meet uww student andré allen

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Founder and Lead Designer for the theatrical lighting design firm BlackLight Productions, 43 year old André Allen of Atlanta and New York has a life filled to the brim with shows, tours, online classes, and being a husband and father of three. Here André shares with us his journey from Queens to Read More…

uww student featured in el pueblo latino

Monday, January 26, 2015

UWW student and Springfield resident Pedro Cotto was featured recently in el Pueblo Latino, the Latino publication of the Springfield Republican. In the article by reporter Elizabeth Roman, Want to finish college? UMass 'University Without Walls' offers undergraduate degrees, takes life experience Read More…

uww instructor interviewed on the view

Friday, January 23, 2015

UMass Amherst UWW instructor Sherri VandenAkker, PhD was interviewed on The View on January 23, 2015 about her award-winner documentary My Name Was Bette:  The Life and Death of an Alcoholic. The documentary's website describes the film as "a shocking yet moving look at women's alcoholism.  The Read More…

meet uww alum ralph jaojoco

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

39 year old Phillipino-American Marine Corp Veteran, Pacific Ocean surfer, and UWW alumnus Ralph Jaojoco '14 talks about his military career, his life-changing decision to return to school, and how the flexibility of online education made it possible for him to travel between Hawaii, Korea and the Read More…

meet scholarship winner mary mccarthy

Thursday, January 15, 2015

An office manager at an Massachusetts environmental consulting firm, UWW Bonnie Lynn Scholarship winner 47 year old Mary McCarthy talks about her work, her studies, her efforts to build a Youth Peace Leadership Program, and her passion for bringing people together to make change.  Her degree Read More…

uww welcomes 230 students for spring

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

UWW is excited to welcome 230 new students who will be starting this month. New students participated in either the on-campus or new student orientations last week. Here are some photo highlights from the on-campus orientation. 

uww open house jan 28th

Monday, January 12, 2015

2015 New Year’s Resolution? This year I will…GO BACK TO SCHOOL. Learn about how you can complete your bachelor's degree through the UMass Amherst University Without Walls. Come to our Open House Wednesday, January 28th 5-7pm at the UMass Center at Springfield, Tower Square, 1500 Main St. Room 028 Read More…

uww awards $8400 in scholarships

Friday, December 19, 2014

UWW awarded $8400 in scholarships to students to support their fall, 2014 studies. The spring, 2015 scholarship deadline is February 2. Scholarship winners are: Jennifer Rogers: Jeffrey Taylor Scholarship Award- $1,250 Frances Idlebrook: Misty Bassi Scholarship Award-, $800 Mary McCarthy: Bonnie Read More…

meet 43 year old uww student corrie sutter

Friday, December 19, 2014

Single mom and UWW scholarship winner Corrie Sutter is making it work. Here she tells her story, shares advice on how to balance it all, and looks toward her future as a reading specialist. Her degree concentration: Education. Her advisor: Abigail Dallmann. Every non-traditional age student has a Read More…

meet uww alum glenn brunetti

Friday, December 12, 2014

Chef and owner of Wildwood Barbeque in Hadley, MA, 48 year old Glenn Brunetti, '08 shares with us his educational journey and outstanding success in the culinary and restaurant business. His concentration: Business Management and Culinary Studies.  His advisor: Ingrid Bracey. Every non-traditional Read More…