RonMar Founder Roni Selig was featured in a recent article and video in the UMass Magazine, highlighting her as a new graduate of their University Without Walls program. An excerpt:
For most people, an Emmy Award, Peabody Award, and Tony nomination would be enough to define a successful career. But for Roni Selig ’22, there was one recognition that got away—her college diploma. During the early months of the pandemic, Selig set out to resolve the unfinished business of her bachelor’s degree and discovered that the UMass University Without Walls (UWW) program was the perfect partner to help her achieve her goal.
As an undergraduate student nearly 40 years ago, Selig took a gap year from New York University to pursue job opportunities in television. The move, while a boon for her career, put her academic ambitions on indefinite hold. “When I was in my 20s, I felt I’d rather earn than learn—that’s just where my head was at,” she recalls. “At this point in my life, I’d rather learn than earn. And frankly, being an older learner is much more gratifying.”