Board Bio Details
Did You Know?
Did you know there is a 3rd floor to the boy's dorm? It was traditionally assigned to upper level students who were more mature & responsible. Students who lived up there in the 1940’s confessed, in hushed tones, to having a radio when those devices were against school policy.
Students admitted to Luther College are not required to be Lutheran or Christian. By welcoming students of all faiths and religious backgrounds, Luther College enjoys a richly diverse student body.
Luther students, even though from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, have the opportunity to be part of tightly woven community of students, parents, alumni, teachers and staff. Typically 12% of the school’s student body originates from outside of Canada.
The gym officially opened July 8, 1951. The Sunday afternoon celebration, attended by 1,500 people, featured speeches followed by an evening celebration with another 1,500 people in attendance to hear the Luther Choir and the RCMP Band.
In the late 1920's, during an in-house baseball tournament, Rex Schneider entered a team called "Prof Schneider's Battling Lions." This is the first hint that someday Luther teams would be known as the Lions.
The choral tradition at Luther began in 1914. In addition to in-school performances, the choir has shared its ministry of music with many congregations across Canada and has performed regularly on local and national radio and television shows, at contests and festivals.
The first LIT was held on January 31, 1953. That year it was a one-day tournament involving sixteen teams from Southern Saskatchewan. All preliminary games were played cross court, two games at a time.
When the College was first looking to relocate from Melville to Regina, it considered land at College & Winnipeg, College & Broad, and 23rd & Albert, finally settling on 18 acres of land on the west end of property owned by Government House, now called Royal Street.
Jody Hilderman joined the Board of Regents in 2017. A Professional Engineer with her PMP (Project Management Professional), and CMRP (Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional) designations, she is currently working in operations at a plant facility – a Production Superintendent for Mosaic Potash – and very much enjoys her work there.
Though not a graduate of Luther College, Jody is still an alumna, having attended the University campus for the 1996/97 school year prior to transferring into Engineering. Her other link to Luther College comes from her home congregation of Christ Lutheran Church, which has a close affiliation with Luther College High School.
She is passionate about giving back to Luther College as a board member because, as she says, “It is important for me to contribute time and energy to something that I believe is a meaningful service in the community that I live,” and, for Jody, Luther most certainly provides fits that bill. “Luther provides an opportunity for students to receive a high quality education within a Christian context.”
In her spare time, Jody volunteers as the Treasurer of the Regina Marlins Swim Club and brings music to life as the Pianist for the Christ Lutheran Chamber Choir.