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FAPSC 2010 Sponsors

 Alpha Sponsor

Delta Sponsor


Epsilon Sponsor

Sigma Sponsor


Would you like to be featured here? Click here to view sponsorship packages!

Must See Links!


FAPSC Annual Awards

Recognize someone for their hard work 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 the FAPSC annual awards program at

FAPSC Professional Membership

FAPSC offers an individual 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

Wayne Slater, President

Janis Schoonmaker, President Elect

William Polmear, Immediate Past President

Arthur Benjamin, Secretary

Dean Bartness, Treasurer

Jorge Alfonso
Nancy Bradley
Peter Crocitto
Joe Hardiman
Walt Kirby
Al McCloy
Ernesto Perez
Randy Proto
Brian Quirk
Mitch Talenfeld
Don Slayter
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. 




Sweet on FAPSC

Yes, it's that time of the year..again!  Where you show those that you  love some support.  We know all of you love being FAPSC members. 

School and Associate members can now renew their membership online in 5 easy steps.  Access to renew your school or business membership is granted to your school director or company designated contact. If you are not sure who that person is please contact Wanda Taylor (850) 577-3139 or

1. Login!  Visit our website and login. Each primary contact has a username and password.  Unless you have logged in before and changed it your username is your first and last name with no spaces.  The first letter in each name is in capital letters. Ex. WandaTaylor (W and T are caps- no spaces between the names).  Password is FAPSC in all capital letters.

2. Once you have logged in you will be in your member portal.  Here you will be able to update your individual information as well as change your school/ company information. To change your school / company information click on the green link that reads “view organization”.  Click that link!!!!

3. Once you have clicked view organization link it will display your school / company’s contact information that we have on file. You will also see a green “renew” link beside the member dates. Click on that link to renew!

4. Next, you will be brought to a page that is labeled School or Associate Membership Application.  Please make sure that we have the correct address, contact numbers, and website information, etc. on file.  If something is blank please populate that field with the correct information.  Most of the information on this page will be diplayed in our member directories so it is very important that you are listed correctly. Once information is completed and verified scroll down.  Schools will need to select their campuses gross revenue range to be assessed the appropirate membership dues, elect to make a contribution to FAPSC PAC then click the renew button.  Associate members will automatically be assessed their $500 membership dues once you click the renew button.

5. Payment Page!  You should see your renewal amount plus the amount if you choose to contribute to FAPSC PAC. You can either pay now by credit card or click bill me and an invoice will then be displayed for printing.  Please remit payment to FAPSC office at 150 South Monroe Street, Suite 303, Tallahassee, FL 32301.

If you experience any issues during this process, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly at (850) 577-3139 or via email


Mark your Calendars! 

FAPSC Central Conference February 25-26, 2010

There is still time to $ave money! FAPSC has extended its EARLY Registration deadline to February 8th! 

Hear from your colleagues regarding compliance issues, overcoming admissions road blocks, curriculum enhancements, workforce boards and you, financial aid updates, new teaching techniques, and much, much more!  Session details coming to the website soon, so be certain to check back. 

Don’t forget! Book your rooms at the Westin Lake Mary North Orlando by February 8th to receive the FAPSC special reservation rate.     

Use this link to begin the registration process and to find out how to book your hotel room.

2010 Sponsorships now available

Associate members, it’s time to see what benefits FAPSC can bring to your business in 2010!  This year we are celebrating our “Fraternity of Learners” through our Continuing Education Conference series. 

Sponsorship registration is now available on the FAPSC website.  Start your new year off right by participating in the FAPSC Central Conference in Lake Mary. 

Make your decision today to become part of the elite group of the 2010 Pledge Class. 

OPPAGA Studies Released

OPPAGA has released two studies today related to FAPSC member schools.   Click on the link to view the studies.

OPPAGA report on the Board of Nursing’s implementation of Ch. 2009-168, Laws of Florida.

Report Summary:

To address the nursing shortage in Florida, the 2009 Legislature modified how nursing education programs are administered by the Board of Nursing. The board has taken several actions to implement the required changes and has received more than double the number of applications for new nursing programs from the previous year. There are six issues associated with the board’s implementation of the revised law. The Legislature should consider clarifying language in the revised law to address these issues.

OPPAGA report on the Public and Private Career Education Programs.

