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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 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                                   
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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

FAPSC Region II to Host Meet Your Candidates Forum

FAPSC Region II will host a Meet Your Candidates event on October 6th  from 3:00 – 5:00 PM, EST, at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Miami. Come meet and mingle with candidates seeking election to the state legislature and  build connections and relationships with other private career schools.

We encourage FAPSC members and non-members to attend this event. 

Please bring your school brochures and college fact sheets to share with candidates.

Schedule at a Glance:

Welcome by Regional Chair
Remarks by host Campus President/Director
Announcement of Candidates
Meet and Mingle with Candidates

Region II is chaired by Julie Orloff, Regional Director of Regulatory Operations, Career Education Corporation

This is a FREE Event!  RSVP by clicking 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 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 Admissions Administrator of the Year, Tina Shontz from Everest University, Tampa 

Tina has a zeal for helping students and a sparkling, supportive personality. She has a listening ear for students and goes the extra mile,  such as arranging temporary housing for a student she discovered was homeless. Tina constantly uplifts others with her contagious sense of humor, and uses “outside-the-box” thinking to help others with their problems.  She believes in the career-oriented mission of Everest University, the value of private schools and helping students reach their goal.

Congratulations, Tina!

Scapegoating For-Profit Colleges

AUGUST 27, 2010, The Wall Street Journal

Obama tees up another private industry for punishment

President Obama says he wants the U.S. to have the world's highest percentage of college graduates by 2020, yet his Administration is slapping new regulations on for-profit colleges that would make reaching that goal more difficult.

Last month, the Department of Education proposed new "gainful employment" rules that would cut off federal student aid to for-profit institutions, such as DeVry and the University of Phoenix, if a certain percentage of their students default on loans or don't earn enough after graduation to repay them. Read more.

FAPSC Members Featured in Florida Trend September Publication

FAPSC Members Le Cordon Bleu, Orlando & Miami campuses and Keiser University were featured in Florida Trend's September 2010 magazine.

Edible Education

The Machon restaurant has all the trappings of a fine restaurant — a gleaming, mosaic-tiled dining room, white tablecloth-treatment and stylish Jens Risom chairs. Its large, modern kitchen is staffed by 12 to 18 chefs, one sporting a tall toque creased on top in the grand European style.

But what sets Machon apart from others is that it’s the working classroom of a culinary school, part of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, a sprawling complex of classrooms and kitchens far removed from tourist Orlando. At night by candlelight, you’d never know you’re in an office park. Read more.

Inaugural Issue of Instructional Practice in Higher Education

We are pleased to share with you theinaugural issue of Instructional Practice in Higher Education: an Online Journal. This peer-reviewed journal is a result of the joint efforts of Career Education Corporation and the Imagine America Foundation. It provides postsecondary faculty from the career sector an opportunity to publish work relevant to their instructional context, and share best practices with each other.

Read more and access The Journal here.

FAPSC Online Training Update

Need CEU's but can't leave the office? Read all about featured courses by accessing our monthly spotlight. Click here to read more.

Psst… Associate Members

Do you find it hard to get away from the office and reach out to possible clients and current clients in Florida?  FAPSC is pleased to provide an exclusive webinar offer to you!  FAPSC is pleased to promote, market, and register school employees with NO charge to the school employees.   

Here’s all you need to make it happen:

1)      Figure out what you want to educate your audience about.  It can be ANYTHING – from new rules/regulations, exciting new trends in your field, products or services that could enhance their schools. 

2)      Contact Katie Allan (850-577-3139)

3)      Commit $500 to FAPSC for hosting the webinar

4)      Select a date and time for the webinar presentation

5)      Send the presenter bio to FAPSC

6)      Develop a great PowerPoint for your audience

Good Ideas to Share + $500 + FAPSC’ Promotion = Access to New & Current Clients

It’s truly that simple!  Contact FAPSC today and get webinar training underway! 

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:

Florida Representative D. Alan Hays Visits Central Florida Institute, Inc. - Orlando Campus - Check out photos from this visit in our event gallery!

Everest University-Orange Park to Unveil Expansion

Medical magnet school MAST at Homestead opens doors to students

CBS4 Covers Gildiana Soza Memorial Scholarship

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

 Upcoming Events

October 2010

 04 - Distance Education & Training Council , CO Read more
 06 - Region II Meet Your Candidates, Le Cordon Bleu College,
 Miramar  Read more

 06 - The Florida Boad of Nursing, DoubleTree Resort, Orlando
 Read more

 13- ABHES - Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools,
 Hyatt Regency Grand Champions, CA Read more.

 29 - American Association of Cosmetology Schools, Renaissance
 Orlando at Seaworld 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.

Let veterans decide what school is right- The Washington Times, September 15, 2010

Op-ed: Are For-Profit Colleges Evil? - Huffington Post, September 15, 2010

AACS Beatuy Link - Volume 2, Issue 3

Estimating the Effects of 'Gainful Employment - Inside Higher Ed, September 16, 2010

Workforce Watch - Volume 1 Issue 178

Business lobby blasts new 'gainful employment' proposal for career colleges - The Hill, September 1, 2010

Education Dept. Offers Answers on 'Gainful Employment- Higher Ed, August 25, 2010

Community College Concerns on 'Gainful Employment- Higher Ed, August 25, 2010

Limiting access to proprietary colleges will hurt prospective students- The Hill, August 24, 2010

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


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