GCCC to Change Its Name

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Photograph by Andrew Wardlow for The News Herald.

Last Thursday, January 13, the District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve the name change of Gulf Coast Community College to Gulf Coast State College.

The name change comes more than 40 years after the college’s last name change from Gulf Coast Junior College to its current name of Gulf Coast Community College.

The new name is to honor the college’s past and emphasize its future plans to offer more four-year degree programs.

Dr. Kerley has emphatically held the position that we are still a community college, we’re just expanding our mission for the betterment of our community and to better meet the community’s needs.

The name change still has to be approved by the Florida Legislature, state Board of Education and accredidation organization Southern Associate of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

The college will still be known as GCCC throughout the semester until it gets final approval for the name change.

Read more on the college and its history making decision to change its name once again here

Carson, Daniel. “GCCC Adopts Gulf Coast State College as New Name.” The News Herald. 13 Jan. 2011. Web. 19 Jan. 2011.

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