Category Archives: Sierra College Leadership Program

Sierra College Hosts Cesar Chavez Speaker

One of the opportunities in our partnership with Sierra College is the invitation to attend the upcoming annual Cesar Chavez Higher Education Speaker, a panel discussion that inspires intellectual thought and understanding. This year’s topic is Hidden Voices: Mexican American Women of WWI, to be presented March 26, 12:30 in Dietrich Theater.

Mirtha Villarreal‐Younger, Deputy Secretary Minority Veterans Affairs

Mirtha Villarreal‐Younger, Deputy Secretary Minority Veterans Affairs

Panelists include Consuelo “Connie” Macias, Sergeant in the Marine Corps, WWII; Maggie Rivas‐Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Journalism at the U. of Texas, Austin; and Mirtha Villarreal‐Younger, Deputy Secretary Minority Veterans Affairs, California Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

Ms. Rivas-Rodriquez, a native of Roseville, was the director of state personnel at the California Military Department, where she served in multiple positions since 2001, including deputy director of state personnel programs, state equal employment officer, deputy director of public affairs and command information officer and chief of community relations.

All AAUW members are welcome to attend the program.

Elect Her—Campus Women Win!

Saturday, March 9, An All-Day Event at Sierra College
~Open to women and men~

ElectHerSierraThis student leadership conference encourages and trains college women to run for student government on their campus and then beyond college.

Organizers for the event include our AAUW branch in collaboration with AAUW National, Sierra College, and Running Start, a non-profit organization that educates young women abut the importance of politics and gives them the skills to be leaders so that they get the “running start” they need to achieve greater political power.

“Elect Her–Campus Women Win!,” begun in 2009, is reaching 39 college/universities in 2013. This year, AAUW National awarded 12 national campuses this FREE event. Sierra College was recognized as a recipient, the only U. S. community college to receive this distinction.