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Angela Ellison

meet uww student angela ellison

Friday, March 30, 2018

Meet 48 year old Angela Ellison- UWW Business Studies student, western Massachusetts native and UWW scholarship winner. Angela has been working full-time in banking while also chipping away at her degree for two decades. She can't wait to graduate and celebrate this achievement with her friends and Read More…

uww student wins $1200 scholarship

Thursday, March 29, 2018

It has not been an easy road for 31 year old UWW student John Arnold of Belchertown, MA. A high school drop-out who has struggled with mental health challenges, John earned his GED and attended a couple of colleges before finding UWW and realizing, "This is where I belong!" Winner of the UWW Edward Read More…

Jane Norton

meet uww student jane norton

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Meet 54 year old UWW student and winner of the UWW Edward Harris Scholarship- Jane Norton of Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard. Enrolled as a traditional age UMass Amherst student back in the 80's, Jane left on academic probation after the death of her father. Now a yoga instructor, Jane has returned to Read More…

Jesse Lederman

uww hires new springfield area recruiter

Thursday, March 8, 2018

The University Without Walls (UWW) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has hired Jesse Lederman as its pre-admissions advisor and recruitment coordinator serving Hampden County. Lederman will work out of the UMass Center at Springfield to provide support and advising to adults looking to Read More…

major scholarship goes to uww student

Friday, February 23, 2018

UWW student Melanie Casablanca of Lynn, MA has been awarded the 2018 Jack M. Wilson Presidential Scholarship. Originally from Puerto Rico, 31 year old Melanie Casablanca has been working as a machine operator for almost a decade. In this position, she has worked her way up from line worker to Read More…

save the date for umassgives

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

UMassGives, the university’s 2-day online giving campaign, will take place from April 26-27, 2018. Last year UWW raised over $9000 towards our Friends of UWW Scholarship Endowment. This year, our goal is to raise $10k towards scholarships. Every year, UWW receives dozens of scholarship applications Read More…

uww grad shines at richmond ballet

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

UWW grad Jennifer Chapman is making a real impact on her community as the Regional Coordinator for the Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia. In an article by the UMass Amherst Arts Extension Service, entitled Jennifer Chapman: Advancing the Richmond Ballet En Pointe, author Serena Wong Read More…

uww in diverse issues in higher ed

Friday, February 9, 2018

UWW Director Ingrid Bracey has been featured in an article entitled Black Scholars Matter in the latest issue of Diverse Issues in Higher Education (pgs.10-11). Encouraged by her upbringing in Grenada, Ingrid traveled the world and attended Friends World College inspired by their motto - "the world Read More…

Chelsea David

welcome our new academic advisor

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

We are very excited to announce our new academic advisor Chelsea David. A first generation college graduate, Chelsea has a bachelor's degree from UMass Amherst and a Master's in Higher Education Administration from Springfield College. Prior to joining the UWW team Chelsea served as an Academic Read More…

u.s news ranks us 16th in nation

Thursday, January 11, 2018

UMass Amherst has been ranked 16th in the nation for online bachelor's programs overall and 13th in the nation for online bachelor's programs for veterans by U.S. News & World Report. "The list of the 357 schools with the best online bachelor’s programs for 2018 is based on weighted factors in Read More…