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jack wilson award given to uww student

Friday, February 10, 2017

UWW student Maureen Bligh has been named a Jack M. Wilson Presidential Scholarship Fund recipient in honor of her exceptional academic achievement and commitment to community service.   After losing her hearing and almost her life due to bacterial spinal meningitis as a child, 42 year old mother of Read More…

online application now available

Friday, February 10, 2017

Paper be gone! We now have an online admissions application!  Programmed directly into the UMass student records system, the online application streamlines the admissions process for both applicants and admissions staff.  "Now, instead of applicants having to download, fill out and mail their Read More…

class notes launched

Friday, February 10, 2017

Back in the day, UWW used to have a print newsletter that we created on a mimeograph machine. For a while this newsletter included a Class Notes section where alumni could share their life news with each other and the wider community. On these pages alumni shared news or new jobs, promotions, grad Read More…

cara newton joins the uww team as academic advisor

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

We are excited to announce that we've brought on board two Academic Advisors to work with UWW faculty and students. UWW veteran staffer Donna Devine has left her previous position as a pre-admissions advisor to join the academic advising team, and Cara Newton has joined us from Granite State Read More…

umass amherst ranked 16th in nation for vets

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

UMass Amherst's online bachelor's degree programs have been ranked 16th in the nation for veterans. "For over 45 years we have been committed to working with active-duty military, veterans and their families,"  stated UWW director Ingrid Bracey. "We appreciate the national recognition of our Read More…

meet jeffrey taylor scholarship winner kelley brophy

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Fitness instructor and wellness coach Kelley Brophy of Taunton, MA had "zero opportunities" to attend college right out of high school due to a confluence of extreme hardships. Now, at age 54, she's doing it- for herself, for her foster child, and in honor of her mother. To support her studies she Read More…

u.s news ranks us 24th in nation

Friday, January 13, 2017

UMass Amherst has been ranked 24th in the nation for online bachelor's programs and 16th in the nation for veterans by U.S. News & World Report "We are very proud of this ranking which validates the work we do every day at UWW to provide our students with flexibility, support and a great Read More…

al sharpton keynotes social justice residency

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Over 100 people participated in the fourth annual UWW Social Justice Residency held on September 9-11 at the UMass Center at Springfield. With a keynote speech delivered by Reverend Al Sharpton, the two and a half day event was the most exciting and well attended residency yet. The topic?  Inside/ Read More…

karen stevens has retired

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

After over a decade of service to UWW and over three decades working in the the fields of education and human services, our beloved Karen Stevens has retired. Growing up in a close-knit working class family in western Massachusetts, there was little expectation of and encouragement to get an Read More…

the past, present and future of uww

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

UWW at UMass Amherst was officially announced to the world on November 2, 1971 via a typed-written press release that came out of the news office located in the newly constructed Whitmore Administration Building. Started as a part of a national experiment, the University Without Walls project was a Read More…