Bio: Former Citizen Scholar Student of Writing, University of Virginia. Bachelor's degree, University of Tampa -- liberal studies intensive writing tract. Freelance writer and journalist with multiple published credits. Winner of Best Patriotic Essay from PBS, 1998. Creative skits chosen and performed by Polk College Readers Theatre. You can hear Vernon as one of the reporters on Empower Positive Radio online during the TOtLE Positive News program on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1 and again at 6 p.m. (ET).