Margaret "Peggy" Endel was an associate professor in our department for many years. A beloved member of the faculty from 1982 until her untimely death in the fall of 2005, she inspired countless students through her hands-on teaching of Shakespeare, Renaissance drama and poetry, Marlowe and other authors. An expert on Shakespeare's Richard III, Peggy will perhaps be remembered best by her students for the "readers' theatre" with which she concluded all her drama courses.
Celebrating an impassioned career as an educator and mentor, we are embarking on an initiative to establish the Peggy Endel Endowed Scholarship in English. The success of this worthy endeavor relies completely on the generosity of those inclined to make a difference in the lives of young students and carry on Peggy's legacy.
The Peggy Endel Endowed Scholarship in English will honor Peggy's contributions to the field of English and enable generations of students at FIU to advance in their study of Shakespeare and the theatre. Depending on the final amount of funds raised in memory of Peggy, a named lecture in her honor might also be possible.