Dr. Yvonne Stubbs (nee Demerdash) graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry in May 2000 and ranked 10 out of 67 graduates with a 3.45 GPA. While in dental school, Dr. Stubbs was awarded a scholarship from the United States Air Force. Upon graduation, Dr. Stubbs attended Commissioned Officer Training at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. Because of her high achievement in dental school, the US Air Force invited Dr. Stubbs to participate in a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at Scott AFB, Illinois. Following AEGD Residency, Dr. Stubbs served at Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina, for two years at the dental clinic on base. While on duty at Seymour Johnson AFB, Dr. Stubbs was awarded Company Grade Officer of the Year 2002 of the squadron for which she served. With her honorable discharge from active duty in 2003, Dr. Stubbs received the Air Force Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service from August 2001 to August 2003.