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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, 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. 


From the Desk of the FAPSC Membership Guru

Over the past several years, FAPSC has made great strides in serving our members so you get a nice return on investment. We revamped our website so that you have information at your fingertips. In our “Members Only” center we have granted you access to tool kits such as a guide to hosting legislative visits, a media tool kit that will help you develop a fact sheet about your campus, sample press releases and ways to address the media. School and associate members also have access to FAPSC logos. Show your FAPSC pride by displaying our logo on your website or on your marketing materials. FAPSC will continue to keep adding these tool kits to our website and we encourage you to use them. If you have an idea for one please let me know. We are here because of you and we want you to continue to be members for many years to come.

FAPSC has dipped our toes into the social media pool but we can’t make the big leap unless we have our member support. I implore you to join our group on LinkedIN, and become our friend on Facebook. Oh yea, don’t forget to “Like” us too. Utilizing these tools will allow you to keep track of what’s going on such as board and committee meeting schedules, specialty workshop series, regional events, FAPSC day and of course our central and annual conference activities. If you have not already, sign up and become a FAPSC groupie. We have conveniently added links to our social media outlets for your convenience to our website homepage.  Read More

Have a Success Story you Would Like to Share?

Why not share them with FAPSC? 

We made it real simple! Complete the online submission form and with each submission your school has the chance to win prizes!!  But wait... there is a catch.  The story which is deemed the most inspiring will be presented at the FAPSC Annual Conference (August 3, 2011 at the Fairmont Turnberry Resort and Club, Aventura, Florida) during the conference kick-off general session.  

The Ask!  Please take a moment and speak with your team members today and submit a success story.  Your story could not only inspire another but will benefit our entire sector. 

Final Session Wrap-Up

The 2011 Legislative session adjourned early morning of May 7th.  We are pleased that funding for the postsecondary student assistance grant was not cut.

We are also excited about the possibilities for change in articulation and accountabliity in House Bill 7151.

Click here for brief summaries and links to each bill.

The FAPSC legislative committee will meet again via conference call on May 20th at 9:30 AM to discuss a final wrap up from the Capitol. These calls are open to all that would like to join.  Dial 1-888-537-7715 Passcode: 35367679

Get on the Leaderboard!  Sign up to Play in FAPSC 3rd Annual Jay Lambeth Memorial Golf Tournament


Breaking News! FAPSC has just opened registration for you to sign up and play in our 3rd Annual Jay Lambeth Memoral Golf Tournament.

This year we are holding the tournament at the lush $150 million transformation legendary golf destination, the new Fairmont Turnberry Isle. It features a 64-foot waterfall - the largest in the state- and a beautiful course surrounded by colorful indigenous flora and tropical trees.

Tournament Information:
Price per Player: $175
Price per Foursome: $675

Price Includes: Green fees, cart fees, practice area privileges, beverage cart and awards luncheon

Click here to get your scorecard today!


The First Step

Central Florida Institute’s Success Training Empowerment Program (STEP) started off with a bang on 4/28/2011 with its first presentation on Financial Success presented by Fifth Third Bank. The session on Banking and Saving was focused on helping students at CFI make smart banking decisions and learn to develop effective saving habits for themselves and their families.

Shakila Ali, Assistant Vice President Affiliate Membership Banking Specialist for Fifth Third Bank presented an informative and interactive session with 2 groups of CFI students in the Medical Assistant and Dental Assistant programs at 2:45pm and 6:25pm on 4/28/2011. Fifth Third has been a partner of Central Florida Institute for the last 3 years and they were the first to answer when CFI asked for help to build the STEP Initiative. As always, Fifth Third Bank went above and beyond in partnering with CFI and the STEP Initiative.

CFI’S Success Training Empowerment Program or STEP is designed to provide CFI students, graduates, staff, faculty and the public at large with resource training and development in 5 areas called Success paths. Those areas cover Academic, Financial, Life, Health and Wellness and Career Success. We envision a network of businesses, agencies, organizations and individuals will be able to put forth their time and energy to building up our Central Florida community in partnership with CFI. Last Thursday’s presentation was simply “the first STEP”, we are excited about the sessions and we know that as we begin to implement STEP, the best is yet to come.

Please feel free to contact CFI or the STEP Initiative by phone at 407-259-8397 or by email at

Check out highlights from their first event!

Attention FAPSC Associate Members

Booth space is limited and filling up FAST! If you want to ensure your company has a place in our speedway of success – register now! Today, Friday, May 13 is the last chance to receive early registration savings – you know you want to go, and you know you want to save $ – so why wait any longer?

Click here for a complete list of companies who have submitted their registrations and reserved their place in our “tradeshow tailgate.” This list is growing every day!

