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dec 3 open house

Thursday, November 20, 2014

You are invited to an Open House at the UMass Center at Springfield on Wednesday, December 3 from 3-6pm. the UMass Center at Springfield is located at Tower Square, 1500 Main St., Suite 260 in Springfield, MA. Come by to get a tour of the center's state of the art clasrooms and student facilities, Read More…

UWW grad rate higher than top ranked online programs

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Released October 28, 2014, Degrees of Urgency: Why Massachusetts Needs More College Graduates Now recognizes the University Without Walls for having a graduation rate 25-30% higher than the top ranked online programs in the U.S. as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. Published by the Read More…

UWW student's work in Rwanda featured

Thursday, October 30, 2014

31 year old UWW student Ashley Dale of New York is featured in the latest issue of UMass Magazine. In the article entitled, Land of a Thousand Hills, Ashley reflects on her four month trip to Rwanda to study post genocide restoration and peacebuilding. Ashley's studies have been made possible Read More…

100 year old civil rights leader and UWW alumna celebrated

Thursday, October 30, 2014

100 year old civil right's leader and UMass UWW alumna Dr. Ruth Loving '87 is featured in the recent issue of UMass Magazine. Known as the Mother of Civil Rights in Springfield, MA, she has sung with Duke Ellington, met Dr. Martin Luther King, served as president of the local chapter of the NAACP, Read More…

UWW ranked 2nd for human services

Friday, October 24, 2014

The UMass Amherst University Without Walls has been ranked 2nd in the nation for human services by TheBestSchools.org.  "UMass Online offers a 100-percent online Bachelor of Arts in Human Services Concentration degree program which prepares students for the real-world challenges of human services Read More…

UWW welcomes faculty member Jim Carroll

Thursday, October 23, 2014

James Carroll, Ph.D. has joined the faculty of the University Without Walls as a Lecturer and Academic Program Manager at the new UMass Center at Springfield. Jim is a cultural historian whose subject areas of expertise broadly encompass African American and African diasporic music histories, Read More…

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…