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GCC's Okada will serve on presidential commission

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - In the nation’s capitol today, Guam Community College President Dr. Mary Okada was sworn in to serve as a member on President Barack Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). The swearing in ceremony was part of an event hosted by the AAPI and the U.S. Department of the Interior to commemorate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. 
 During the event Vice President Joe Biden highlighted the achievements of generations of Asian American and Pacific Islanders. The Commission is charged with working to improve the quality of life for AAPIs through increased participation in and access to federal programs. The members will advise the President on innovative ways to engage AAPIs across the country and to improve their health, education, environment, and well-being. Dr. Okada was elected as the Vice-Chair of the commission.
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