Awards and Honors

"The Wanderers"

The California Literature Medal Award for ". . . best first novel by a California writer in 1977. . ." 

The Gold Biennial Award given by the National League of American Pen Women (Honorable Mention) 1978.

The most acclaimed of Ingrid Rimland's books, this novel is a fictitious account of her Mennonite grandmother's life. Now in its third printing, this book has sold more than 100,000 copies and is still in steady demand. 

"The Furies and the Flame" - Autobiography

Optioned for a Movie of the Week - (Fries Entertainment Inc., 1985).

Described as ". . . anything but dull!. . . " this book tells of a young woman's struggle to give her son a life worth living and herself permission to become what she was meant to be.

For "Sprache als Heimat" - Essay

Third Prize in an international, 24 contry competition, sponsored by IADM, an association of German-language newspapers and electronic media.

For "Children in Focus" - Educational Column

Honorable Mention in a journalism competition sponsored by the National League of American Pen Women, 1982.

Miscellaneous Honors

Elected to Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Kappa, Mortar Board. 

Numerous Women's Awards, including 

"Woman of Achievement" and "Woman of Distinction," awards bestowed by Soroptimists International 

California Senate Commendation for "Bay Area Business Woman"

Honorary Member of MENSA 


B.A., Wichita State University, 1971;

M.A., University of the Pacific, 1973; 

Ed.D., University of the Pacific, 1979