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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

Linda Weldon, President
Joe Hardiman, President Elect
Chris Tilley, Treasurer
Claire Walker, Secretary
Dean Bartness, Past President

Jorge Alfonso
Nancy Bradley
Peter Crocitto
Ramon Garcia
Mark Gutmann
Audrey Kaplan
Walt Kirby
Dan Macferran
Jay Ober
Nancy Rodriguez
Mitch Talenfeld
Melissa Wade
Debra Weninger

FAPSC Executive Staff

Curtis Austin, Executive Director

Wanda Minick, Deputy Executive Director/Member Services 

Katie Allan, Director of Continuing Education 

Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges  

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


FAPSC Unveils New Website and Features
On May 30, 2014 FAPSC launched an improved interactive website and database system. As with any new release, there have been a few glitches along the way. Like trying to send out this E-Flash. 

We are delighted to bring this new system to you, our members as there are a lot of interactive and useful features.  We will unveil a new feature each month to get you better acquainted with all of the enhancements.

Right now, I encourage you to visit our website and log-in and take a look. This is a great time to make sure that we have the most current and updated information on you and your school/company.  One of the unique features of this system is that each person, school and company has a profile page. School and associate members have a designee that will have separate sign-on credentials. An email was sent to the designee on May 30th. If you did not receive an email with your log- in please contact or call (850) 577-3139.

Please watch your email boxes for more updates on this new system.  If you have any suggestions or questions feel free to contact us by clicking here.

Legislative Recap
On June 13, 2014, Governor Rick Scott signed the Nursing Bill CS/SB/SB 1036. It is now Chapter No. 2014-92, Laws of Florida.

ABHES Honors Chris Eaton with Scholarship Program

In August 2013, the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) lost a long-standing and irreplaceable member of its family, Christopher (Chris) Eaton. The ABHES commissioners and staff believe there is no better way to honor Chris’ memory than to create a scholarship program in his name. His dedication to quality and student success through his untiring work for ABHES over the past 18 years is testament to Chris’ spirit.

While we will miss Chris forever, we know that you will contribute generously to the annual scholarship program which, we hope, will go on always and be a continued testament of what Chris meant to us all.

Please read all the specific information regarding the scholarship program and how to make a donation.


FAPSC Annual Conference is right around the corner!

Registration Deadline: July 14

Register Now & book your room!


Helping Students Market Themselves in a 21st Century Job Search

This article was contributed by Robert Starks Jr., Vice President of Learning Initiatives with MaxKnowledge, Inc.

For students to become gainfully employed, they must first overcome the initial hurdle of getting noticed amid the hundreds of other candidates applying for the same jobs. Even with superb technical or soft skills, students that don’t market themselves effectively won’t ever get the opportunity to show employers what they can do.

In the 21st century, social profiles, micro résumés, ASCII résumés, infographic résumés, video résumés, and other forms of digital marketing collateral allow students more ways than ever to market themselves. Consequently, today’s career services professionals must not only master the art of crafting 21st century resumes, they need to know how Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media Optimization (SMO) and Online Reputation Management (ORM) strategies play a role in modern career marketing. Career professionals who upgrade their skills to meet 21st century standards will help their students compete and ultimately increase their likelihood of becoming gainfully employed.

CS103 – Assisting Students in Designing Impactful Career Marketing Collateral
is a new course available to help career services professionals improve the way they market their students using current digital strategies and techniques.

Has Your FAPSC Membership Expired?

Do you know when your school, associate or professional membership dues are up for renewal? If you are unsure please contact Wanda Minick at (850) 577-3139 or via email We have dues renewals going on throughout the year and we don't want you to miss out on any member benefits such as networking, advocacy, CEU's, professional development, or industry information.

While renewing your dues don't forget to include a donation to the FAPSC PAC to support the advocacy work we do on behalf of your students.

Click here to learn more and renew

Spotlight on FAPSC Career Center

Since FAPSC launch of our new website/database we are able to provide more benefits to our members.  One of the newest features I would like to point out is our Career Center.

2014 Central Conference

Pilot Sponsor

Airplane Sponsor

Propeller Sponsor

Blimp Sponsor

Glider Sponsor

Wing Sponsors
ATI Nursing Education
Bisk Education
Celsius Marketing | Interactive
Cooley LLP
Education Loan Source
MDT Direct
Norton Norris, Inc.
Ritzert & Leyton, P.C.
Salmon Sims Thomas & Associates, PLLC
Wolters Kluwer Health

School and associate members will now be able to post job openings in this center.  Of course, to do so you will need to log-in.  All school and associate members have a primary contact listed in their record.  This designee will have access to post career opening at your campus or business.

All school, associate and professional members of FAPSC have the ability to search these job openings.

If you would like more details about this new feature please contact Wanda Minick at (850) 577-3139 or

Have You Visited our Member News Section Recently?  

Bullied As a Teenager, RaNesha Gamill Fights Back with Career Online High School and Brown Mackie College, Earning Her High School Diploma and Career Certificate

June 24, 2014

Pensacola, FL - Thanks to a scholarship program established by Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE) and ed2go in partnership with Brown Mackie College, 21-year-old RaNesha Gamill earned her high school diploma and a credentialed career certificate earlier this month through Career Online High School (COHS).

Father graduates college with 6 of his family members

June 15, 2014

Orlando, FL - It's a big milestone for anyone who walks across the stage during their college graduation, but for one family, big wasn't big enough. Seven members of the same extended family graduated on the same night from Florida Technical College -- a first in FTC's history.

The family members say they never planned it, and initially didn't even know they were going to school at the same time.

Everest University’s Chris Tilley nominated to serve as president-elect of Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges

June 9, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, FL. – Chris Tilly, regional vice president of operations for Everest University in Florida, was nominated for the position of president-elect of Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The association’s membership represents more than 1,000 career colleges in Florida.

“It is an honor to have the confidence of my peers at the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The association is the voice of career schools since 1956 and in that role focuses on serving more than 300,000 students enrolled in private career colleges and sharing best practices as educators and business leaders,” said Tilley, who serves as treasurer of the board of directors.

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New Commissioners at CIE

On March 28, 2014 Governor Rick Scott announced the appointments of two new commissioners. Ilia Y. Matos, Ed.D., vice president of academic affairs with Southern Technical College and Doug Wagner, director of adult, career and technical education with the Manatee County School District.

OSFA June News to Know. Click here to read

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Upcoming Events
July 2014

04 - FAPSC Office Closed in Observance of Independence Day
29 - 6th Annual Jay Lambeth Memorial Golf Tournament, Aventura, FL
29- FAPSC Board of Directors Meeting, Aventura, FL
30- FAPSC Administrators Annual Conference, Aventura, FL

August 2014

01- FAPSC Faculty Annual Conference, Aventura, FL

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

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