Dee Miller Prince ’77 was known to never “toot her own horn” says her husband, George Prince. But her family and friends know that she had every reason to do so as an accomplished businesswoman who was known for her keen intellect and modest yet ebullient disposition. 

Photo of Dee Miller Prince '77. Prince is smiling at the camera.

Dee Miller Prince ’77

Miller passed away in July 2022, nine days before her 67th birthday after a year-long heroic battle with cancer. 

“Dee would say, ‘I was just a writer,’ but as our son put it in the memorial, she was a badass business woman. She was most proud of the fact that she helped start so many careers and created jobs for people.”

After graduating from Lafayette in 1977, Dee’s career trajectory included roles as an accomplished writer and journalist at FDC Reports in Washington, D.C, Stanford Research Institute (SRI) International, and Health Strategies Group, a pharmaceutical industry marketing research firm that she co-founded, which grew to an 80-person company by the time it was acquired in 2017 to anchor Eversana.

When Prince was contemplating ways in which to honor Dee’s legacy, Lafayette rose to the top of the list. 

“Dee enjoyed her time at Lafayette,” explains Prince. “It wasn’t easy of course as she was one of the earlier classes to graduate after Lafayette transitioned to coed, but she made wonderful friends. She remained connected, returned for Reunions when she could, and was a member of the West Coast Advisory Council.”

Dee Miller (far left) is joined by others at the launch of the College's last capital campaign. They are standing and smiling. There is a TV screen in the background.

From left: Dee Miller Prince ’77 Jamie McLaughlin ’76, and Ellen Hurwitz with Chip ’68 and Peggy Jesser in New York City at Lafayette’s launch of the Live Connected Lead Change campaign in 2014.

Dee’s passion for writing and English prompted Prince to create the Dee Miller Prince ’77 College Writing Program Endowment Fund. Lafayette’s Writing Program employs undergraduates as writing associates who support peers in their writing assignments by providing feedback, suggestions, and advice to improve their writing. As a liberal arts college, Lafayette understands the intrinsic value of good writing skills, skills that Dee also valued. The endowment will not only further strengthen students’ writing skills across disciplines but will honor Dee’s memory in perpetuity. Prince also created a named space in Skillman Library to honor Dee–the Dee Miller Prince ’77 Collaboration Space, which is located on the main level of the library.

“It is my hope that Dee’s former classmates and friends will support this endowment to help make it beneficial to even more current and future Leopards,” explains Prince. 

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Honor Dee’s legacy and support current and future students through this important endowment. For additional information, contact Ben Landis at (610) 330-5943 or via email at