TakeCare Donates $100K to GCC Allied Health Program


Guam – The Guam Community College Allied Health Program received another substantial monetary infusion from TakeCare Asia on September 28. This is the fourth consecutive year that TakeCare officials have presented GCC with a check for $100,000 to support the College’s Practical Nursing and Medical Assisting programs.

The donation will provide student scholarships and equipment and materials necessary to support the training and instruction of GCC’s practical nursing and medical assisting students. Past grants have purchased items such as bedside monitors, a pediatric manikin, an anatomically correct model for teaching airway management, and specialized microscopes. In previous years, the TakeCare donation has also provided funding for three nursing faculty to earn their masters degrees from the University of Phoenix, which has enabled those professionals to enhance their teaching qualifications.

“TakeCare has been a generous benefactor of our Allied Health program and we are extremely grateful for their support,” Dr. Mary Okada, GCC president, said. “We partner with businesses like TakeCare in order to strengthen our education and workforce training so that we can provide companies on our island and in our region with a qualified workforce.” 

[Michelle Nucum, a Practical Nursing student at GCC, practices drawing up meds during class. TakeCare Asia recently donated another $100,000 to the GCC Allied Health program to provide scholarships and equipment for students in the Practical and Pre-Nursing and Medical Assisting programs.]