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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

Dean Bartness, President

Linda Weldon, President Elect

Mark Gutmann, Past President

Arthur Benjamin, Treasurer

Joe Hardiman, Secretary

Jorge Alfonso
Nancy Bradley
Richard Covington, Jr.
Peter Crocitto
Walt Kirby
William Polmear
Randy Proto
Mitch Talenfeld
Chris Tilley
Melissa Wade
Claire Walker

FAPSC Executive Staff

Kathy Mizereck, Executive Director
Wanda Minick, Deputy Executive Director/Member Services
Katie Allan, Director of Continuing Education 

Nancy Hillger, Office Manager/Bookkeeper

Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges  

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


FAPSC Student Success Story: Latara Moody, Heritage Institute

Overcoming obstacles is nothing new to Latara Moody. She lost both her mother and grandfather to violent deaths and her baby to SIDS. She’s been in several serious car accidents, and suffered though personal illness with years of misdiagnosis. She lost her job, her fiancé, her car, and her house. Through it all, though, Latara stayed strong and fought to regain the life that she wanted for herself. Latara is currently a Therapeutic Massage student at Heritage Institute, preparing for a career that will allow her to help not only others, but also herself.

Two years ago Latara began suffering from abdominal pain. Numerous trips to the emergency room, visits to her primary care doctor, and visits to multiple medical specialists produced no concrete answers. After over a year of countless doctor visits and medical tests, Latara was given some advice by an Emergency Room nurse – look into Fibromyalgia. After mentioning it to her Primary Care Physician, who seemed uninterested in even discussing the possibility, Latara began researching Fibromyalgia on her own. By the time she was able to set up her own appointments with specialists, however, Latara’s insurance company started denying claims due to the amount of physician visits she had recently had. She had already lost her job, her home and her fiancé had left her. These were the darkest days for Latara. Click here to read her entire story.


What Would Happen if Students were Viewed as Customers?

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

Call a student a customer and it immediately changes one’s perspective. A customer is simply one who is a direct beneficiary of a service but when that service is education, what are the implications of the students-as-customer approach to educators?

Students are definitely very different from traditional business customers. For instance, learning institutions can be selective about students while businesses cannot. Moreover, Learning institutions continually test students to see if they may continue with the service they have purchased. Could you imagine being tested to see if you could continue with your gym membership?

What are the implications of the student as customer approach to measuring customer satisfaction? Does this dynamic mean that educators need to be entertainers to keep students happy? Is the customer always right? Will educators attempt to avoid critical feedback when using the students-as-customers approach?

The idea of applying the customer-service approach to education began with the advent of total quality management (TQM) in business. With increased competition and costs, educational institutions have hoped that the TQM approach will be the key to survival as it has been in the business world. ED209 - Students as Customers is a new course that explains this perspective and what it means to instructors and the classroom experience. The course provides guidelines for instructors to be customer-oriented as a means to best serve the education of their students.

APSCU Updates


APSCU Federal Government Regulation Update
ASPCU Federal Regulatory Update

Let the Games Begin!  Registration is Now Open to Attend FAPSC 2012 Annual Conference

The torches have been lit and now we are just waiting on you! Register to attend FAPSC 56th Annual Conference! Save up to $50 by registering before the early registration deadline date of June 15th!   Host venue will be one of the "World's Best Resorts" by Travel + Lesisure, Turnberry Isle Miami located in the exclusive Aventura, Florida. 

By participating in this year's event, you will be "Going the Distance for Students" by earning your 8 Hours of Continuing Education so that you can continue to provide exceptional learning experiences. This year's "olympic-sized" event will provide the latest school trends, and critical information that will impact your institution.

Join the FAPSC Training Team at the Turnberry Isle Miami for excellent networking opportunities, administrator, faculty, student and school awards, imperative sector updates and much more!

Let the Games Begin and let 2012 be the year your campus goes for the gold!

 Registration Information

  ♦ Administrator Conference Registration

  ♦ Faculty Conference Registration

  ♦ Product/Service Providers - Registration Information & Forms


FAPSC has a special room rate just for you!  At $169+ per night.

Reserve Your Room Online OR Call: 1-866-612-7739 (be certain to specify FAPSC Conference Room Rate).
Room Block Expires: Monday, June 26, 2012

The 19th Hole Worth Celebrating!

This may not be the Nationwide, Champions or PGA Tour, but it is the 4th Annual Jay Lambeth Memorial Golf Tournament and it's coming July 24, 2012 at the Turnberry Miami Soffer Course!  Originally designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., and re-interpreted by golf icon Raymond Floyd, this Miami 18-hole championship golf course was recently rated 4 ½ stars by Golf Digest Magazine.

Registration is now open.  Reserve a spot for your team by clicking here.

 $ per Player: $175
 $ per Foursome: $675

Green and cart fees, practice area privileges, beverage cart and awards luncheon are all included.

Don't Miss Out!

