Alumni & Student Success

Fine Arts students pursue their passions.

Here we celebrate how passion and success intertwine.

Read about students and alumni that are meeting their goals and achieving their dreams,
and imagine how you can do the same at uLethbridge.


Student Success Stories

Department of Art honours student excellence with annual awards

Read about some of the recipients of the Department of Art awards and view their artwork.

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Three ULethbridge students win Play Right Prize for compelling scripts

From stories on the family of Albert Einstein, to a heart-racing plane crash, to meditations on the afterlife, these stories represent the breadth of curiosity and imagination that three University of Lethbridge students …

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Fine Arts student Jordan Hanas builds critical skills in collections care during Art Gallery internship

Jordan Hanas was not expecting to fall in love with art history when she started her education at ULethbridge, but she knows for certain she’s on the right path.

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Alumni Achievements

Q&A with Fall 2022 graduate Leo Brooks

> Jump in with both feet. There are so many opportunities and things to get involved with, and there is such a strong sense of community here; take advantage of it. Nearly everyone I worked …

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Q&A with Fall 2022 graduate Tanner Lapointe

Tanner LaPointe (BMus '22) graduates this fall with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, achieving Great Distinction in his studies.

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Q&A with Fall 2022 graduate Nicole Phillips

Nicole Phillips (BA '22) graduates this fall with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in a general major in the humanities with streams in English, history and fine arts. At ULethbridge, Nicole took the road …

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Samantha Newton: 2022 Faculty of Fine Arts academic gold medal winner

Samantha Newton (BFA '22) is the 2022 recipient of the Faculty of Fine Arts Gold Medal. Read more about her achievements at ULethbridge!

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Victoria Steffensen (BFA ’20) creates her own path forward as an entrepreneur

Victoria Steffensen (BFA ’20) always had a goal of starting her own business and working for herself. Through completing her degree in new media, graduating from the University of Lethbridge and settling down …

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Artist Migueltzinta Solís (MFA '19) reflects on his artistic practice and how he recognizes Pride

Artist and PhD Candidate Migueltzinta Solís (MFA '19) reflects on his artistic practice, his research and how he recognizes Pride.

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Roxanne Dicke (BFA '93)

Angela Grace (BFA/BEd '96, MEd '03)

2020 Alumni Honour Society Inductees

Bryn Hewko (MFA '18)

2018 Young Alumnus of the Year

Dr. Andrew Staniland (BMus '00)

2015 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

Where are they now?

Andrea Kreminik BFA-Art '14

Andrea Kreminik

Curatorial Assistant at the uLethbridge Art Gallery
BFA-Art (Art History/Museum Studies) '14

Makambe K Simamba BFA-Dramatic Arts '13

Makambe K Simamba

Theatre Artist | Playwright | Actor | Producer
BFA - Dramatic Arts (Performance) ‘13

Kathryn Smith BFA-Dramatic Arts '12

Kathryn Smith

Designer | Director | Technician
BFA - Dramatic Arts (Technical/Design) ‘12

Emma Parkinson BMus '08

Emma Parkinson

Mezzo Soprano | National Opera Singer
BMus (Music) ‘08

Jesse Northey BMus-Digital Audio Arts '13

Jesse Northey

Owner, Jesse Northey Productions | Musician | Production artist | Entrepreneur
BMus-Digital Audio Arts '13

Brendan Matkin BFA-New Media '13

Brendan Matkin

Interaction Designer, Creative Technician, and Educator
BFA-New Media '13

James Wade BFA-Mulidisciplinary '11

James Odin Wade

Multi-award winning playwright |  screenwriter | illustrator
BFA-Multidisciplinary ’11

Blake Everden MFA-New Media '15

Blake Evernden

Filmmaker / Illustrator / Makeup Artist / Educator
MFA - New Media ‘15

Mandy Espezel MFA-Art '12

Mandy Espezel

Artist | University Instructor
MFA - Art ‘12

Marta Timmer MFA-New Media '12

Marta Timmer

Multidisciplinary Visual Artist | Educator 
MFA - New Media ‘12