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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…