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.

Momentum2: The Breakthrough Campaign for the University of Miami
Deeply involved with the University and the UM Alumni Association, nursing alumna and supporter Dolores Chambreau was one of the first women to be admitted to Iron Arrow, the University’s highest honor.