Contact(s): Judy Gully, 325-653-4576, firstname.lastname@example.org SAN ANGELO – Fighting cancer through education and early detection are the cornerstones of Marcie Owen’s new job.
Owen, a veteran health educator, fills the new Texas AgriLife Extension Service position headquartered in the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center located just north of San Angelo on U.S. Highway 87.
Owen’s job is one of four statewide positions funded by a grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. She will serve as the regional program support for AgriLife Extension agents to implement projects relating to cancer prevention, risk reduction and early detection. She also will coordinate and assist with AgriLife Extension’s many ongoing health-related initiatives.
Owen earned a bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation and a master’s degree in occupational and adult education from Oklahoma State University. She also holds teaching certifications in elementary education grades one through eight, and pre-kindergarten through high school certification in special education, math and English as a second language.
Until she joined AgriLife Extension, Owen was employed by Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo where she was involved with initiating, developing and implementing school health programs for 12 schools in six school districts. In that role, she provided training and technical assistance to program staff, community organizations and academic professionals. She also developed school health tool kits and coordinated workshops and conferences.
Prior to her work with Shannon Medical Center, Owen taught in the Grape Creek and San Angelo Independent School Districts, and served as the executive director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of the Concho Valley and as San Angelo’s former Saint John’s Hospital director of education.
For more information call Owen at 325-653-4576. -30-