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
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
Clinical Award: Lynn M. Mandell
Academic Award: Isabel Cristina Castaneda-Monsalve
Professionalism Award: Jackie Rosario