Aug. 16 is Dorothy Brunson Day
For those of you who had the privilege to work with Dorothy Brunson, Aug. 16 is a day to pay tribute to the longest-tenured person to grace the halls of the FHSAA. On this day in 1943, Dorothy Williams (Brunson) started her first -- and only -- job after graduating Gainesville High School, working for then-FHSAA Commissioner Lafayette Golden. Brunson worked for the Association for the next 68 years and for seven Commissioners/Executive Directors. The Board of Directors passed a resolution last year marking Aug. 16 as Dorothy Brunson Day.
Brunson held just about every job at the FHSAA over her 68 years, finishing her time as the Director of Compliance. When the FHSAA moved into its current location just west of I-75 in Gainesville in 2002, the FHSAA named its conference center after her. Additionally, Brunson is a 1992 inductee into the FHSAA Hall of Fame.