ADN Pinning Ceremony

BCC Recognizes Nursing Graduates at ADN Pinning Ceremony 

The 49th pinning ceremony of Berkshire Community College’s Associate degree in nursing (ADN) program was celebrated Tuesday evening, May 22nd, in the College’s Robert Boland Theatre in the Koussevitzky Arts Center.  Barb Tracy—MSN, APRN, FNP‑C, nurse practitioner, professor of nursing, and professional photographer—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.

The ceremony, sponsored by BCC’s Student Nurse Organization, honored the following students who graduated on June 1, 2018:

  • Adams:  Svetlana Alicea, Amanda Davis, Jade Tanguay, Jessica Rivera
  • Becket: Rebecca Simmons
  • Canaan, NY: Sondra Birch-Hilts
  • Cheshire: Amy Brassard, Jocelyn Kimball
  • Dalton: Oksana Dix, Brittany Moore-Lusignan, Nicole Rudd
  • Housatonic: Patrick Vansant
  • Lanesborough: Courtney Shelsy, Katie-Rose DeCandia, Sarah Maher, Emily Truskowski
  • Lee:  Megan Gaul
  • Lenox: Kendra Parkinson
  • North Adams: Lee Girard
  • Pittsfield:  Mariah Basiliere, Cynthia Duah, Maureen Feldman, Danielle George, Tawnia Harrington, Constance Harris, Aretha Hunte, Bryan Jones, Jennifer Kelly, James Koomson, David Litano, Travis Mickle, Whitney Oakes, Sarah Orozco, Arpita Patel, Krista Robinson, Janell Sargent, Neera Sharma
  • Stockbridge: Alexandria Aronoff
  • Williamstown: Lisa Waynick

For more information about BCC Allied Health and Nursing programs, call the Admissions Office at (413) 236-1630.

See the photos from the ADN Pinning Ceremony