Nearly 300 attend Newport Beach campus ribbon cutting

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Nearly 300 attend Newport Beach campus ribbon cutting.  


Coastline Community College officially unveiled its Newport Beach Campus at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 3. Leaders from the college and the Coast Community College District—including elected Trustees and Chancellor Dr. Andrew C. Jones—were present along with Newport Beach Mayor, Nancy Gardner.

Mayor Gardner welcomed the new Coastline campus to the beach-side community and explained how the campus will serve as a landmark, revitalizing the upper northwest corner of Newport Beach.

“I want to welcome you to our campus as you have welcomed us to your neighborhood. Thank you for allowing us to share this piece of paradise with you,” said Coastline President, Dr. Loretta P. Adrian, in response.

After the formal ceremony, guests had the opportunity to tour the $48-million building—a three-story, green-construction masterpiece designed by LPA, Inc. and constructed by C.W. Driver with panoramic ocean views over Banning Ranch. The building has been built to Gold-LEED design specifications and includes a number of environmentally-friendly features. It has also been recognized with a 2012 award for excellence in design by the Orange County League of Conservation Voters.

“Coastline has long been known for their excellence in distance-learning and with this new, state-of-the-art green campus here in Newport Beach, we can serve those local students who prefer to learn in a traditional campus environment,” said Jim Moreno, President of the Coast Community College District Board of Trustees.

Located on nearly four acres, the Newport Beach campus will be home to general education courses that lead to a degree, certificate, or transfer-readiness; an Acquired Brain Injury Program; the college’s Paralegal Program; and the Coastline Art Gallery. At full capacity, the campus can accommodate up to 900 students. The building construction was funded through Measure C, a $370 million voter-approved bond measure passed in 2002. Funds from Measure C have also enabled the construction and completion of many other projects on the campuses of Orange Coast College and Golden West College (also part of the Coast District), as well as at Coastline’s other sites.

Including the new Coastline Newport Beach campus, the college now boasts three main learning centers located throughout the Orange County area. The other campuses are located in Westminster and Garden Grove. This “distributed campus model” is what makes Coastline unique.

Coastline’s Newport Beach campus is located at 1515 Monrovia Avenue in Newport Beach and will open to students for spring semester classes in January 2013.

 

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