Coosa Valley Technical College will become Georgia Northwestern Technical College when it merges with Northwestern Technical College in July.

The new name was approved today by Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson.

The local board of directors for both colleges voted to approve the new name of the merged college at their December board meetings.

“We feel this name represents both a descriptive and unifying beginning for our merged institution,” said Bob Berry, chairman of the CVTC Board of Directors. “Each board was willing to give up their attachment to the old names and come together to create a new name representing a college that will be greater than the mere sum of its parts.”

“We are in agreement that Georgia Northwestern Technical College is a name that is descriptive of the seven county regions we will be serving. We have tremendous opportunities to expand workforce development and the programs that we offer,” said CVTC President Craig McDaniel.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College will serve Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Polk and Walker Counties.

“This is a new name for a growing college which represents our neighbors in the counties we directly serve here in Northwest Georgia,” said Jeff King, Interim President of Northwestern Technical College.

The college will begin work on a new logo for the name and has tentative plans to unveil the name and logo in a ceremony on each campus in April 2009.

Article Courtsey Rome News Tribune