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FAPSC 2010 Sponsors

 Alpha Sponsor

Delta Sponsor


Epsilon Sponsor

Theta Sponsor

Zeta Sponsor

 Sigma Sponsor

 Phi Sponsor


Omega Sponsors Web Partners, Inc.

Bob Harris, Attorney

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, Administrative Director of Continuing Education 

Debbie Odom, Office Manager/Staff Accountant

Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges  

FAPSC provides leadership, support and advocacy for quality career education. 




FAPSC Member School Florida Institute of Animal Arts Helps with Gulf Oil Spill

The Florida Institute of Animal Arts (FIAA) Pet Grooming School of Winter Park, Florida has partnered with Matter of Trust to support the Hair Mat Oil Spill Program. Florida Institute of Animal Arts trains professional pet groomers, and is donating several  pounds of dog and cat hair per day to manufacturers who weave the hair into mats that soak up the oil and clean our beaches. Cosmetology and pet grooming salons are encouraged to get involved in this project to help clean up the Gulf oil spill. They can contact FIAA at 407-869-7387 or on our website at

Recycled hair clippings are also made into hair “booms” which are sausage shaped. Hair is stuffed into recycled nylons with mesh to provide a strong exterior. The booms are tied together and used to encircle and contain oil spills to keep the oil from spreading according to Matter of Trust. Read more. 

If your school or company is assiting with the Gulf Oil spill FAPSC wants to hear about it.  Please send your press releases to

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!

FAPSC Welcomes New Addition

FAPSC is pleased to announce the newest addition to our team, Mrs. Debbie Odom.  Debbie is our Office Manager/Staff Accountant and comes to us with an excellent financial and bookkeeping background.  We are excitied to have her on our team. 

If you would like to welcome Debbie she can be reached at (850) 577-3139 or via email

Getting to Know: Debbie Odom
FAPSC, Office Manager/Staff Accountant

Favorite book: Bible

Favorite movie: Out of Africa

Favorite music or musician: Kenny G.

Favorite quote:“All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.”  - Winston Churchill

Someone you admire in the school profession and why? Guidance counselors because they listen to our concerns, and help us choose the right path.

Annual Conference Registration Now Open!

FAPSC annual conference registration officially opened on May 18, 2010. Sign up early and Save $$$$

Your registration includes: Informative sessions, access to our exhibit hall chock full of new products and services, food events, networking opportunities and lots of FUN!

Click on this link to get started.

Booth Decorating Tips for Annual Conference

Exhibiting at FAPSC 2010 annual conference and expo but not sure how to decorate your booth to fit our " A Fraternity of Learners" conference theme?  The FAPSC team has come up with some creative solutions and is willing to share them with you.

1. Use collegiate items such as letterman jackets, fraternity shirts and pins, mortarboards and tassels.

2. Decorate your booth as a literary society, a place for intellectual debate.

3. A greek themed booth with columns and temples. Name your location. Invite your guests to the Acropolis or the Parthenon, etc.

4. Of course you could always opt for the animal house motif Toga! Toga! Toga!

If you are interested in being part of this annual event to showcase 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

The 2nd Annual Jay Lambeth Memorial Golf Tournament

Register today for the 2nd Annual Jay Lambeth Memorial Golf Tournament set for July 13  Here's everything you need to know about sponsoring and participating in the most anticipated golf tournament of our sector.                                                                      

Sponsoring Form

Team Registration Form

See you out on the course!



                                           Congratulations to the ATI Team
2009 1st place winners

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


Gragg Advertising launches newest version of ALPINE

Kansas City, MO - Gragg Advertising, a full service direct response marketing agency with a focus in online technology, is excited to unveil the second iteration of its client and vendor portal, ALPINE.

ALPINE is the interactive portal Gragg clients use to monitor and track all incoming lead flow by campus, campaign or lead generation service.  Launched on April 13, 2010; this version of ALPINE includes enhanced filtering and graphing features that allows for quick views deep into lead data housed in the aggregation system.  Read more.

Allied Health Institute Selects TopSchool System to Centrally Manage Student Information

Allied Health Institute (AHI) has selected the TopSchool Student Lifecycle Management (SLM) system to more efficiently track and report on online student information in order to better manage the organization and plan for growth.  The school is migrating data from two separate student information systems to TopSchool, thereby simplifying and streamlining its data management. Read more.


Upcoming Events

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.

CIE Newsletter

CIE May 26, 2010 Agenda

Plan B: Skip College- The NY Times, May 14, 2010

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


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