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Valpo Remembers

Howard Nevin Peters

Fall 2021

Howard Nevin Peters, age 81, professor emeritus of foreign languages and literatures, passed away May 28, 2020.

Professor Peters taught Spanish language and literature, creating unique ways for his students to grasp the ins and outs of Spanish grammar and inspiring them to delve deeply into Spanish literature. During his time at Valpo, Professor Peters served in various administrative positions, including director of the Graduate Division and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, before returning to his first love, the classroom, where he completed his 30 years of dedication to the University.

His area of research and publication was Spanish drama, which took him frequently to Spain; it became like a second home. He traveled there extensively, and shortly before his death, he completed his dream of journeying bit by bit around the entire periphery of the country. His book of philosophical poetry, “Espejo de Son” (“Mirror of Sound”) was published in Madrid in 1997.