Promoting Excellence in Education

Each year FAPSC recognizes administrators, faculty, and graduates from our member schools. This year will be no different.  If you have not already,  please consider submitting a nomination from the following categories.

 ♦ Administrator of the Year

 ♦ Faculty Member of the Year

 ♦ Graduate of the Year

 ♦ School/College of the Year

 Take a moment; acknowledge someone who has made the difference.

Deadline has been extended to May 23rd!


Get In on the Action. Vote Today!

The FAPSC Public Relations committee has been considering the idea of a redesign of the FAPSC logo. The committee solicited input from our member schools offering design programs to encourage their students to submit logos. The logo submissions received was overwhelming not only in volume but the quality of the design work received.

Now, it’s your turn to comment on the logo you “Like”. We ask you all to go to the FAPSC Facebook page and visit FAPSC Logo Contest photo album and click the “Like” button on the logo you want! Feel free to leave a comment and to share with your colleagues.

Remember, to beable to vote you must log into Facebook and already "Like" the FAPSC page then vote for the logo you "Like".


Have You Visited our Member News Section Recently?

McGraw Hill awards the “Get Connected and Win Video Contest” first prize to Florida National College nursing student Johanna Delgado

Hialeah, Florida – Florida National College’s (FNC) nursing student Johanna Delgado was the First Prize winner of the McGraw Hill “Get Connected and Win Video Contest.” As the first prize winner, she will receive $5,000 scholarship to help towards her studies at FNC.

Johanna’s winning video was selected from over 100 videos that were submitted from students across the country. A panel of judges, which consisted of professors, business leaders, and media members who cover and influence key issues in technology and education, selected the winning videos. This selection was based on criteria related to creativity, originality, and the number of votes received from the public.

WWE and Full Sail University Launch Partnership

WWE (NYSE: WWE) and Full Sail University announced today an innovative partnership that moves live tapings of WWE NXT series to Full Sail Live, the university’s state-of-the-art performance venue, and creates a new student scholarship fund.

Beginning May 17, 2012, students of the university’s entertainment-focused degree programs, including Film, Show Production, Digital Arts and Design, Internet Marketing and Entertainment Business, will have the opportunity to gain real-world experience working with WWE, a leader in global entertainment, to produce NXT.

Throughout the taping schedule, Full Sail University students, staff, faculty and the general public will be invited to attend the live tapings on the campus. All proceeds from ticket and merchandise sales will go towards a scholarship fund for students enrolled at or planning to attend Full Sail University.

Recent Smart Horizons Career Online Education Graduate Joins Company As Admissions Representative

Mindy Lambert earned her high school diploma and a credentialed career certificate in Office Management through Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE) in January of this year. But after 18 months of diligent studying at SHCOE's online high school, Lambert's relationship with the company now enters a new phase. In April, the 33-year-old wife and mother of three was hired by SHCOE to serve as an Admissions Representative.

SHCOE is the world's first AdvancED/SACS accredited online school district, enabling students to earn an 18-credit high school diploma and credentialed career certificate in one comprehensive program. Lambert now works in SHCOE's headquarters in Lawton, OK, which also happens to be her hometown. Armed with thorough knowledge of just how much SHCOE has to offer students of all ages, Lambert feels well qualified to work with prospective students.

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FAPSC Announcements

Gold Sponsor

Thank You to our 2012 Sponsors

 Torch Sponsor

 Champion Sponsor

 Fanfare Sponsor

 Hydration Station Sponsor

 Cool Down Sponsor

 Qualifier Sponsor


 Medal Sponsors

Bisk Education


Gragg Advertising

Homer Bonner

Langley Law Offices


MDT Direct

FAPSC presents our slate of Officers and Board of Directors for the 2012-2013 Year. 


President Elect – Linda Weldon

Treasurer – Joe Hardiman

Secretary – Randy Proto


Jorge Alfonso

Arthur Benjamin

Nancy Bradley

Peter Crocitto

Nancy Rodriguez

Melissa Wade 

Got Announcements?

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

Upcoming Events

May 2012

22 - The Commission for Independent Education, Howey In the Hills, FL 

30- Deadline for Bright Futures reinstatement/restoration applicants

June 2012

01- ACICS - Accrediting Council for Indepent Colleges & Schools Annual Meeting & Workshops, Las Vegas, NV

05- Region V Free Job and Career Placement / Career Services Demostration, Virginia College, Jacksonville, FL 

06- FAPSC Committee/ Board Meeting, Virginia College, Jacksonville, FL 

06- NWCCF - Northwest Career Colleges Federation Annual Conference, Coeur 'dAlene, ID

20- APSCU - Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, Las Vegas, NV

30- State of Florida Fiscal Year Ends for State Scholarship and Grant Program

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

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Tallahassee, FL 32301
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Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges
150 South Monroe Street, Suite 303, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Telephone: 850-577-3139, Fax: 850-577-3133