Annual Breakfast

Each year the Women's Commission celebrates deserving members of the University community and takes a look back at our own achievements during the year. Graced by incredible speakers year after year, the breakfast kicks off with a warm greeting and presents both the May A. Brunson and Louise P. Mills Awards.

May A. Brunson May Brunson was the University's second Dean of Women and served the University community from 1946 until her death in 1970. A graduate of Columbia University Teachers College and then on to pursue a Doctorate in Education and Student Personnel Administration. She began her career at the University as a Counselor for Women. She became Associate Dean of Women in 1954. This award was created for Dean Brunson and to recognize someone who has made outstanding contributions to improving the status of women at the University of Miami.


Louise P. Mills Louise P. Mills served in a variety of positions throughout her 26 years at the University, Associate Dean of Women, Dean of Women, and Associate Director of Student Personnel. She was a dedicated advisor and mentor to a number of organizations and, like May Brunson, had a compassion for her work with students. This award was created for Dean Mills and to recognize a student who has contributed to the status of women at the University of Miami. To view past recipients, please visit the awards section.