100 year old civil rights leader and UWW alumna celebrated

Thursday, October 30, 2014

100 year old civil right's leader and UMass UWW alumna Dr. Ruth Loving '87 is featured in the recent issue of UMass Magazine. Known as the Mother of Civil Rights in Springfield, MA, she has sung with Duke Ellington, met Dr. Martin Luther King, served as president of the local chapter of the NAACP, Read More…

UWW ranked 2nd for human services

Friday, October 24, 2014

The UMass Amherst University Without Walls has been ranked 2nd in the nation for human services by  "UMass Online offers a 100-percent online Bachelor of Arts in Human Services Concentration degree program which prepares students for the real-world challenges of human services Read More…

UWW welcomes faculty member Jim Carroll

Thursday, October 23, 2014

James Carroll, Ph.D. has joined the faculty of the University Without Walls as a Lecturer and Academic Program Manager at the new UMass Center at Springfield. Jim is a cultural historian whose subject areas of expertise broadly encompass African American and African diasporic music histories, Read More…

meet scholarship winner Anitra Winder

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Winner of the UMass Jack Wilson Scholarship, 40 year old Anitra Winder of California shares her story, strategies for maintaining balance, her love of Polish disco and plans for graduate school. Her concentration: Health Care Administration. Her advisor: Jacqueline Castledine.   Every non- Read More…

UMass Amherst ranked in the top 30

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The University of Massachusetts Amherst now ranks among the nation’s Top 30 public universities, moving up 10 spots during the past year in the 2015 Best Colleges guide released today by U.S. News & World Report. There are more than 600 public, four-year colleges in the country, and U.S. News Read More…

UWW featured in US News article on online scholarships

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

UWW student Ashley Dale and UWW's Director of Marketing, Communications and Recruitment Melanie DeSilva were quoted in a US News article entitled "Tips for Online Students Seeking Scholarships Some schools are offering scholarships specifically for online students."  "When Ashley Dale, a 31-year- Read More…

UWW quoted in US News

Monday, August 25, 2014

UWW's Admissions Chair Elizabeth Brinkerhoff and Pre-admissions Advisor Donna Devine were quoted in a U.S. News piece called How to Transfer Academic Credits to Online Programs.  "Students should keep in mind that transferring credits to an online program is easier if they previously attended Read More…

UWW director quoted in Reuter's article

Thursday, August 14, 2014

UWW's Director Ingrid Bracey was quoted in a Reuter's article entitled YOUR MONEY-Smart ways to save on college textbooks. "Academics like Ingrid Bracey, director of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst's College Without Walls, suggest students check with their professors to see if previous Read More…

2nd annual social justice residency a huge success

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Twenty-two UWW students and over a dozen social justice scholars and activists participated in UWW's Second Annual Social Justice Residency August 1-3, 2014. The 1-credit weekend residency was comprised of talks by scholars and activists, as well as in-depth group discussions on economic, social Read More…

UWW ranked in top 10 for early childhood education

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

UMass Amherst Univeristy Without Walls has been ranked in the top 10 for Early Childhood Educaiton programs by UWW was given this ranking partly due to our process of granting credit for prior learning and experience.