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meet scholarship winner Anitra Winder

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Winner of the UMass Jack Wilson Scholarship, 40 year old Anitra Winder of California shares her story, strategies for maintaining balance, her love of Polish disco and plans for graduate school. Her concentration: Health Care Administration. Her advisor: Jacqueline Castledine.   Every non- Read More…

UMass Amherst ranked in the top 30

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The University of Massachusetts Amherst now ranks among the nation’s Top 30 public universities, moving up 10 spots during the past year in the 2015 Best Colleges guide released today by U.S. News & World Report. There are more than 600 public, four-year colleges in the country, and U.S. News Read More…

UWW featured in US News article on online scholarships

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

UWW student Ashley Dale and UWW's Director of Marketing, Communications and Recruitment Melanie DeSilva were quoted in a US News article entitled "Tips for Online Students Seeking Scholarships Some schools are offering scholarships specifically for online students."  "When Ashley Dale, a 31-year- Read More…

UWW quoted in US News

Monday, August 25, 2014

UWW's Admissions Chair Elizabeth Brinkerhoff and Pre-admissions Advisor Donna Devine were quoted in a U.S. News piece called How to Transfer Academic Credits to Online Programs.  "Students should keep in mind that transferring credits to an online program is easier if they previously attended Read More…

UWW director quoted in Reuter's article

Thursday, August 14, 2014

UWW's Director Ingrid Bracey was quoted in a Reuter's article entitled YOUR MONEY-Smart ways to save on college textbooks. "Academics like Ingrid Bracey, director of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst's College Without Walls, suggest students check with their professors to see if previous Read More…

2nd annual social justice residency a huge success

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Twenty-two UWW students and over a dozen social justice scholars and activists participated in UWW's Second Annual Social Justice Residency August 1-3, 2014. The 1-credit weekend residency was comprised of talks by scholars and activists, as well as in-depth group discussions on economic, social Read More…

UWW ranked in top 10 for early childhood education

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

UMass Amherst Univeristy Without Walls has been ranked in the top 10 for Early Childhood Educaiton programs by EarlyChildhoodEducationDegrees.com. UWW was given this ranking partly due to our process of granting credit for prior learning and experience. 

early care & education at UWW ranked 3rd

Thursday, July 24, 2014

TheBestSchools.Org has ranked the UMass Amherst University Without Walls third in the nation for Early Care and Education. "The degree is flexible, taking into account their students additional commitments. It can be completed 100% online and will provide you with the skills to progress in your Read More…

UWW hosts 2nd annual social justice residency aug 1-3

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The University Without Walls is hosting its second annual Social Justice Residency from Aug. 1-3 to give UWW students the opportunity to network and think creatively about how to foster social justice in their communities. More than 30 online adult students from as far away as California will be Read More…

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…