Dr. T. Steven Tegu, a native of Greece who has lived in Providence and been a longtime professor of languages at Rhode Island College. He is a former finalist for the prestigious Jefferson Award, given annually for public service benefiting 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 is a world traveler and a renowned linguist, fluent in nine languages, who lived and worked in several foreign countries for more than thirty years, and is recognized widely as one of Rhode Island’s most acclaimed ambassadors of goodwill.