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Jun 6, 2011 9:59 PM by Jeanette Hynes

Mesa State College gets new name

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Mesa State College in Grand Junction will have a new name starting Aug. 10.

The Daily Sentinel reports that Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law Monday that will turn the school in western Colorado into Colorado Mesa University.

School officials say it's not just the name that's changing.  Mesa State offers more academic programs and degrees, including master's programs and one doctoral program.

School officials also wanted a more geographically descriptive name that makes it clear the school is in Colorado.

Mesa State was established in 1925 as Grand Junction Junior College.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)



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