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FAPSC FOCUS E-Flash September 30, 09
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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:

Admissions Administrator of the Year

Education Administrator of the Year

The Rickie Knobel Financial Aid
Administrator of the Year

The Gail Benjamin Student Services Administrator of the Year

Graduate of the Year - Degree Granting Institution

Graduate of the Year - Non-Degree Granting Institution

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
Walt Kirby
Al McCloy
Ernesto Perez
Randy Proto
Brian Quirk
Mitch Talenfeld
Don Slayter
Melissa Wade
Claire Walker
Linda Weldon 

FAPSC Executive Staff

Kathy Mizereck, Executive Director
Wanda Taylor, Deputy Executive Director/Member Services
Katie Allan, Executive Assistant

Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges  

FAPSC provides leadership, support and advocacy for quality career education. 






PAC Update

Over the past year FAPSC has re-energized its PAC to help raise money to elect and re-elect political candidates who share the same passion and energy we do in advocating for quality career education.  

If you had the pleasure of attending FAPSC 2009 annual conference you would have met a few of those Legislators we view as champions for our sector. 

Rep. Charles VanZant was recognized as a Friend of FAPSC for his contributions to assist FAPSC in passing the Florida Prepaid College Program legislation that allows any Title IV eligible school to participate in the Florida Prepaid Program.  This bill will expand student choice by making more schools eligible to participate.

Rep. Will Weatherford was recognized as a Friend of FAPSC for his assistance in calling for an OPPAGA study that will compare public vs. private costs and outcomes in specific workforce programs.  This is a huge opportunity for our sector to use data to prove our value. 

Sen. Mike Haridopolos was recognized as a Friend of FAPSC for sponsoring the nursing bill which will create one set of clear standards and processes in law for nursing programs.  This will expand student choice by making more schools eligible to provide nursing programs.

FASPC also recognized Rep. Denise Grimsley as House Legislator of the Year (nursing) and Sen. Steve Wise as Senate Legislator of the Year (Prepaid) for all of their hard work and dedication in seeing that these pieces of Legislation were passed.  If you missed conference and would like to view their acceptance speeches click on the links below.

Sen. Steve Wise 

Rep. Denise Grimsley

I'm sure you have all heard the old saying "strength is in the numbers."  It's true!  Just think if all of our members contributed to FAPSC PAC what we could do.

Last Wednesday, FAPSC PAC members enjoyed a nice dinner with Rep. Will Weatherford at FAPSC member school Orlando Culinary Academy.  Not only was the food fulfilling but the conversation was too. PAC members sat down with Rep. Weatherford one on one to hear Rep. Weatherford's thoughts on our sector and the importance of our contributions to our students and the state's economy.  

I encourage you to contact any of our PAC members and ask them why they joined FAPSC PAC. 

FASPC recognizes all of our PAC members and thanks them for their contribution and impact on this organization.   If you would like to join FAPSC PAC click on this link to learn more about the different levels of membership.

Eagle Members

American Institutes
ATI Schools & Colleges
Concorde Career Colleges
Dade Medical College
Daytona College
DeVry University
Education Affiliates
Florida Career College
Full Sail University
Keiser University
Meridian Career Institute
Orlando Culinary Academy
Pearson Education
Rasmussen College
Sunstate Academy
Ultimate Medical Academy

School Members:

Everest Institute- Ft. Lauderdale
Everest Institute - Hialeah
Everest Institute - Kendall
Everest Institute - Miami
Everest University- Brandon
Everest University- Jacksonville
Everest University- Lakeland
Everest University- Largo
Everest University- Melbourne
Everest University- North Orlando
Everest University- Orange Park
Everest University- Pompano Beach
Everest University- South Orlando
Everest University- Tampa
New Horizons CLC of South Florida 

Individual Members:

William Klettke -  ForeFront Education
Ronald Lewis -  Florida Technical College, Jacksonville
Evelyn and Mike Presley - Elliott Presley Consulting
Don Slayter - Florida Technical College, Jacksonville
Gladys Slayter - Florida Technical College, Jacksonville

Welcome New  Members !

The FAPSC board of directors met last Thursday in Lake Mary, Florida and approved the following new school and associate members. Please help us welcome them all!

School Members:

Hebron Technical Institute - Miami

Solar Source Institute - Largo

For a complete listing of all school members please visit our school member directory


Associate Members:

Gate Media Audiovisual

Student Resources Services


To get a complete listing of all associate members please visit our associate member directory


New Board of Director Appointments:

The FAPSC Board of Directors approved MitchTalenfeld, President of MDT Direct and Walt Kirby, Pearson Education, as the associate member of, the FAPSC Board for the 2009- 2010 year. 

