Dr. Dee Dupree Bennett, an Assistant Professor of Instructional Leadership and Administration at Troy University’s Phenix City Campus and co-founder of SHORT the Squirrel Literacy Initiative, has been named to the 2022 Class of Women Who Shape the State of Alabama by This is Alabama.
For the past eight years, This is Alabama has honored…
A childhood literacy initiative featuring a 6-foot tall, cape-wearing squirrel named SHORT created by two Troy University alumnae recently hit several milestones: celebrating its second birthday, graduating from the IDEA Bank to the Pike County Economic Development Center and securing a $25,000 grant from the Daniel Foundation to produce its first children’s book.
Student entrepreneur Sierra Champion is touching the lives of children across the state through the nonprofit organization SHORT the Squirrel.
SHORT the Squirrel came to life when TROY alumnae Dr. Dee Bennet and Monica Anderson Young saw the need presented by the youngest visitors to the state’s court system.
“It’s very scary walking into the…