Sam Boutelle Fulbright Scholar

REDLANDS, CA (June 21, 2011)— Recent University of Redlands graduate Sam Boutelle, of Beloit, Wis., will be traveling to Germany this summer to conduct research under a Fulbright scholarship.

Boutelle is one of nine Fulbright scholars to emerge from the University of Redlands in the past four years. He is a 2007 graduate of the Conserve School in Land O’ Lakes.

“When you compare our ratio of applicants to awards, Redlands is highly competitive with the major research institutions,” said Jack Osborn, a University of Redlands business professor who advises students during the application process for a Fulbright.

Boutelle, who is the first graduate of the University’s unique Johnston Center for Integrative Studies to receive a Fulbright scholarship, will research food programs in German public schools.

“After a deep investigation into the history and politics of American nutrition, and school meals in particular, I am very excited to have the opportunity to explore those issues in another country,” said Boutelle.

Boutelle, in addition to his Johnston Center studies, was a Proudian Interdisciplinary Scholar in the University of Redlands honors program for exceptional students, a volunteer at an eco village in Lebanon and participated in the Council on International Educational Exchange in Jordan in 2010.

Boutelle is among seven Fulbright scholars from the University who were selected to study or teach in Germany, which Osborn says speaks well for the German language program.

Fulbright awards are the highest and most competitive awards for overseas research or teaching given by the federal government to approximately 1,500 graduating seniors. Annually only 11 percent of all Fulbright awards are given to undergraduate students.

About University of Redlands:
The University of Redlands is a private liberal arts and sciences university consistently ranked among the best universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Since the university's founding in 1907, Redlands has emphasized academic rigor, personal development and interdisciplinary studies. An Education + culture of elevated learning provides students with a holistic education that results in a unique life transformation. Redlands students learn equally about service, commitment, life and the world. As a pioneer in the burgeoning field of spatial learning, Redlands integrates spatial learning across academic disciplines. At the innovative Johnston Center, students have the opportunity to design their own custom major. Home to one of the oldest accredited music programs in California, the conservatory-style School of Music educates the whole musician. Adults may continue their education with programs tailored for working professionals at the Schools of Business and Education, offering evening degree-completion and graduate programs at eight convenient locations.

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