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BCC's 61st Commencement Ceremony

 

Berkshire Community College (BCC) held its 61st Commencement Ceremony Friday, June 4 via broadcast with Pittsfield Community Television (PCTV). During the ceremony, the College awarded 180 associate degrees and 91 certificates to 238 students.

BCC President Ellen Kennedy welcomed attendees and provided inspiring remarks for the institution’s graduates. Adam Klepetar, Interim Provost, introduced valedictorian Marybelle Burns and salutatorian Nicole Rivera. Members of the Berkshire Highlanders provided the music for the processional and recessional, and the National Anthem was sung by BCC student Leah Najimy.

While most students reside in the Commonwealth, other graduates hail from Connecticut and New York, along with one student from Florida. Twenty-six students received more than one degree or certificate. The age of graduates ranged from 18 to 69 with a median age of 32.

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Check out the virtual ceremony and program here.

Check out the photos from the Drive Thru Ceremony on Flickr

The graduates, listed by degree or certificate awarded, include the following:

Addiction Recovery Assistant, Certificate:

  • Allison R. Armata,
  • Peggy L. Avalle,
  • Tyra V. Cannady,
  • Danielle J. Hickey

Business Administration, Associate in Arts:

  • Victor E. Amarillas,
  • Cassandra M. Byrnes,
  • Xiomara A. Hernandez,
  • Kelly J. Holmes,
  • Thomas J. Kassmieh,
  • Joshua D. Ranson

Business Careers, Associate in Science:

  • Samantha M. Andrews,
  • Kaitlyn E. George-Sanchez,
  • Elizabeth A. O'Brien,
  • Meet S. Patel,
  • Carrie L. Piaggi,
  • Lisa M. Thayer,
  • Tyler J. Van Alstyne,
  • Kristin M. Woodson

Cannabis Industry, Certificate:

  • Theresa L. Atwood,
  • Lucas B. Florus,
  • Robert W. Graham,
  • David R. Hamm,
  • Julia B. Kaplan,
  • Nathan M. Lapine,
  • Shaunna K. Lasher,
  • Maria D. Murillo,
  • Kathleen A. O'Malley,
  • Devan F. Robbins,
  • Candice D. Smith

CIS Networking, Certificate:

  • Kokouvi T. Afanukoe,
  • Benjamin M. Broverman

CIS Programming – Business, Certificate:

  • Joshua E. Jarvis

CIS Programming - Technical, Certificate:

  • Benjamin M. Broverman,
  • Julian M. Stanton,
  • Ryan E. Zurrin         

Computer Information Systems, Associate in Science:

  • Benjamin M. Broverman,
  • Brayden C. Chevillet,
  • Joshua E. Jarvis,
  • Nicholas M. Lighten, Sr.

Criminal Justice, Associate in Science:

  • Michael A. Cahalan,
  • Emma R. Cookis,
  • Kaylin N. Davis,
  • Marisa A. Gregory,
  • Conner R. Kearns,
  • Kyle D. Marquis,
  • Angelica Matos,
  • Andrew J. McMahon,
  • Hannah A. Race,
  • Ezakeil C. Stone

Culinary Arts, Certificate:

  • Patricia H. Hubbard,
  • Candice D. Smith           

Early Childhood Education, Associate in Science:

  • Christine K. Borrero,
  • Vicki J. Corl,
  • Christopher E. Dellea,
  • Alexis A. Desroches,
  • Allison E. Gage,
  • Amanda L. Hall,
  • Cheryl Mclaughlin,
  • Delores A. Moore,
  • Jennifer M. Parker,
  • Samantha J. Rodriguez,
  • Susan A. Vincent

Engineering, Associate in Science:

  • Kyle R. Betit
  • Emily C. Gosselin
  • William D. Kern
  • Kevin A. Miller
  • James B. Najimy
  • Trevor M. New
  • Nicole R. Sebastino
  • Luis H. Villacis
  • Raul H. Villalobos

Environmental Science, Associate in Science:

  • Andrea J. Ferrara,
  • Madisyn N. Manzella,
  • Austin W. O'Brien,
  • Dane C. Shiner

Fine Arts, Associate in Arts:

  • Samantha M. Hayes,
  • Brodie C. LeSage                       

Health Science, Associate in Science:

  • Amanda E. Baumann,
  • Misty A. Bentley,
  • Bridget C. Collins,
  • Margaret D. Cowen,
  • Chaquoya C. Johnson,
  • Lisa M. Love,
  • Maria D. Melendez Soria,
  • Dennis G. O'Malley,
  • Dorothy Ann Pixley,
  • Colleen E. Reilly,
  • Katie L. Stegner

Hospitality Administration, Associate in Science:

  • Alexander C. Kinstle,
  • Meet S. Patel

Human Services, Associate in Science:

  • Allison R. Armata,
  • Peggy L. Avalle,
  • Tyra V. Cannady,
  • Kenyarda M. Dickerson,
  • Sharon E. Ernest,
  • Rachael D. Fenn,
  • Danielle J. Hickey,
  • Nora A. Powers,
  • Diana E. Reyes,
  • Joanna Nicole Rivera,
  • Miranda C. Stracuzzi     

Human Services, Certificate:

  • Katrina M. Christiana,
  • Marcelle S. Coe,
  • Robert Donnelly,
  • Rachael D. Fenn,
  • Loretta L. Francoeur,
  • Diana E. Reyes,
  • Miranda Stracuzzi        

Law Enforcement, Certificate:

