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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

Dean Bartness, Treasurer

Arthur Benjamin, Secretary

Jorge Alfonso
Nancy Bradley
Richard Covington, Jr.
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. 


Legislative Visits Happening in Florida

We asked you to share your legislative visits with us in last month's E-Flash. A huge thank you to those who shared the following:

On June 15, 2011 Lincoln Technical Institute, Fern Park Campus hosted the office of the Florida House of Representatives for Representative Scott Plakon, District 37. Brent Riggle, Legislative Assistant to Representative Scott Plakon and Jennifer Marquez, District Secretary met with Justin Berkowitz, Executive Director, Gabrielle Hawkins, Director of Education, and Ron Lewis, Director of Admissions. During our one hour meeting we toured the campus and met with faculty and staff and talked about our student outcomes and what Lincoln Technical Institute is doing to make an impact in Central Florida.

Brent Riggle, Legislative Assistant to Representative Scott Plakon, said “I am very impressed with Lincoln Technical Institutes student outcomes and what the campus is doing to make a difference in Central Florida” and “I am looking forward in working with Lincoln Technical Institute in the future”.

During the tour our guests met with students and faculty and learned about the different programs and were very impressed with our simulation labs and classrooms.

At the end of the meeting, we made arrangements for Representative Plakon to join our campus for our ribbon cutting ceremony with our new building remodel in July 2011.

Justin Berkowitz, Campus Director, Lincoln Technical Institute, Fern Park


DeVry University Orlando campus hosted Representative Plakon and Senator Siplin and his wife.  Both were very gracious with their time, spending an hour with faculty, staff and students; touring the campus and finding out more about who we are and what we do.

Great to see so many of our institutions actively involved in telling their story!

Steve Brown, Presidet DeVry University, Orlando Campus










Higher Education Coordinating Council Co-Chairs to Meet by Conference Call on July 11, 2011

Jon Moyle and Marshall M. Criser, III, Co chairs of the Higher Education Coordinating Council will meet by conference call on July 11, 2011. The conference call meeting will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

The meeting is a follow up to the conference call held on June 27, and the purpose is to continue discussing the agenda for the upcoming Council meeting to be held on July 14, 2011 in Tallahassee.

DATE:  July 11, 2011
TIME: 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
CALL IN NUMBER:  888-808-6959; code 3210516

The seven (7) member Council was established to identify unmet needs and to facilitate solutions to disputes regarding the creation of new degree programs and the establishment of new institutes, campuses, or centers. The purpose of the Council is to make recommendations to the Legislature, the State Board of Education, and the Board of Governors, State University System of Florida.

The Board of Governors is the constitutional body created by voters in 2002 to guide the State University System of Florida.

Please Watch this Inspirational Video about Why you Should Play in the 3rd Annual FAPSC Jay Lambeth Memorial Golf Tournament

Have you forgotten to register to play in FAPSC 3rd Annual Jay Lambeth Memoral Golf Tournament?   Go ahead and treat yourself, staff, customer, co-worker or boss to a round of golf.  You deserve it!  The Fairmont Turnberry Isle legendary golf course has recently received a $150 million renovation.   This course features a 64-foot waterfall - the largest in the state- and is 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 register today!

Zoom Zoom Zoom... Get Ready to Start Your Learning at FAPSC "Driving Student Sucess" Conference August 02-05

Here are just 2 of the 27+ good reasons to attend FAPSC Annual Administrator Conference (August 3 – 4):

Career Colleges Go to Washington:  How We Got Here . . .
Diane Auer Jones, VP for External and Regulatory Affairs, Career Education Corporation, and Former US DOE Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education

In this session, the speaker will discuss how Washington policy makers view higher education and the role that institutions of higher education as well as education “thinkers” play in the larger political arena. She will also provide an insider’s perspective on the real story behind the current flurry of regulations, investigations, hearings and reports and will share her thoughts about how we can keep the focus on students and learning amidst the various policy and media distractions we face today.

