HAFA ADAI & WELCOME TO THE GCC VETERANS CLUB
Guam boasts the highest participation rate of U.S. (active duty, National Guard & Reserves) military service and has the most veterans, per capita, compared to the 50 states and other U.S. territories/commonwealths. Guam Community College (GCC) is honored to welcome our veterans and military families to our campus where they can learn how to successfully navigate the academic and administrative pathways of a college education.
The GCC Veterans' Club was established to provide a network of support to military veterans, their families and civilian supporters; secondly, to educate the community about the experiences of military veterans and work with the college administration to meet the needs of student veterans and prospective student veterans; thirdly, to cultivate student veterans concerns through scheduled meetings,advocacy, social and recreational activities; and finally to foster esprit de corps among student veterans and promote an understanding of student veteran issues. The GCC Veterans Club Lounge is located in the Foundation "F" Building, Room 6112, the building where Port of Mocha is located.
We understand you and your family have unique needs and responsibilities, and we hope to support your academic efforts by providing one-stop, integrated resources and services to guide you towards success. This website was also initiated to provide some useful links to services and forms to help get you started.
Advisors - Dennis Santo Tomas and Robert Maloney President - Katrina "Kat" Blas
Vice-President - Paul Palmer
Secretary - Patrick Conway
Treasurer - Andrew "Drew" Eata
APRIL is the MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD.
Deemed as such by the Department of Defense, it's time to honor and recognize the sacrifices that children of those service in the Armed Forces have made and to reaffirm the country's dedication to supporting them. Here is a link that you might find useful with regards to getting the most out of your hard earned G.I. Bill. Please feel free to share the information with your family members and fellow Veterans:
GCC VETERANS CLUB DURING SPRINGFEST 2018 (March 8, 2018)
GCC VETERANS CLUB OFFICERS (ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018)
1st GCC VETERANS CLUB MINI VA FORUM at the GCC Campus (February 24, 2017)
2nd GCC VETERANS CLUB MINI VA FORUM at the GCC Campus (June 30, 2017)
JOIN THE GCC VETERANS CLUB TODAY!
The GCC Veterans Club unveiled the Veterans Club Lounge/Study Room in the GCC Foundation Building, Room 6111, on Friday, September 11, 2015.
The GCC Veterans' Club serves as a social and informational organization for veteran students, alumni, and friends. It will provide a non-political environment in which fellow veterans can meet, share information, plan activities, and build the camaraderie service members are accustomed to in the service. The Veterans Club is located in Room 6111, Foundation Building. If you are a veteran, veteran dependent or know other veterans who attend GCC (either full or part-time) and may not know about this organization, please ask them to e-mail their names & phone numbers to GCC Veterans Club President Katrina "Kat" Blas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program
is authorized by Congress under Title 38, USC, Chapter 31 and Code of Federal Regulations, Part 21. It is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program. This program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, this program offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.
Free Educational and Vocational Counseling (Chapter 36) services are provided to transitioning Service members who are:
1) Within six months prior to discharge from active duty; 2) Within one year following discharge from active duty; 3) Current beneficiaries of educational assistance under Chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606, 1607; or 4) Veterans and qualified dependents who are eligible for and have entitlement to education assistance under Chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606, 1607.
Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014
: Recently the U.S. Congress passed a law requiring all public institutions of higher learning (IHLs) to charge certain VA educational beneficiaries the resident rate regardless of the person’s actual State of residency. In an effort to provide awareness and guidance to all public IHLs, the VA sent a letter to the governor of each state and territory on October 29, 2014. The Governor of Guam shared this letter with Guam Community College. As a result, GCC immediately made the necessary changes, and effective Spring 2015, all U.S. veterans are being assessed the resident tuition rate. Please refer to the fact sheet issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
and Tuition and Fees section of the GCC catalog
for more information.