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BCC to hold 2022 Practical Nurse Pinning Ceremony

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Virtual Pinning Ceremony, June 30, 2022 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 to Hold Pinning Ceremony for Practical Nursing Program

Berkshire Community College (BCC) will hold a traditional pinning ceremony for the Practical Nursing Program on Thursday, June 30 at 7 pm in the Connector, located between Hawthorne and Melville Halls. The event will also be televised live on Pittsfield Community Television (PCTV). 

Kara Kolodziej, RN, BHS Education, Education Specialist II at Berkshire Medical Center, 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.”   

The ceremony, sponsored by BCC’s LPN program, will honor the following Class of 2022 graduates:

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Adams, MA: Ariana Baribeault, Chasity Gigliotti 

Brattleboro, VT: Walter Randall 

Cheshire, MA: Jana Cushman 

North Adams, MA: Samantha Dellaghelfa, Ashley Ring 

Pittsfield, MA: Colleen Campbell, Shaina Petell, Maria Toledo, Elorm Kevin, Clarinda Gillyard 

Springfield, MA: Sashaya Lewis 

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

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