Friday, September 24, 2021

Remembering Eric Abutin

The message below is sent on behalf of Melissa Diaz of National University. The deadline for the E-card has been extended through Monday, September 27th. 


Good Afternoon,


It is with a very heavy heart that we reach out to inform the PIER community of the unexpected passing of Eric Abutin on Monday, September 6th.


Eric was an all-around wonderful person. He was a great colleague, mentor, leader and friend. He was extremely patient, super positive and would always go above and beyond to support students and colleagues alike. Eric was a member of PIER for many years and served on the PIER board at different capacities.  He also hosted many PIER meetings at NU and assisted with the coordination of many PIER workshops held at the National University campuses.  He cared very much for the PIER community and friendships developed along the way.


He was a man of many talents and passions and we were fortunate to have been a part of his journey. He made quite an impact and difference in the lives of his colleagues and the students he served. He was a class act, truly one of a kind and he will be greatly missed.

Information regarding Eric’s Services:

All are welcome. His wife confirmed that masks will be required.


We also have an electronic card circulating for those who would like to send their condolences to his family:

Card will be sent electronically on Friday, September 24th at 1pm.


Take Care,


Melissa Diaz

Director, International Affairs

National University