University of Redlands Viewbook (2021)

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at redlands, no two paths are the same. 2,400+ 45 Students


states represented


countries Of citizenship

We are a community of communities. We engage in a variety of opportunities, both inside and outside of the classroom. We’re multidimensional, dynamic, driven—and ready for what’s next.

We come together from many different places and go on to do remarkable things. We’re big-sky dreamers and headsdown go-getters. We’re brighteyed beginners and practiced professionals. Empathetic leaders and dedicated problem solvers. Team players and trailblazers. No matter where you see your passions taking you, here you’ll find the space and the people to help you to think big, explore widely, and imagine a greater future. With an average class size of 18, your professor will know you by name, and offer an education that feels like it was made just for you.

Our community spans beyond our beautiful 160-acre campus. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Salzburg, our international campus in Austria, or one of 80 other destinations. Find yourself mapping the largest remaining stretch of contiguous rainforest in Panama during our unique May Term, which provides a four-week intensive study. Although our chosen fields and our ways of moving through the world may differ, there’s something we all share: we are here because we embrace what’s possible and invite it to flourish.


“Whether I was at an event with my friends, in a class with my favorite professor, or simply walking around the library, I always felt like I was a part of something special. I am so grateful to be a Bulldog for life!”

→ Brenna Phillips ’19 | History and public policy major, political science minor

As a student at Redlands, Brenna Phillips participated in our Associated Students of the University of Redlands (ASUR), where she was involved in social affairs, clubs and organizations advisory board, convocations and lectures committee, and the senate. She double majored and minored, and was the class student speaker at commencement. She was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to be an English teaching assistant in the Netherlands. Currently, she is the pro bono coordinator at a Los Angeles law firm, and has written, illustrated, and published a children’s book. She is a pursuing her J.D. in law at Harvard Law School.


FULBRIGHT STUDENTS With 24 of our students recognized since 2008, the U.S. Department of State has designated Redlands as A TOP PRODUCER of Fulbright students—an award limited to 30 schools per year. 3

An illustration from Brenna’s children’s book, Little B Learns About Social Distancing.

the big-sky Dreamers These thinkers are ultimate shakers of the status quo. They invite “what if?” and “why not?” to any problem, big or small.

“My experiences at KDAWG helped me secure my first job at ABC-7 in Glendale, California after graduation. Thanks to my time at Redlands, I was able to connect the dots between media, business, and my interest in working with people.”

They train. They press through. They dive into a problem head first and burn the midnight oil to turn ideas into solutions.

← Evan Sanford ’17 | Media and visual culture studies major

AND heads-down go-getters 200+ theatre, arts, music, dance, and other cultural events on campus every year.

As a first-year student, Evan Sanford asked about resurrecting the University radio station, KDAWG. To his surprise, he was given an enthusiastic yes and the keys to the building which housed the old equipment. He spent the next two years learning everything he could about running a radio station, from raising the funds and

renovating the space to staffing the station and creating content. For his own show, Inside the Studio with Evan Sanford, he interviewed every speaker that came to campus including journalist James Fallows, actor Mario Lopez, and anthropologist Jane Goodall. He now produces the 11 o’clock news for KESQ, a CBS affiliate in Palm Springs, CA. 4

Always open to learning new skills and continuously seeking new information, these inspired individuals embrace a state of mind that fuels curiosity.

Bright-eyed beginners and practiced professionals Even though they draw on years of experience, they’re wise enough to understand that there’s always something more to learn.


“Dr. Lum’s decades of experience are more insightful than any textbook.” ← Johnson Ung ’17 | Chemistry and biology major

50K Redlands alumni span the globe

Our Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD) begins fostering your future path beginning on day one, including connecting you with our alumni network.

Despite having graduated from the University of Redlands almost 50 years apart, Larry Lum ’69, M.D., D.Sc., and Johnson Ung ’17 share a fascination with science and a commitment to hard work. Through their Redlands connection, Ung was recommended for a position as an assistant in Lum’s lab. Now these fellow Redlands alumni work side by side at the University of Virginia conducting immunotherapy cancer research. Lum was one of three principal investigators to receive a $17 million grant to help develop new technology to cure patients with type 1 diabetes. Johnson is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in microbiology at the University of Virginia.


As a first-generation college student, Montserrat Pineda ’22 was drawn to the internship opportunities and personalized learning environment at Redlands. Committed to making a difference in other’s lives, Montserrat has had internships with the mayor of Long Beach and a congressman, is a mentor for other first-generation students, and started a Bulldogs Vote club to engage more students in the voting process.

“What I’m earning isn’t only a degree but an opportunity to give back and lift my community. That’s what I hope to do in the future—give back to the people who have made me who I am and have given so much to me.” ↓ Montserrat Pineda ’22 | Political science major


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the empathetic leaders They’re the ones who can get everyone around them on board—and then call them to action. 7

AND the dedicated PROBLEM solvers

“ I want people in the Rocket Club to be able to get a better sense of what’s going on in the world of aerospace and engineering. We look at current designs and proposals, and design and launch small rockets.” ← Anthony Razo ’21 | Engineering 3-2 major

Anthony Razo ’21 started the Rocket Club to give students even more STEM-related club options. He’s always been fascinated by space, and in high school was a part of a project researching the effects of zero gravity on microscopic organisms. His project was selected to fly to the International Space Station.

100+ clubs and organizations to join.

They focus. They work and rework. They try it over again until they get it right. They see great challenges as great opportunities.

Or, be like Anthony and start your own.




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“I really valued the fact that I was able to talk to my professors on both personal and academic levels. I felt encouraged by my classmates, teammates, and advisors all the time. Being a student-athlete was one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had.” ↑ Sadie Pickering ’20 | Environmental studies and business management double-major


After growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Sadie Pickering ’20 came to the University of Redlands in search of an environmental studies program but ended up finding much more. “I knew I’d be able to be a part of multiple organizations on campus while playing lacrosse, and that’s what drew me to Redlands,” she says. Pickering, who was a student-athlete, a member of Maroon and Grey (a student organization that works with the University’s fundraising and community relations

team), and the recruiting chair for the Kappa Pi Zeta sorority, says that the connections she made with other students on campus were the best part of her college experience. Being a student-athlete requires discipline, and Pickering’s efforts are displayed both on and off the field. Pickering was a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference player of the week and an Order of Omega outstanding Greek-athlete, selected by the University’s Panhellenic Council.

Left to right: Celine Ko, psychology department chair; Fran Grace, professor of religious studies; and Lisa Olson, chair and professor of biology

The University of Redlands became home to the first contemplative classroom in the United States in 2007. This, coupled with their own areas of expertise, enabled Professors Celine Ko, Fran Grace, and Lisa Olson to come together to conduct research on the benefits for students in a holistic learning environment, which includes meditation and other methods for inner inquiry. Students show not only increased wellness, but also mental clarity in the classroom, focused attention, and increased motivation.

The first to try something new, these courageous professors lead the way in making the world a better place.



and the trailblazers

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Welcome a Bright future. MAJORS AND MINORS ↓ Accounting Art History* Asian Studies Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biology Business 4+1 Bachelor’s/Master’s Business Administration Chemistry Communication Sciences and Disorders Computer Science Creative Writing Economics Education 4+1 Credential/Master’s Engineering 3-2 English: Literature and Writing Environmental Chemistry* Environmental Science Environmental Studies Financial Economics French German Global Business Health, Medicine, and Society History Human-Animal Studies International Relations

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