Two co-winners and four honorable mention recipients have been selected to receive the biannual Paul Re Peace Prize, a prize given to UNM students, faculty, staff members, alumni or retirees who promote peace, harmony and understanding among people of the world.
The two co-winners of the 2012 Peace Prize are William M. Brown of Sage West Consultants in Arroyo Hondo, N.M.; and the Peace Talks Radio Production Team of Albuquerque, N.M.
Brown was selected for his environmental conservation efforts including "The Climate Reality Project."
The Peace Talks Radio Production Team (Paul Ingles, producer, Suzanne Kryder, Carol Boss, and Nola Daves Moses) won for their work on a series of over 100 programs exploring the diversity of peace promotion topics. Brown, Kryder and Daves Moses are UNM alumni. Ingles is a former KUNM staff member and former adjunct faculty member, while Boss currently works at KUNM.
The four honorable mentions include Dr. Steven M. Cobb of Roswell, N.M., a UNM alum, honored for his body of work spanning over 40 years in clinical and medical psychology and specifically for his emphasis on meditation, relaxation, and anger control techniques.
UNM alum Joy Elaine Denett of Portland, Ore., is honored for "Exitus – Life Transition Space," a project which promotes peace and environmental considerations around the death process.
Henry Jake Foreman, a UNM alum and current graduate student from Albuquerque, was selected for his work with projects including "Cycles of Life," a program involving children in building bicycles, gardening and creating art, as well as "Food Corps", which promotes food sustainability and hunger relief.
M. Christine Rack of Albuquerque, a UNM alum and retiree, will receive an honorable mention for her sustained effort of close to 40 years in law, social justice and "Peace Studies Program" work in a myriad of projects both in New Mexico and in Nicaragua.
Selection committee chair, professor and dean emeritus of Graduate Studies Marc Price, said, "The Re Peace Prize enriches UNM and does a great thing for the state and beyond."
Selection committee members include Susan Morrison JD, independent financial advisor; Lynn Billings, JD, mediator; and Professor Fred Shair, professor emeritus, chemical engineering, Caltech.
Prize sponsor and originator Paul Re, who serves as adviser to the selection committee, said, "We are very moved by the depth and breadth of the 2012 nominees. It was an excellent educational experience for the committee - very rewarding and gratifying to us. People got the message that this prize is for all disciplines and emphasizes both inner and outer peace."
DaVinci laureate Paul Re is recognized internationally for promoting world peace and harmony through art. For more information about the Peace Prize and Re's four decades of creating serene and elevating art, see his book, "The Dance of the Pencil" and visit www.paulre.org.
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