The 2018 class will be the final graduating class from Northwest Community College.
NWCC has received the go-ahead from the provincial government to change its name to Coast Mountain College.
The college says the name change comes after two and half years of research, community engagement, and “strategic planning process” that involved staff, faculty, students, and the community.
NWCC President Ken Burt says the name Coast Mountain College is linked to the importance of the people, places, geography, and culture that are only found in this part of the country and the college didn’t take the process of changing the name lightly.
The new name will take effect June 18, 2018.