GCC Gets $3.5M USDA Loan to Upgrade Foundation Building

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Guam -The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a $3.5 million dollar loan to Guam Community College.

The funds will be used to renovate and harden GCC’s Foundation Building which will eventually house the GCC’s Bookstore, four classrooms, GCC’s café lounge, a meeting room, restrooms, storage and utility rooms on the first floor. And on the second floor there will be three testing rooms, three classrooms, offices, waiting areas and other supporting spaces.

Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo announced the loan saying: “The improvements and new facilities that will be built will increase GCC’s ability and capacity to provide the education and training our community needs. I commend Dr. Mary Okada for working to secure this loan, and I thank her for her continued efforts to improve education on Guam.”

READ the release from Congresswoman Bordallo below:

USDA Approves $3.5 Million Loan to Upgrade Guam Community College Foundation Building
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 1, 2012 – Washington, D.C. –

Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved a $3.5 million Community Facility Direct Loan for the Guam Community College.

The loan will be used to renovate and harden GCC’s Foundation Building. When completed, the Foundation Building will house GCC’s Bookstore, four classrooms, GCC’s café lounge, a meeting room, restrooms, storage and utility rooms on the first floor. The second floor will consist of three testing rooms, three classrooms, offices, waiting areas and other supporting spaces.   

“This USDA loan will be used to make much-needed upgrades to GCC’s Foundation Building,” said Congresswoman Bordallo. “The improvements and new facilities that will be built will increase GCC’s ability and capacity to provide the education and training our community needs. I commend Dr. Mary Okada for working to secure this loan, and I thank her for her continued efforts to improve education on Guam.”

Dr. Mary Okada, GCC President and CEO said: “We are very appreciative of Congresswoman Bordallo’s assistance in obtaining this funding for our newly renovated Foundation Building, and of the continued confidence and support from her office and from the USDA for GCC’s projects. These funds will help the College to ensure student success by providing upgraded facilities that heighten our learning environment.”