My deepest sympathies to Laura and Family during this time of loss.
Dr. Peterson was a big influence on me during my studies at St. Bonaventure. As a new MBA student in his 1994 Finance class, coming in as a Civil Engineer, I was a little apprehensive about Finance, could I handle it? Afterall, Dr. Peterson's class had a reputation of being tough. Dr. Peterson's enthusiasm and love of teaching quickly challenged me and encouraged me to be my best, plus when he learned that I was a graduate engineer, he knew I could handle the levels of math required, pushing me beyond my apprehension to find a joy in mastering the technical sides of finance. I treasure his passion, mentoring, and investment in me and all of us at St. Bonaventure. We all gained so much by having Dr. Peterson as our instructor. Thank You.
Looking back too, I was struck by how periodically and fondly Dr. Peterson would speak of Laura and his admiration for her and her work during our classes.
May God bless you during this difficult time.