Christopher Berg '06, '12 Master of Arts in Leadership is this year's recipient of the Premier Achievement Award, presented to graduates of the past 10 years who have excelled professionally or within the community, or who have shown extraordinary loyalty and dedication to the College. He began his business career as a sales consultant for CarMax: The Auto Superstore, then moved up to the position of revolving manager/mentor. AT&T Mobility soon recruited him as a retail sales consultant, then promoted him to a retail store manager. In 2012 he moved to AT&T Learning Services as a training manager and in April of this year he became senior training manager-delivery for AT&T University in New York City, leading the retail leadership series curriculum for the Northeast Region. As an entrepreneur, he is president and founder of Go Berg or Go Home, a business built on the foundation of servant leadership: helping young professionals with career services. Passionate about education, he is enrolled in a doctoral program in educational leadership at the University of New England.
Elizabeth Driscoll Jorgensen '85, since 2000 has been in private practice as director of Insight Counseling, in Ridgefield, Conn., which specializes in substance abuse and mental health assessments. She has spent more than 26 years as a psychotherapist in adolescent psychotherapy: her area of expertise is substance abuse in adolescents. A consultant to independent schools and agencies, she also is a speaker in demand on parenting pre-teens and teenagers. Elizabeth Jorgensen has presented at more than 400 conferences, clinical training workshops, parenting programs and related sessions on mental health issues. She has received a U.S. Congressional Award for community service related to substance abuse, prevention and treatment. During her 18 years at Danbury Hospital, she helped develop adolescent substance abuse and dual diagnosis programs. She developed a play, “Something Happened Last Year,” as a way to teach teens about the detrimental effects of drugs and alcohol. At Albertus, she completed a dual major: experimental psychology/child and adolescent psychology. Elizabeth Jorgensen did post-graduate studies at Fordham University's School of Social Work.