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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…

meet jennifer ingerson of chicago

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

After dropping out of college over three decades ago, 53 year old Jennifer Ingerson of Chicago is back. Here this mother of teens talks about her career as a bookkeeper for a homeless shelter, her upcoming study-abroad plans, her goal of becoming an English as a second language teacher, and what it 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…

jack wilson award given to uww student

Friday, February 10, 2017

UWW student Maureen Bligh has been named a Jack M. Wilson Presidential Scholarship Fund recipient in honor of her exceptional academic achievement and commitment to community service.   After losing her hearing and almost her life due to bacterial spinal meningitis as a child, 42 year old mother of Read More…

online application now available

Friday, February 10, 2017

Paper be gone! We now have an online admissions application!  Programmed directly into the UMass student records system, the online application streamlines the admissions process for both applicants and admissions staff.  "Now, instead of applicants having to download, fill out and mail their Read More…

class notes launched

Friday, February 10, 2017

Back in the day, UWW used to have a print newsletter that we created on a mimeograph machine. For a while this newsletter included a Class Notes section where alumni could share their life news with each other and the wider community. On these pages alumni shared news or new jobs, promotions, grad Read More…

umass amherst ranked 16th in nation for vets

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

UMass Amherst's online bachelor's degree programs have been ranked 16th in the nation for veterans. "For over 45 years we have been committed to working with active-duty military, veterans and their families,"  stated UWW director Ingrid Bracey. "We appreciate the national recognition of our Read More…