U.S. State Department Diplomat in Residence Program at UIC

UIC is honored to be one of the approximately 15 U.S. universities who are offered the opportunity to host a State Department Diplomat in Residence. The DIR meets with students all over the midwest to discuss foreign service careers with the U.S. State Department. UIC has received the honor of hosting the DIR for eleven consecutive years, hosting nine DIRs in succession. On behalf of UIC, the Office of International Affairs hosts Diplomats in Residence.



While posted in Paris I was asked to represent the Ambassador, the Embassy and the people of the United States at Memorial Day Services honoring fallen United States Personnel at American Battlefield events at Verdun and Meuse-Argonne American Cemeteries. This was an especially personal and moving event for me as my grandfather Joseph P. Giovengo and my father John B. Giovengo both fought in the 80th infantry “Blue Ridge” division present during battles at Meuse-Argonne, during WW1 and WW2. My grandfather was a casualty of WW1. Thus I was the third generation of our family to represent the United States at Meuse-Argonne.


Dale R. Giovengo

Contact: (202) 714-6557
Email: dirmidwest@state.gov


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