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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
Mark Gutmann
Audrey Kaplan
Walt Kirby
Dan Macferran
William Polmear
Jay Ober
Nancy Rodriguez
Mitch Talenfeld
Melissa Wade

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. 


Did You Renew Your Membership with FAPSC?

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

What new heights will your campus reach in the new year?

FAPSC 2014 Central Conference – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Take your campus to the next level in higher education. FAPSC will provide useful and valuable training for school administrators and faculty at the 2014 Central Conference. We’re finalizing session details now – but you can get an overview of some of the topics that will be addressed and make your plans to attend today.

Thursday, February 20 – Administrator Conference
Friday, February 21 – Faculty Conference
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®
FAPSC Special Room Rate = $199+ per night

Attendees may earn up to 8 CEUs by attending a conference in its entirety.

Early registration ends January 26 – Register NOW and $ave!

FAPSC 2014 Conference Sponsorships are Leaving the Runway!

It’s a new year and a new opportunity for school product and service providers.
Secure your sponsorship in the FAPSC 2014 Conference Series by purchasing a sponsorship package or a la carte opportunity before it’s too late!

Sponsorships are available on a first-come, first -serve basis and limited in quantity. DON’T DELAY – Make Your Sponsorship Commitment Today!

Spotlight on FAPSC 

To give recognition where it’s due for someone at your campus – submit an awards nomination for the 2014 FAPSC Annual Awards Program. FAPSC recognizes administrators, faculty, graduates and schools that demonstrate excellence!

FAPSC Annual Award winners will be honored during FAPSC Annual Conference, July 2014, Turnberry Isle Miami (Aventura, FL). Nominations Must be Received by Monday, May 12, 2014. Nominations are accepted and reviewed all year prior to May 12.

As a special treat:

• All nominators will automatically be entered into a prize drawing for a great gift basket (announced during the Administrator Conference Awards Ceremony)
• Administrator and Faculty Award Winners and their Nominators will also each receive a $100 discount on conference registration fees
• The school that submits the most nominations (among all of the categories combined) will receive a FREE Faculty Conference registration

ABHES - National Conference and Christopher J. Eaton Celebration of Life Luncheon

This year’s National Conference will be held at the magnificent Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The Conference will begin with a welcome reception at 5:00 p.m., on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, with all breakout and other sessions held Thursday and Friday, February 27-28, 2014.

To register for the conference, workshops, and or extracurricular events, simply visit the ABHES website or click Registrations for ALL EVENTS are to be completed online. All major U.S. credit cards accepted.

For those interested in attending only the Celebration of Life luncheon on Thursday, February 27, at 12:30 p.m., the fee is $50.00. The luncheon is being held in memory of Chris Eaton, former Associate Executive Director, who passed away suddenly last August. The details of a scholarship program, in memory of Chris, will be announced during the luncheon. In order that we may provide the Gaylord with an accurate number of attendees for lunch, please send an email to Laurie Hart, if you are interested in attending only the luncheon. Tickets for the luncheon can be purchased on-site with a major credit card, check or cash.

Feds Launch New Online Consumer Complaint Reporting System for Veterans

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

With a cost of about $30 billion since 2009 to help 1 million veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars go to school, the federal government has been increasingly vigilant in ensuring the money spent helps veterans transition to the civilian workforce. Along with increased vigilance, there has been increased scrutiny of higher education institutions, with a particular focus on career colleges.

In the context of this heightened scrutiny, the FTC, Defense Department and VA have created a new online portal in collaboration with the Department of Justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that veterans and servicemembers can use to file consumer complaints about education institutions. Students can file complaints with the VA and DOD directly about the cost of attendance, marketing, graduation rates, program quality, employment prospects, and course credit.

For institutions seeking ways to enhance the level of service they provide to military students and graduates, the following courses offered in the FAPSC Online Training Center may complement existing efforts: CS108 – Supporting Veterans in Becoming Gainfully Employed and CM104 – Compliant Interactions: Acting with Integrity.

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The FAPSC Board of Directors has scheduled their next board meeting for March 26, 2014 at the Mission Inn Resort and Club located in Howey- In- the -Hills, FL. Please check our calendar of events frequently for updates about this event plus others or to stay fully  connected with FAPSC download the FAPSC App by scanning the QR codes below or search in Google play for Android users and the App Store for iPhone, iPad, iPod users by seaching "FAPSC".




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 Upcoming Events

February 2014

20- FAPSC Central Florida Administrators Conference, Orlando, FL 

20- FAPSC Hall of Fame Inaugural Induction Dinner

21-FAPSC Central Florida Faculty Conference, Orlando, FL 

22- Florida College Goal Sunday

24- PCCS Region IV Conference, Atlanta, GA

26- ABHES11th Annual National Conference on Allied Health Education, Nashville, TN

March 2014


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

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