Theresa Streifel of West Fargo is among three individuals receiving the Lorraine Krenelka Nursing Scholarship at Bethany Retirement Living. She is a Certified Nursing Assistant at Bethany on 42nd, having graduated from West Fargo High School and attended North Dakota State University in Fargo. Streifel is presently studying to earn her Licensed Practical Nurse certification at Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Moorhead.
Other recipients are Erica Avery, enrolled at Minnesota State University, Moorhead, pursuing an RN degree and employed as a certified nursing assistant on the Memory Care Unit at Bethany, and Rachel Unger-Hmidan, who is pursuing her bachelor of science in nursing at the University of Mary, and is working as an MDS Coordinator at Bethany on 42nd. Each will receive $1,000 to apply toward their nursing education costs for the 2010-2011 academic year.
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.
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, adult day services and personal care programs.