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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…

documentary on NBA legend and UWW grad airs

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

NBA legend and UMass Amherst UWW graduate Julius "Dr. J" Erving was the focus of an NBA TV documentary titled "The Doctor"  which aired Monday night and feature footage of Erving throughout his life, including video and photos from his time at UMass Amherst. The greatest athlete in UMass Amherst Read More…

UWW student spotlight: Billielee Ballard

Thursday, June 6, 2013

A successful chef living in Montague, Massachusetts, Billielee Ballard talks about her journey from culinary school to UWW and her goal of earning an MBA and running her own bakery. Her concentration: Food Service Entrepreneurship. Her advisor: Liz Brinkerhoff. Every non-traditional age student has Read More…

UWW alumnus wins Telly Award

Friday, May 31, 2013

Elizabeth "Betty" Wilda, video producer for the UMass Amherst Office of News and Media Relations, has been awarded a 2013 Telly Award for her video “The iCons Experience at UMass Amherst.” She submitted the video to the Telly Award committee for review in April and was notified in mid-May that her Read More…

UMass Amherst Chancellor praises UWW

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

UWW exemplifies UMass Amherst's commitment to progressivism and social justice, according to the new UMass Amherst Chancellor, Dr. Kumble Subbaswamy, who gave UWW a nod during his inauguration speech on April 27. Here's an excerpt from his speech: "For 150 years, UMass Amherst has quietly been Read More…

UWW in Huffington Post

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

"In today's economy, a more flexible, cost effective solution to gaining a degree is in demand. Programs like the UMass Amherst University Without Walls (UWW) deliver the best of both worlds, allowing more people access to degrees, while not forcing them to put their professional careers on hold," Read More…

UWW student spotlight: Kelly Duval

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Full-time worker, hospice volunteer, and dog-lover, 34 year old Kelly Duval of Winchendon, MA juggles very busy work and school schedules. She is on track to finish a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Human Services Advocacy.  Her advisor is Karen Stevens. Every non-traditional age student Read More…