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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:...
09/24/2013
Volunteering in her daughter's Head Start classroom in Bridgeport, Connecticut opened the door for 62 year old Thelma Peeples' academic and professional career in the field of early care and education.  After completing her bachelor's degree with UMass Amherst UWW in 2007 at...
09/18/2013
After struggling in early years with education and academic institutions, 55-year-old Audley Robinson seems to have finally found his niche at UMass Amherst with UWW.  A recent diagnosis with dyslexia and another form of learning disability was a revelation in Audley's life - one that now...
09/05/2013
In a career defined by twists and turns, 35 year old Jason Gilow '13 is making the most of the opportunity to finish his degree granted by UMass Amherst. Taking advantage of his prior experience as an on-air radio talent, as well as lessons learned through UWW, he has moved into a different...
08/29/2013
UMass Amherst UWW is host to many talented students including celebrities, CEO’s and successful writers. Recently, Lena Nelson, one of the professional writers that attended UMass Amherst UWW contacted us regarding her article entitled, Mikhail Gorbachev reflects on America’s youngest...
08/28/2013
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...
08/13/2013
Meet Melissa Paige, a UMass Amherst UWW student from Orange, MA and winner of a UWW Scholarship.  On top of schoolwork, 34 year old Melissa balances life as a full-time Personal Care Attendant for her brother and a full-time, single mother.  She shared a little about her busy...
08/01/2013
Completing a focus in Financial Management only strengthened 27 year old Chad Adams' already successful career in the financial services industry.  Serving as the Accounts Vice President and Portfolio Manager for Keystone Wealth Management at UBS in Alaska, Chad is an innovator in his...
07/31/2013
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...
07/26/2013
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....

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