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New Media testimonial from Josh Zak
"The Digital Arts program at Selkirk introduced me to all of the fundamental skills I needed to be successful in the New Media industry."
- Josh Zak, Digital Arts and New Media 2007 Graduate. Current Digital Graphic Designer for lululemon.
Megan has been building a successful career in jewelery design since graduating. After graduation she moved to Toronto and opened her own studio called “Made You Look”.
- Megan N.J. Hazel, Kootenay School of the Arts, now known as The Arts, 2003 Graduate. Jewelery Studio Owner, "Made You Look" in Toronto.
Kootenay School of the Arts, 2001, Meghan has confirmed a July solo show at Mayberry Fine Art's Winnipeg Square satellite space.
- Meghan Hildebrand, Kootenay School of the Arts 2001 Graduate.
An Alumni Highlight for James Cumming our graduate from the Kootenay School of the Arts now known as The Arts School at Selkirk College with an Honours Degree in Fine Arts.
- James Cumming, Kootenay School of the Arts, Fine Arts, 2009 Graduate. Current location is Vancouver.
Riley's Unique Style Of Artwork Has Won Awards Locally And Internationally. An Alumni from 1975-78 Kootenay School of the Arts now known as the Arts School.   For over 30 years Riley has produced wonderful one-of-a-kind oil paintings, hand-pulled lithographic prints, pastels, watercolours and beadwork.  
- Riley M.L. Charters, Kootenay School of the Arts 1975-78 Graduate. Currently lives in Mission, BC
An amusing anecdote was Santo Mignosa’s comments on a student making utilitarian clay: ‘’The world is full of teapots - be creative! ‘’ in some such words.
- Jim and Carolyn Moore, Kootenay School of the Arts, 1966 Graduate.
Carla Sinclair, 2006 Alumna of the Digital Arts and New Media Program at Selkirk College
Selkirk gave me the knowledge base I needed. My instructors invested their own time and interest in my education and that alone gave me an incentive to push myself to do the best work possible and the confidence to pursue the work I truly love.
- Carla Sinclair, DANM and International Digital Film 2006-07 Graduate.
At Selkirk College it gave me the knowledge above all confidence, transforming from a student into a masterpiece of work!
- Peter Vogelaar, Kootenay School of the Arts, 1976 Graduate.
Caroline Miller Jewelry Alumna
I chose to go to school at Kootenay School of the Arts because it hosts the best jewelry program in B.C. The course I took gave me an excellent grounding and start to my full-time career as a jewelry designer!”
- Caroline Miller, KSA Jewelry Studio, 2003 Graduate. Current Entrepreneur, Squamish, BC.
Kootenay School of the Arts (now known as The Arts School) for me was about artistic and personal growth; the school and the community acted as an intense incubator of ideas from which life-long friendships and artistic principles developed.”
- Nicole Dextras, Kootenay School of the Arts, 1979 Graduate.
Selkirk College KSA Alumna Kate Enewold
The instructors are all dedicated to their profession and completing this program under their guidance is worth while.
- Kate Enewold, KSA Jewelry Studio 2012 Graduate. Current Owner of Thrums Logic Art and Design. Thrums, BC.
My experience has been fantastic and I have nothing but good things to say about Selkirk College. 
– Mitch Vinet, 2011 alumnus - Contemporary Music & Technology - Composition major
"Selkirk was invaluable in preparing me for my career as a singer/songwriter."
- Carmen Hillary, Contemporary Music and Technology 1998 Graduate. Current Songwriter.Singer.
I can't thank Selkirk College enough for what I walked away with, was invaluable and life-long skills one cannot replace! 2007 Kootenay School of the Arts Metal Program,graduate, received the 2007 Circle Craft Co-operative Scholarship of $1,000. Her latest bronze piece, shown here and entitled Toby, was recently on display at Circle Craft Co-operative Shop & Gallery, Granville Island, Vancouver. Lacia has applied to UBC Okanagan for her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.
- Lacia Vogel, School of the Arts, Metal Program, 2007 Graduate.
Sarah Lawless, Potter and Ceramicist
The instructors at KSA are world-class working artists, dedicated to their students and passionate about passing on their skills to the next generation.
– Sarah Lawless, Kootenay School of the Arts 2006 Graduate. Sarah Lawless Pottery, Kaslo BC.