Spring 2019 Alumni Profiles

Did You Know?

  • Luther College opened the first residence on campus in 1971, and is still a “home away from home” to students: meals, laundry, and lifelong friendship included.

  • Luther grads attend a special graduation ceremony and luncheon celebration at Luther College as well as the U of R convocation ceremony

  • The Luther Library has over 24,000 items in its collection, 5,000 books checked out per year, and 7,000 students who come through its door per month.

  • Luther College offers year-round campus and residence tours as well as one-on-one enrollment counselling.

  • Luther College offers the best of both worlds: a smaller college environment with all the benefits of a larger university.

  • All programs at Luther College offer study abroad opportunities. As an affiliate of the U of R, we have partnerships with 450 universities across 70 different countries.

  • The Luther College Residence hosts multiple social events and programs throughout the year, such as Christmas Dinner, International Night, Mardi Gras, and Karaoke Night.

  • It pays to go to Luther College. Literally. Luther students are eligible for an additional $100,000 in scholarships, in addition to all of the awards available to them as U of R!

Spring 2019 Alumni Profiles

Dr. Kimberley Samkoe (U'01) - Bachelor of Science

"I had heard that Luther provided a really personal experience and there were always going to be mentors, people to help you with class selection at Luther. And I'd heard really good things about the small class sizes - better student experience - and I did feel that was the case, especially compared to my friends."

Dr. Samkoe (U'01)
always knew her life would take her towards science and medicine, but she always thought it would be as a doctor. However, life happens and she found herself donning the white coat as a researcher. Now she works towards researching in the medical field, and has been awarded a five year research funding grant.

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Jenna Tickell (U'13) - Bachelor of Arts

"There's something about [Luther] that's warm and inviting. [I] always looked forward to my Luther classes."

Jenna Tickell (U'13)
started her time at Luther with a clear goal: get a degree, become a therapist and help others. What she didn’t realize is that she would connect to her Metis and First Nations heritage while she was here. Now working towards her Master of Education, Jenna is busy filling her role as an Indigenization Educator here at Luther.

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