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FAPSC 2010 Sponsors

 Alpha Sponsor

Gamma Sponosor

Delta Sponsor


Epsilon Sponsor

Theta Sponsor

Zeta Sponsor

 Sigma Sponsor

 Phi Sponsor


Omega Sponsors

Ambassador College Bookstores Web Partners, Inc.
Bisk Education, Inc.
Bob Harris, Attorney
Campus Cruiser
Gragg Advertising
MDT Direct
Ritzert & Leyton, P.C.
SmartHorizons Career Online Education

Thank you for an excellent conference!

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:

Administrator of the Year

Faculty Member of the Year

Graduate of the Year

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
Don Slayter
Mitch Talenfeld
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. 




The Double Standard in Education

We have all been victims of double standards: men vs. women, siblings, in the workplace and now by the government. Our sector is now under more scrunity than ever and it is important to share information to support our students.

Career College Central has uncovered double standard messages and is posting them to a website.

Click here to read the article featured in Career College Central

FAPSC Region V Hosts Meet Your Candidates

FAPSC Region V will host a Meet Your Candidates event on August 31 from 1:30-3:00 PM, at Dayonta College.  Come meet and mingle with candidates seeking election to the state legislature as well as build connections and relationships with other private career schools.

This is a FREE event. Register by using this link.

FAPSC 2010 Spolight on Award Winner

Each year FAPSC opens nominations to the general membership to honor colleagues in the career college sector.  These awards are annouced at our annual conference.  This year our conference was held in Hollywood, Florida at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa on July 13-16, 2010.  Since some of you did not get a chance to attend this event we will highlight an award winner each month in our e-Flash.

This month we will highlight our Administration & Management Administrator of the Year, Ernesto Perez, Dade Medical College

Mr. Perez' vision and leadership has enabled Dade Medical College to double in size twice within the last three years. He created the "Adopt-a-School" program which has to date donated more $58,000 to high schools around its four campuses, supporting programs such as performing arts, marching band, a health and science academy, a student incentive program and more. He developed a Practical Nursing diploma program and a Nursing Associate of Science in 2009 2010 he oversaw the creation of a new Bridge Program in Nursing Associate of Science and in a Medical Billing and Coding diploma program. Also in 2010 he relaunched a Healthcare Management Associate of Science degree program. Through his direction Dade Medical has added more than 20,000 square feet of class and lab space to the Miami and Hialeah Campuses, opened a new campus in the city of Homestead and launched a new campus in Hollywood.

Congratulations, Ernesto!

FAPSC 2011 Scholarship Participants

Thanks to all these FAPSC member institutions for participating.

Concorde Career Institute - Jacksonville
Concorde Career Institute - Orlando
Concorde Career Institute - Miramar
Daytona College
Everest University - Orange Park
Everest University - Brandon
Everest University - Tampa
Everest University - Pompano
Everest University - South Orlando
Everest Institute - Ft. Lauderdale
Everest Unversity - Jacksonville
Everest Institute - Hialeah
Everest Institute - Miami
Everest Univeristy - Largo
Everest University - N. Orlando
Everest University - Melbourne
Everest University - Lakeland
Everest Institute - Kendall
Florida Career College - Pembroke Pines
Florida Career College - Miami
Florida Career College - Boynton Beach
Florida Career College - West Palm Beach
Florida Career College - Jacksonville
Florida Career College - Hialeah
Florida Career College - Riverview
Florida Career College - Clearwater
Florida Career College - Lauderdales Lakes
Florida College of Natural Health - Bradenton
Florida College of Natural Health - Maitland
Florida College of Natural Health - Pompano Beach
Florida College of Natural Health - Miami
Florida Institute of Animal Arts
Florida National College - Miami
Florida National College - Hialeah
Florida Technical College - Lakeland
Florida Technical College - Deland
Florida Technical College - Orlando
Fortis Institute - Jacksonville
Full Sail University
Herzing University
International Academy of Design & Technology - Orlando
Inernational Academy of Design & Technology- Tampa
Rasmussen College - Ft. Myers
Rasmussen College - Holiday
Rasmussen College - Ocala

Have You Visited our Member News Section Recently?

If you answered no than you may want to click here to read about the wonderful things happening at other FAPSC member institutions and companies. 

Should you have exciting things happening at your school or business please share them with us. We love posting our student success stories, legislative visits, graduation celebrations, award winners, new products and services, etc. 

Check out our latest posts:

Full Sail University Graduate Daryl Fontenault, Wins Creative Arts Primetime Emmy® Award

Smart Horizons Career Online Education Makes Fifty Online High School Scholarship Available to Adult Residents in Escambia County

Everest University-OP wins state accolades

If you would like to be featured here just send an email to to get noticed.

Call for Presentations

Do you have an idea for a breakout session for the FAPSC Central Conference? Let us know!  Click here to download our session proposal form to be included in upcoming educational events.

