Speaking Up for -Responsible Choices
Miss America 2006 Jennifer Berry met with benefactors and other guests before giving her presentation in September. Pictured with Berry are Wisconsin State Senator Dan Kapanke, Joan Artman, and Rick Artman.
Miss America 2006 Jennifer Berry shared her perspectives on teaching quality decision-making skills, resisting peer pressure, and the measures needed to avoid excessive drinking at all ages as she opened the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership’s fall lecture series in September.
Berry was the 2006 national spokesperson for Mothers Against Drunk Driving and spent the year traveling across the country speaking to communities, high schools, and organizations promoting intolerance for drunk driving and underage drinking.
She also has served as the national spokesperson for the Children’s Miracle Network, visiting hospitals across the country and offering hope and inspiration to children and their families. In addition, she has worked as a motivational speaker and leadership consultant for various groups and organizations, and she has spoken to members of Congress and wounded soldiers at the nation’s most prestigious military hospitals.
“Our community needs to have ongoing discussions about the dangers of alcohol abuse,” said Rick Kyte, director of the Reinhart Institute. “We hope that Berry’s presentation will be part of a broad effort by individuals and organizations to address a persistent problem that affects many lives.”
Berry’s appearance at Viterbo was sponsored by the Sarah Mullenbach Foundation and many local benefactors.
For more information about the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership or any of its events, visit www.viterbo.edu/ethics.