William Garvelink

William Garvelink

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  • William Garvelink 
  • Former Ambassador-designate of the U.S. to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

William Garvelink is former U.S. Ambassador to The Democratic Republic of the Congo (2007-2010). Before that he worked at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) where his responsibilities included oversight of the agency’s worldwide humanitarian assistance and democracy programs. Garvelink spent 1988-99 in the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), working around the globe to conduct assessments and direct relief operations. ​A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Ambassador Garvelink received numerous Meritorious and Superior Service Awards and two Senior Foreign Service Presidential Meritorious Honor Awards. Ambassador Garvelink holds a bachelor’s degree from Calvin University and a master’s from the University of Minnesota.

William Garvelink, class of 1971, was awarded the 2007 Distinguished Alumni Award by Calvin University in May, 2007.

Listen to the Inner Compass interview (#813) of William Garvelink that also took place while he was at Calvin University.

Presentations at Calvin University:

The Future with Pandemics
Part of the: January Series

Friday, January 8, 2021  (12:30 PM–1:30 PM EST)
Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium

Underwritten by: Samaritas

U.S. Leadership in Responding to the World's Humanitarian Crises
Part of the: January Series

Tuesday, January 22, 2008  (12:30 PM–1:30 PM EST)
Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium

Underwritten by: Christian Reformed World Relief Committee

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