Shell Point Employee Receives Master Degree In Public Administration

FORT MYERS, Fla. (February 4, 2009) — Ted Yeatts, Program Coordinator for Shell Point Retirement Community, recently received his Masters in Public Administration (MPA) with a concentration in Environmental Policy from Florida Gulf Coast University. Yeatts has been with Shell Point since 2007, and coordinates and oversees large scale events for the residents of the retirement community.

“Pursuing a Masters in Public Administration has been a long, but very rewarding process,” said Yeatts. “I believe continuing education is an important part of any career field and completing this degree has certainly prepared me for a future in administration.”

The MPA program accredited by NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration), required 42 semester hours of classes and the completion of a Capstone Project. The MPA website states that “this program is an interdisciplinary, professional degree program that prepares students for administrative positions in the public and not-for-profit sectors. It is designed for students who have significant in-service experience as well as for students who have little or no prior work experience in public or not-for-profit organizations. The MPA core curriculum provides theoretical background and practical application in the study of public policy, organizations, personnel administration, budgeting, research methods, data analysis, and program planning and evaluation.”

Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry, and recently received a 5-star rating from the Federal government for the Larsen Pavilion, a skilled nursing facility on site.

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