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uww alum wins distinguished alumni award

Thursday, April 27, 2017

UWW graduate Suzin Bartley ’80 has won the 2017 UMass Amherst Distinguished Alumni Service Award for her decades of work to end child abuse. The award honors "alumni for outstanding and significant contributions of service to a particular community and/or to the university in the way of financial, Read More…

uww's ellen noble ’18 is national cyclocross champion

Thursday, April 27, 2017

21 year old UMass Amherst University Without Walls student Ellen Noble is now the winner of four national cyclocross championships and two Pan-American championships. In January, she finished second at the world championship in Luxembourg. Ellen's currently taking her classes online from training Read More…

class notes- spring 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

Class Notes- Spring 2017 Share your news by emailing mdesilva@uww.umass.edu. We want to hear about your life! Kids, dogs, cats, moves, vacations, jobs, promotions, grad school, life changes, good times, hard times, retirement- anything you'd like to share with your fellow UWW grads and current and Read More…

rob stefanik joins the friends of uww alumni group

Thursday, April 13, 2017

We are excited to welcome the newest member of the Friends of UWW alumni group- 52 year old Rob Stefanik of Swampscott, MA. A Dining Service Manager at Tufts University, Rob is a passionate advocate for community food systems. As a 2016 UMass Amherst UWW graduate, he's also a loyal supporter of UWW Read More…

uww seeks to three-peat during umassgives

Friday, April 7, 2017

UMassGives, the university’s 2 day online giving campaign, will take place this year from April 27th- April 28th.  UWW's POWER HOUR, which gives us a chance to win an extra $2000 towards our scholarship fund, will be on Friday, April 28 from 1-2pm. Last year UWW raised $10000 towards our Friends of Read More…

higher education panel tonight!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

TONIGHT!  UWW grad Katy Abel ’11 is a featured panelist for tonight's discussion on higher education hosted by the UMass Amherst Alumni Association at the UMass Center at Springfield. Katy is the associate commissioner for external affairs at Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE). The Read More…

meet uww student sasha pedro

Monday, March 20, 2017

Meet 28 year old Sasha Pedro of Weymouth, MA- professional photographer, multi-media artist, filmmaker, guitarist, and winner of a $550 UWW Faculty/Student Scholarship. Her degree concentration: Arts Administration and Social Justice. Her advisor: Jacqueline Castledine.   Every non-traditional age Read More…

uww starts first generation group

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Led by UWW faculty member and first generation college grad Lisa Modenos, UWW has started a Facebook First Generation Group.   Fist generation college students are those students whose parents did not graduate from college. First generation students bring important experiences, insights, questions Read More…

priscilla vazquez wins $1000 scholarship

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A proposal coordinator for UMass Medical Center, 36 year old Priscilla Vazquez of Worcester, MA is the winner of a $1000 UWW Scholarship. Working full-time, overtime or often 2 jobs to put herself through school, Priscilla earned an associates in graphic design and is now finishing her degree with Read More…

uww student wins jeffrey taylor scholarship

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Jessica Green of Harrisburg, PA is proof that courage and persistence pay off. After leaving UMass Amherst at age twenty due to family tragedy, Jessica has returned at age 37 to finish what she started years earlier- this time with more wisdom and clarity. The winner of an $800 Jeffrey Taylor Read More…