  • Caleb D. Appleton,
  • Emma R. Cookis,
  • Marcus D. DuRant,
  • Katarina E. Gaylord,
  • Marisa A. Gregory,
  • Glen M. Hillebrand,
  • Conner R. Kearns,
  • Kyle D. Marquis,
  • Angelica Matos
  • Andrew J. McMahon,
  • Danielle M. Milesi,
  • Sawyer W. Moore,
  • Hannah A. Race,
  • Jennafer F. Segala,
  • Kipp D. Steinman,
  • Ezakeil C. Stone

Liberal Arts, Associate in Arts:

  • Alicia C. Autenrieth,
  • Jedidja Gaelle
  • Banzouzi Adams,
  • Kaylee M. Bishop,
  • Ashley L. Bissaillon,
  • Brevan T. Bove,
  • Savanah S. Brown,
  • Nathaniel L. Chase,
  • Keira I. Codey,
  • Brittney A. Collins,
  • Olivia X. Conforti,
  • Calob J. Cunagin,
  • Nissa A. Curtin,
  • Timothy E. Duncan,
  • Jennifer C. Dunn,
  • Kenny J. Dyer,
  • Stephany J. Feliciano,
  • Conor C. Fitzgerald,
  • Crystal Y. Harrington,
  • Meghan M. Hartlage,
  • Willard H. Hodgkins,
  • Madalin C. R. Holden,
  • Casey M. Hopkins,
  • Tyana D. Jacobs-Aloyo,
  • Jacob A. Jamros,
  • Tara A. R. Jones-Nutting,
  • Nathan M. Lapine,
  • Katie E. Lauzon,
  • David A. Lennon,
  • Cameron S. Loehr,
  • Joseph L. Martel,
  • Joey T. Maynard,
  • Masho Miriam Ulli McAlister,
  • Cayman H. Mead,
  • Abigail R. Mooney,
  • Holly Ann Padgett,
  • Misaben S. Patel,
  • Nicholas J. Pow,
  • Matilda E. Root,
  • Elizabeth E. Russell,
  • Jennafer Segala,
  • Eric J. Simmons,
  • Chazity K. Stimpson,
  • Amanda G. Topping,
  • Molly R. Trainor,
  • Sarah E. Turgeon,
  • Eugene A. Williams Jr.,
  • Paul L. Womack,
  • Amy L. Wood,
  • Christian D. Zdon,
  • Madeline G. Zelazo

Mental Health Worker, Certificate:

  • Allison R. Armata,
  • Peggy L. Avalle,
  • Tyra V. Cannady,
  • Lindsey M. Dambrauskas,
  • Robert Donnelly,
  • Sharon E. Ernest,
  • Rachael D. Fenn,
  • Danielle J. Hickey

Music Production, Certificate:

  • Ethan-William H. Smith

Nursing, Associate in Science:

  • Janet K. Andugu,
  • Kayla A. Armstrong,
  • Rachel N. Arseneau,
  • Jonathan R. Bailey,
  • Ciara M. Berkeley,
  • Sara L. Boria,
  • Tanya M. Bressette,
  • Jamie L. Brown,
  • Marybelle L. Burns,
  • Krystal D. Chesbro,
  • Danielle A. Collette,
  • Crystal J. Dobert,
  • Desiree M. Eason,
  • Cecilia A. Ebuley,
  • Sarah M. Engle,
  • Anne-Marie Ezoua,
  • Mike I. Imbale,
  • Taylor C. Johnson,
  • Hahna Kim,
  • Jacqueline A. King,
  • Salina Kiplagat,
  • Wendy S. Kipp,
  • Anya D. Leard,
  • Nikki Moore,
  • Shawna M. Motley,
  • Anna A. Otiende,
  • Valencia O. Phillips,
  • Jacqueline C. Polynice,
  • Shelby L. Provencher,
  • Samantha A. Radke,
  • Gabriela Rasuk,
  • Kayla D. Robinson,
  • Katelynn M. Ruusukallio,
  • Michelle A. Schleimer,
  • Joann M. Serrano,
  • Emily C. Shaw,
  • Nixon D. St Bernard,
  • Kniesha M. Tarjick,
  • Elizabeth Twum-Barima,
  • Jennifer L. Walker

Physical Therapist Assistant, Associate in Science:

  • Kaylee M. Beauregard,
  • Anna K. Carnahan,
  • Sylwia K. Danowski,
  • Lily A. Lobovits,
  • Seth J. Lobovits,
  • Jonathan W. Stiles,
  • Cierra G. Thompson,
  • Mary E. Wilson

Practical Nurse, Certificate:

  • Herika M. Carvalho-Galusha,
  • George S. Fiadjoe,
  • Rhianna M. Graham,
  • Danielle M. Harriott,
  • Samantha N. Hillard,
  • Allison M. Klink,
  • Emily A. Knickerbocker,
  • Anita A. Kusi
  • Caroline W. Maina,
  • Heather L. Marsh,
  • Molly S. McKenna,
  • Katherine E. Morton,
  • Kelvin M. Mwai,
  • Briannah L. Nichlen,
  • Maryblessing A. Nnodim,
  • Marguerite K. Ouimette,
  • Angelica A. Sanchez,
  • Xiomara M. Serrano-Guzman,
  • Amy P. Slattery,
  • Samantha L. Stockley,
  • Natalie R. Weeks,
  • Gislain Yanga Njike

Respiratory Care, Associate in Science:

  • Dario B. Arace,
  • Audrey L. Barbour,
  • Rebecca L. Burcher,
  • Brittany Lekov,
  • Sarah A. Peppe 

For more commencement details, visit www.berkshirecc.edu/commencement. Social media users are invited to be a part of the conversation by using #MyBCCGrads.