Monterey Institute of International Studies

It was sad to learn of Peter Grothe's passing. He was truly an inspiration to me as a minority and non-traditional student at MIIS. He was my first contact with faculty and my last since graduating in 2000 in the MPA program.

Peter was truly a man of this world and was always willing and able to stop to talk with me even after so many years have passed. He was my mentor and friend. I will miss him terribly. My thoughts and prayers go out to his soul and may he rest now for all the hard work he did to make and change our lives.

Peter, on behalf of my daughters, Samantha and Olivia, we mourn your passing but sincerely appreciate your help in enriching our lives for the better. Because of you, we are all on to bigger and higher things in life - giving back to the community as you so generously did.

You will be missed by the MIIS community! Your life impacted many for the better.

Rest in Peace, my friend,

Sincerely,
Miriam R. Aguilar
MPA 2000