BCC Recognizes 2016 Nursing Graduates

May 25, 2016

Berkshire Community College (BCC) held the 47th Pinning Ceremony of the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program on Tues., May 24 in the College’s Robert Boland Theatre in the Koussevitzky Arts Center.

Yvette Losaw, staff nurse at Berkshire Medical Center addressed the students.

The ceremony is a time-honored nursing school tradition, dating back to 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.



The ceremony, sponsored by BCC’s Student Nurse Organization, honored the following students who will graduate on June 3.


Adams: Gina Kemper

Ashfield: Karen Doyle

Cheshire: Haley Maloy, Amy Tracy, Laura Warner

Chicopee: Renata Borkowski

Dalton: Abiah Casey-Williams, Scott Yenolevich

Great Barrington: Kornelia Krzyzanowska, Krobkul Seesangrit

Hinsdale: Stephanie Beauchaine

Housatonic: Teresa Reynolds

Lanesboro: Tanya Panetti

North Adams: Lannie Ellis, McKenzie Hebert, Kalie Phillips

Otis: Cynthia Paterson

Pittsfield:  Joseph Appiah, Tyra Beverly, Evelyn Cobbold, Robert Erardy, Michaela Farr, Lindsey Fiero, Sarah Garson, Danielle Goulet, Emily Hayes, Samantha Langdon, Anisa Spagnuolo, Sven Swenson

Williamstown: Meghan O’Grady


Lakeville: Amanda Stevens

Torrington: Tenzin Yangzom


New Lebanon: Beth Smith