Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

It was such a heartbreaking news to hear about Dr. Peter Grothe's sudden death. May his soul rest in peace. He was like a father to me and he was the only reason I could finish my education in the US. Words can't describe how sad I feel about his death.

I send thoughts of sympathy and condolence to his family, and MIIS community. I hope we can follow his footsteps in giving back to our community and the world in general. He was so humble that he didnt even take the credit for all the help (monetary and non monetary) and comfort he provided to others. He used to tell me that when he gives to people, he feels happy and that keeps him healthy because when we give to others, our bodies create a chemical compound that is good for health, so "I am actually helping myself by giving to others," he said.

May he be blessed by God, the almighty.

Nadia Hashimi
MAIPS 2007