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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…

UWW alumna publishes chapter in book

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Are you wondering what you can do with your portfolio after leaving UMass Amherst UWW? How about publishing part of it in a book? That's exactly what UMass Amherst UWW alumna Wendy Wilde '07 did. She studied "Women and Work." Her advisor, Gary Bernhard helped her edit and finalize her portfolio in Read More…

UWW student spotlight: Melissa Paige

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Meet Melissa Paige, a UMass Amherst UWW student and winner of the Chicopee Savings Bank Scholarship.  On top of schoolwork, Melissa balances life as a full-time Personal Care Attendant and a full-time mother.  She shared a little about her busy life with us, including how she manages her schedule, Read More…

3 UWW students win continuing education scholarships

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Eli Isaac Adelson of Lenox, MA, Heidi Fogg of Ludlow, MA, and Kai Hodge of Nantucket, MA have been awarded the Miriam Williford Lifelong Learning scholarship. This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Miriam Williford, former UMass Amherst Associate Provost for Continuing Education and Read More…

UWW alumni spotlight: Gail Stamler

Friday, July 26, 2013

A Certified Nurse-Midwife living in southern New Mexico, UMass Amherst UWW graduate, Gail Stamler ‘13 has been delivering babies and aiding in women’s healthcare for 33 years.  She shares her journey and her secrets to being successful in a rewarding, yet demanding field.  Her UWW advisor: Lisa Read More…