Lorraine Krenelka Nursing Scholarship Recipients Named

By August 27, 2018 January 21st, 2019 News

Nathaniel McDonough and Kelli Wikoff have been named recipients of the Lorraine Krenelka Nursing Scholarship at Bethany Retirement Living.  They will each receive $1,000 to apply toward their nursing education costs for the 2018-19 academic year.Nathaniel McDonough and Kelli Wikoff have been named recipients of the Lorraine Krenelka Nursing Scholarship at Bethany Retirement Living.  They will each receive $1,000 to apply toward their nursing education costs for the 2018-19 academic year.

McDonough is a native of Bismarck and has attended college at North Dakota State University, the University of North Dakota, MState, and is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the University of Mary.  He has been with Bethany since 2013 and is currently Nursing Administrative Support.

Wikoff gradated from Fertile-Beltrami High School and attended Minnesota State Community & Technical College.  She is pursuing her Licensed Practical Nurse certification through Northland Community & Technical College in East Grand Forks.  She began at Bethany Retirement Living in 2008 and is currently Quality Clinical Assistant.

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.  Her family established the Lorraine Krenelka Nursing Scholarship in 2007 to provide nursing education opportunities for employees at Bethany Retirement Living.

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.

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, memory care, rehabilitation, transitional care, assisted living, basic care, senior apartments, and personal care programs.

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