Spring 2020 Alumni Profiles

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  • Luther students can register in Arts, Science, or Media, Art, and Performance. Luther students are U of R students and receive a U of R degree.

  • 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.

  • Luther College students are U of R students and receive all the same benefits. Upon graduation you will receive a U of R degree.

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

  • Free entrance counselling support and invaluable one-on-one academic advising are available for all programs at Luther College.

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

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

  • You can book a tour of Luther College, the U of R campus, and our student residence, The Student Village at Luther College, any time throughout the year. Contact our Recruitment Office at 1-306-206-2117.

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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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