Gabrielle Baird has been named the 2018 recipient of the Kim Marchell Endowed Scholarship at Bethany Retirement Living. She will receive $500 to apply toward her nursing education for the 2018-19 academic year.
Baird is a graduate of Lafayette Secondary School and attended Minnesota State Community & Technical College in Moorhead. She is currently enrolled in the Associates Degree in Nursing program at Rasmussen College. She has been with Bethany Retirement Living since June, 2017, and is currently a Resource CNA and a Scheduling Clerk.
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.
Bethany Retirement Living was founded in Fargo in 1939 and is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Bethany provides high-quality care to the elderly in skilled nursing, rehabilitation, transitional care, basic care, assisted living, basic care, senior apartments, and personal care programs.