Coalinga College: A New Chapter in Empowering Education

Coalinga College, formerly West Hills College Coalinga, proudly announces its new identity and slogan, "Better Tomorrows Begin Here." This slogan debuts a revitalized commitment to education, community involvement, and student success. This transformation, officially taking place on April 1, 2024, aligns with the West Hills Community College District's vision for growth and excellence.

Dr. Kristin Clark, Chancellor of the West Hills Community College District, expressed enthusiasm for this pivotal development. "The renaming marks a significant step forward in our mission to provide top-tier educational experiences tailored to our students and communities," said Clark. "Coalinga College and Lemoore College each possess distinct identities that reflect the spirit and needs of their respective student bodies and surrounding communities. This change is a testament to our collective vision and the strong support from all corners of our community."

A New Slogan for a Brighter Future
Coalinga College's President, Carla Tweed, highlighted the essence of the new slogan, "Better Tomorrows Begin Here," as a beacon of the college's dedication to fostering academic excellence and personal growth. "Our new slogan encapsulates our pledge to not only provide education but also to offer hope, guidance, and a solid pathway towards a more prosperous future for our students and the broader community," Tweed remarked.

The slogan serves as a promise to students, emphasizing Coalinga College's role in helping them achieve their aspirations, thereby creating a better tomorrow. It reflects a community-centered approach to education, focusing on innovation, accessibility, and student success.

The rebranding initiative, part of a district-wide effort led by the West Hills Community College District, underscores the importance of evolving to meet the changing needs of students and the workforce. While Coalinga College and its sister college, Lemoore College, will move forward under new names and slogans, they remain united in their overarching mission to empower students to reach their full potential.

"Although we're introducing new names and slogans, our commitment to 'Once you go here, you can go anywhere' remains unwavering," stated Chancellor Clark. "We're excited about the future and confident that this rebranding effort will reinforce our role as pillars of education and community development."

Coalinga College looks forward to welcoming current and prospective students to experience the enriched educational environment and working together to create better tomorrows.

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