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BCC Pinning Ceremony Recognizes Practical Nurse Graduates
Aug 2, 2010

Twenty two graduates of the Practical Nurse certificate program at Berkshire Community College (BCC) were recognized June 24th during a pinning ceremony in the Robert Boland Theatre of the college's Koussevitzky Arts Center.

Beth Fiscella, Assistant Professor in Nursing, presented the Academic Excellence award to Amy Zarazinski, and the Clinical Excellence Award to Becky Daley. Ann Tierney, Program Chairperson, acknowledged two students who were presented awards earlier in the month at the college awards ceremony: Trudy-Ann Wilson and Leah Parker, the recipients of the Hillcrest Commons/LPN Club Scholarship award. Lisa St. John, RN served as the guest speaker and Leah Parker, class president, gave the class address.

Kari Mendel, Beth Fiscella, Joan Lennon and Leslie Drager presented pins and certificates to the graduates including:

Melissa Abderrahim, Barbara Addy, Angela Boino, Amber Caden, Darlene Collins, Emily Daigneault, Becky Daley, Rachael Fenn, Stacy Fortier, Kellie Klinger, Anyana Lumasa, Carly Lyons, Lisa Mott, Vannaka OK Detlefsen, Leah Parker, Desiree Phillips, Emily Serridge, Bailey Sheran, Lexie Small, Trudy-Ann Wilson, Eugene Yee, Amy Zarazinski

Graduates of the 10-month program are eligible to sit for the Licensed Practice Nurse (LPN) exam within 10 days of graduation.

Anyone wishing to support BCC's Practical Nursing program by establishing a scholarship fund of adding to the existing Hillcrest Commons/LPN Club fund, should contact Ann Tierney at 413-236-4716.

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