Las Positas College celebrates veteran women | New
An Honor Guard presentation, a female veteran panel and scholarships will be awarded in a virtual ceremony hosted by Las Positas College for the ninth annual Honor Women Veterans event on Wednesday March 10, starting at 13 hours.
“We are very pleased to feature such respected speakers who have many powerful stories to share,” LPC Veterans First Supervisor Todd Steffan said in a statement. “We know people will be interested in hearing these speakers and listening to the panel discussion featuring veteran students from different branches.”
The online event, which is free and open to the public, features the singing of the national anthem as well as a keynote address by Xochitl Rodriguez Murillo, Assistant Secretary for Minorities and Under-Represented Veterans for the California Department of Veterans Affairs. Last year’s event took place in person at the LPC campus in Livermore, just weeks before the statewide shelter-in-place orders came into effect for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Murillo was appointed to her post over a year ago and has served on Woodland City Council since 2016, as well as a U.S. Army Reserve Sergeant since 2012. She has been deployed on Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2004 to 2005, and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device, and World War on Terrorism Medals (Expedition and Service).
In addition to earning a BA in International Relations and Spanish from UC Davis, Murillo also holds an MA in Spanish from CSU Sacramento. She is also a member of the American Legion Yolo Post 77, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1985.