Atlanta Councilwoman Felicia Moore Completes Masters in Administration
“It’s official!!! I have completed my coursework for my masters degree from Central Michigan University. I attended their Atlanta Metro Global Campus. I received in class instruction, with no online courses. I have received a Master of Science in Administration (MSA) with a concentration in Public Administration,” Moore wrote.
“Central Michigan University has campuses all over the country, including Atlanta,” Moore told Atlanta Progressive News.
“I picked them because taking the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) was not a requirement. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while. As soon as I got to Council, I had many reasons to procrastinate; I’d study for the GRE, procrastinate, doing City work, and procrastinate some more. I saw an ad in the (Atlanta) Business Chronicle for the degree through CMU with no need for the GRE… whew! So I went for it!” Moore said.
“It was a great experience… I learned a whole lot, with a deeper thinking and understanding…. the theoretical,” she said.
“I’m through, I’m finished… two years and eight months. I could have done it in two and decided for myself, because of my other commitments, one being City Hall, that one class at a time would be best… I had to pace it out. The challenge with the one class, and keeping up with the coursework… having to dip in and dip out of Committee Meetings, the scheduling that they [CMU] had worked,” Moore said.
“I didn’t miss a whole lot. I was sitting in class during campaign time and missed a few Council Meetings, but that’s it. I’m proud of myself. I graduated with honors. All A’s… a 3.97 GPA (grade point average),” Moore said.
APN asked Moore what she would say to someone thinking of going back to school later in their career.
“It’s never too late! If there’s something you want to do or add to your resume or your experience, you can do it! I always wanted a Masters, even back in my undergrad years,” Moore said.
“As a Council Member for 17 years, I had knowledge but I didn’t have the [academic] criteria. I didn’t want to come to the table with just using my experience on Council; it was a requisite for what I wanted to do,” Moore said.
In December 2014, APN reported that Moore is looking at running for City Council President in 2017.
“I’m even considering doing some teaching for undergrads, for extra income. I have no particular schools in mind. Some of the community colleges in the Metro area… I’d like to offer something to them,” Moore said.
Join Councilwoman Moore, her family, and friends, to celebrate a great accomplishment: Saturday, June 06, 2015, at the Piccadilly’s restaurant on Howell Mill Road, near the Kroger, from 4-7 p.m.
“There is a special discount for people in my party. Buy your own food, the cake is on me!” Moore shared.