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Bright Success Center | Available Services During COVID-19 Response

As UC Merced continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the shift to online learning through the end of the Spring 2020 semester, the Bright Success Center remains open and available digitally.

This page will serve as a resource page for all available services offered by the Bright Success Center while the doors to the Center are closed and classes remain online. As such, updates will be made regularly; check back often.

For program specific information click here.

Staff Contacts

  • Dulcemaria Anaya Garcia
    • Best way to contact - danaya@ucmerced.edu
    • Best way to schedule a meeting - Email & Outlook Calendar request
    • Platforms for meetings - Zoom, Teams, & Phone
  • James Barnes
    • Best way to contact - jbarnes@ucmerced.edu
    • Best way to schedule a meeting - Email, Outlook Calendar request & phone
    • Platforms for meetings - Zoom, Phone
  • Alexandra Chavez
    • Best way to contact - achavez100@ucmerced.edu
    • Best way to schedule a meeting - Email, Outlook Calendar request, and Acuity
    • Platforms for meetings - Zoom, Microsoft Teams, & Phone
    • Scheduling link - click here
  • Alejandro Delgadillo
  • Stephanie Garcia
    • Best way to contact - sgarcia233@ucmerced.edu
    • Best way to schedule a meeting - Email, Outlook Calendar request, and Acuity
    • Platforms for meetings - Zoom, Microsoft Teams, & Phone
    • Scheduling link - click here
  • Rosa Hernandez
    • Best way to contact - rhernandez75@ucmerced.edu
    • Best way to schedule a meeting - Email & Outlook Calendar request
    • Platforms for meetings - Zoom, Phone, & Google Hangout
    • Open meeting (Zoom)- click here
  • Jason Juarez
    • Best way to contact - jason.juarez@ucmerced.edu
    • Best way to schedule a meeting - Email, Outlook Calendar request, & Acuity
    • Platforms for meetings - Zoom & Phone
    • Scheduling link - click here
  • Leilani Kupo
    • Best way to contact - lkupo@ucmerced.edu
    • Best way to schedule a meeting - Email, Outlook Calendar request, & Acuity
    • Platforms for meetings - Phone, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, & Google Meet
    • Scheduling link - click here
  • Karen Linam
    • Best way to contact - klinam@ucmerced.edu
    • Best way to schedule a meeting - Email & Outlook Calendar request
    • Platforms for meetings - Zoom
    • Scheduling link - click here
  • Kisha McGuire
    • Best way to contact - kmcguire@ucmerced.edu
    • Best way to schedule a meeting - Email & Outlook Calendar request
    • Platforms for meetings - Zoom & Microsoft Teams
  • Brandon Perez
    • Best way to contact - bperez9@ucmerced.edu
    • Best way to schedule a meeting - Email, Outlook Calendar request, & Acuity
    • Platforms for meetings - Zoom, Microsoft Teams, & Phone
    • Scheduling link - click here
  • Cristal Perez
    • Best way to contact - cperez95@ucmerced.edu
    • Best way to schedule a meeting - Email & Outlook Calendar request
    • Platforms for meetings - Zoom, Microsoft Teams, & Phone
  • Edith Ramirez
    • Best way to contact - eramirez226@ucmerced.edu
    • Best way to schedule a meeting - Email & Outlook Calendar request
    • Platforms for meetings - Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangout, & Phone
  • Donna Takash
    • Best way to contact - dtakash@ucmerced.edu
    • Best way to schedule a meeting - Email & Outlook Calendar request
    • Platforms for meetings - Zoom, Microsoft Teams, & Phone

Resources Available

  • Fiat Lux Scholars Program
    Fiat Lux participants can meet with their community scholars, academic scholars, lead scholars, or student coordinators.
    • Best way to contact - fiatlux@ucmerced.edu
    • Best way to schedule a meeting - Fiat Lux website - Click Here
    • Platforms for meetings - Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Email, & Phone
    • For additional information - visit fiatlux.ucmerced.edu
  • Guardian Scholars Program
    Participants in the Guardian Scholars Program can meet with Student Coordinators for 1:1 or group meetings digitally. Program requirements have been modified and can be completed through the BSC online workshops (here). Most up to date information can be found on the GSP CatCourses page.
    • Best way to contact - guardianscholars@ucmerced.edu
    • Best way to schedule a meeting - Email
    • Platforms for meetings - Zoom, Microsoft Teams, CatCourses, Facebook,
    • For additional information - Participants should visit the GSP CatCourses page
  • New Student Orientation
    Planning and preparation for New Student Orientation for Summer 2020 is still underway. Incoming students should continue to check their UC Merced email and the Orientation website for more information.
  • Peer Assisted Learning Support
    PALS is still offering individual and group based Learning Support (tutoring) digitally for a variety of courses.
  • Services for Undocumented Students
    Student Coordinators will continue to hold meetings for participants digitally.
  • STEP Scholars Program
    Student Coordinators will continue to meet 1:1 with STEP participants. Program requirements have been modified and can be completed through the BSC online workshops (here).
    • Best way to contact - step@ucmerced.edu
    • Best way to schedule a meeting - Email
    • Platforms for meetings - Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Phone, Social Media
    • For additional information - Participants should visit
  • Success Mentor Program
    SMP participants can still meet with their assigned mentors online. Students can reach out to their mentor for details. Workshops will be hosted via Zoom
    • Best way to contact - contact assigned mentor
    • Best way to schedule a meeting - Phone, Email, Social Media
    • Platforms for meetings - Zoom
    • For additional information -
  • TRV Program
    TRV participants can still meet with TRV Fellows online. Program requirements have been modified and can be completed through the BSC online workshops (here).
    • Best way to contact - Email (trv@ucmerced.edu)
    • Best way to schedule a meeting - Email, CatCourses, Social Media (DMs)
    • Platforms for meetings - Zoom
    • For additional information -

Updates will be made regularly. Check back often.