BCC hosts 52nd ADN Pinning Ceremony

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Forty students graduate from ADN Program at BCC

The 52nd pinning ceremony of Berkshire Community College’s Associate degree in nursing (ADN) program was celebrated Tuesday evening, May 25, in the College’s Robert Boland Theatre in the Koussevitzky Arts Center, with the audience viewing remotely via PCTV in order to observe social distancing protocols due to COVID19.  Pam Coley-McCann, Associate Professor of Human Services, 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 a momentous event that is shared with family, friends, faculty and others important to the students’ education.

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The ceremony, sponsored by BCC’s Student Nurse Organization, honored the following students:

  • Adams: Crystal Dobert
  • Cheshire: Jacqueline King, Shelby Provencher
  • Clarksburg: Krystal Chesbro
  • Clifton Park, NY: Nikki Moore
  • Dalton: Kayla Robinson
  • Ellington, CT: Sara Boria
  • Hancock: Wendy Kipp
  • Hartford, CT: Joann Serrano
  • Holyoke: Tanya Bressette
  • Indian Orchard: Janet Andugu
  • Lakeville, CT: Valencia Phillips-Manelli
  • Lanesborough: Samantha Radke
  • Lee: Michelle Schleimer
  • Lenox: Mary Belle Burns
  • Ludlow: Mike Imbale
  • Methuen: Gabriela Rasuk
  • North Adams: Kayla Armstrong
  • Pittsfield: Rachel Arseneau, Ciara Berkeley, Jamie Brown, Danielle Collette, Desiree Eason, Cecilia Ebuley, Sarah Engle, Anne-Marie Ezoua, Taylor Johnson, Hahna Kim, Anya Leard, Jacqueline Polynice, Katelynn Ruusukallio, Nixon St Bernard, Kniesha Tarjick
  • Savoy: Jennifer Walker
  • Sheffield: Emily Shaw
  • South Hadley: Salina Kiplagat
  • Springfield: Shawna Motley, Anna Otiende, Elizabeth Twum-Barima
  • Windsor: Jonathan Bailey