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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 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

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. 



 SB 606 Passes Unanimously in Committee

On Wednesday, March 04, 2009, the Senate Higher Education Committee unanimously passed SB 606 relating to the prepaid college program.  The bill travels next to the Senate Higher Education Appropriations Committee.  Sponsored by long time FAPSC Champion Sen. Steve Wise, the bill revises provisions relating to  the transfer of benefits received from the Florida Prepaid College Program to private and out-of-state colleges and universities and to career centers.  This provides students more choices when selecting a college/university.  The bill helps our sector by allowing educational institutions that are eligible to particpate in federal student financial aid programs tp participate in the prepaid plan. Currently only SACS and ACICS accredited institutions are eligible. Learn more

 FAPSC Member Survey

FAPSC is aksing all school and professional members to complete our online Member Survey.   We want to know how we are doing in meeting your needs. We know how valuable your time is so we made this short and sweet. Click here to get started.  You can remain anonymous or if you would like a chance to win a FREE Online class include your name, phone number and email address when you complete the survey.  Please remit the survey on or before April 3, 2009.

 Getting to Know: Dean Bartness, FAPSC Secretary

Dean Bartness, Vice Presdient of Regulatory Compliance, Florida Career College

Favorite book: Death of a Gown-Up by Diana West

Favorite movie: Tombstone

Favorite music or musician: James Hetfield- Metallica

Favorite quote:"He who gives up freedom for safety deserves neither."

Someone you admire in the school profession and why?  Kimberly J. McWaters, Universal Technical Institute's President/CEO- Her passion and dedication to the education industry.  She started as a receptionist in the admissions office at UTI in 1984 and worked her way to the CEO rank. 

 FAPSC and Facebook Unite

If you haven't heard the newest insurgency is being on Facebook... and FAPSC has a face!  This is a great opportunity to network with other professionals in our sector. Facebook can be a useful tool when keeping in touch is difficult because we're all so busy.  We encourage you to join and participate, without you the group will not work. The vision for the group is a place where we can leave messages and ask questions of our colleagues and friends.  If you already have a profile set up or desire to create one make sure you choose to participate in our group. Click here to sign up- Join the FAPSC group today!

Save the Date!


RFP Announcement -- Employ Florida Banner Centers March 9, 2009

Workforce Florida, Inc. is pleased to announce the release today of an RFP to designate or re-designate Employ Florida Banner Centers.  The RFP is now available to view and download at  It is our intent to broadly disseminate this RFP through Florida’s public and private postsecondary education and training institutions for consideration and competitive proposals.  We appreciate your assistance in forwarding this announcement to any contacts you believe may have interest in this RFP.

Workforce Florida, Inc. has been working with a team of industry advisors since last fall to “raise the bar” of this award-winning model for excellence in partnerships with education, as designated by the International Economic Development Council in October 2008.  This RFP includes those recommendations and refinements. 

The following organizations are eligible to submit proposals:
Florida private career and technical schools that have a current license issued by the Commission on Independent Education; or,
Florida state colleges or community colleges; or,
Florida public universities; or,
Florida private colleges and universities; or,
Florida industry associations or education foundations.  

To the extent possible, Workforce Florida, Inc. will adhere to the following timelines:

March 9, 2009: RFP posted

March 16, 2009: Interest Respondents submit letter of intent to submit a proposal to the RFP

March 23, 2009: Deadline for receipt of all questions (via email) regarding the RFP

April 10, 2009: Deadline for receipt of proposals

May 1, 2009: Projected date for awards

 Other Industry News

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

U.S. Guidance on Stimulus Education Funds for States
The U.S. Education Department on Saturday published additional guidance about how it plans to distribute more than $50 billion in the coming months to help states stem cuts to education programs. While the guidance offers significantly more detail than has been previously available -- noting, for instance, that in applying for money from the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund, states must assure that they will "establish and use pre-K-through-college and career data systems to track progress and foster continuous improvement" -- it still leaves many questions unanswered. Read More

ACICS Press Release: NLNAC Recognition

AIF Daily Legislative Update March 6, 2009

AIF Daily Legislative Update March 4, 2009


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