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teaching adult students how to create visual narratives

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

This past spring, UWW launched a groundbreaking new workshop series designed to teach adult students how to create visual narratives. Led by award-winning film-maker Larry Hott and assisted by UWW alumnus Evan Goodchild, eleven UWW students participated in the workshop series called Creating Visual Read More…

more scholarship money raised and awards made

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

UWW dominated its UMassGives Power Hour this year, raising over $10,000 for scholarships in 36 hours. These funds, combined with additional funds raised over the course of the fiscal year, allowed UWW to award eighteen scholarships in the fall, 2015 and spring, 2016 semesters to adult students with Read More…

meet scholarship winner 59 yr old pamela leavey

Friday, June 10, 2016

In 2013, with her daughter launched and her business imploded by the mid-decade recession, 59 year old entrepreneur, writer and consultant Pamela Leavey decided it was her turn to finish her degree. When she graduates in 2017, she will have earned her bachelor's degree from UMass Amherst with a Read More…

writer & teacher wins uww scholarship

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Living and working in St. Petersburg, Russia, 34 year old Nathan Thomas wouldn't be able to complete his degree without the flexibility and support UWW provides. Winner of an $800 Bonnie Lynn Scholarship, this aspiring travel writer and internationally ranked foosball player currently has two " Read More…

meet commencement speaker & award winner thomasina hall

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

An educational advocate and administrative assistant working in the Gill-Montague Regional School District, 40 year old Thomasina Hall of Turners Falls, MA by way of the Bronx, was chosen as the 2016 UWW student commencement speaker, and is the winner of a UMass Amherst Alumni Association Senior Read More…

professional diver & eco-tourism student wins scholarship

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Not many people can say they have their dream job, but 33 year old Annette Papa certainly can. This UWW student and scholarship winner works as a professional diver and eco-tour leader in Micronesia, and is passionate about ocean conservation, especially the protection of sharks. Here she talks Read More…

meet scholarship winner matthew pierleoni

Friday, May 20, 2016

23 year old Matthew Pierleoni hails from Cleveland, Ohio, works at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, loves all things pop culture and media, and has an epic coffee mug collection. Here he talks about the benefits of UWW and what winning a $550 from the UWW Faculty-Student Scholarship Fund means to Read More…

congratulations to the class of 2016!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

On May 6, 2016 thousands gathered in the pouring rain at McGuirk Stadium on the campus of UMass Amherst to celebrate the UMass Amherst graduating class of 2016. Among those graduating this year are over 300 University Without Walls students- adults with work, family, community and military Read More…

uww co-hosts 1st gen student summit

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

UWW co-hosted and participated in the 4th Annual First Generation College Student Summit held at Williams College on April 9, 2016.  Organized by ClassAction, this summit provides first gen students and their allies an opportunity to "come together to identify problems, discuss grassroots Read More…

sustainability studies student wins scholarship

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Born and raised on Cape Cod, 45 year old Coleen Curley was able to make it without college degree for a long time, running her own business in Provincetown, MA until the great recession hit. It was economic necessity that brought her back to school and to UWW. The winner of an $850 Miriam Williford Read More…