Dr. Tegu was a native of Greece who has lived in Providence and been a longtime professor of languages at Rhode Island College. He was a former finalist for the prestigious Jefferson Award, given annually for public service benefitting local communities. He was a former President of the International Institute of Providence, and recipient of the D.A.R. Leadership Award for his assisting of immigrants in the U.S. He was a world traveler who lived and worked in several foreign countries for more than thirty years as a renowned linguist who is fluent in nine languages, and is recognized widely as one of Rhode Island’s most acclaimed ambassadors of goodwill.
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