Spring 2020 Alumni Profiles

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  • 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 Bundles programs that group together first-year students and classes to give you a great start and help ease the transition from high school to university.

  • Eating better means studying better. The Luther Cafeteria offers fresh, healthy, nutritious meals seven days a week with a self-serve “all-you-care-to-eat” concept students prefer.

  • The deadline for academic application is March 15. To book a personalized entrance counselling appointment, contact our Recruitment Office at 1-306-206-2117.

  • Luther College students are eligible for an additional $100,000 in academic awards – in addition to scholarships and bursaries awarded by the U of R.

  • Luther College appeals to students who want to study in a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment. We welcome students of all faiths, ethnicities, backgrounds, religions, genders, and sexual orientations.

  • Luther College is the first choice for high school to university transition. Enjoy all the benefits of a larger campus, without feeling lost in the crowd. Our community is full of caring mentors and peers to ensure a positive student experience.

  • Every degree program at Luther College offers a study abroad option and an optional experiential learning component where you gain real world experience and get paid while going to school!

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Spring 2020 Alumni Profiles

Joann (McIlwrick) Mundin (HS'90, U'94)

"Luther taught me that I could do anything. I'm such a big thinker because that was the mindset instilled in me."
As the world hunkers down during the COVID-19 pandemic, Joann is busier than ever. The Associate Director of Psychiatry for the Las Vegas Police Department Clark County Detention Center continues to spend her days tending to the mental health needs of thousands of inmates, while following pandemic protocols to help curb the deadly virus.

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William Wenaus (U'14)

“Luther has such high academic standards, which fostered a very professional work ethic in me.”
When it comes to pop superstars, South Korea’s Taeyeon rivals the likes of Taylor Swift or Ariana Grande. Everything the K-Pop sensation touches turns to gold, including her latest single “Dear Me”, a soaring anthem about self-love and acceptance. It’s a catchy ballad accompanied by a gorgeous video, emotional lyrics and phrasing, soulful acoustic guitar and piano, and rising strings. In short – it’s the perfect pop song. And it just reached #1 in 25 countries. It also happens to be written, produced, and musically-performed by William, a professional songwriter who originally hails from Moose Jaw, SK.

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Ralph Carl Wushke (U'74)

"My hope is that no one to feel like an ‘other’ ever again. I want them to know there is a place for them at church – one that embraces love, tolerance, and acceptance for all.”
For as long as Pastor Ralph Carl can remember, he knew he was different – an “other.” “I didn’t have the vocabulary to name it, but by the time I was in Grade 3, I knew I had a secret, and the only way I could deal with it was through religion because I knew God loved me.” When he was a young boy growing up on the farm in Wapella, a tiny community in southeast SK, being gay was not on anyone’s radar. “This was long before the AIDS epidemic or anti-gay panic. I was simply different, and harboured this huge secret.”

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