Wolali Adjokatcher, Elizabeth Diaz, Kasey Livingstone and Makinzey Young 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 2020-21 academic year.

Adjokatcher attended Adisadel College in Ghana and Minnesota State Community and Technical College.  He is pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Mayville State College.  Adjokatcher is a Resource RN at Bethany Retirement Living.

Diaz is a graduate of Pelican Rapids (MN) High School. She is enrolled in the Licensed Practical Nurse program at Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Moorhead.  She is a Certified Medication Aide/Resident Assistant at Bethany Gables.

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.

Young is a graduate of Lisbon High School. She is enrolled in the Registered Nurse program at Rasmussen College.  She is a Unit Manager at Bethany on 42nd.


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.