Gilmore Receives William Kress Memorial Humanitarian Award at Capital Region BOCES

Congratulations Jacob Gilmore!

A BH-BL senior and Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School graduate with a passion for helping others and a drive for a career in medicine is the recipient of The William Kress Memorial Humanitarian Award 2023.

Jacob Gilmore, a Two-Year Sequence of Health Careers program graduate, was presented the scholarship during the June 7 BOCES graduation ceremony at Proctors by Diane Ogren, guidance secretary at the Career and Technical School Albany Campus.

Ogren is the mother of William Kress, a 2015 graduate of the Culinary program. The award is presented annually to a Capital Region BOCES student who is supportive to friends and acquaintances who need someone to listen to in tough times and someone who is kind and loving.

“I chose Jacob for this award because he is a bright, capable young adult who is a positive role model to others. Despite some personal struggles, he has always presented himself as an outgoing, enthusiastic student who interacts well with both peers and adults. Jacob is always willing to assist with any task asked of him and takes pride in making other students feel comfortable and welcome,” said Ogren.

Gilmore completed the Two-Year Sequence of Health Careers program with several certifications that allow him to help others, including home health aide, nurse assistant and patient care assistant.

He also earned outside of BOCES his Emergency Medical Technician license and works for Mohawk Ambulance.

He plans to become a paramedic and potentially a physician’s assistant.

“I like helping people and being there for them in their time of need,” Gilmore said. “They need us and we are there for them.”