If Exhibiting isn’t your company’s preferred method of networking –take a look at our many sponsorship opportunities.

As a product or service provider there are two ways you may participate in our conferences: (1) via Sponsorship (2) via Exhibiting. Check out these excellent opportunities but don’t delay it is first-come, first-served.

Highlight Circut Sponsor: Cengage Learning

Educational/Training Materials

Company Description: Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. Our products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development, increase student engagement, improve learning outcomes and deliver authoritative information to people whenever and wherever they need it.

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.  Last  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 FAPSC 2010 School Member of the Year Richard Covington, Central Florida Institute, Orlando campus.

Richard is a Region IV Co-Chair and  helped implement the FAPSC Regional Structure. He has hosted numerous legislative visits on his campus.

He is the first to volunteer for FAPSC activities, from speaking at conference to working in the Membership Services booth in the exhibit hall!

Richard has actively participated in FAPSC Day in Tallahassee for several years. He serves as a mentor to many new schools and provides insight to the membership committee so FAPSC can provide innovative services to schools. 

  Congratulations Richard!

2011 Awards Program

FAPSC has extended the deadline for you to submit your Award Nominations! All nominations are now due by May 16. Thank you for the incredible 98 Nominations we have already received! We are overwhelmed with all of the wonderful stories of success we have the privilege to read. Due to popular demand we are extending the deadline – this is your last chance to share and brag about the excellent Administrators, Faculty, and Graduates that make your campus such an awesome place!

Submit your nominations today – using our online nomination form.

FAPSC Annual Award winners will be honored during FAPSC Annual Conference, August 2011. As a special treat, all nominators will automatically be entered into a prize drawing for a great gift basket. Administrator and Faculty Award Winners and their Nominators will also each receive a $100 discount on conference registration fees!

Click here to see which schools have already sent in nominations!


FAPSC would like to thank all our 2011 sponsors

Grand Prix Sponsor


Circuit Sponsor

Accelerator Sponsor

Pedal to the Metal Sponsor

 Indy 5000 Sponsor

Brickyard Sponsor

 FAPSC Cup Qualifier

 Pit Lizard Sponsors

Gragg Advertising

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

MDT Direct

Smart Horizons Career
Online Education

TopSchool, Inc.

Tree of Life Books

Ritzert & Leyton, P.C.


FAPSC Online Training Center Admissions Training Course Gets Rave Reviews

FAPSC launched an Admissions Training Course through our Online Training Center due to recent changes in rule 6E-1.0032 by The Commission for Independent Education requiring training for “all staff who recruit prospective students or who participate in the admission of prospective students, at the institution.” Click here to read what people are saying about this course.

Our online training center course CM201 - Admission Training Program, covers admissions requirements from catalog to enrollment. It provides admissions staff with regulatory requirements information to comply in all areas of their jobs. The course also shows participants how to learn the specifics about their institution's organizational structure, policies, procedures, educational programs, and services. Lastly, participants learn how to remain current with institutional and regulatory mandates. 

This course requires a purchase of one enrollment key per person.

FAPSC member rate is $129 per key;  Non-members $149 per key

Click here to read the rule in depth.

Click here to read more about this course.

 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. 

Dade Medical College welcomed U.S. Senator Bob Menendez to its Miami Campus

Dade Medical College recently welcomed U.S. Senator Bob Menendez from New Jersey to its Miami Campus. Senator Menendez toured the campus to see first-hand the quality of the education administered at Dade Medical College and how they address the needs of career college students. (Read More)

Former Florida State Representative Dave Murzin joins Smart Horizons Career Online Education as Community Outreach Representative

Dr. Howard Liebman, CEO/Superintendent of Pensacola-based Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE), has announced that former Florida State Representative Dave Murzin has joined the SHCOE staff as the company's new Community Outreach Representative. Murzin, a resident of Pensacola since 1978, served four terms as a member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing Florida's District 2 from 2002 to 2010. Prior to that, he served as Legislative Assistant to House Majority Leader Jerry Maygarden, 2001, and as Legislative Assistant to State Representative Jeff Miller, 1998-2001. (Read More)

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FAPSC Announcements

FAPSC Fun Video Friday' have been a blast to make and we sure hope that you all have enjoyed watching them.  Can't wait until the next one.   Who will be in it? What will it be?  Stayed tuned to find out. 

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

Upcoming Events

May 2011

12 - NCLEX® Regional Workshop for Educators, Orlando, FL 

24- The FAPSC Board and Committee Meetings, Orlando, FL

25- The Comission for Independent Education, Howey In The Hills, FL 

June 2011

06 - Career College Association Annual Conference, Grapevine, TX

09 - Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges & Schools Annual Meeting, Grapevine, TX


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

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