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FAPSC 2010 Sponsors

 Alpha Sponsor

Delta Sponsor


Epsilon Sponsor

Theta Sponsor

Zeta Sponsor

 Sigma Sponsor

 Phi Sponsor


Omega Sponsors

Gragg Advertising

MDT Direct


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
Audrey Kaplan
Walt Kirby
Al McCloy
Ernesto Perez
Randy Proto
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. 




Gainful Employemnt Controversy Continues

The US Department of Education continues to push draft regulations that establish debt to income ratios, and DENY access to federal financial aid to students at institutions that do not meet the requirements.  The regulations are an attempt to define “gainful employment,” but have extremely negative consequences for our students, our programs, and our state’s economy and workforce.  

Use this LINK to download directions on how to communicate this issue to our two U.S. Senators, and our U.S. Representatives.


More FAPSC - PAC Recognition

In last month's e-Flash we recognized schools that joined the FAPSC PAC.  We have a few more we would like to add to that list.

Both of Devry University's Tampa campuses

Let's Keep Moving Forward

FAPSC can't move forward until you tell us what you want!!!  Please take a moment and complete our member survey.

To get started click here!

Look who's coming to FAPSC!

♦ denotes sponsors

American Student Assistance
American Student Financial Group
Becker Media♦
Bedford, Freeman & Worth
Campus Management Corp.♦
Campus Real Estate Solutions
Celisus Marketing I Interactive
Cengage Learning♦
Champion College Services Inc.
CONTACT Direct Marketing
Deemer Dana & Froehle LLP
EMB Medical Services
FA Experts, Inc.
Florida Department of Education
Gragg Advertising♦
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Lead Advantage
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
McClintock & Associates
McGraw - Hill Career College Division♦
MDT Direct♦
National Center for Competency Testing
Paradigm Publishing
Salmon Sims Thomas
Southwest Direct
Susan F. Schulz & Associates, Inc./ Schools for Sales International, Inc
Target Direct Marketing
TFC Tuition Financing
TopSchool, Inc.
USA Funds
VERGO Marketing
Virco, Inc.
World Web Partners
as of April 29, 2010

If you are interested in showcasing your newest products and services then make plans to attend FAPSC 2010 Annual Conference July 13-16th.

In attendance will be Florida's career school owners, directors and faculty members. This year's event will be held at The Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa, Hollywood, FL. 

Exhibit hall space is limited. Register early and secure your space today!!! Click here to get started.  There are still some great sponsoring opportunities available. Click here to view packages.

If you have any questions regarding exhibiting at this year's conference don't hesitate to call the FAPSC office at (850) 577-3133 or email

FAPSC 2011 High School and G.E.D Scholarship Program


How would you like to give a deserving high school senior and/or G.E.D. recipient the gift of education? Participate in our 2011 scholarship program.  Each year FAPSC calls upon member institutions and seeks scholarships to be awarded to qualifiying students. The scholarship must be in the increments of $1,000, $5,000 or full tuition.  Use this link to download more information regarding this program.

If you choose to participate in the scholarship program then you are eligible to purchase ad space in Florida Trend's Next Magazine August publication at discounted rates. Click here to get started



Should you have questions about this program, contact Wanda Taylor at (850) 577-3139 or


Getting to Know Audrey Kaplan

Favorite book: Eat, Pray, Love.  Because she is brave enough to find out who she is and what she really wants.

Favorite movie: James Bond, any movie will stop my channel surfing.

Favorite music or musician:  I like all types of music, but can never remember who sings what!

Favorite quote: Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't. Eleanor Roosevelt

Someone you admire in the school profession and why?  Pedro DeGuzman, my boss.  I think he lives by my favorite quote.

Here is a brief bio on Ms. Kaplan

Audrey Kaplan grew up in South Florida the oldest of three children.  She graduated from American University in 1993, with a Bachelor of Arts from the School of International Service, focusing on studies in Western Europe and International Politics.  Audrey went on to graduate from Nova Southeastern Law School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 1997, and has been a practicing attorney for over 12 years in South Florida. 

Audrey worked for various corporations and law firms until she found her real passion working in proprietary education.  Her areas of expertise include: regulatory affairs, accreditation and compliance.  She is currently the Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at Florida Career College.

Audrey is married to Stuart Brisgel and they have one daughter, Margeaux.  In the little spare time Audrey has, she enjoys cooking, reading historical fiction and spy novels and spending time with her family and friends.  Though it is hard to get away she loves to travel and her favorite places to visit are: Chicago, IL; Portland, OR; France; and Italy. 

FAPSC Online Traning Center Receives Facelift

If you have not visited FAPSC Online Traning Center in a while then you've been missing out. Log in and check it out Lots of new courses have been added to help you earn your 8 CEU's.

Awards Nominiation Deadline - EXTENDED!

The awards nomination deadline has been extended until Wednesday, June 2nd.  This is a prime opportunity to show your appreciation to those that make your campus an excellent place to be!  The categories for the awards program are listed below:

Administrator of the Year                         
Career Services
Financial Aid
(The Rickie Knobel Award)
Student Services
(The Gail Benjamin Award)

Faculty Member of the Year
Degree Granting Accredited Institution
Degree Granting Non-Accredited Institution
Non-Degree Seeking Accredited Institution
Non-Degree Seeking Non-Accredited Institution

Graduate of the Year
Graduate of a Degree Granting Institution
Graduate of a Non-Degree Granting Institution

School/College of the Year
Accredited Institution
Non-Accredited Institution

Nominate someone today by clicking here!

Upcoming Events

May 2010

25 - The FAPSC Board of Directors Meeting/ Committee meetings at teh Mission Inn Resort & Club. Read more.

26- The Commission for Independent Education will meet at the Mission Inn Resort & Club. Read more.

June 2010

07- ABHES - Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools will host an accreditation workshop in Las Vegas. Read more.

09-11 Career College Association Annual Convention and Exposition in Las Vegas, NV. Read more.
09-12 The Florida Board of Nursing will meet at the Hyatt Regency Riverfont, Jacksonville, FL. Read more.
21-22 ACCSC - Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges will host an accreditation workshop in Arlington, VA. Read more.

Please check our events calendar frequently as events are added daily.

 Other Industry News

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

Health Care, Private Schools Keep Florida Working- April 28, 2010 Published on Sunshine State News

TopSchool Wraps Up First Quarter with Record Contracts Signed

Workforce Watch #85

Smart Horizons Career Online Education Newsletter

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


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