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Rain don't stop no carnival

Rain don't stop no carnival


Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Dear KCC Students,

For many years I have managed to avoid coming to Brooklyn on Labor Day.  But yesterday I found myself not only in Brooklyn, but in the West Indian Day Parade.  I was invited by one of KCC’s great partners the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce to join them as they feted down the Parkway. 

I am no stranger to parades and carnivals.  I was born and raised on St. Croix, USVI and I have feted in many parades in my time.  But yesterday was different,  because although the Virgin Islands itself is a great melting pot of Caribbean nationalities, in St. Croix we are all about the VI Flag. However, on Eastern Parkway there was a kaleidoscope of flags, each representing many different islands and countries.   It was a beautiful to see and was a wonderful representation of the rich diversity of the city.

As I feted, and enjoyed all the sights and sounds around me,  I thought about the diversity of experiences that each person at the parade had.  I know too that although each of you have unique experiences, challenges, and paths to take, that as Kingsborough students you all have the same goal: earning your college degree.

And this is why I am writing to you today.  Our records show that you have not registered to date.

They say rain don’t stop no carnival, so I know whatever challenges you may be experiencing will not stop you from accomplishing your goal.  So, if you are not able to enroll this semester, I have every confidence that you will continue to make completing your degree a priority. 

    • If you are experiencing any issues that are affecting your ability to register, email me ( so we can figure out how best to help.
    • If you are all set for the fall and all you need to do to is register, you can do so by joining the Registration Zoom today, tomorrow or Thursday. Here is the link: on advising zoom. Register, sign on and someone will be able to help you with your classes.
    • If you have registered today, I look forward to seeing you around this semester!

Remember registration ends on Thursday and classes start on Friday. 

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Dr. Claudia Schrader