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UWW alumna publishes chapter in book

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Are you wondering what you can do with your portfolio after leaving UMass Amherst UWW? How about publishing part of it in a book? That's exactly what UMass Amherst UWW alumna Wendy Wilde '07 did. She studied "Women and Work." Her advisor, Gary Bernhard helped her edit and finalize her portfolio in Read More…

UWW student spotlight: Melissa Paige

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Meet Melissa Paige, a UMass Amherst UWW student and winner of the Chicopee Savings Bank Scholarship.  On top of schoolwork, Melissa balances life as a full-time Personal Care Attendant and a full-time mother.  She shared a little about her busy life with us, including how she manages her schedule, Read More…

3 UWW students win continuing education scholarships

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Eli Isaac Adelson of Lenox, MA, Heidi Fogg of Ludlow, MA, and Kai Hodge of Nantucket, MA have been awarded the Miriam Williford Lifelong Learning scholarship. This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Miriam Williford, former UMass Amherst Associate Provost for Continuing Education and Read More…

UWW alumni spotlight: Gail Stamler

Friday, July 26, 2013

A Certified Nurse-Midwife living in southern New Mexico, UMass Amherst UWW graduate, Gail Stamler ‘13 has been delivering babies and aiding in women’s healthcare for 33 years.  She shares her journey and her secrets to being successful in a rewarding, yet demanding field.  Her UWW advisor: Lisa Read More…

UWW student spotlight: Kesha McLeod

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A celebrity stylist and UMass Amherst UWW student living in New York City, Kesha McLeod has a career most of us can only dream of. Preparing her clients for the red carpet, stage and other public appearances, she doesn’t just dress people. She skillfully crafts the public images of the rich and Read More…

amazing student commencement speeches

Friday, July 12, 2013

View the 2013 UMass Amherst UWW Student Commencement speeches delivered by Mike Janssen of Alabama and Chad Adams of Alaska.    Mike Janssen   Chad Adams

faculty/staff news

Thursday, June 27, 2013

David Bartone (faculty)My manuscript of poetry, Practice on Mountains, was selected as the 2013 Sawtooth Poetry Prize Winner. It will be published by Ahsahta Press, out of Boise State University, in 2014.  Ingrid Bracey (director)Ingrid is expecting her first grandchild! Liz Brinkerhoff (faculty) Read More…

UWW alumna spotlight: Donna Moody

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A former Tribal Historian in Native American Studies, UMass Amherst UWW graduate Donna Moody '11 worked as a nurse for 42 years, and has represented the entire Abenaki tribe for almost 20 years. Since completing her bachelor's degree, this 67 year old Vermonter has received a Master’s degree in Read More…

UWW student spotlight: Victor Nuñez

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A veteran of the Marine Corps Reserve, Victor Nuñez continued his education after returning from deployment in Iraq.  Today, Victor works as the Supply Chain Manager for Bueno Y Sano- a restaurant business, volunteers with the Veterans Education Project, and serves as the Vice President and Read More…