Olean, NY – June 30, 2022 – On June 28, 2022, nine students from the Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES Practical Nursing Programs based at the CTE Center at Belmont and the CTE Center at Olean received graduation pins and diplomas during a special ceremony held at Cuba-Rushford Central School.
Matthew Fanton, Principal, Workforce Development and Community Learning, served as master of ceremonies and introduced students who received their graduation pins and diplomas from Cindy Smith, MS, BSN, RN, Practical Nursing Instructor/Coordinator; Joan Weinman, RN, Belmont Instructor and Tina LeMaire, BSN, RN, 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 Rogers
Clinical Excellence – Tammera Boudreaux-Knowlton
Outstanding Character – Keegan Rowland
CA BOCES graduates pictured left to right:
Front row – Crystal Fenti, Bolivar; Keegan Rowland, Hinsdale; Amy Rogers, Delevan; Erica Haggard, Cyclone, PA.
Back row – Kara McCutcheon, Olean; Tammera Boudreaux-Knowlton, Bolivar; Brianna Gonzalez, Salamanca; Madison Burdick, Cuba; Susette Hamer, Belfast.