 Where Do We Go From Here?  The Importance of Changing Your Culture

Dr. Jean Norris and Vince Norton, Managing Partners, Norton Norris, Inc.

In the wake of the most significant attacks in history on the career college sector and in preparation for implementation of the Program Integrity Regulations, a cultural shift is essential. This change will be evident in how we do business in every aspect of operations.  But how do we begin? Join Dr. Jean Norris and Vince Norton as they share a model for moving forward informed by their dissection of the GAO report, thousands of mystery shops and over 53 years working in the education industry. Learn how your organization can make the shift from reactive damage control to proactive reputation management by updating your admissions training, hiring the right people, and putting the right systems in place.

     2 amazing administrator keynote sessions that will guide, prepare, and enlighten you

+ 25 other breakout sessions covering an array of everything your campus needs to know to continue the drive to student success = Too good to pass up! 

 Register NOW!  Early registration rates extended thru Wednesday, July 6!

Want to know why your faculty should attend the FAPSC Faculty Conference (August 5)?

Because Student Success Starts in the Classroom!

Faculty will have a variety of training opportunities available to help them steer students into their successful futures. 

Everything from online learning and grading to tough topics like how to develop student self-efficacy will be discussed.  This instructors' conference has something for everyone!  Faculty will leave equipped with learning tools, tried-and-true classroom activities that will actively engage students’ minds and teaching tactics that create “employees of choice."   

Early registration rates have been extended until July 6!!!  Don’t Delay, Register for these important learning opportunities today!


Sponsor Highlight - Brickyard Sponsor: Web Partners, Inc. 

Adversiting/Marketing/Lead Generation

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Cracking the Mystery of the Media Interview

Several career college administrators and presidents got a taste of what it’s like to speak to the media recently at the FAPSC media training workshop in Orlando.

The training dropped the veil of mystery surrounding media interviews and allowed participants to master a 30-second delivery of FAPSC messaging.

Participants received on-camera coaching from Otis Wragg and Jamie Floer, APR, of Wragg & Casas Public Relations. Full Sail University provided the space and audio-visual equipment for the morning and afternoon workshops.

The high-definition TV playback left no stones unturned. Participants immediately detected ways to improve their techniques: “Smiling is OK even when it’s serious.” “Know when to stop talking!” “Practice makes perfect.”

A survey revealed that all participants found the workshops relevant and informative. One participant commented that the training heightened their awareness of how to interact on film. Another said they learned how to react, know what to expect and how to stay in control during an interview.

A Media training workshop will be offered August 4, 2011 at the FAPSC Annual Conference at Turnberry Isle Resort in Aventura by invitation only.

Contributed by Melissa Lichtenheld, Senior Account Executive, Wragg & Casas Public Relations, Inc.


STEP into Success

The Central Florida Institute (CFI) Success Training Empowerment Program STEP Initiative continues to build momentum as it grows and expands its services and offerings to the community. STEP has completed more than 10 Success Path sessions for students, faculty and staff of CFI. Topics have included Improving Self Confidence, Credit Advising, Banking and Saving, Hiring Tips, Social Networking and Stress Management.

STEP Community Partners have stepped up to the call to action to help build this initiative far beyond initial expectations. Due to the overwhelmingly positive response STEP has filled its calendar for June and July Success Path sessions and will be offering its first community sessions in July. Community Partnerships have been developed with such organizations as Goodwill, Kissimmee Parks and Recreation, Central Florida Employment Council, Christian HELP, Fifth Third Bank and Wachovia Bank just to name a few.

(Click here to read more)





 Navigate Student Success by Participating in FAPSC 2012 Scholarship Program

The FAPSC Scholarship committee is now accepting participation agreements from FAPSC member schools and colleges who would like to offer full tuition, $5,000 or $1,000 scholarships in programs of their choice to graduating high school seniors and GED recipients for the 2012 academic school year. 

