Judith E. Bowen, occupational therapy program coordinator at The University of Texas-Pan American, will be the speaker at the UTPA Alumni Association Faculty Forum, Feb. 7 at noon at The Tower Club in McAllen.
Bowen will discuss "Occupational Therapy: Skills for the Job of Living," including a brief review of the origin of the profession, its central philosophical theme and relevance to health care in the new millennium. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 12:20 p.m. and end at 1 p.m.
Bowen has been an occupational therapist for more than 30 years, with clinical practice in New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Kentucky and Texas. She previously taught at Eastern Kentucky University before coming to the Rio Grande Valley in 1996.
Bowen helped implement the UTPA Occupational Therapy Program, which became an independent program Sept. 1, 1999. Last spring, it was fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.
The Faculty Forums, which feature prominent UTPA faculty members sharing their expertise and research, are presented the first Wednesday of most months at the Tower Club, 200 S. 10th St., and are open to the public.
Tickets are $12.50 a person and include lunch. Contact the Alumni Office at 956/381-2500 for reservations or more information.