Bethany Scholarships Awarded

By March 16, 2017 January 18th, 2018 News

Diane Gravely has been named the recipient of the Lorraine Krenelka Nursing Scholarship at Bethany Retirement Living.  She will receive $1,000 to apply toward her nursing education costs for the 2015-16 academic year.

Gravely is a native of Atwater, CA, and attended Minot State University and Rasmussen College.  She is enrolled in the Registered Nurse program at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead.  She currently is an LPN with Bethany Personal Care Services.

Lorraine Krenelka graduated from the St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Fargo before embarking on a nursing career that culminated in her service as a surgical nurse at St. John’s Hospital in Fargo.  Following retirement, Lorraine was a hospice nurse for ten years.

In the interest of providing nursing education opportunities for the employees of Bethany Retirement Living, the Lorraine Krenelka Endowed Nursing Scholarship Fund is made available through the generosity of Lorraine’s family.  The scholarship is available to qualified Bethany Retirement Living employees who desire to expand and improve their skills in geriatric care.

Corey Flaa has been named the 2015 recipient of the Kim Marchell Endowed Scholarship at Bethany Retirement Living.  He will receive $500 to apply toward his nursing education for the 2015-16 academic year.

Corey Flaa is a 2005 graduate of Fargo South High School and attended North Dakota State College of Science and M-State in Moorhead.  He is enrolled in the Registered Nurse training program at Rasmussen College in Moorhead.  He is a nurse in the Transitional Care Unit at Bethany on 42nd.

Kim Marchell served as Quality Improvement Coordinator at Bethany Retirement Living for more than eleven years, beginning in 1993.  Under her guidance, Bethany’s emphasis on quality care was focused and directed to help staff and the facility reach unprecedented levels of achievement.  Kim passed away in August 2004.  Through the scholarship in her name, Bethany Retirement Living provides financial support to qualified Bethany employees who are continuing their education in a nursing-related educational program.  The Kim Marchell Endowed Scholarship Fund is made available through the generosity of Kim’s family and other donors to Bethany Retirement Living.

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