President's Message

Merle CarrusDear Friends and fellow BNC members: 

I am honored to have this opportunity to serve as the national president of the Brandeis National Committee. 

Being a life member of the BNC is a family affair. Also being a parent of a Brandeis graduate has given me special insight and added connection to the University. I strongly support the mission of the Brandeis National Committee to support the University with fundraising dollars as Brandeis actively pursues social justice and equality in education. 

I have held many positions in the BNC over the years, NEC Leadership VP, New England Region President, and Communications Secretary for the Greater Boston chapter. 

I also served as Campaign Chair for the current campaign, Honoring Our History. I am very impassioned about this campaign and I want to motivate your excitement about funding this important work. This effort being done by Brandeis Library to digitize select archives will give 

scholars and laypeople alike access to these important documents and photographs about social justice that are incredibly relevant today. 

As a volunteer, new member or life member, your participation and dedication to the BNC is what keeps us moving forward. This year, more than ever, in a climate of isolation, we are coming together, not only as individual chapters, but also as One BNC, a truly national organization, together across the country, stronger together, supporting Brandeis University. 

Virtual good wishes, 

Merle's signature
Merle Carrus P'12