More than 25 local adults joining the healthcare field were recognized during the Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES Adult Practical Nursing Program’s 60thCommencement and Pledge Ceremony on Wednesday, June 26, at Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School.

The Herkimer BOCES Adult Practical Nursing Program offers three options: a full-time class, a part-time day class and a part-time evening class. Students from all three classes who completed the program and have the opportunity to pass exams to become LPNs were celebrated during the ceremony.

The Herkimer BOCES LPN program is currently recruiting students for the next school year. The first step to applying is filling out an interest form at or calling 315-867-2206. You can find more info at

The following are the 2024 graduates of the Herkimer BOCES Adult Practical Nursing Program:

Full-time program: Christy Anderson, Azra Krupic, Jamie Everson, Scott Randall, Kristen Irla and Lanessa Stewart.

Part-time day program: Lisa Berryment, Rachel Jones, Ashley Burlingame, Alen Kajtazovic, Melissa Foster and Me’Shell LaGrange.

Part-time evening program: Andrea Akins, Amanda Hoskey, Letitia Marrone, Grace Atkins, Giavonna Lacy, Karly Metott, Bedyth Cepeda, Thomas Maneen, Felicia Rosa, Crystal Hinson, Janine Manley and Alyssa Wilson.