Terrace, BC – Effective today, Northwest Community College is now Coast Mountain College (CMTN). The name change comes after two and a half years of research, community engagement and a strategic planning process that involved staff, faculty, students, alumni and community members.
“It is an exciting and historic day for us,” says President and CEO of Coast Mountain College, Ken Burt. “We are thrilled to have a new, unique name that reflects our goal of becoming the college of choice for experiential place-based learning.”
The name Coast Mountain College was chosen through a series of engagement exercises and links the importance of the people, places, geography and culture that are only found in this part of the country. All 34 communities that the college serves are located either on the coast or nestled in the mountains – the name connects those communities together.