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May 3, 2018 – Golden West College celebrated the grand opening of the new Student Services Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house. Mary L. Hornbuckle, President, Coast CCD Board of Trustees, said that student services on campus used to be “a maze, and now it’s amazing.” The Student Services Center brings together student service functions into a single building to reduce the ‘bounce factor’ and bring together all the student service functions into a single building. Located in the heart of campus facing the central quad, the Center creates a dynamic core that immediately orient students. A curvilinear porch draws students into a flowing 2-story atria that allows them to locate student services functions from one main vantage point. The organization of the building and central space reflects the campus commitment to provide student-focused spaces that will facilitate their success.
Pictured above, left to right: Stacy Peterson, Jared Mettee, Sr. Director of Facilities Jerry Marchbank, VP of Student Life & Administrative Services Janet Houlihan, Our Newport Beach Office Design Principal Gary Moon, Principal Hung Cheng, Moonhoon Hwang, and GWC President Wes Bryan.
View Project Profile here: GWC Student Services Center
Most recently the new space was used for Golden West College’s first commencement ceremony since the building completion. Graduates and their family and friends gathered at Golden West College’s central quad to celebrate the 1,643 students graduating at the college’s 51st Annual Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 24, 2018.