Working for world peace was not the main reason Dave Owens signed up for the Peace Corps in the 1960s.
“The thing that was on my mind was Vietnam,” he said. “I could have been drafted. The Peace Corps was a better alternative for me.”
A biology major, he worked with fishermen in Fiji from 1968 to 1971, then returned to school. Now he’s an environmental studies professor at the College of Charleston.