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brenda berrios wins misty bassi scholarship

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Meet 43 year old first generation college student Brenda Berrios of Springfield, MA. She is the winner of an $800 Misty Catherine Bassi Memorial UWW Scholarship. Here she talks about her journey from high school to the National Guard; becoming a mother and her career as a laboratory assistant. She Read More…

meet uww scholarship winner rocio burgos

Thursday, January 28, 2016

33 year old Rocio Burgos of North Hollywood, CA never thought she'd graduate from college. But once she was diagnosed with a learning disability and enrolled in UMass Amherst UWW, things started to change. With strong support, faculty advising and accommodations through disability services, Rocio Read More…

labor organizer and social justice advocate wins uww scholarship

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Meet 49 year old UWW student, scholarship winner, and labor advocate Sharon Jenkins of Berkeley, California. Here she talks about her journey from her working class family in Philadelphia, to traveling the world as a flight attendant, to becoming union organizer. She is the winner of a $500 UWW Read More…

estel hahn wins uww faculty student scholarship

Friday, January 22, 2016

Meet 42 year old Estel Hahn of Los Angeles- fashion designer, foodie, fashion institute instructor and winner of a $550 UWW Faculty Student Scholarship Fund award. A career changer, Estel is returning to her original passion- psychology. She looks forward to going onto graduate school and becoming Read More…

uww grad & ceo steve barone featured in bloomberg business

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

UWW grad and leader of a multi-million dollar cyber security firm, Steve Barone, '15 has been featured in Bloomberg News. Steve is the CEO, President and founder of CBI, a Michigan-based national leader in IT risk management. His degree concentration: Technology, Security and World Affairs. His Read More…

meet uww student & children's disability advocate stacy cabral

Friday, January 15, 2016

Meet 41 year old UWW student Stacy Cabral- mother of 3 and fierce advocate for children with disabilities. Here she shares her story of fighting slow and unresponsive medical and educational systems and becoming an unyielding advocate for the rights of her own children as well as other families Read More…

dance professor, uww alumnus featured

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Paul Arslanian, a UWW alumnus and faculty member in the UMass Amherst Department of Music and Dance has been featured in the Amherst Bulletin in an article entitled Ask the Jazzman: A conversation with Paul Arslanian. He graduated with his UMass Amherst bachelor's degree through UWW in 1989 with a Read More…

meet theology and uww student tromie pettaway

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

It's been a long and winding road for 44 year old father of seven Tromie Pettaway. From his career as a child actor to serving in Desert Storm to running his own business, Tromie has seen and done a lot. And it's all led him back to family and to his goal of becoming a minister. He is the winner Read More…

meet abstract artist carole guthrie '87

Friday, December 4, 2015

An abstract painter born in Chicago, Carole Guthrie raised two sons in Illinois before moving to New England, returning to school through UWW to study art, and graduating from UMass Amherst in 1987 at the age of 47 on the same day as her son Michael. Here Carole talks about her experience as a UWW Read More…