Las Positas College holding Veterans Day observance today

Army veteran Jim Zenner will be featured speakerUS Army Veteran Jim Zenner will be Featured Speaker

Army Veteran Jim Zenner will be the featured speaker for Las Positas College's annual Veterans Day observance at 10 a.m. today.

The annual event is being held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Mertes Center for the Arts' main stage in Building 4000.

The public is invited to the event, where a barbecue lunch will be served. There's a suggested donation of $10 for non-veterans, and there is also a $2 campus parking fee.

Zenner, who served seven years in the Army and three years in the Army Reserves, will be joined on stage by John McPartland, a highly decorated, 30-year U.S. Army Veteran with over 50 awards that include a Bronze Star and a Distinguished Flying Cross. He was also named the 2015 Veteran of the Year at the California State Capital.

The Veterans Day Observance is sponsored by Las Positas College Veterans First Program, which provides veterans with services and resources to help them achieve their educational goals.

This past academic year, more than 400 veterans or active duty military personnel were enrolled at the college. The college has been recognized as a Military Friendly School by "G.I. Jobs" magazine, placing the college in the top 15% of educational institutions nationwide.

Veterans support services include a full-time program coordinator and counselor, priority registration, transfer workshop, a book loan program, a study/drop-in tutorial center, work-study program and an active Student Veteran Organization.

For more information, sign on to the LPC veterans website at


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