Kevin Dean (MAEL ’09) Recipient of Innovation Award Presented By MBQ

Kevin Dean (MAEL ’09) was the recipient of one of four Innovation Awards presented by MBQ: Inside Memphis Business magazine on September 24. Kevin is the executive director of Literacy Mid-South and was nominated for the award by Dr. Bevalee Vitali. He was lauded by MBQ for pulling “Literacy Mid-South out of a financial crisis while making reading and learning accessible to all ages of the Memphis community through a nationally adopted curriculum, an app that houses a framework for benchmarks for teaching literacy, and the creation of the first ever city-wide Book Festival, complete with its own app as well.” Read more online now at http://www.mbqmemphis.com/MBQ-Inside-Memphis-Business/Memphis-Beat/September-2014/Scenes-from-the-MBQ-2014-Innovation-Awards/.