This program is fully funded by the participating institutions.  The requirements to participate are as follows:

 • The school or college is a current FAPSC member

 • Pay a $500 participation fee 

 • Offer a Full tution, $5,000 or $1,000 scholarship in the program or programs of your choice

As a bonus for participating, you are eligible to receive special advertising rates in Florida Trend's NEXT Magazine™.  

To get started visit our website to download FAPSC 2012 Scholarship Promotional flyer and to complete a participation agreement.

Questions regarding the scholarship program and advertising opportunity?  Please contact Wanda Minick at or call (850) 577-3139.

To Mentor or Not to Mentor, that is the Question......

You have heard it before and I will say it again, our sector is changing so we must adapt to deliver what we are promising our students.

That is why FAPSC is establishing a mentor program to assist our member schools/colleges with challenges they face on a daily basis in running their institutions. This program will allow them to tap into the knowledge of their more experienced peers who can guide and advise them and also help develop less-experienced employees.

The areas of focus FAPSC is seeking mentors in are as follows: Admissions, Accreditation, CIE Licensure, Curriculum/Instruction, Financial Aid, General School Management, Student Services and Workforce Boards.

FAPSC is seeking mentors to coach and take an active role in contacting mentees, providing resources and assistance, and follow through with their progress.

The time commitment to mentor someone is small compared to the time and energy we all expend trying to resolve  negative press or fixing an error.

Consider giving back to the sector you created by serving as a mentor. Click here to download our mentor questionnaire.

If you have questions regarding this program, please contact FAPSC at (850) 577-3139 or via email


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

Pit Stop Sponsor

 FAPSC Cup Qualifier

 Pit Lizard Sponsors

American Central High School

Gragg Advertising

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

MDT Direct

Ritzert & Leyton, P.C

TopSchool, Inc.

Tree of Life Books

FAPSC Online Training Center has a NEW Course!

CM112 - Compliant Communications with Students

This course was designed for employees of all roles and levels governed by The Commission for Independent Education.   The online course focuses on aspects of the Program Integrity Rules which take effect July 01, 2011.  This course covers rules and regulations which must be adhered to in order to maintain compliance with both state and federal regulators. 

What you can expect to learn from taking this course:

 • State requirements related to the new federal regulation

 • Guidelines on recruitment and advertising activities

 • Integrity best practices

 • Requirements related to catalogs, websites, and other publications

 • Ethical standards and guidelines for employees

 • plus so much more!

Login on to FAPSC Online Training Center to get started and earn CEU's while staying compliant!

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

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

 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.  For example:

FAPSC Board Member Peter Crocitto chatted with the Click here to read the interview.

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

FAPSC Announcements

Dont' be left out!  Get in the know and visit our blog spot

FAPSC is proud to announce that we were able to award 38 scholarships to high school seniors and GED recipients this academic school year thanks to all of the FAPSC member schools that participated in our 2011 scholarship program.  For view a complete listing of award recipients click here.

Sabina Bradley with Daytona College gave birth to a 7lb., 11oz, 21 inches long baby boy last week. Mother and baby are doing fine.  They named him Mason Johan Bradley. Congratulations to Sabina and the entire Bradley family!

ITT Technical Institute will host City of Gretna Mayor Clarence Jackson on their Tallahassee campus, July 15, 2011. Click here for more details.

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

Upcoming Events

July 2011

04- The FAPSC Office will be closed in observance of July 4th holiday

11 - Higher Education Coordinating Council Co-Chairs to Meet by Conference Call on July 11, 2011

15-18 - CEA- Cosmetology Educators of America, Scottsdale, AZ

17-20 - NASFAA- National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators National Conference, Boston, MA

27 - The Commission for Independent Education Meeting, Howey Inn the Hills, FL 

August 2011

02 - FAPSC 3rd Annual Jay Lambeth Memoral Golf Tournament, Aventura, FL 

03 & 04- FAPSC Administrators Conference, Aventura, FL

05 - FAPSC Faculty Conference, Aventura, FL 

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

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