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University System of Maryland Hagerstown

USMH celebrates another year of scholarship funds

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HAGERSTOWN – The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown (USMH) hosted its annual scholarship fundraiser, Feaste at Yuletide, on December 1st at Potomac Walk in Hagerstown.


The Renaissance-themed event celebrated another year of raising scholarship funds for students enrolled in programs offered at USMH.  USMH Executive Director Mark Halsey announced that the event raised more than $26,000 this year. Proceeds from the Feaste and Frolic along with an annual basket Bingo support the general scholarship fund at USMH. The first awards were given in 2009, and since then, more than $450,000 has been awarded to 180 students.


During his remarks, Halsey noted USMH’s continuing graduation success.  Since its inception in 2005, more than 1,900 students have graduated from programs at USMH. 


Attendees of the event dined on Renaissance-inspired faire, and were entertained by “Queen Elizabeth I” and the “Pirate Queen, Grace O’Malley,” both portrayed by Mary Anne Jung. Other Renaissance-era entertainment included a juggler, and the music of a flute and guitar duo.


USMH is a regional center which hosts more than 20 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs from seven Maryland state universities.