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Young Entrepreneurship Program Cultivates Skills
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
In early December, teams of students presented proposals to a panel of alumni and faculty as part of YEP (Young Entrepreneurship Program) at UWC-USA.

Young Entrepreneurship Program (YEP) Winners
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Dance Performance in the Dwan Light Sanctuary
Monday, October 03, 2016
More than 25 student dancers will transform the Dwan Light Sanctuary into a celebration of movement on Thursday, October 6.

Dwan Light Sanctuary Celebratory Performance
Monday, October 03, 2016
UWC-USA invites members of the community to join us for an evening performance on October 15, 2016 celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Dwan Light Sanctuary.

Theatre and War: UWC-USA Teacher Publishes Book
Monday, September 26, 2016
UWC-USA drama teacher Nandita Dinesh recently published a book titled Theater and War: Notes from the Field.

Introducing Dr. Victoria Mora
Monday, August 01, 2016
For Victoria Mora, UWC-USA's fifth president, a UWC education is personal. A first-generation college graduate from a large, traditional New Mexico family, Victoria saw up close the power of the UWC model when her daughter attended school in Montezuma, graduating in 2013.

Meet Our New President
Friday, June 03, 2016
The board of trustees of UWC-USA is pleased to announce the appointment of New Mexico native Dr. Victoria Mora as the fifth president of UWC-USA.

Truth Teller
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Award-winning filmmaker Rick Rowley '94 was nominated for an Academy Award for his documentary, Dirty Wars.

Applied Learning
Sunday, March 08, 2015
Jane Huber '12 started her started her career in public policy and nonprofit management in a UWC-USA dorm room.

Small Joys, Big Impact
Saturday, February 28, 2015
When she was 7 years old, Vanina Morrison '15, Jamaica, gave up birthday parties and told her parents to use the money to help less fortunate children.

Reasons to Smile
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Dr. Ruben Ayala '92 has made a career of service through his work with Operation Smile, a non-profit organization that helps children with facial deformities.

Trash to Treasure
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Carla Tennenbaum '97 uses recycled odds and ends to invent beauty and inspire creativity.

Senior Leadership Changes
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Alfonso Leon, a former CFO for a Fortune 500 firm in Texas, joins UWC-USA as the vice president for finance and operations. Vernicia Elie, UWC-USA's associate director of college counseling and admission, has been promoted to director of that office.

A Double Life
Friday, June 27, 2014
Spanish teacher John Sheedy and his wife Sandra Bustillos are the founders of the Festival Internacional de Cine, Alamos, a film festival in Sandra's hometown in Mexico.

UWC-USA Hosts Social Entrepreneurship Incubator
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Eight UWC alumni are on campus this summer to create an online platform and a new model for collaboration.

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