PLEASE NOTE:  This form is for school practitioner use ONLY.  If you are a product or service provider, please see the Sponsorship Information for details on how you may participate in an educational breakout session.

All proposals for the February 2011 Central Conference are due no later than December 1, 2010

Thank you for your interest in FAPSC Continuing Education Programs! If you have any questions email

Dade Medical College Starts Historic Downtown Renewal

The renewal of Homestead’s historic downtown district is a high priority of the Homestead Mayor and City Council.  In September 2009, Dade Medical College opened the Homestead campus in the Downtown area on North Krome Avenue and 4th Street.  The college operates four campuses in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties and offers diplomas or an Associate of Science degree in Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography, Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound, Massage Therapy, and Medical Assistant programs.

Since its inception, the school created 50 new jobs and plans to add another 100 employees as a result of a planned enrollment increase.  There are over 200 students enrolled at the Homestead campus now.
Ernesto Perez, CEO of Dade Medical College, recently donated more than $8,000 to renew and maintain Paradise Way, the promenade immediately north of the Art South Sanctuary building. Read more. 

To read more about the wonderful things happing at Dade Medical College click here to view their summer 2010 Campus News and Notes.

The Future of the Healthcare IT Workforce- You're Invited!

TechAmerica, FAPSC and the Career College Association are hosting a public policy roundtable seminar on building the Health IT workforce of the 21st Century on September 23, 2010 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM EST in Orlando, FL.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Opening Remarks by Senator Mike Haridopolos

Duane Steward, DVM, MSIE, PhD, Chief Computer Scientist for Health Informatics, Nemours

Khalid Moidu, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Informatics Advisor, Information Services Administration, Orlando Health

Gary J Earl, President/CEO, Workforce Central Florida

Harris N. Miller, CEO / President, Career College Association

Curtis Austin, Director of State Government Relations, Keiser University

Farimah Fleschute, Ph.D., Faculty, Division of Information Technology College of Technology & Innovation University of South Florida Polytechnic

Moderated by Dr. Richard Foglesong, George and Harriet Cornell
Professor of Politics at Rollins College and the author of Married to the Mouse: Walt Disney World and Orlando.

Event Location:                                         
Partnership II Building                                         
3100 Technology Pkwy                       
Orlando, FL 32826                                   
View map

Contact Information: If you have any questions about this event, please contact: Jennifer Gabriel, Program Manager
p: (407) 513-4703 e:

Download Event Information

This is a FREE event! Click here to Register

Florida Adult & Family Literacy Month

September 8th is International Literacy Day, and Florida Governor Charlie Crist has again extended his support by signing a proclamation recognizing September as Florida Adult & Family Literacy Month. 
FLC is partnering with the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Parks Service to recognize and celebrate this worthy cause next month.  This year, however, we've added an extra element to the partnership - five regional community events to promote adult and family literacy.  These events will take place at state parks in Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Apopka, Sarasota and Hobe Sound.  They are being organized by local planning committees comprised of area adult education and literacy programs, libraries, the parks and other community stakeholders.  Please click here for information on the events. 
I encourage you to support these efforts by joining one of the committees and/or encouraging your students, teachers and volunteers to attend an event.  Also, state parks throughout Florida are offering free admission the weekend of September 10-12, when visitors present a library card, library book or make a book donation.
If you cannot attend one of the events, I encourage you to consider holding a literacy month event of your own! The website provides some event ideas suitable for community literacy celebrations. 
Good luck and contact the Florida Literacy Coalition if you are planning an event.  The would love to add your event information to their state calendar. 

Upcoming Events

September 2010

02 - ACCSC Accreditiation Workshop- Chicago, IL.

13- ACCSC Accreditiation Workshop - Arlington, VA

20- FAPSC Admissions Compliance Training Workshop- Orlando, FL

21- Comission for Independent Education Quarterly Meeting - Orlando, FL 

22- FAPSC Committee/ Board of Directors Meeting- Orlando, FL

22- American Massage Therapy Association Annual Convention - Minneapolis, MN

23- The Future of the Healthcare IT Workforce- Orlando, FL

24- ABHES workshop- Chicago, IL

29- ACCSC Professional Development Conference- Philadephia, PA

29- Commercial Vehicle Training Association Fall Conference- Arlington, VA

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.

Go Online for High School Diploma- Penascola News Journal, August 24, 2010

For-Profit Colleges: Sound Taxpayer Investment or Wasteful Spending?- Saas in Higher Ed Blog

Business Lobby Blasts New 'Gainful Employment' Proposal for Career Colleges- Career College Central

Central Florida Workforce Watch- August 2010

Education's Duncan Cracks Down on For-Profit Colleges-Bloomberg August 13, 2010

Career-college head warns: Proposed rules could hobble healthcare sector- The Hill- August 12, 2010

The Red Herring Crusade Against For-Profit Colleges- August 11, 2010

If Only We Had a Government Capable of Making Rules..-Inside Higher Ed- August 5, 2010

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


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