Violet Miehle ‘15

Freshman Violet Miehle ’15 thanks her high school counselor for suggesting she attend the University of Redlands.

“I knew from the first time I stepped on campus that Redlands was for me. I really enjoyed the experience.”

Violet is the first person in her family to graduate from high school and attend a four-year college.

The University’s small class sizes and strong academic support, Violet said, are helping her work toward graduate school and a special education credential, majoring in liberal studies and communication disorders. She hopes in the future to work with students who have autism and Down syndrome.

“I have been taking full advantage of the student success center here and I have joined a community service sorority here. I have met amazing people who will be my friends for the rest of my life.”

Violet, who made the dean’s list and plans to study abroad in Cambodia during the May term, says attending the University of Redlands is “the time of my life.”

Without Cal Grant, the University would have been far out of her financial reach.

“The Cal Grant was the deciding factor when it came to picking Redlands. I am financially independent, and without Cal Grant, I wouldn’t have been able to afford the tuition. That is what made the difference for me.”

Thurber, an English bulldog, is the University's mascot.

He is named after Clarence Howe Thurber, University president from 1933-37.

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