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April 4, 2018 Alumna honored at third annual Female Veterans Day Ceremony

Pennsylvania First Lady Frances Wolf and Major General Anthony Carrelli, Pennsylvania's Adjutant General, joined the Pennsylvania Commission for Women to host the third annual Female Veterans Day Ceremony on March 30 in celebration of Women's History Month.

During the event, held at the Governor's residence in Harrisburg, Amanda Kloehr, '14 was one of 16 women from across the commonwealth who were recognized for their military service and selfless sacrifice to Pennsylvania and to the nation. 

Kloehr (Camp Hill) was honored for her service in the U.S. Air Force. Kloehr entered the military immediately after high school. She spent three and a half years working as a physical therapy assistant for the Air Force before being medically retired in 2009 after suffering a horrific car accident in 2008. The accident was a result of her being a distracted driver. She was in a coma, underwent over 20 surgeries, and lost her right eye. In 2014, Kloehr graduated from Central Penn College with a Bachelor of Science in corporate communications. She was hired as communications coordinator for the East Pennsboro School District. Kloehr has also chosen to use her horrific experience to educate others about the dangers of distracted driving. She is a motivational speaker who has spoken with audiences ranging from one to 2,000 - she's even been interviewed on the Today Show.