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GCC renovates Foundation Building

by Krystal Paco

Guam - Guam Community College students can look forward to using a new Foundation Building in November, thanks to a $3.5 million loan from the United States Department of Agriculture. Hawaii state director for rural development Chris Kanazawa got a sneak peak of the agency's investment this morning.

He said, "I think this is a wonderful facility. USDA has had a long history with the Guam Community College as well as with Dr. [Mary] Okada [GCC president]. This is the kind of project we're looking for: where we can leverage our USDA dollars with other funding sources to allow for this to become a reality. The educational component that it provides for the community is invaluable." 

The Foundation Building includes a new bookstore, cafe, and classrooms for the school's adult basic education, adult secondary education, and English as A Second Language courses.

The building is also designed to be LEED-certified complete with rain harvesting encatchments, collateral equipment made from recycled materials, and a photovoltaic system.

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