BOCES nursing grads

BOCES nursing graduates are (front row, from left) Miranda R. Drake, Belmont; Joselyn A. Lentola, Wellsville; Amy M. Kenyon, Belfast; Kathleen V. Baynum, Olean; Katelin R. Young, Belfast; Alyssa K. Cliff, Gifford, Pa.; Emily M. Bialaszewski, Cuba; Sarah P. Tsepelis, Custer City, Pa.; (back row, from left) Cynthia R. Wahl, Andover; Chelsea M. Perry, Richburg; Kimberly A. Hatch, Rushford; Ivy D. Woodruff, Gifford, Pa.; Jordan P. Ihrig, Lewis Run, Pa.; and Tiffany M. Ott, Bradford, Pa.

OLEAN — Fourteen students from the Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES Practical Nursing Programs, based at the BOCES Career and Technical Education Centers at Belmont and Olean, received graduation pins and diplomas at a ceremony in Olean.

Matthew Fanton, principal of workforce development and community learning, served as master of ceremonies and introduced students who received their graduation pins and diplomas from Joan Weinman, a registered nurse and Belmont instructor, and Cheri Stady, a registered nurse and Olean instructor.

The event commemorated their completion of the two-year program. All the BOCES nursing program graduates are now eligible to sit for the practical nursing licensing examinations.

Graduates receiving special awards included:

• Academic Excellence: Amy Kenyon, Belmont; Alyssa Cliff, Olean

• Perfect Attendance-Years 1 and 2: Kimberly Hatch and Joselyn Lentola, Belmont; Kathleen Baynum, Olean

• Perfect Attendance-Year 1: Sarah Tsepelis, Olean

• Perfect Attendance-Year 2: Tsepelis, Belmont; Tiffany Ott, Olean

• Exceptional Attendance-Year 1: Emily Bialasziewski and Ott, Olean

• Exceptional Attendance-Year 2: Bialaszewski, Miranda Drake and Chelsea Perry, Belmont; Cliff, Jordan Ihrig and Ivy Woodruff, Olean

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