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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
Ernesto Perez
Randy Proto
Don Slayter
Mitch Talenfeld
Melissa Wade
Claire Walker
Linda Weldon 

FAPSC Executive Staff

Kathy Mizereck, Executive Director
Wanda Minick, 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. 






What a great way to kick off the New Year! Resolve to Renew your FAPSC membership.

Realize - Resolve- React - Renew your FAPSC Membership

Our goals are to improve education and protect the interests of your students and the members of our sector. You are an important part of the association's mission, strategies and accomplishments.

Your membership made a difference this past year let's do it again.

Renewing your membership can be done in 4 easy steps. To renew your school or company's membership you must be the designated primary contact. If you are unsure please contact Wanda Minick at or call (850) 577-3133.

Step 1: Log into our website (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. WandaMinick (W and M are caps- no spaces between the names).  Password is “FAPSC” in all capital letters.

Step 2: Once you log in you will be in your member portal. As the primary contact you will have a "view organization" link.  Click the "view organization" link  to view your school/company's member portal.  Click the "Renew" link to renew membership.

Step 3: This is where you will renew your membership!  The page header is "School Membership Application." Please review and make sure that all the information we have on file is correct.  If not, please make changes where necessary. Most of the information on this page will be displayed in our member directory, so it is very important that you are listed correctly. Once information is completed and verified scroll down. 

If you are renewing a school membership you will need to select your campus' gross revenue range to be assessed the appropriate membership dues.

Associate members renewing will automatically be assessed a $500 dues renewal fee. Next, you will select your response to consider making a contribution to FAPSC PAC. Then click the renew button.

Step 4:  Payment Page!  You should see your renewal amount plus the amount if you chose to contribute to FAPSC PAC. You can either pay immediately by credit card or click “bill me."  If you choose the “bill me” option you will be brought back to the organization portal, scroll down the page and view "invoices & receipts" box and click on the printer icon to display invoice for printing.  Please remit payment to FAPSC office at 150 South Monroe Street, Suite 303, Tallahassee, FL 32301 and be sure to include the invoice number on your check.

Deadline to renew dues is February 28, 2011.

If you need assistance with renewal, please contact Wanda Minick at (850) 577-3139 or via email

Nursing Workshop Scheduled: Building and Managing a Successful Nursing Program

The FAPSC Continuting Education and Nursing Committee will host our first nursing workshop on Monday, January 24th at the Crowne Plaza in West Plam Beach, Fl.  CEU's will be awarded that satisfy both the Board of Nursing and CIE requirements!

This workshop is for schools currently operating or thinking of starting a nursing program at their school. 

Here is what you will learn from attending:

  - Dr. Patricia Seabrooks, Director of Education for the Florida Board of Nursing, will review reporting requirements, application forms, and the “program compare” portal.
 - Pearson experts will discuss how to align curriculum and instruction with the NCLEX.
 - Pam Corrigan, Consultant, will facilitate a self-assessment of your program.
 - Kathy Mizereck, FAPSC Executive Director, will review the current statutes on nursing education programs.

Registration Fee: School Personnel $25.00 per person. Breakfast and lunch are included in your registration fee.  Click here to register!

If you provide a product  or service that could benefit schools operating nursing programs and would like to attend please click here to register.

Date: Monday, January 24, 2010

Time9:30 a.m. -  3:30 p.m.

Location: Crowne Plaza West Palm Beach Hotel
1601 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

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Three (3) CEUs for the Board of Nursing requirement will be awarded.

Four (4) CEUs for the Commission for Independent Education requirement will be awarded.

If you can 't make the FAPSC Nursing workshop- Save this Date
March 10, 2011

Delmar, Cengage Learning will be hosting a nursing forum, Bridging the Gap from Theory to Practice in Orlando, FL. 

Delmar, Cengage Learning’s Nursing Forum is a dynamic one-day event that not only provides you with a great day filled with educational value, but is also a fantastic opportunity to network with other Nursing Educators, authors and our publishing team. Click here for more information.

Free Webinar: Multicultural Education Marketing
A closer look at the Hispanic student prospect

Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. EST

Presented by: Eduardo González Machado

Sponsored by: Contact Direct Marketing

Registration is FREE - use this LINK

As the fastest-growing, youngest, most tech-savvy and largest minority demographic in this country, the Hispanic population is a coveted segment for career schools, colleges and universities alike. This trend will only be amplified once the 2010 Census results are announced, which will almost certainly show that Hispanics now comprise 20 percent of the total population.

Join us as we take a closer look at five main aspects of marketing education to the Hispanic student prospect:

1. The Market - What the numbers are telling us and why we should care

2. The Culture –Values, beliefs, attitudes and barriers

3. The In-Culture Marketing Approach – It’s not about the Spanish language

4. The Opportunity – Why career colleges are uniquely suited to meeting the educational needs of many Hispanics

5. Best practices when reaching out to the Hispanic student prospect

Mark your Calendars for FAPSC Day 2011

FAPSC will host its annual legislative advocacy days Tuesday & Wednesday, February 8-9, 2011.

