CA BOCES Practical Nursing Program Honors Graduates

Olean, NY – July 7, 2021 – 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 during a special ceremony held on June 28, 2021 at the Career and Technical Education Center at Olean.


Matthew Fanton, Principal, Workforce Development and Community Learning, served as master of ceremonies and introduced students who received their graduation pins and diplomas from Joan Weinman, RN, Belmont Instructor and Cheri Stady, BSN, RN, Olean Instructor.

The event commemorated their completion of the two-year program. All the CA 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 – Sarah Tsepelis, Belmont; Tiffany Ott, Olean

Exceptional Attendance – Year 1 – Emily Bialasziewski and Tiffany Ott, Olean

Exceptional Attendance – Year 2 – Emily Bialaszewski, Miranda Drake and Chelsea Perry, Belmont; Alyssa Cliff, Jordan Ihrig and Ivy Woodruff, Olean


Graduates include:   

Miranda R. Drake, Belmont, NY; Joselyn A. Lentola, Wellsville, NY; Amy M. Kenyon, Belfast, NY; Kathleen V. Baynum, Olean, NY; Katelin R. Young, Belfast, NY; Alyssa K. Cliff, Gifford, PA; Emily M. Bialaszewski, Cuba, NY; Sarah P. Tsepelis, Custer City, PA

Cynthia R. Wahl, Andover, NY; Chelsea M. Perry, Richburg, NY; Kimberly A. Hatch, Rushford, NY; Ivy D. Woodruff, Gifford, PA; Jordan P. Ihrig, Lewis Run, PA; Tiffany M. Ott, Bradford, PA