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1974: Richard Bowen served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Samoa in Apia beginning in 1974
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Richard Bowen can be contacted at richarddldbowenagmaildcom
Country of Service: Samoa
Training Group: 13
Cities you served in: Apia
Arrival Year: 1974
Departure Year: 1977
Economic planner with the Department of Economic Development, working on economic development plans, aid proposals, and other tasks.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
After Samoa, I was an economic planner with the Department of Planning, Government of Guam from 1977-79. I was at Colorado State University from 1979-82, earing a PhD in Economics. I have been a professor and Extension Specialist at the University of Hawaii, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources since 1982. I have been involved with a number of international projects. I spent a year on sabbatical leave at Egerton University in Kenya in 1990.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
My Peace Corps days seem idyllic in retrospect. They were the start for a career with substantial international work.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Be proud of your Peace Corps experience and contribute your knowledge gained whenever and wherever you can.
Originally posted: April 21, 2007
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