Orientation session will take place on Tuesday, February 8th at Aloft Tallahassee Downtown

Legislative visits will be held on Wednesday, February 9th at the Capitol

Click here to register!

Milady and FAPSC Host Cosmetology Workshop

Milday and FASPC will host a cometology workshop designed for faculty and staff at all cosmetology schools, public or private!

Registration Fees: FAPSC Members: $75 per person/ Non-Members: $100 per person

Click here to register!

Date: Monday, February 21, 2010

Time: 9:30 - 5:00 PM

Location: The Westin Lake Mary, North Orlando
2974 International Parkway
Lake Mary, FL 32746

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Our Engines are Revvin' in 2011.... are yours?

Conference: FAPSC 2011 Central Florida Conference February 24th -25th. This year's host hotel is The Westin Lake Mary, North Orlando.  FAPSC Continuing Educaiton Committee has been working feverishly to make this conference lineup one of the best yet.

FAPSC will kick off the conference Thursday with Administrator day.  School owners and directors, directors of admission, marketing, financial aid, student services can come learn and earn 8 CEU's along with networking with your colleagues.  We will wrap up the conference with Faculty day on Friday.  Deans of academics, education directors, professors, and faculty are encouraged to partcipate on this day as they will be awarded  8 CEU's upon completion of a day chockful of learning labs and instruction they can take back to the classroom and implement.

Registration: Use this link to register to attend "Driving Student Sucess" FAPSC 2011 Central Florida Conference.

Hotel Accommodations: Sprint on over and make your hotel accommodations TODAY! Use this link to get started or you may call 1-800-WESTIN1 or 1-800-937-8461. Be certain to mention the FAPSC 2011 Central Florida Conference to receive the special room rate. FAPSC conference attendees will receive our special $119+/ per night room rate. Room block expires February 7, 2011-Subject to availablity.

 Sponsorships: Looking for a way to boost your exposure in 2011? Why not take advantage of the sponsorship opportunities available.  Download our 2011 sponsor opportunties packet by clicking this link.  FAPSC has created a variety of ways for you to increase your exposure at our central and annual conference.  If you can't attend those events why not think about advertising with FAPSC.  Advertisements: Yes, we have created ways for you to advertiste on our website and in our monthly E-Flashes. Download our media kit today to get started!

FAPSC 2010 Spotlight on Award Winner

Each year FAPSC opens nominations to the general membership to honor colleagues in the career college sector.  These awards are announced at our annual conference.  This year our conference was held in Hollywood, Florida 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 highlight our Rickie Knobel Financial Aid Administrator of the Year, Kristine Hibbard, Everest University - Orange Park

Kristine Hibbard leads a team of ten finance representatives that serve some 1,200 students. Ms. Hibbard has been keenly instrumental in the growth of the campus student population from 350 to more than 1,200.Her attention to detail and overall care and concern for student success has caused her to consistently earn 95% and 97% Student Satisfaction Ratings for her department in 2009 and 2010. Ms. Hibbard is an asset to her campus and to the students who she has assisted in making their educational dreams a reality. 

Congratulations Kristine!


If you would like to be considered for one of these amazing awards, please visit our website to learn more.

FAPSC Online Training Center has Added New Courses for the New Year

If you have not logged into the FAPSC Online Training Center lately then you probably missed out on the 6 new admissions tranining courses that have been added centering around ethical enrollment processes.  New Placement, Career Services and Faculty courses have been added as well.  Login and discover what you have been missing in Continuing Education.  

Click here to read more.

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. 

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

FAPSC Announcements

Kathy Mizereck, FAPSC Executive Director presented to the House Education Committee on January 13,2011. If you would like to view her presentation click here.

 If you would like to share an annoucement, please contact Wanda Minick via email at

Upcoming Events

January 2011
24-  Council for Higher Education Accreditation, Washington, DC
24-  Nursing Workshop: Building and Managing a Successful Nursing Program, Crowne Plaza, West Palm Beach

28- Higher Education Coordinating Council, Tallahassee, FL 


February 2011

Feb 08-09 - FAPSC DAY 2011- Tallahassee, FL 

Feb 09 - ABHES 8th Annual National Conference, New Orleans Marriott

Feb 17 - American Massage Therapy Association School Summitt, San Francisco, CA

Feb 21- FAPSC and Milady Cosmetology Workshop, The Westin Lake Mary Orlando North

Feb 21 - PCCS Region IV National Financial Aid Training

Feb 23- FAPSC Committee & Board Meeting, The Westin Lake Mary Orlando North

Feb 24 -25 - FAPSC 2011 Central Florida Conference in Lake Mary, The Westin Lake Mary Orlando North


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.

Higher Ed Panel to Make Presentation, Tallahassee Democrat, January 12, 2011

For-profit colleges fight negative federal report, The Chicago Tribune, January 10, 2011

Sunday’s Letters: Criticism of colleges misses mark, The St. Petersburg Times, January 9, 2011

For-Profit Colleges on the Brink, The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 9, 2011

Handicapping education for at-risk students, The Washington Post, January 7, 2011

Private colleges can save Florida money, boost results, The St. Petersburg Times, January 4, 2011


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

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