Development & Alumni Relations
Guam Community College is glad to have played a part in your life, and proud that you are among our ranks.
Alumni are invited to share a favorite GCC memory, anecdote or success story and become part of the GCC historical archive. To share your memory, please click here.
Every year, the Development & Alumni Relations office hosts the iPledge Alumni Campaign for every graduating class based on their year to support the College Foundation for the purpose of benefiting our campus and future students. Call us now at 735-5554 and 735-5516 to find out more about the iPledge Alumni campaign!
Join the many alumni taking the iPledge Alumni Challenge! Your donation is tax deductible.
At Guam Community College, we are proud of every student. The Distinguished Alumni “Walk of Fame” Awards give us an opportunity to profile students who have made a difference in their communities, and who have remembered the college along the way.
Meet our Distinguished Alumni!
Pictured from L - R: Phil Ada (2009), Dr. Anita Enriquez (2011), Dr. Kimberly Bersamin (2012), Mary English (2009), and Jeffrey John Ibanez (2010).
Other GCC Distinguished Alumni not shown in the picture: Mr. Ed Ilao (2013)
Mr. Joseph Quitano (2014)
Mr. Don Muna (2015)
Mr. Eduardo Dela Pena, Jr. (2016)
Any individual who has been an alumnus for a minimum of five (5) years and met at least one (1) of the following minimum requirements:
• Graduated from any of the Guam Vocational & Technical High School/Guam Community College’s (GVT/GCC) secondary, post secondary or GED/Adult Education programs;
• Earned at least 30 credit hours at GVT/GCC
Selection will be primarily based on materials submitted by a nominator, with varying consideration given to the following nomination qualifications:
• Professional accomplishment;
• Philanthropic or public service to the community and/or college;
• Achieved recognition at a national level.
The award recipients will receive a “Walk of Fame” tile in their honor, which will be strategically located near the proposed Student Center, Anthony A. Leon Guerrero Allied Health Center, or Learning Resource Center; a certificate of recognition from the President of the Guam Community College; and featured in a news release and photo of the recipient distributed to the local media for publication.
This is your opportunity to make your nominee shine – in your own words.
• Submit a Nomination Form – completely filled out.
• Submit with the Nomination Form a write-up and/or supporting documents on why the individual deserves to be the “GVT/GCC Distinguished Alumni” - maximum two (2) pages. Content to include the following:
o Education & Employment
o Civic Duties
o Three (3) References (Professional and/or Personal)
• A reference check will be conducted and one of three or all references will be contacted.
To give your nomination the most positive consideration, be sure to address all eligibility criteria.
For more information call the Development & Alumni Relations office at 735-5554/5516.
2011 Distinguished Alumni and Nominees
2010 Distinguished Alumni and Nominees
How I Can Help
Scholarships achieve dreams!
For many GCC College students, a scholarship is what makes the difference between earning their degree and putting it on hold again due to financial constraints. A contribution in support of student scholarships is one of the most powerful ways you can help students. We are proud to have awarded more than $20,000 in scholarships last year. This would not have been possible without the generous support of our donors.
Alumni and friends looking to have a direct impact on our students often choose to establish a scholarship that will support students needing assistance to continue their studies. Creating a named endowed scholarship is also a wonderful way to continue the legacy of a loved one or honor family members.
The sense of pride donors feel when they have the opportunity to meet their student recipients at events or graduation is evident. Seeing first hand the difference their generous support makes in the lives of our students is a powerful reminder that their decision to establish a scholarship has indeed changed lives.
“I am extremely grateful for having been selected to receive the Guam Community College Foundation Scholarship. This scholarship provides the inspiration and financial means for me to follow my dreams of a college education and to achieve my greatest endeavors towards a promising career. I feel honored to have been given this generous gift. I hope you know how much it means to me and how much I appreciate the kindness of your heart and support. Thank you for your belief in education and in me. May God bless you for your thoughtfulness and generosity!”
Colleen R. Punzalan
For more information about how you can change the lives of our students and their families by creating student scholarships (download scholarship case statement), please contact the Development and Alumni Relations at (671) 735-5554/5516.
How to Establish a Scholarship Fund
Scholarships keep education accessible. Every day, hard-working and deserving students enroll at Lane to better their life. Many could not pursue their dreams without scholarship support. Their success depends on you, our donors.
GCC Foundation Scholarship Fund - This unrestricted annual scholarship benefits students in all areas of study from accounting and construction trades to culinary, nursing or diesel technology. Stay tuned for more details on next year's call for applications!
Download the Guidelines for GCC Foundation Scholarship Fund
Annual Named Scholarship - Annual named scholarships are established on a yearly basis and can be renewed. The minimum gift is $500. This minimum dollar amount represents one-third the current cost of one year’s tuition at Guam Community College. These scholarships are awarded each year the donor renews the gift. They may be restricted for a specific degree program or major. The fund is not permanent nor does it participate in the foundation’s investment program.
Download the Guidelines for Scholarship Program
Endowed Scholarships - A scholarship endowment is similar to a savings account or an investment account. The earnings from the fund are used to support a scholarship, but the principal of the fund remains untouched. The endowment fund thus provides scholarship support for students in perpetuity. Endowments can be created with either a gift or pledge of $10,000 or more. Pledges can be paid over five years.
If you are interested in establishing an endowed fund, or adding to an existing fund, please contact the Development & Alumni Relations Office at 735-5554 and 735-5516.
Download the Guidelines for an Endowed Scholarship
Download Endowed Gift Agreement Form
GCC has a commitment to serve our students and the community. We are extremely proud of the alumni who will always be a part of Guam Community College’s history. Some exciting things to expect as an alumnus:
• Invitations to Special Events and Ceremonies
• FREE admission to our open campus events
• FREE library privileges
• Career Services
• Alumni Publications
• Distinguished Alumni Award “Walk of Fame” Recognition
Update your alumni information by downloading the GCC Alumni Bio Form, or if you would like to volunteer for a special event, please download the Volunteer Form on our website.