Passing the Torch
Gift honors alumna’s dedication to excellence in nursing education.
Dolores Jean Chambreau (1925-2006) was a career nurse and a gifted hospital administrator. A 1967 B.S.N. graduate of the School of Nursing and Health Studies, she went on to become associate chief of nursing service education at the Miami Veterans Affairs Hospital.
Through a planned gift to the University of Miami, Dolores and her late husband, William J. Chambreau, established the Dolores J. Chambreau, R.N. Endowed Chair in Nursing, which will support a professorship in nursing education and administration.
Dolores Chambreau was deeply involved with the University and the UM Alumni Association. She served as a UM trustee from 1985-1987 and was a member of the advisory committee convened to establish a graduate nursing program at the University. She also served as president of the UM Alumni Association from 1978-1979 and president of the School of Nursing and Health Studies Alumni Association from 1972-1973.
The Chambreaus were generous benefactors of the University of Miami; their estate also supports the work of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
To fill the endowed chair, the School of Nursing and Health Studies is conducting a national search for a distinguished new faculty member who will help fulfill the dreams of the Chambreau family while making major contributions to high-quality education of tomorrow's nursing practitioners and leaders at the University of Miami.