DEVELOPMENT & ALUMNI RELATIONS
About this office
Welcome to the alumni community
The Development & Alumni Relations Office welcomes your continued engagement with the college. There are many services and opportunities available for alumni. Please take some time to learn about what is going on at the Guam Community College and all we have to offer you.
We work with alumni, employees and friends of the college to present programs and to encourage your financial support. Our office is located at the Student Services and Administration Building, Rooms 2214, 2216, and 2232 to meet with interested alumni and donors. Please feel free to call us at (671) 735-5611/5554/5516 or send us an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org or join us on Facebook.
Stay connected, participate in, or volunteer to organize alumni or retiree groups to help you network with others in your field of study and to continue your education.
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About The Foundation
Since 1977, the Guam Community College Foundation has supported the College's efforts to strengthen the community through education, and to improve our collective quality of life. Investing in Guam Community College through the Foundation benefits everyone by expanding opportunities for personal and professional success, and creating a better-prepared workforce to fuel a healthy economy.
Join the effort to strengthen the teaching, learning, and cultural environment of the College and our community. Together, we can make an important and lasting impact and leave a legacy for generations to come. Current members of the Board of Governors are a partnership of men and women who share a steadfast commitment to higher education in our community, and who are committed to move the mission of the college forward to advance the workforce needs for Guam and Micronesia. These men and women work together to make a difference in the lives of students in Guam and Micronesia who seek career and technical education at Guam's only community college. The primary purpose of GCC's foundation is to provide a vehicle for the contributions of funds that support activities, goals, plans, projects and programs at GCC that are not funded or inadequately funded by the government or traditional resources, and to provide a public community relations program for GCC. The Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of Governors, composed of professional, business, and community leaders who are committed to advancing and strengthening the important educational opportunities that Guam Community College provides for our island. The Foundation actively seeks donations from individuals and businesses through a variety of methods and fundraising activities and events.
Lorraine S. Okada, Chairperson
Gerard A. Cruz, Vice Chairperson
Josephine L. Mariano, Treasurer
James Martinez, Secretary
Deborah Belanger, Member
Eduardo R. Ilao, Member
Annmarie Muna, Member
Eloy Lizama, Member
Carline Bukikosa, Member
Mary A.Y. Okada, CEO & President
History & Mission
The GCC Foundation is a publicly supported 501 (c)(3) educational organization. Contributions are tax-deductible as permitted by law. Among the Foundation board members are the GCC President and one representative from the GCC Board of Trustees, who along with Foundation staff provide the link between the College and the Foundation.
Over the past few years, public funding for the Guam Community College has remained status quo while the needs of the college have grown-responding to the economic changes of the island. Consequently, GCC has had to turn to alternative funding sources as a means of financing new projects and maintaining services. Alternative funding that the college is aggressively pursuing are: grants development; revenue diversification; the solicitation of corporate donations; GCC’s alumni association; and community college foundation activities.
The mission of Guam Community College is to be a leader in career and technical workforce development by providing the highest quality education and job training in Micronesia.
Contact UsBonnie Datuin, Program Specialist
Danilo Bilong, Program Specialist
Student Services and Administration Building, Rooms 2214, 2216, and 2232
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