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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

Faculy 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. 




FAPSC 54th Annual Conference Fraternity of Learners Highlights

The 3rd annual Jay Lambeth Memorial Golf tournament was held prior to conference kick off and we would like to thank all the players that partcipated. This years award winners were as follows:

1st Place: Dr. Art Keiser- Keiser University, Doug Feeny- Keiser University, Mike Viola- Oasis, and Rep. James Waldman

2nd Place: John McMurray- Keiser University, Jeff Bazow- Tution Options, Dennis Murphy- Tuition Options and Todd Beauregard -MDT Direct

3rd Place: John Padget - City College, Steve Stenmark- Campus Real Estate Solutions, Jim Howard - City College, and Skip Higley- City College

Women's Closet to the Pin: Diana Dodge - Barbara Brennan School of Healing

Women's Longest Drive: Tiffiany Downey- Keiser University

Men's Closet to the Pin: Cid Yousefi- FAME

Men's Longest Drive: Mike Viola- Oasis

FAPSC celebrated our 54th Annual Conference at the Westin Diplomat, Hollywood, Florida.  Our “Fraternity of Learners” enjoyed a variety of breakout sessions including the hot topics, mixing and mingling with exhibitors and no fraternal event would be complete without a finale TOGA! Party.  To kick off the Administrator Conference, FAPSC welcomed legislators and briefly discussed our sector’s concerns for the upcoming legislative session as well as recognized the legislators for their assistance during the past year.  Over 460 Administrators were in attendance, and among them were the FAPSC 2010 Award Winners.  FAPSC recognized the following individuals for their contributions to their campus and student success. 

Administration & Management Administrator of the Year
Ernesto Perez, Dade Medical College

Admissions Administrator of the Year
Tina Shontz, Everest University, Tampa

Education Administrator of the Year
Jerry Kaber, University of Phoenix, Plantation

Career Services Administrator of the Year
Toni Riggs, Ultimate Medical Academy, Tampa

Rickie Knobel Financial Aid Officer of the Year Award
Kristine Hibbard, Everest University, Orange Park

Gail Benjamin Student Services Administrator of the Year Award
Eden Klinedinst, Everest University, Tampa

Graduate of the Year - Degree Granting Institution
Jeremaine Jones, Everest University, Jacksonville

Graduate of the Year - Non-Degree Granting Institution
Kimberly Colding, Fortis Institute, Mulberry

School of the Year
Everest University, Orange Park
Associate Member of the Year
Bob Harris - Messer, Caparello & Self

School Member of the Year
Richard Covington, Central Florida, Institute of Orlando

Faculty Member of the Year
George Ramos, Everest University, Jacksonville

Congratulations to all of our winners!

On Friday, July 16, FAPSC welcomed over 350 Faculty Members as we earned CEUs and listened to incredible speakers such as Dr. Robert Sherfield’s Keynote session regarding “Creating an Atmosphere of Success”.  FAPSC appreciates the support of all of the attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, speakers and volunteers for making this a successful conference. 

FAPSC will kick off 2011 with our Central Florida Administrators Conference on February 24 and Faculty on February 25th at the Westin Lake Mary. We look forward to seeing you all for more educational fun! 

FAPSC Welcomes New Members

School Members

FMI Career School – North Miami Beach
Innova College - Miami
International Academy Training Center, Inc. – North Miami
Kaplan College- Jacksonville
Kaplan College – Pembroke Pines
Smile Smart, Inc. - Tampa

Candidate Member

Radiological Technologies University VT- South Bend, IN

Associate Members

Best Effect, LLC (Educational/Training Materials)
Underground Elephant (Lead Generation)

FAPSC 2011 Scholarship Program

Here is a complete listing of FAPSC members participating in this years scholarship program.  If your school is not listed and would like to be, please complete this form and fax to the FAPSC office at (850) 577-3133 or e-mail

Concorde Career Institute - Jacksonville
Concorde Career Institute - Orlando
Concorde Career Institute - Miramar
Daytona College
Everest University - Orange Park
Everest University - Brandon
Everest University - Tampa
Everest University - Pompano
Everest University - South Orlando
Everest Institute - Ft. Lauderdale
Everest Unversity - Jacksonville
Everest Institute - Hialeah
Everest Institute - Miami
Everest Univeristy - Largo
Everest University - N. Orlando
Everest University - Melbourne
Everest University - Lakeland
Everest Institute - Kendall
Florida Career College - Pembroke Pines
Florida Career College - Miami
Florida Career College - Boynton Beach
Florida Career College - West Palm Beach
Florida Career College - Jacksonville
Florida Career College - Hialeah
Florida Career College - Riverview
Florida Career College - Clearwater
Florida Career College - Lauderdales Lakes
Florida College of Natural Health - Bradenton
Florida College of Natural Health - Maitland
Florida College of Natural Health - Pompano Beach
Florida College of Natural Health - Miami
Florida Institute of Animal Arts
Florida National College - Miami
Florida National College - Hialeah
Florida Technical College - Lakeland
Florida Technical College - Deland
Florida Technical College - Orlando
Fortis Institute - Jacksonville
Herzing University
Internationa l Academy of Design & Technology - Orlando
Rasmussen College - Ft. Myers
Rasmussen College - Holiday
Rasmussen College - Ocala

