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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…

UWW featured in BusinessWest

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The UMass Amherst University Without Walls was featured in this week's print and online editions of BusinessWest. In the January 28 article, Opening Doors: University Witrhout Walls Offers Alternative Option for Adult Students, reporter Elizabeth Taras highlighted the convenience, flexibility, cost Read More…

meet UWW student Orlando Ramos

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Orlando Ramos turned to higher education almost ten years after graduating high school, after multiple back injuries forced him to leave a successful career in the construction industry. Today, the 31-year-old is balancing life as a single father, college student, District Director, and City Read More…

meet UWW alum & radio personality Jason Gilow

Thursday, September 5, 2013

In a career defined by twists and turns, 35 year old Jason Gilow '13 is making the most of the opportunity to finish his degree granted by UMass Amherst. Taking advantage of his prior experience as an on-air radio talent, as well as lessons learned through UWW, he has moved into a different phase Read More…

former UWW student interviews president Mikhail Gorbachev

Thursday, August 29, 2013

UMass Amherst UWW is host to many talented students including celebrities, CEO’s and successful writers. Recently, Lena Nelson, one of the professional writers that attended UMass Amherst UWW contacted us regarding her article entitled, Mikhail Gorbachev reflects on America’s youngest ambassador, Read More…