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Consul General in New York, Dr. Basil K. Bryan has challenged students at Munroe College, Bronx, to strive to be the best at all times in their academic endeavours.
Addressing the University’s first annual Caribbean Heritage Day celebrations at the Jerome Avenue, Bronx campus, on June 27, Dr. Bryan told the large audience of mostly students that as a result of today’s global environment, “the sky is the limit.”
“You must continue to strive for the highest and to be the best. There’s nothing you put your mind to that you cannot achieve,” he told them.
Noting the contributions and achievements of a number of Caribbean Americans in the areas of academia, government and politics, entertainment and sports, Dr. Bryan charged the students to, “take every bit of the available opportunities that the United States has to offer and make it happen, as you stand triumphantly on the shoulders of others before you.”
Dr. Bryan, a former Professor at Howard University in Washington, D.C., told the audience not to forget the past, even as they enter, what he termed, the “knowledge age.”
The Consul General presented College President, Steven J. Jerome with a plaque, on behalf of the Caribbean community at the college, recognizing his inspirational and outstanding leadership role in helping students of Caribbean heritage to realize their dream at the university, which has two campuses in the Bronx and New Rochelle in New York.
The first Caribbean Heritage Day was organized by Professor Patricia Edwards of the Department of Social Sciences and the Caribbean students at the school.

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