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  • celia bosworth
    For those who knew Peter Grothe, here is info on his memorial. Let me know if you are planning to come from the San Mateo Peninsula as I know of a person up
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 13, 2012
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      For those who knew Peter Grothe, here is info on his memorial. Let me
      know if you are planning to come from the San Mateo Peninsula as I
      know of a person up there who is looking for someone to carpool with.

      Please join the family of Peter Grothe and
      the Monterey Institute Community

      as we celebrate the life of

      Dr. Peter Grothe

      Tuesday, September 18

      12:15PM - 1:45PM

      Irvine Auditorium
      McCone Building (corner of Pierce & Jefferson)

      Peter Grothe
      May 28, 1931 ~ June 16, 2012

      Educator and Philanthropist John Peter Grothe, who celebrated life
      with passion and enthusiasm, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2012 in
      Los Altos, California from brain injury caused by a fall. He was 81.
      He is survived by sister Carol Stevens of Palo Alto and half siblings,
      Tom Grothe of Chico and Heidi Carman of San Rafael. Born in San
      Francisco on May 28, 1931 to Walter and Dorothy Grothe, he was raised
      in Hillsborough, California. He earned BA and MA degrees in Journalism
      from Stanford University and a PHD in Political Science from George
      Washington University. His proudest achievement was drafting the
      original Peace Corps legislation and giving it the name "The Peace
      Corps" in 1960 when he worked as Foreign Relations Advisor and Speech
      Writer for Senator Hubert H. Humphrey. In 1961 he was appointed Deputy
      Director, U.N. Division of the U.S. Peace Corps. For the past 31 years
      Dr. Grothe was an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of
      International Policy Studies, Monterey Institute of International
      Studies, where he taught Cross-cultural Communications and American
      Politics and was the Director of International Student Programs. Prior
      to coming to MIIS, Dr. Grothe taught at San Jose State University,
      Odense University in Denmark, and State University of New York, Stony
      Brook. He was a Visiting Research Scholar in Sweden and Norway. He
      lectured in over 51 countries, 26 of those for the U.S. Information
      Agency. Dr. Grothe was the author of "To Win the Minds of Men - a
      Study of the Propaganda War in East Germany" and wrote numerous
      scholarly articles in the American Political Science Review, Western
      Political Quarterly, the N.Y. Times, the Washington Post, the
      Christian Science Monitor, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He served
      with the American Field Service as an advisor, leader, and volunteer.
      At MIIS, Dr. Grothe was a "father figure", mentor and friend who
      inspired, guided, and cared for his students. He made a financial
      commitment to enable 145 highly qualified international and minority
      students to pursue their education. You may honor Dr. Grothe's memory
      by making a donation online to the Peter Grothe Scholarship Fund for
      Women in Developing Countries. Checks may be mailed to: MIIS
      Institutional Advancement Office 460 Pierce St. Monterey, CA 93940.
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