A memorial service will be held for Maggie Schneider Tuesday afternoon in Duke Chapel at 12:30 p.m.
Schneider, a junior biology major, died Wednesday afternoon following injuries sustained in an auto accident the previous Saturday. A native of St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, Schneider was studying at the Marine Lab this fall. She was returning there with two of her friends last Saturday night when a drunk-driver lost control of his vehicle and slammed into her vehicle and another car.
At Duke, Schneider had been an active member of the Project WILD wilderness organization, and was an avid runner, serving as treasurer of the Duke RoadRunners. Schneider was also involved in Wilderness Opportunities for Durham Students, and worked at the Primate Center.
Friends at Duke had held a vigil for Schneider last Monday night and held an impromptu memorial last Wednesday night following her death.
Schneider is survived by her parents, Dave Schneider and Barbara Mayer.
Several memorial events were held at the Duke Marine Lab in Beaufort, N.C. over the weekend.
Mayer said Sunday night that anyone who wished to send letters to the family could send them to their home address: 20 Reeves Place, St. John's, NFLD, Canada, A1B1J4.
She said that the family had not set up any memorial scholarship yet, but that donations could be made in her daughter's memory to WOODS.
Cards and messages for Schneider's family can also be sent to: Duke University Marine Laboratory, 135 Duke Marine Lab Road, Beaufort, NC 28516-9721, in care of Belinda Williford.
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