news

new uww scholarship created

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

We are very excited to announce that we have raised enough money to officially endow a new scholarship for UWW students facing significant financial challenges. The Friends of UWW Scholarship needs time to mature and accumulate interest, and then will be available for distribution in fall 2018. The Read More…

friends of uww alumni group seeking new members

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Simply amazing! Those two words pretty much sum up my UWW experience. Like you, I decided to go back to school as an adult. I had earned an Associate’s Degree at a Boston area college but was looking for a different course of study. After searching, I found UWW. What a fantastic idea! I could chart Read More…

welcome marcus bright and emily schneider

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

We are very excited to welcome our new faculty member Dr. Marcus Bright and our new Student Services Coordinator Emily Schneider.  Marcus Bright comes to UWW after previously teaching public administration and public policy at Lynn University, Florida Atlantic University and Florida International Read More…

social justice residency events

Monday, September 11, 2017

This weekend, UWW is hosting an amazing Social Justice Residency at the UMass Center in Springfield, MA with a number of events free and open to the public.  The theme of this year's UWW Social Justice Residency is Participatory Democracy: Engaging Across Divides. We hope to see you there.  Friday Read More…

cindy suopis retires

Thursday, August 31, 2017

After fifteen years of service to UWW and over three decades working in the fields of business and health communication, our beloved Cindy Suopis has retired. Born and raised in Ohio, Cindy was the first in her family to graduate from college. She earned her BS in Journalism from Bowling Green Read More…

congratulations to the class of 2017!

Friday, July 28, 2017

On Friday, May 12 thousands gathered in the sunshine at McGuirk Stadium on the campus of UMass Amherst to celebrate the UMass Amherst graduating class of 2017. The keynote speech was delivered by U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren who inspired and challenged students to get more engaged in and take Read More…

uww legend ruth hooke has died

Monday, May 29, 2017

We are sad to announce the death of UWW legend Ruth Hooke, MDiv. Ruth served UWW students as an advisor and instructor from 1974-1995. She is greatly missed. Below we have reprinted whole sections of her obituary in honor of the extraordinary life she led.  Ruth Ferguson Hooke – teacher, mentor, Read More…

get ready for the 2017 umass amherst commencement

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The most wonderful time of the year is here! Tomorrow, May 12, thousands of graduates and their families will arrive at the McGuirk football stadium at UMass Amherst to celebrate the Class of 2017. Approximately 450 UWW students are graduating this year. We estimate that about 150-200 will make the Read More…

uww alum wins distinguished alumni award

Thursday, April 27, 2017

UWW graduate Suzin Bartley ’80 has won the 2017 UMass Amherst Distinguished Alumni Service Award for her decades of work to end child abuse. The award honors "alumni for outstanding and significant contributions of service to a particular community and/or to the university in the way of financial, Read More…

uww's ellen noble ’18 is national cyclocross champion

Thursday, April 27, 2017

21 year old UMass Amherst University Without Walls student Ellen Noble is now the winner of four national cyclocross championships and two Pan-American championships. In January, she finished second at the world championship in Luxembourg. Ellen's currently taking her classes online from training Read More…