PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland Eastern Shore says it won’t hold this year an annual gala event that raises money for student scholarships.
The Daily Times of Salisbury reports that the Hollywood on the Shore-themed gala has been put on hiatus.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Rain Tonight, Record Heat This Weekend
In the past at that event, typically held in the winter, honorary degrees have been handed out to movie stars and other celebrities.READ MORE: Crisis Inside The Classroom: Baltimore County Teachers Rally, Demand Change
University spokesman Bill Robinson says that instead of the gala, the university will have a weeklong ceremony and inauguration celebration in mid-April to honor Juliette B. Bell, who became UMES president in August.MORE NEWS: COVID Outbreaks At Baltimore-Area Schools Raises Concerns For Parents
The gala endowment fund has provided student scholarships valued between $500 and $4,000.
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