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04/04/2014
Meet 51-year-old Darlene Willhite from Athol, MA.  Darlene is a UWW student and recipient of a Misty Catherine Bassi Memorial UWW Scholarship.  She shared some of her story with us, and what winning this scholarship award has meant to her.  Her concentration: Holistic Health...
03/05/2014
Jessie Aquino graduated from UWW in May 2012 with a concentration in Criminal Justice. The 39-year-old works as a domestic violence/sexual assault prevention educator in Franklin County, MA and hopes to pursue her graduate studies in Criminal Justice at Boston University. Her UWW advisor: Lisa...
02/28/2014
Choosing the right bachelor's degree completion program is a big decision. Our free in-person information sessions and webinars can help by providing you with information and guidance, and giving you the opportunity to ask questions and get advice.  Led by an experienced UWW staff...
02/27/2014
We have selected the winners of the the UMass UWW Show us Your Study Habits Photo Contest. For the contest, UMass UWW students were invited to submit photos- from the mundane and serious to the touching to the humorous- that exemplified the persistent, creative, do-what-you-gotta-do attitude of...
02/19/2014
In a February 17, 2014 U.S. News article Consider Your Learning Style Before Signing Up for an Online Course, UWW alumnus Chad Adams, '13 talks about the importance of researching online programs - and doing the right kinds of research. The 28-year-old Alaska resident is now pursuing a Master...
02/07/2014
After leaving the traditional college route, 23-year-old Joshua DeFour joined the Marine Corps as a combat journalist. Joshua describes himself as a “war tourist” and works officially as a U.S. Marine combat videographer, documenting everything from combat missions to humanitarian...
01/30/2014
The UMass Amherst University Without Walls was featured in this week's print and online editions of BusinessWest. In the January 28 article, Opening Doors: University Witrhout Walls Offers Alternative Option for Adult Students, reporter Elizabeth Taras highlighted the convenience, flexibility,...
01/15/2014
Orlando Ramos turned to higher education almost ten years after graduating high school, after multiple back injuries forced him to leave a successful career in the construction industry. Today, the 31-year-old is balancing life as a single father, college student, District Director, and City...
12/18/2013
‘Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’ Names UMass Amherst a ‘Best Value’ Public College for 2014 December 11, 2013Contact: Ed Blaguszewski 413/545-0444 AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst is among the “100 Best Values in Public Colleges...
12/05/2013
Physician Assistant medical student and winner of a coveted National Health Service Corp Scholarship, 48 year old UMass Amherst UWW grad Marina Ortega, '13 talks about her journey from a career in Silicon Valley to graduate school and how UWW helped her get there. Her degree concentration:...

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