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FAPSC FOCUS E-Flash May 01, 2009
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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

Contact Katie Allan with any questions regarding FAPSC annual awards program at

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
Claire Walker 

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

Visit educational advisors new website


Legislative Wrap-Up

Today is supposed to mark the end of Florida's 2009 Legislative session. However, it's been extended due to budget issues.  Today does mark the end of FAPSC' 2009 Legislative session --with vicitories!

Due to great bill sponsors and lots of teamwork, we were able to successfully lobby for passage of three key bills – all of them are now on their way to the Governor!  We thank everyone who has worked with us this session, and think you will agree that your dues have been well spent when you review these bills.  We will continue to work hard to ensure Gov. Charlie Crist views them favorably.  And we hope you will encourage non-member schools in your area to join the cause.  Together we DID make a difference!

Click here to read more


Getting to Know: Walt Kirby,  Board Member

Vice President of Sales, Pearson Learning Solutions

Favorite book: Chesapeake, by James Michener

Favorite movie: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Favorite music or musician: Bluegrass, Dan Tyminsky

Favorite quote: "You don't learn anything the second time your're kicked by a mule."

Someone you admire in the school profession and why?  Dr. Arthur Keiser- He is an innovative thinker, risk taker, and willing to share what he knows with everyone.  

Mark your Calendars- Region IV Town Hall Meeting

FAPSC Region IV has scheduled its first town hall meeting for May 14, 2009 at Everest University- South Orlando Campus.  Schools located in counties in Region IV should plan to attend this meeting.   Those counties are Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, and Sumter.  Legislators, area chamber and workforce representatives have been invited to attend.

Stephen M.Urquhart, Vice President, Workforce Performance, Workforce Florida, Inc., will be guest speaker.  

This is a FREE event for members and non-members.

Meeting Agenda:
3:30-4:00 Networking
4:00-4:30 Speaker, Stephen M. Urquhart, Vice President, Workforce Performance
4:30-5:00 Networking

Please R.S.V.P to attend this event by clicking here

FAPSC Calendar of Events

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

May 2009

May 07-Thursday FAPSC Committee/Board Meeting
Orlando Marriott Lake Mary- 1:00PM - 5:00PM

May 08- Friday Commission for Independent Education Meeting
Orlando Marriott Lake Mary

May 14- Thursday Region IV Town Hall Meeting
Everest University - South Orlando Campus- 3:30PM - 5:00PM

May 28- Thursday Region V Town Hall Meeting
Palmer College of Chiropractic - 5:30PM - 7:00PM Register

June 2009

Jun 09- Tuesday Executive Committee Conference Call- 10:30AM - 11:30AM  
Jun 14 - 3 days 2009 CCA- Career College Association Annual Convention & Exposition- Marriott Orlando World Center Resort

July 2009

Jul 27- Monday Commission for Independent Education Meeting
Orlando Marriott Lake Mary
Jul 28 - 4 days FAPSC 2009 Annual Conference/Expo
Fontainbleau Miami Beach 

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Sponsorships Matter!

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 early registration has been extended until May 27th.

Download information by clicking on this link.

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

Big Kahuna Sponsor



 Beachcomber Sponsor

Waverider Sponsor

Parasail Partners

Gragg Advertising

McGraw Hill- Career College Division

Student Resource Services


FAPSC Awards Scholarships  

The FAPSC scholarship committee wrapped up the 2009 program by awarding 99 scholarships this year totaling over $430,000!  FAPSC would like to thank all member institutions that participated. 

If your institution would like to sign up for the 2010 scholarship program, information is now available online. Packets were also mailed out last week to each campus director.  

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

Other Industry News

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

ABHEs Commissioner Appointment and Officer Election Results - April 28, 2009

AIF Daily Legislative Brief from April 28, 2009 

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






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