Proposed Rule Links Federal Student Aid to Loan Repayment Rates And Debt-to-Earnings Levels for Career College Graduates

The Obama Administration released today its proposed regulations requiring for-profit career colleges to better prepare students for "gainful employment" or risk losing access to federal student aid.  The proposed rules seek to protect students from taking on unsustainable debt they cannot repay and to protect taxpayers from high loan default rates.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said, “While career colleges play a vital role in training our workforce to be globally competitive, some of them are saddling students with debt they cannot afford in exchange for degrees and certificates they cannot use. These schools- and their investors- benefit from billions of dollars in subsidies from taxpayers, and in return, taxpayers have a right to know that these programs are providing solid preparation for a job.  The rules we’ve proposed today will help ensure that career college and training programs use federal student aid to prepare students for success." Read More.

Use this link to download the DOE Gainful Employment NPRM


Regulatory Changes

July 1, 2010 begins the 2010-2011 academic year, and with it a host of new and changed regulatory provisions enacted as part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 and other legislation. These changes impact the 90-10 calculation; the calculation of cohort default rates; required institutional disclosures to students; and more.
Guidance on these changes is available on the Department of Education’s IFAP website.
Also, July 1 brings about the complete transition to the Direct lending program and the elimination of bank-based student loans through the FFELP program. Department information and guidance on the conversion is available online.

FNC’s Mrs. Regueiro received a special surprise and prestigious recognition from U.S. Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Hialeah, Florida – July 6, 2010 – Mrs. Maria C. Regueiro, Florida National College’s Co-founder and President, received a very special surprise this morning from Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart and the U.S. House of Representatives.  Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart visited FNC’s Main Campus in Hialeah to award the two 2010 Florida National College (FNC) Scholarships to the winning recent high school graduates.  Before the Scholarships were awarded, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart eloquently honored Mrs. Maria C. Regueiro for the contributions and many years of commitment and dedication that she has given the South Florida community.  The surprise was that on Thursday, March 25th, 2010, Mrs. Regueiro was acknowledged in the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. for posterity on record in the Library of Congress Congressional Record 111th Congress (2009 – 2010) page E500.  Being recognized in this way was indeed both a surprise and great honor for Mrs. Regueiro. Read More.

College: Worth the Investment?

Randy Proto, President, American Institutes school group,FAPSC Board Member

The great economic upheaval of the past few years has spawned many new, provocative public policy discussions in which long-held assumptions are being challenged. That's a good thing. Perhaps if some of the Wall Street "assumptions" had been challenged sooner, we'd have all been better off.

Recently, articles in Time, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Wall Street Journal, and discussions by policy leaders in Washington, raise questions regarding the cost, associated value and affordability - the utility, really - of a degree. Read More.

ABHES 8TH Annual National Conference on Allied Health Education

ABHES is pleased to announce that their Annual Conference will be held February 9-11, 2011, at the New Orleans Marriott in the infamous French Quarter.

ABHES continues to strive to provide a variety of breakout sessions at its conferences that focus on issues relevant to allied health educators.  We are currently seeking presenters from the private education sector, preferably ABHES-accredited institutions and programs, to conduct breakout sessions at the 2011 Conference.  

If interested in submitting a proposal, please download the Breakout Session Proposal Guidelines for important details.  Completed proposals must be e-mailed by no later than Friday, July 30, 2010, to the attention of India Tips, Director of Accreditation Services, at with “ABHES Conference Proposal” in the subject line.  Results will be provided via e-mail to all who submitted proposals by September 30, 2010.

NOTE:  There must be a complete lack of reliance on one “product” or methodology that could relate to sales.  Sessions must be training in nature and cannot directly or indirectly be used as a sales forum.  Any vendor interested in conducting a session should submit a proposal using the NEW Vendor Proposal Guidelines included with the Exhibitor Sales Kit.  If interested in exhibiting, contact Kelli Blocher, Accreditation Coordinator, at

Mark your calendar and we hope you will join us in the "Big Easy". More details, including the preliminary program and registration form to be posted at

 Upcoming Events

August 2010

04- The Florida Board of Nursing will meet in Tampa at the Embassy Suites  - USF, 3705 Spectrum Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612. Please visit their website for more information regarding this event.

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.

Obama's Crusade Against Profits- Source: and Career College Central 

Splitting the Difference on Gainful Employment July 23, 2010 - Inside Higher Ed

CIE Staff News July 7, 2010

Keep an Open Mind- June 24, 2010- The Chronicle of Higher Education

A Shot In the Arm- June 24, 2010- Palm Beach Post

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


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