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President’s Weekly Message


Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Dear KCC Students,

Did you know that not including Thanksgiving Day, there are 21 weekdays until the last of final exam of this semester.   The number 21 is often viewed as a “lucky” number, but as you approach the final days of classes and your exams, I know that “luck” will have nothing to do with whether you ace your exams, knock your final projects out of the park, and pass your classes.  Your success will be based on your consistent attendance and participation in class, your understanding of the subjects you learned, and your performance on assignments, exams, and projects.

In his recent song Rich Flex with Drake and 21 Savage, Drake asks: “21 could you do something for me”? He asks him to do a lot of things, and today with 21 days left until the final exam is given, I am going to ask you to do several things:

  1. Stay focused.  You are closer to achieving your goal than you were this time last year or even last month.  You got this, stay the course. 
  2. Complete and submit all your required assignments/projects.  It is not helpful to finish the semester with unfinished business and completing outstanding assignments will help you to be more successful on your final exams and projects.
  3. If there are still areas that you do not understand, information you still have not completely grasped, or areas that that you are still struggling with… get help.  Tutoring is available, check out the Kingsborough Learning Center:
  4. Get together with your classmates and form a study group.
  5. Don’t wait until the last minute to review your work and start studying.  If you have multiple classes and even if you don’t it will be impossible to cram 12 weeks of classes into 24 hours.
  6. If you are a Continuing student, register for classes.  If you are graduating after this semester and plan to transfer, complete your transfer application.  

I have said it before, and I am saying it again:  do not wait until you are finished with your classes this semester to think about next semester.  Because if you take too long, the classes you need may be gone and this may affect your ability to graduate in June, start your bachelor’s degree in the Spring, or make the progress you want to make.

  1. It’s difficult to stay focused, think about school, and finish the semester strong if you don’t feel physically, mentally, or emotionally well. If you are feeling 100%, overwhelmed and just need someone to talk to reach out to our Wellness Center at

KCC students, I want you to know that we are proud of you.  For many of us, it has been a difficult and challenging semester, but we continue to show up and show out.   December 18th is around the corner, I want you to not only to show up and show out, but to....


As always, if you need help, drop me a line at and I will connect you to the best person to assist you.

President Schrader