Report Summary:

In 2007-08, public and private institutions offered 669 different career education programs, serving over 385,000 students.  Few of these programs (9%) were offered by both public and private institutions, although the two sectors offered training targeted at many of the same occupations.  Public and private institutions had  significant differences in the areas of the state they served, program admission and completion requirements, program and student costs, financial aid availability, and student outcomes.

Pearson Learning Solutions Offering FAPSC Member Discount

Looking for innovative learning options to reach your students? Pearson Learning Solutions is now offering Online and Hybrid Courses in Business, Criminal Justice, General Education, Medical Assistant, Medical Insurance Billing and Coding, and Paralegal/ Legal Assistant. If you are currently offering or were looking to expand your curriculum in the following fields than CourseConnect™ just might be worth a look.

For detailed information about CourseConnect™ please download the Person Learning Solutions CourseConnect™complete Online Education Connection packet by clicking here.  To download specific course information click on the course title below.

Criminal Justice
General Education
Medical Assistant
Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Pearson Learning Solutions is offering FAPSC school members a 10% discount off their normal price per course.  (Discount does not apply to books.  Schools can not combine this offer with any other discounts they may already receive with Person Learning Solutions.)

Career School commits $3.7 million in scholarship to train 398 Haitian immigrants who have been granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) 

Florida Educational Institute today announced that it will commit $3.7 million to assist the Haitian relief effort. The funds will take the form of scholarships to provide critical career training for 398 Haitian immigrants in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach, who have been granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) by President Barack Obama. Read more

Full Sail Announces 6 Consecutive Years of 100+ Grads Working on GRAMMY Projects

Full Sail would like to congratulate the 100 graduates who were involved in the production of 76 individual artist projects nominated for GRAMMY awards this year. This marks the sixth consecutive year that 100 or more Full Sail graduates worked on GRAMMY-nominated projects. Read more

SFA Audit Seminars Announces 2010 Schedule

February 4, 2010 - SFA Audit Seminars, a division of Deemer Dana & Froehle LLP announced its 2010  seminar schedule. Read more

Florida Administrative Weekly & Florida Administrative Code

The Board of Massage Therapy has made some changes to the requirements for Board approved massage schools.  See the rule title and link below.

64B7-32.003       Minimum Requirements for Board of Massage Therapy Approval  Read more

FAPSC 2011 Scholarship Participation Forms Now Ready!

FAPSC is excitied to annouce that member schools can now sign up to participation in the 2011 H.S. and G.E.D. scholarship and NEXT Magazine ad campaign. Read more.


February e-Courses Now Posted!

Each month FAPSC Online Training Center posts a featured eCourse and Free Tutorial. 

NEW FREE Course Sponsored by  McGraw-Hill Learning Solutions

Developing a Successful Online Program

Enroll in Developing a Successful Online Program, a free course that describes the phases of launching an online program, and strategies for successful implementation. The course provides 4-hours of continuing education credit, and includes downloadable forms for developing a business plan and budget. Enroll for free.

Feburary Featured Course

Setting Up an Effective Placement Department
Want a placement department that helps increase enrollment and enhance retention? This facilitated online course provides 4 hours of continuing education credit, and provides techniques and strategies to develop an effective placement department for your career school. More >>>

H1N1 Update

This is the 24th edition of a weekly summary of critical updates and activities the Florida Department of Health disseminates this document to provide the most up to date information on H1N1 to our partners. Read more.

Upcoming Events

Department of Health Board of Pharmacy Meeting
The Department of Health Board of Pharmacy will meet February 09-10 2010. Read more.

Register to attend ABHES 7th Annual Conference
ABHES 7th Annual National Conference on Allied Health Education is scheduled for February 10-12, 2010 at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.  Read more. 

FAPSC Day has been scheduled
FAPSC will hosts it's annual FAPSC day event at Florida's Capitol February 15-16, 2010.  Read more.

FAPSC Central Florida Conference - Save the Date
FAPSC has scheduled its Central Florida Conference February 25-26, 2009 at the Westin Lake Mary, North Orlando. Read more. 

 Other Industry News

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

ACICS 2009 Annual Report- February 4, 2009

Dade Medical College Campus News- January / February 2010

It's Up to the Department Now- Inside Higer Ed, February 1, 2010

Federal Plan Would Harm Students- The, January 28, 2010


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