The board also appointed the following new regional co-chairs:

Region Appointments:

Region II: Julie Orloff, Regional Director of Regulatory Operations, Le Cordon Bleu College- Orlando Culinary Academy

Region VII: Ann Ertel, Regional Director, Centre for Distance Education

For more information about the rest of the FAPSC regional team click here

Full Sail University Graduate Jake Allston, Wins Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Creative Arts Award 

Full Sail would like to congratulate Emmy® Award Winning and Nominated Graduates.  An August 29, 2009, Full Sail Recording Arts graduate Jake Allston won a Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Creative Arts Award in the category of "Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Live Action and Animation" for his work as Supervising Sound Editor on the Nickelodeon series, Tak and the Power of Juju.  Recording Arts graduate Chris Sassano received an Emmy® nomination for his work as a Sound Effects Editor on the Nickelodeon series, The Wonder Pets, while Film gradate Tony DeVolld was nominated for a Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Award in the category of "Outstanding Special Class Series" as one of the Producer's on the Style Network Series, Split Ends. 

To learn more about Jake, Chris and Tony, click here

Central Florida Institute, Inc. of Orlando, FL graduates 75 students in front of local dignitaries and a crowd of over 450 people

FAPSC member Central Florida Institute, Inc. is pleased to announce the graduation of 75 of its students on July 24, 2009, in the Medical Assistant with Basic X-Ray, Medical Assistant with Cardiovascular Technology and Dental Assistant Programs.  Over 450 people attended the event along with Representative Geraldine Thompson and Scott Hazelbaker of the Parrish Medical Center.  (Read more)

View photos from this event by clicking here.


In this techno day and age there is no reason for you not to be connected with your colleagues. That's why FAPSC has created a Member Forum for you!

The forum is regionally structured so you can chat about issues that affect your region. Log in to get started FAPSC Forum.

When you login you will see that all eight regions have a link. This is just another great way to stay connected with your peers and post questions for group discussions.

This is your FAPSC member forum!  As always, FAPSC consistently looks for ways to keep its members connected and ahead of the curve. If you have any suggestions please feel free to contact Wanda Taylor at

FAPSC Calendar of Events

Visit our calendar on our website by using this link frequently as events are added daily.

If you have an event you would like for FAPSC to showcase please email

Can Partnership Assist with your Retention?

Contributed by Matt Bernard, Business Development Director, Student Resource Services

Student Resource Services recently had the opportunity, thanks to Mr. Joe Hardiman to host a presentation at the 2009 FASPC conference. Over the past three years, Student Resource Services and Orlando Culinary Academy have been able to build a partnership that has benefited students. faculty, and our counselors.  The presentation that was co-chaired by Mr. Hardiman highlighted some of the ways that campuses can benefit by creating partnerships both internally and externally.  We hope that you were able to attend, but if not you may download the presentation by clicking on this link.

Our Student Resource Program continues to grow in popularity among postsecondary schools because of its proven success in partnering with campuses to create a better environment for students.  We help students 24/7 with a wide range of personal, health, financial, legal, and family difficulties.  By helping students outside of the classroom, we are helping schools meet the growing challenges that students and campuses face. 

Orlando Culinary Academy was recently featured in the Link in an article that detailed the difficulties that students confront in today's turbulent economy. The passion that the campus has for training in students to be highly trained professionals was described through a student's eyes, as were the challenges that are faced along the way.  Student Resource Services engages with students every day to overcome these obstacles and provide them with resources and counseling that they have never had access to before. 

If you would like to explore how Student Resource Program could make a meaningful impact on your School or if you have questions about how our services work, or what students come and talk to us about, please feel free to contact me, Matt Bernard, Business Development Director at (314) 400-9655 or email:

When it comes to your students, our door is always open.

Click on logo learn more about Student Resource Services 




ABHES 7th Annual National Conference on Allied Health Education 

You are cordially invited to attend the 7th Annual National Conference on Allied Health Education hosted by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).  The conference will be held February 10-12, 2010, at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A new extended conference format promises more breakout sessions with dynamic speakers that feature topics of interest and benefit to your institution. 

ABHES will also host its third annual golf tournament prior to conference on Wednesday, February 10, 2010.  

Download a copy of the program preview for more details about these events.


Other Industry News

Posted are "links" to news relating to our sector that may be of interest to you.

Keiser University Featured in Military Advanced Education - September/October 2009 Issue 

Wanda Taylor receives 2009 FSAE Leadership Award

Correspondence from Senate President Jeff Atwater Regarding the Potential for an October Special Session, AIF, September 10, 2009

Survey of Pharmacy Technology Program Specific Standards and Competencies, September 14, 2009

ABHES 7th Annual National Conference on Allied Health Education 

CAPPS Announcement regarding California AB 48


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






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