UCA cancels annual Laurels & Stripes gala

The University of Central Arkansas has announced it will cancel this year’s Laurels & Stripes scholarship gala in response to COVID-19.

The event was originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4, in the HPER Center on campus.

“The health and safety of our campus community is absolutely our first priority,” said UCA President Dr. Houston Davis, adding that the decision was made after much discussion over a few days. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the state of Arkansas have discouraged large gatherings. Laurels & Stripes had already sold 600 tickets, so we believe it is best to cancel this event.”
UCA plans for Laurels & Stripes to resume next spring. 

“Our two Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, Terri Jordan and Lavon Morton, will be honored in 2021,” Davis said.  

Those who desire a refund, should contact Beth Adair at [email protected]. Otherwise, all tickets and sponsorships purchased will be honored for next year.