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FAPSC Annual Awards

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

Click on the award of interest for detail information 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 Students 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

If you have questions about the awards please contact Katie Allan at (850) 577-3139 or via email 


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
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. 


FAPSC Day Huge Success

FAPSC hosted its annual FAPSC Day event at the Capitol on February 17, 2009.  Over 60 meetings were held with Legislators informing them about our sector and how you educate and prepare over 265,000 students each year for employment. Thirty-six FAPSC members particpated in this event  and made a huge impact and quite an impression on Legislators. The FAPSC PAC Board met with Governor Charlie Crist. Governor Crist had an opportunity to hear from school leaders regarding how we impact students' lives.  We give them hope for the future by providing a solid education, training and placing them in careers.

Session begins March 3rd and runs through May 12th.

Two First Timers’ Tallahassee Experience

Article contributed by: Jo Ann Moorman, Daytona College Campus Director and Kim Scott, Daytona College Academic Dean

On February 19, we were invited to testify before the House State and Community Colleges and Workforce Appropriations Committee. 

Let us set the scene for you.  We entered the room where chairs were in rows about four deep like a DMV waiting room.  The committee, composed of seven members including Chairman Will Weatherford, and their support staff sat behind a large conference table facing the gallery.

The room filled and the meeting began.  One by one, staff from various organizations spoke into the microphone at a podium and responded to questions and comments posed by the Representatives.  We had our turn to tell the members about our school and its contributions to the community.  Intimidating but very informative at the same time, we would encourage FAPSC members to set aside time to go to Tallahassee and support the FAPSC agenda.

Our own Kathy Mizereck represented us well with a presentation revealing the member schools’ diversity and contributions.  She outlined the vast number of people educated at our institutions and some of the high demand fields that they enter into.

We know that we do an exceptional job at preparing students for professional careers.  Let’s make a conscious effort to communicate that to our State Legislators.

Dues Reminder

Membership dues deadline is February 27, 2009!  If for some reason you have not recieved renewal information please contact Wanda Taylor at or call (850) 577-3139.

Adversiting Opportunities for Associate Members

FAPSC is always working and thinking about ways to improve our relationship, and help you get your goods and services in front of our membership.

New for 2009, we are happy to offer you 3 additional ways to use your membership in FAPSC to build your business:

Webinars – FAPSC will conduct one webinar per month.  The cost to you is $500, and the webinar is free to members. 
You choose the date, time and topic -- FAPSC and MaxKnowledge do all the marketing and promotion.  Our “test” webinar,  conducted by Rick Thomas and Nancy Broff, was VERY successful. 
E-mail  for more info on this exclusive opportunity.

Web Site Ads – We are offering one-month advertisements on our web site for $750 per month.  Your ad will be on the home page, and will stay posted for the entire month.  E-mail for the details on
using our web site to advertise your company.

E-Flash Ads – We are also offering one-month advertisements in our weekly E-Flash for $500 per month.  Your ad will be included in each issue sent during your month.  E-mail to take advantage of this great vehicle.

Workshops & Flip Flops Part Deux

The Fontainbleau Miami Beach will serve as hosts to FAPSC annual conference, "Workshops & Flip Flops"  July 28-31, 2009.  FAPSC expects attendance to reach an all time high. Don't delay! Reserve your hotel room today by clicking here

Plan to exhibit and showcase your products and services to career educators?  A great way to do so is by sponsoring and or exhibiting at conference.  Read more.

Registration to attend this event will be available soon. Please keep checking our website for conference updates.

Is your name on the list?

Why not?

Big Kahuna Sponsor




 Beachcomber Sponsor

Waverider Sponsor

Parasail Partners
McGraw Hill- Career College Division

Learn more about how you can become a sponsor by clicking here.

Share your Ideas

FAPSC is always looking to secure extraordinary presenters with out of the ordinary topics.  If you or someone you know would like to present, please let us know.  Download a copy of FAPSC presentation, topics, ideas and presenter form.  Fill in the form with your own idea or your recommended colleague.

You are the eyes and ears of the industry.  FAPSC is a place for you to share your expertise.  

Please remit the completed form to or via fax (850) 577-3133.  

Scholarship Application Deadline Extended!

FAPSC has extended the deadline for students to submit their scholarship applications to March 20th.   If you need additional applications, postcards, etc. please contact Wanda Taylor via email at or (850) 577-3139.

Other Industry News

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

Bush father, son celebrate reading Friday night

Susan F. Schulz & Associates, Inc. Newsletter for Florida Career Schools and College Dicison Makers

Ed Map: Understanding Millennials and Neo Millennials Webinar Series

ABHES Call for Comment on Proposed Revisions to Programmatic Accreditation Standards, Proposed Revisions to Diagnostic Medical Sonography Standards, and New Program-Specific Standards for Dental Assisting

State & Community Colleges & Workforce Apprpriations Committee Marterials, February 19, 2009

Full Sail University Announces Groundbreaking of New On-Campus Landmark Project

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


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