GCC breaks ground on expansion of multi-purpose auditorium


Guam – The Guam Community College broke ground Wednesday morning on the construction of yet another new building for the Mangilao campus.

GCC will be renovating the old butler building 300 in order to make a new and expanded multi-purpose auditorium. Building 300 is immediately adjacent to the current multi-purpose auditorium so it’s renovation will allow for much large MPA. This new MPA will allow them to host more events. The funding for the project came from a $1.19 million-dollar hazard mitigation grant awarded in June of 2017 and $4.45 million from the Board of Trustees capital projects fund.

Building 300 is the third of GCC’s old butler buildings to be renovated in the last five years. It also marks the seventh new or renovated building on the GCC campus since 2009. GCC President Mary Okada says there is still more construction to come.

“I promise you though that this will not be the end. We have a few more requests heading your way really soon. I say to all of you this morning. Don’t sit back though too comfortably just yet. In a couple of months, we’re going to invite you back to our campus to cut the ribbon and take the next tour of our completed construction project. The college will continue to work hard to expand and build the capacity for our island,” said Okada.

The project is expected to begin in May 2018 and be completed by October of 2019.