Bringing the legacy of Mercedes Domenech into the future

Posted on: Jan 10th, 2021

On December 15, members of the Brown community celebrated Mercedes Domenech and her incredible legacy with live tributes, music from Mariachi de Brown, and festivities in the spirit of the Brown community. 

A note from Mercedes Domenech

Dear Brown family and friends,

I want to thank all those who played a part in making my retirement celebration such a wonderful event. I was so humbled and honored by the reflections shared. When I first came to Brown, I never imagined I’d have the good fortune to connect with so many amazing people and how each student I had the opportunity and privilege to guide, mentor, and support would forever change my life.The renaming of the Brown University Latino Alumni Council (BULAC) endowed scholarship in my name was an honor I had never expected. I am grateful for this link to the Latinx community that I have always loved and served. For this, I will always remain indebted to you and my retirement does not mean I will lose connection to you or to the Brown community. To our new scholarship donors and those who have been contributing for many years, thank you for your support of the next generation of Latinx scholars at Brown. Please feel free to reach out just to say hi, keep me updated about how things are going, or let me know that you’ll be in town. I would love to hear from you!

With my deepest gratitude,
Mercedes Domenech
Associate Dean of Medicine for Minority Affairs

A few reflections from the Brown community

From BULAC: Celebrating Mercedes through the endowed scholarship named in her honor

Dear alumni and friends,

On Tuesday, December 15, hundreds of Brunonians came together to celebrate the legacy of Mercedes Domenech and her 30 years of service to the Brown community. We are deeply touched, as is Mercedes, by your outpouring of support and love. Mercedes has undoubtedly changed the lives of so many Latinx alumni and students. Her work has not only carved the pathway for Latinx students at Brown, but ensured that they felt supported throughout their time here.

The Mercedes Domenech Brown University Latino Alumni Council (BULAC) Endowed Scholarship was renamed in Mercedes’s honor in deep appreciation of her contributions to Latinx students and Brown’s commitment to a diverse community. Through this scholarship, BULAC is committed to continuing Mercedes’s legacy of helping Latinx students succeed in their academic pursuits.

Again, thank you to those who joined us to celebrate Mercedes and her Brown legacy. You can make a gift today to the Mercedes Domenech Brown University Latino Alumni Council Endowed Scholarship—your support and generosity will help support Latinx students at Brown for generations to come.

Ever True,

Brown University Latino Alumni Council