Guffey Named Educator of the Year


James Guffey, professor of mathematics, (right) receives the Educator of the Year award from Kimberly Burgess (left) at the banquet April 28.

ames Guffey, professor of mathematics, was announced as the 2008 Educator of the Year at the 19th annual banquet April 28.

Guffey began his career at Truman in 1988. He received his Bachelor of Science from Centre College of Kentucky and his Master of Science and doctorate from Missouri University of Science and Technology, formerly University of Missouri-Rolla.

This year students nominated 91 faculty members for the Educator of the Year award. Professors who accepted the nomination had to submit written responses to the Educator of the Year Committee. The eight-member student committee first narrowed the group of 34 professors down to 12 semi-finalists and then to six finalists.

Students from Student Government, the Pershing Society and Phi Kappa Phi serve on the Educator of the Year Committee.
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