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FAPSC FOCUS E-Flash May 22, 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
Mayralisa Arbelo
Arthur Benjamin
Nancy Bradley
Peter Crocitto
Joe Hardiman
Walt Kirby
Al McCloy
Ernesto Perez
Randy Proto
Brian Quirk
Melissa Wade
Claire Walker
Linda Weldon 

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. 



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Member To Do List:

1. Welcome new members to the organization.
2. Mark your calendars for FAPSC 2009 Annual Conference July 29-31, 2009 at the Fontainebleau, Miami Beach.
3. Associate members reserve your sponsorships and secure booth space before May 27th to get the early registration discount.
4. Remember to nominate your colleagues for a FAPSC award.
5. Register to attend Region IV Town Hall Meeting on May 28, 2009.
6. Sign up to participate in FAPSC 2010 scholarship program. Deadline May 29th.
7. Don't forget to send thank you notes to our legislative champions.

The FAPSC board of directors met on May 7th in Lake Mary and approved the following new members:

New School Members:
City College - Fort Lauderdale
Florida Career College - Jacksonville
Kaplan University - Fort Lauderdale
Taylor College - Bellview

New Associate Members:
Campus Real Estate
Cash Flow Solutions
Jones and Bartlett Publishers
Top School, Inc.

Professional Members:
Ray Jordan Hays - Virginia College, Pensacola Campus

Please welcome these new members to FAPSC.  Contact information for these schools and associate members can be viewed in the member directory.


FAPSC Extends the 2009 Scholarship Deadline

Even though FAPSC awarded 99 scholarships this year we still had over 500 scholarships that went un-awarded. Due to the overwhelming response from schools that participated in the 2009 program wanting to extend the deadline, FAPSC has agreed and the new deadine date is June 30, 2009.   A press release has been sent.  If you would like to view the press release please click here.  Applications will be sent to all participating schools and available to download off our website.

Sign up for the 2010 scholarship program is currently underway.  If your institution would like to participate, sign up information is available online. Packets were also mailed out to each campus director.   FAPSC again has partnered with Florida Trend's NEXT Magazine® to offer discounted advertising to those schools offering scholarship to graduating high school seniors and G.E.D. recipients.

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

Everest University-Tampa Unveils $2 Million Expansion

TAMPA — Students at Everest University-Tampa – one of Florida’s leading career colleges with 14 campuses across the state – will benefit from a new, $2 million 30,000 square-feet campus expansion that includes a new trades program for electrical and heating/air-conditioning repair training and a massage therapy clinic.

A dedication and Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting for the facility was held today at the new East Building of Everest University-Tampa at 3251 W. Hillsborough Ave. (Read More

Click here to view photos from this event.

Getting to Know: Brian Quirk

Campus Director, Florida Career College, Jacksonville Campus

Favorite book: Get Better or Get Beaten, by Jack Welch

Favorite movie: The Godfather series

Favorite music or musician: Jimmy Buffet

Favorite quote: "The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence."  Vince Lombardi

Someone you admire in the school profession and why?  Ron Hendrickson, Retired District Manager, ITT.  Ron could break down the largest of problems into bite sized pieces, always painting the picture of success before the task was undertaken.

Region Update

FAPSC Region IV hosted their first Town Hall Meeting on May 14, 2009.  Click here to read more.

Region V is hosting it's first Town Hall Meeting on May 28, 2009 at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Port Orange. Click here to register for this event.

Curious about which region you are in?  Click here to visit our region map.

Want to know how you can get more involved at the region level? Check out our regional structure web page.  It's complete with contact information on each of our regional chairs and a listing of counties for each region.  If you are interested in hosting a regional meeting at your campus, contact your regional chair or the FAPSC office.

FAPSC Calendar of Events

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

May 2009

May 25 - The FAPSC office will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

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

June 2009

Jun 09 - Executive Committee Conference Call- 10:30AM - 11:30AM 

Jun 14 - 16, 2009 CCA- Career College Association Annual Convention & Exposition- Marriott Orlando World Center Resort

July 2009

Jul 27 -  Commission for Independent Education Meeting
Orlando Marriott, Lake Mary

Jul 28 - The Jay Lambeth Memorial Golf Tournament
Doral, FL (The Blue Monster)
Jul 29 -31-FAPSC 2009 Annual Conference/Expo
Fontainbleau, Miami Beach 


Reserve Early and Reap the Benefits

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 generosity and continued support of FAPSC.

Big Kahuna Sponsor



 Beachcomber Sponsor

Waverider Sponsor

Parasail Partners

American Medical Technologists

Campus Real Estate Solutions - NEW FAPSC MEMBER

Gragg Advertising

McGraw Hill- Career College Division 

The National Center for Competency Testing

Student Resource Services, LLC


Other Industry News

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

The House of Representatives 2009 End of Session Summary


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