U.S. Army Captain, Ashley Mohr
U.S. Army Captain, Ashley Mohr

VAN WERT – YWCA of Van Wert County will host its Annual Women of Achievement Scholarship Dinner at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2020. The YWCA announces the keynote speaker for this year’s event will be U.S. Army Captain, Ashley Mohr.

Mohr is a 2011 graduate of distinction, valedictorian, and class president from Van Wert High School. She also was the captain of the Soccer, Basketball and Track teams. After High School graduation, Mohr attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, where she was the captain of the 2015 National Champions Women’s Rugby Team. Upon graduation, Mohr commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant into the Medical Service Corps.

Following Officer Basic Course, Mohr's first assignment was the 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Vilseck, Germany, where she served as a Platoon Leader, Medical Operations Officer, and Troop Executive Officer. During her three year tenure in Germany, she supported numerous NATO operations throughout Europe to include Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Mohr then served in the 89th Military Police Brigade at Fort Hood, Texas supporting Operation Faithful Patriot. Her current assignment is the 4th Security Force Assistance Brigade in Fort Carson, Colorado where she serves as the Medical Logistics Advisor, providing foreign militaries with guidance and expertise on medical supply management.

Her awards and decorations include Army Commendation Medal (with one Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Expert Field Medical Badge.

In addition, YWCA of Van Wert County is excited to reveal this year’s nominees in the following eight categories:

Professional Leadership – Jourdan Tomlinson and Miriam Owens

Advocacy – Charity Storey and Kirsten Barnhart

Women’s Empowerment – Candy Lammers

Racial Justice – Tanga Mitchell

Volunteerism – Anne Dunn and Becky Butler

Youth Development – Alice Schaufelberger; posthumous and Natoshia Wilhelm

Civic Dedication – Louise Hartwig

Overcoming Adversity – Ellen Rager

The winners of the Women of Achievement awards will be announced the evening of the event.

“The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all - so it is an absolute honor to be able to recognize these females who carry out our mission in their daily lives. We are looking forward to a wonderful night celebrating our nominees and their commitment to the Van Wert community,” stated Kelly Houg, Director of Advocacy.

Tickets for the event are available for purchase online at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-of-achievement-scholarship-dinner-tickets-92778114839?fbclid=IwAR1rilWWQcL0-sjQaXovKZrkQXix2eqSgbLB7EPNsEe5WzHNQN9ZjHx7n48 for $25.00. The YWCA is partially funded by the Van Wert County Foundation and is a United Way Agency. For more information about the event please contact Kelly Houg, Director of Advocacy, at 419-238-6639 or khoug@ywcavanwertcounty.org.