Spring 2020 Alumni Profiles

Did You Know?

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • To enroll as a Luther College student, simply fill out the University of Regina application form and select Luther as your campus of choice.

  • 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.

  • Smaller class sizes at Luther College means more individualized attention and better connections with your professors, classmates, and academic advisors.

  • Wondering where to live? Our student residence, The Student Village at Luther College, is considered the best choice for first-year student accommodation. Individual private rooms mean you can stick to your own schedule and you never have to deal with roommate hassles.

  • Living in The Student Village at Luther College, our student residence, comes with a choice of healthy, nutritious meal plans. That means no grocery shopping, no meals to cook, and no dirty dishes to worry about. You can focus on your studies and wellness!

  • Luther College participates in Admission on the Spot events - campus tours, reduced application fees, and the relief of finding out you are accepted to your program immediately!

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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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