Colorado State University Alumna Major General Carla Hawley-Bowland to Talk on Career in Army Medicine

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Carla Hawley-Bowland, College of Natural Sciences alumna from Colorado State University, will share her experiences in Army Medicine at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4 in the Lory Student Center, Room 228.

The presentation, “From CSU to Greatness,” will be primarily focused on careers in U.S. Army medicine, highlighting interests such as dentistry, veterinary medicine and pharmaceutical practices in the Army.

Students interested in health professions are encouraged to attend this free event.

Hawley-Bowland graduated from the College of Natural Sciences with a degree in Physical Science in 1974. The CSU community will honor her success as the first female Medical Corps General in the history of the U.S. Army with the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award for the college. For more information, go to

After serving for 32 years, Major General Carla G. Hawley-Bowland retired in October 2011. She now works at William Beaumont Army Medical Center as an American Red Cross volunteer physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Hawley-Bowland is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American College of Surgeons. She has been decorated with awards such as the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Distinguished Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Army Commendation Medal and the Army Achievement Medal.

Hawley-Bowland will also provide information on the Health Profession Scholarship Program for medical school, dental school and vet school.