TakeCare Grant Pays For Master’s Degrees for 3 GCC Nursing Faculty Members


Guam – GCC Practical Nursing faculty members Jennifer Artero, Angela Bordallo, and Dorothy Lou Manglona have added the credentials “MSN” to the RN, BSN initials following their names.

The three women graduated from the nursing master’s degree program at the University of Phoenix on Saturday, thanks to a TakeCare grant awarded annually to the college.

Having earned this credential now allows any one of them to be eligible for the directorship of GCC’s Allied Health Program.

[GCC Practical Nursing faculty Dorothy-Lou Manglona, Angela Bordallo, and Jennifer Artero smile after the University of Phoenix graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 2, at the Top O the Mar. The three earned their masters degrees in nursing, making them eligible for directorship of GCC’s Allied Health Program. Their degrees were funded through the professional development portion of a TakeCare grant awarded to GCC.]

“We are extremely proud of these three ladies for having earned their master’s degrees. This accomplishment not only strengthens our Practical Nursing program, but also, it paves the way for expansion of the program,” said Dr. Mary Okada, GCC president. “We are also grateful to TakeCare for its support. Their grant enables us to provide better educational opportunities to our students, who then as graduates are able to provide better health care to island residents.”

TakeCare provides GCC with a $100,000 annual grant that funds student scholarships, professional development for faculty, and equipment needs such as the computer-controlled “Simman” patient manikin that allow the College to provide a better quality educational experience for students.