tulalW Center

Located between the 2000 Manspeaker Building and the 4000 Schermer Building, the newest addition to GHC’s Aberdeen campus is the 3000 Building, also known as the tulalW Center.

A drone shot of the building from Spring 2024, The grass is just starting to sprout and campus appears quiet for the day.

About the tulalW Center

The new tulalW Center houses many of GHC’s Student Services departments, including Financial Aid, Workforce Funding & Support Programs, Advising, Placement Testing, and other departments within Student Support Services. The building also features many gathering spaces for students, including the Office of Student Life, Diversity Equity Center, Veterans Lounge, and more.

Instructional spaces and meeting rooms are located throughout the building. The third floor features an event center with room to seat 450 people.

Naming the tulalW Center

During construction of the new building, GHC reached out to the local Native Tribal Nations for guidance in choosing a name with Native cultural relevance for the new building. The Quinault Nation responded to the request, a committee was formed, and a meeting was arranged with Quinault President Guy Capoeman. The name President Capoeman chose to share with the College was tulalW.

The name, tulalW, means “together,” and fits nicely with the gathering spaces that students, staff, and community members enjoy inside the new building. Since its completion in spring 2024, the tulalW Building has also created a welcoming gateway to campus and an easy entry point for those looking for help starting their college journey.

Special Thanks

GHC would like to recognize the members of the committee for their work in naming the tulalW Building. GHC President Dr. Carli Schiffner, GHC Native Pathways Coordinator Gary Arthur, Board members Dr. Harry Carthum and Dr. Paula Akerlund, Quinault Nation members Tia Allen, Lia Frenchman and Dr. Cosette Terry-itewaste, and Cowlitz Nation member Janet Parker.