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new student webinar tonight!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The first webinar orientation for new students is tonight at 7pm. Click here for instructions on logging in! We look forward to you joining us!  

meet UWW student Louis Ribezzo

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Forty-seven-year-old Louis Ribezzo is a truck driver and writer from Rhode Island.  Poised to begin his last year with UWW, Ribezzo is on his way to completing his bachelor’s degree while balancing a busy life that includes long hours on the road and being a father of a four.  His concentration: Read More…

sign up for a webinar or info session

Friday, June 13, 2014

Choosing the right bachelor's degree completion program is a big decision. Our free in-person information sessions and webinars can help by providing you with information and guidance, and giving you the opportunity to ask questions and get advice.  Led by an experienced UWW staff member who Read More…

meet our latest scholarship winner

Monday, June 2, 2014

Without a bachelor's degree, 53 year old Ann Marie Shea lost her job after 25 years in the Early Care and Education field, and is now working toward her degree with hopes of obtaining a career in advocacy. To help her reach this goal, she was awarded a $750 UWW scholarship.  Her concentration: Read More…

meet UWW scholarship winner Darlene Willhite

Friday, April 4, 2014

Meet 51-year-old Darlene Willhite from Athol, MA.  Darlene is a UWW student and recipient of a Misty Catherine Bassi Memorial UWW Scholarship.  She shared some of her story with us, and what winning this scholarship award has meant to her.  Her concentration: Holistic Health Care.  Her advisor:  Read More…

UMass opens springfield center campus office

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  By PAUL TUTHILL Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 6:12 pm The university is inviting people to sign up for classes that  start later this year in downtown Springfield.University and city officials took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday -- with about 200 people looking on -- to Read More…

UWW alumna spotlight: Jessie Aquino, '12

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Jessie Aquino graduated from UWW in May 2012 with a concentration in Criminal Justice. The 39-year-old works as a domestic violence/sexual assault prevention educator in Franklin County, MA and hopes to pursue her graduate studies in Criminal Justice at Boston University. Her UWW advisor: Lisa Read More…

student photo contest winners announced

Thursday, February 27, 2014

We have selected the winners of the the UMass UWW Show us Your Study Habits Photo Contest. For the contest, UMass UWW students were invited to submit photos- from the mundane and serious to the touching to the humorous- that exemplified the persistent, creative, do-what-you-gotta-do attitude of Read More…

UWW alumnus Chad Adams, '13 quoted in U.S. News

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

In a February 17, 2014 U.S. News article Consider Your Learning Style Before Signing Up for an Online Course, UWW alumnus Chad Adams, '13 talks about the importance of researching online programs - and doing the right kinds of research. The 28-year-old Alaska resident is now pursuing a Master's Read More…

meet UWW student Joshua DeFour

Friday, February 7, 2014

After leaving the traditional college route, 23-year-old Joshua DeFour joined the Marine Corps as a combat journalist. Joshua describes himself as a “war tourist” and works officially as a U.S. Marine combat videographer, documenting everything from combat missions to humanitarian relief projects. Read More…