Guam – Ground was broken today on the renovation of building 200 at the Guam Community College.
The ground breaking ceremony was held at the college campus. It’s the first of the butler buildings to be renovated since it was constructed in the mid-1960s.
Building 200 will be turned into a two-story, 22,600 square foot structure with 10 classrooms, a study room and an exercise room.
GCC president Dr. Mary Okada says it will also have other neat sustainable features such as pv panels and a rainwater catchment system. It will also be the third LEED-certified building at GCC.
“Keeping in beat with the aggressive faciltiies, The college was starting to feel a little edgy about moving forward on the next projects which entail making this side of the campus looking just as good as the other side. So once we receivedd word from FEMA regarding our grant to support the renovation of building 200 through the Congresswoman’s office, we immediately proceeded our ground breaking activities,” says Okada.
The $4.8 million project is partially funded through a $1.95 million FEMA grant. The rest is being provided by the GCC Board of Trustees Capital Projects fund.
[Lorraine Okada, GCC Foundation Board of Governors chair; Mrs. Jean Yu of ProPacific Builder Corp.; Sen. Tina Muna-Barnes; Lt. Gov. Ray Tenorio; Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo; Dr. Mary Okada, GCC president; Frank Arriola, GCC Board of Trustees secretary; Alyssa Benito, Guam Homeland Security PAO; Dr. Marsha Postrozny, GCC professor, and Diana Inclano, GCC Education student, take part in the shovel ceremony during the groundbreaking for Building 200 on the GCC campus Friday, July 19.]