FAPSC members only portion of the website has been granted to all school and associate member primary contacts.  Emails were sent out on (insert date) to those persons.  If you did not receive an email and you are the company's main point of contact please email or call the FAPSC office directly at (850) 577-3139 and ask to speak to me. 

Steps to login:
1. Go to and click on member login button at the top right of website.
2. User name is your first and last name. Use capital letters for the first letter in your name with no spaces. Usernames are case-sensitive. Example: JohnDoe
3. Password is the first letters of your first and last name and your unique member ID number(which was previously emailed to you). Passwords are case-sensitive. Example: JD123456
Once you have entered in the information you are brought to your member portal. In the member portal you will have the ability to update your information, renew your dues, visit the members only section, register for events, conference plus so much more.

FAPSC 2009 Scholarship Applications available

The FAPSC 2009 scholarship applications are now avaiable online and schools particpating in the scholarship program will be receiving  scholarship packets in the next couple of weeks. An application can be downloaded by visiting the scholarship page on our website. There are 75 FAPSC member schools offering over 613 scholarships available in more than 100 programs totaling over $1.8 million dollars!  

If you have questions regarding this scholarship program please contact the FAPSC office at (850) 577-3139 or email

Central Conference Registration Now Open!

FAPSC 2009 Central Conference, "Workshops & Flip Flops",  will be held at the Daytona Beach Resort and Convention Center January 29-30, 2009.  

More details about this event can be found by visiting the webpage.  

Conference sessions will focus on issues that Administrators and Faculty are constantly striving to understand.  The Administrator workshop will provide information that will encompass the needs of all staff members.  From admissions and financial aid to operations and student services, the educational tracks will provide necessary information to become better informed. 

The Faculty Workshop will concentrate on the teaching skills of instructors with sessions covering a wide range of topics. Your entire management team and faculty will benefit by attending the FAPSC central conference while earning their eight hours of continuing education credit.  Make your plans now to celebrate and learn with FAPSC!

Administrator conference information- January 29th.
Register here!

Faculty conference information- January 30th.
Register here!

2009 Sponsor Packages

If you want to gain maximum exposure with Florida's career college sector then check out what FAPSC is offering you in sponsor packages.
Their are over 14 sponsorship opportunities still available.  Don't wait much longer packages are sellling fast!

We Thank our First Sponsors!

Big Kahuna Sponsor

Beachcomber Sponsor

Thanks to both these companies for their
continued support!

FAPSC First Webinar Huge Success

On November 12, 2008 FAPSC hosted it's first webinar  "Preparing to Meet the NEW 90-10 Requirements".  Rick Thomas, partner, Salmon Sims Thomas Accountants & Consultants and Nancy Broff, corporate and finance counsel, Dickstein Shapiro LLP, discussed how institutions effectivley met the 90-10 requirement in today's legislative and regulatory environment. Attendance on the webinar was well over 80 participates making this FAPSC first a huge success.  FAPSC will now offer monthly webinars to members as a FREE service. 

If your company is interested in hosting a webinar please email or call the FAPSC office at (850) 577-3139.  

Other Industry News

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

FAPSC Board Member Arthur Benjamin Elected to CCA Board of Directors

CCA Competivite Workforce Report

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


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