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On Thursday, September 10, 2015, the GCC English Department was pleased to welcome internationally based performance artist, facilitator, and cultural advocate, Dakot-ta Alcantara-Camacho to the campus for a special presentation.  This event was brought to GCC as an introduction and pre-cursor to the Department's successful end of the semester "On Air" English Student Exhibit, which will take place in November.
English Department
E 201
Monday - Friday
8 A.M. -
5:00 P.M.
Contact Information:
Phone: 671.735.0273

Congratulations Joanna Blaquera, 1st place winner in the GCC Halloween Short Story Contest! (click to read Joanna's story!) Keep up the wonderful writing, everyone!

Congratulations 2015 Veterans' Essay Contest Winner Karina Reyes from John F. Kennedy High School (click to read Karina's moving essay!), and thank you GCC English instructor Tressa DelaCruz for running such an awesome contest during fall semester 2015!
Over the past 20 years, the English Department has expanded significantly to include a wider range of courses that meet the needs of a growing student body.  The English Department  presently offers a degree program leading to an AA in Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences*, as well as developmental education courses, and general education courses.
*The GCC AA in Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences has undergone a program name-change. It is now an AA in Liberal Studies.  See GCC Catalog for details.

Courses Offered
EN 100B Fundamentals of English/Basic
EN 100R Fundamentals of English/Reading
EN 100W Fundamentals of English/Writing
EN 110  Freshman Composition
EN 111 Writing for Research
EN 125 Introduction to Speech
EN 194 Technical Report Writing
EN 210 Introduction to Literature
TH 101 Introduction to the Theater

Faculty Listing 
Dr. Lisa Baza-Cruz
Department Chair/Professor 
Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Argosy University
M.Ed. Reading, University of Guam
B.A. Special Education. Elementary Education, Washington State University 
Simone Bollinger   
M. Ed. Language and Literacy, Harvard University
B.A. English, Dickinson College 

Vito Calvo
M.A. TESOL, University of Guam
B.A. English & Secondary Education, University of Guam 
Vera De Oro   
Assistant Professor 
M.A. Counseling, University of Guam
B.A. Special Education, University of Guam 
Tressa Dela Cruz  
M.Ed. Language and Literacy, University of Guam
B.A. English, University of Guam 
Bertha LeonGuerrero
M.A. Reading, University of Guam
B.A.General Social Science and Secondary Education, University of Guam 
Wilson Tam
Assistant Professor 
M.Ed. TESOL, University of Guam
B.S. Industrial Technology, Walla Walla College
A.S General Contracting, Walla Walla College 
Rebecca Toves
Associate Professor 
B.A. Speech: Rhetoric and Communication, University of Oregon 
Desiree Ventura
M.A. Rhetoric & Writing Studies, San Diego State University
B.A. English, Chaminade University of Hawaii 
Antonia (Toni) Cabatic
Support Staff 
How English courses can help you in your Career
Writing skills are critical within a wide range of disciplines.  Therefore, students who complete courses in English increase their ability to succeed in all other educational and professional endeavors. English Courses at the Guam Community College help individuals with a wide range of professional interests by providing opportunities to think critically about reading, writing, researching, and communicating.  The Department recognizes that in today's society, one's ability to read and write effectively is invaluable. GCC's English Program highlights the ways in which these skills can affect individuals, their communities, our island, and our world. 
The GCC Advantage
English courses at the Guam Community College provide students with the curriculum and instruction needed to fulfill the written and critical thinking requirements within all certificate and degree programs.
Academic Advising 
All students who declare a major are assigned an Academic Advisor. Students are strongly urged to visit your advisor, who can help you draft an educational plan with course sequencing that meets your personal, academic, and career goals.
Program Mission
The mission of the English Department is to provide to a diverse population, the highest quality of education that focuses primarily on developing students' abilities to think critically, read actively, and communicate effectively.

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