Linda Chamberlain, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist and a Professor with the Human Services Program at Pasco-Hernando State College. She has worked as both an educator and clinician in the field of Human Services and Psychology for over 40 years. “Dr. C” has presented workshops and professional training through the National Organization for Human Services and the American Psychological Association, and has been an invited speaker at local, national and international conferences. She has... Read More ›
Darrin King was born in Mississippi and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where he began his lifelong quest to appreciate and understand seemingly incongruous mysteries of reality (e.g., by always asking that childhood question, "why?"). He earned an International Baccalaureate diploma from St. Petersburg High School in 1989, then double-majored in English literature and philosophy at USF. He began his master's in literature in 1993 but was sidelined with a tenacious chronic illness; however,... Read More ›
Along with language arts courses, Karen Davis teaches Introduction to Peace Studies and Non–Violent Conflict Resolution and Peace. In 2007 she received a certificate from the United States Institute of Peace in Washington D.C. for completion of an intensive seminar for community college educators. In 2013 she participated in a week–long seminar, “Teaching Peace in the 21st Century,” at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at Notre Dame University.
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Cpl. Alan T. Wilkett has served more than 22 years as a public service official, including with the Indiana State Police and the Jackson County (Ohio) Sheriff’s Office. Cpl. Wilkett’s career has included positions in Property Crimes, Major Crimes, Cold Case, Narcotics, Child Abuse, Patrol, and Court Security. He has served as a chief deputy, captain, commander, and director of public safety.
Cpl. Wilkett was recognized as the 2007 Pasco Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Officer of the... Read More ›
Venerable Konchog Ngedon (pronounced nea-dun) is the name given to him when he took joined our lineage. His legal name is David Stirba. He took the first part to ordination 2001. His preceptor was the Venerable Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche. In 2004 in Nepal he took full-ordination (becoming a Monk) inside the Great Lotus Stupa. His preceptor at that time was His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche the Spiritual Leader of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage.
He is presently a... Read More ›
Dr. Richard Downing is an author and creative writing professor at PHSC. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and his PhD from the University of South Florida. He never attended Florida State University.
Richard has published a novel, The Waking Rooms, and two poetry chapbooks, Four Steps Off the Path and My God. He has won the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s Barbara Mandigo Poetry Contest, the Omnibus First Place Prize for Poetry, the Write... Read More ›
The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.Read More ›