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LPN Pinning Ceremony

BCC Pinning Ceremony Recognizes Practical Nurse Graduates

Twenty-two graduates of the Practical Nurse certificate program at Berkshire Community College (BCC) were recognized June 14 during a Pinning Ceremony in the Robert Boland Theatre of the college’s Koussevitzky Arts Center.  Catherine Stechmann, RN, Staff Development Coordinator at Hillcrest Commons Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility, and Clinical Instructor, addressed the students.

The ceremony is a time-honored nursing school tradition, dating back before the turn of the twentieth century.  Traditionally, nursing students have conducted an Honors or Pinning Ceremony to mark the passage of student nurse role to practice role.  It is an emotional event that is shared with family, friends, faculty and others important to the students’ education.

Graduates of the 10-month program are eligible to sit for the Licensed Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN).

LPN Pinning Ceremony 2018

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  • Pins and certificates were presented to the graduates:

    Canaan, CT:  Isabel Cristina Castaneda-Monsalve

    Cheshire:   Chiara M. Paris, Arpita M. Patel

    Dalton:  Chelsea Suzanne Hand, Kayla D. Robinson        

    Lee:   Aja J. Ostrander          

    North Adams:   Kellie L. Berkeley

    Pittsfield:  Dorcas S. Archer, Vivian Arkilley Cobbold, Marie J. Blankson-Atté, Margaret M. Brown, Taleara M. Hillery, Chaquoya C. Johnson, Vanessa S. Johnson, Lynn M. Mandell, Annmarie B. Marby, Victoria Nyamekah, Sarah A. Pettit, Kelly N. Phipps, Jackie Rosario, Banchigize Chekol Tafet

    Salem:   Rodney Toussaint  

  • Awards were presented to the following students:

    Clinical Award: Lynn M. Mandell 

    Academic Award: Isabel Cristina Castaneda-Monsalve

    Professionalism Award:  Jackie Rosario