GCC Set to Graduate Largest Class Tomorrow


The commencement ceremony is set for this Friday, May 13 at the Univeristy of Guam Calvo Fieldhouse at 6 pm.

Guam – The Guam Community College is going to host their largest graduating class to date this coming commencement ceremony.


According to a release, GCC is set to grant about 523 degrees, certificates and/or diplomas upon 464 graduates. This is the largest graduating class and the largest number of postsecondary degrees conferred in the college’s 39-year history. GCC President Dr. Mary Okada said this is the result of the college adopting a College Completion Agenda in line with President Obama’s goal to increase postsecondary graduation rates in our country by 2020. Okada explained that with efforts made in encouraging students to complete courses and graduate, the school saw a 31 percent increase over last year’s graduation rate. 

This year’s commencement speakers are Dr. Laura Torres Souder and her husband, Dr. Samuel Betances. The couple are powerful motivational speakers who provide cutting edge training services to clients in leadership development, educational transformation, bridging the student achievement gap, and organizational change management.