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The University of Redlands celebrates recent honors and accolades recognizing the University and its students and faculty.


Sawyer Castleberry-Backman ’21 has received two awards for her History Department honors thesis, “‘Hunger maddened amazons’ or ‘Bread Rebels?’ Reframing Poor and Working-Class Confederate, Female Rebellion, Reaction, and Rage During the U.S. Civil War.”  She was awarded first place in the 2020 U of R History Department/Lincoln Memorial Shrine Undergraduate Civil War Research Award contest; this award is given jointly by the U of R History Department and the Lincoln Memorial Shrine at Smiley Library to recognize outstanding Civil War studies original research.  Sawyer's project also earned second place in Platt Family Essay Contest given by the Lincoln Forum in fall 2020. 

Mariama Fisher ’21, a studio art major with a photography concentration, has work currently showing in an art exhibition, “OUT FROM UNDER: Uncovering the Unseen Genius of Black Artists in San Bernardino County,” which runs from February 6 - 28, 2021. Her pieces can be viewed online at https://www.outfromunder.online/mariama-f.


Professor Sharon Oster recently received a Teaching Grant from the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University, which is dedicated to expanding and strengthening Holocaust studies at institutions of higher education around the world. Teaching grants help faculty launch new courses related to the Holocaust or enhance institutional resources to reinforce such courses. Oster will use the grant to develop her Spring 2022 English 334 course, “Mapping Holocaust Memoirs,” specifically to create a public campus and community event in which students can share their Holocaust research and GIS Storymap presentations of Holocaust survivor accounts.


College Factual has awarded U of R high marks in several categories:

  • Best for Non-Traditional Students, top 15%
  • Overall diversity (including ethnic and geographic), top 10%
  • Business, management, and marketing, top 15% overall (with top 10% highest paid graduates, including top 5% highest paid accounting graduates)
  • Communications sciences, top 10% most focused
  • Natural resources and conservation, top 10% most focused
  • Sports, top 15% in men’s soccer.

College Factual's ranking methodology is outcomes-focused, objective, inclusive, and focused on student needs.

The University of Redlands has been included in Best Value Schools’ list of “Best 20 Accounting Schools in California,” at #10 for affordability for the U of R accounting program.

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