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BCC to Hold Pinning Ceremony for Practical Nursing Program

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(Pictured: PN Pinning Ceremony 2019)

Virtual Pinning Ceremony, June 24 at 7 p.m. on Pittsfield Community Television
  • Watch on PCTV channel 1302, if you have Spectrum in Pittsfield, Dalton and Richmond. 
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Berkshire Community College (BCC) will hold a traditional pinning ceremony for the Practical Nursing Program on Thursday, June 24 at 7 pm. The ceremony will be held in the Robert Boland Theatre and will be televised live on Pittsfield Community Television (PCTV). 

Elizabeth Kirby RN, M.ED, Director of Education Services at Berkshire Health Systems, will be the guest speaker. Awards will be presented for Academic Excellence in Nursing, Clinical Excellence in Nursing, Professionalism in Nursing, and Spirit of Nursing. 

The wearing of the school pin symbolizes the right to serve others, signifying the acceptance of the responsibilities of the practice of nursing and the educational preparation of the wearer. The ceremony is a time-honored nursing school tradition dating to the turn of the twentieth century. The gold center of the pin features the college seal, including the words “To travel hopefully.”  

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The graduates wish to thank Paula and Stan Walczyk for their generous gift of nursing pins.   

The Class of 2021 graduates are: 

  • Herika Carvalho-Galusha 
  • Lisa Curley 
  • George Fiadjoe 
  • Rhianna Graham 
  • Danielle Harriott 
  • Samantha Hillard 
  • Samantha Ireland 
  • Allison Klink 
  • Emily Knickerbocker 
  • Anita Kusi 
  • Caroline Maina 
  • Heather Marsh 
  • Molly McKenna 
  • Katherine Morton 
  • Kelvin Mwai 
  • Briannah Nichlen 
  • Maryblessing Nnodim 
  • Marguerite Ouimette 
  • Angelica Sanchez 
  • Xiomara Serrano-Guzman 
  • Amy Slattery 
  • Samantha Stockley 
  • Natalie Weeks 
  • Gislain Yanga-Njike