MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University College of Education and Human Services recently selected Jennifer Stubblefield, ’92, a business education teacher at Calloway County High School (CCHS), to receive the college’s 2019 Outstanding Alumni Service Award. Stubblefield was recognized with a plaque during the college’s 34th annual Homecoming Breakfast on Oct. 19.
A 27-year teacher at CCHS in Murray, Kentucky, Stubblefield specializes in office administration, multimedia publishing, digital literacy and Microsoft certification classroom content. Her classroom efforts have led to the development of an award-winning public high school program that is recognized on both the state and national levels for outstanding achievements and high rates of success on state-mandated business education tests and industry certification exams.
Stubblefield received her bachelor’s degree in business education from Murray State University with a minor in speech communication and possesses another degree in secondary education. While at Murray State, she was named the 1992 Most Outstanding Business Teacher Candidate and has since received many more accolades, including the 2016 Kentucky Business Education Teacher of the Year, the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Most Outstanding Woman in Business, the 2018 Southern Business Education Teacher of the Year and the 2019 Certiport Educator of the Year.
In addition to her love for teaching, one of Stubblefield’s career passions is her role as a Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) advisor to one of the largest chapters in Kentucky. FBLA is the largest organization in the United States for high school students interested in business education.
Stubblefield sits on several executive boards, including her role as membership director of the Kentucky Business Education Association, where she is responsible for recruiting and serving the needs of faculty members among 11 states in the Southern Business Education Association.
“Jennifer’s dedication and service to this profession has been widely recognized at the national, state and local levels,” said Dr. David Whaley, dean of the College of Education and Human Services. “We are delighted to call her one of our own, and it is our pleasure to honor her with this award from her alma mater.”
In addition to being recognized at the college’s annual breakfast, Stubblefield was honored during the University’s Homecoming parade. As the college’s outstanding alumna, she was the featured passenger in a 1930s Ford Model A owned and driven by her former coworker, Bobby Toon, who is also an alumnus of the college and a retired educator. Joining them for the ride was Stubblefield’s father, Kenneth Geurin, and walking alongside the vehicle were two Calloway County High School students.
“The ripple effect of one human who believes in the power of education can be vast,” said Stubblefield.
During the award presentation Oct. 19, Stubblefield explained how grateful she is to have grown up with parents who always emphasized the value of education and the importance of great teachers. Many family members before and after her have gone on to become educators.
To learn more about the College of Education and Human Services, please visit murraystate.edu/coehs or call 270-809-3817. The college is proud to offer a variety of certificate and degree options, including associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Available programs include communication disorders, counseling, criminal justice, nonprofit leadership studies, school psychology, social work, teacher preparation, educational leadership and more.