Kasey Livingstone and Christopher Youngs have been named recipients of the Kim Marchell Endowed Scholarship at Bethany Retirement Living.  Each will receive $500 to apply toward nursing education for the 2020-21 academic year.

Livingstone is a graduate of West Fargo High School and attended the North Dakota State College of Science.  She is enrolled in the Registered Nurse program at Presentation College in Aberdeen SD.  She is a Licensed Practical Nurse at Bethany Towers.

Youngs graduated from Moorhead High School.  He is enrolled in the RN program at Minnesota State Community and Technical College.  Youngs is a Certified Nursing Assistant/Certified Medication Aide at Bethany Gables.

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.