Kennesaw State kicks off campus campaign for new license plate

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (April 3‚ 2007) — The Kennesaw State University Alumni Association is working to get…

Georgia (Apr 5, 2007) — Kennesaw State kicks off campus campaign for new license plate

Jeremy Craig

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As part of a campaign to get the needed 500 prepaid tag orders by July 31‚ officials are randomly selecting people on campus over the next week to waive a $25 application fee for the new‚ redesigned license plate featuring the KSU mascot.

The applications and $25 fees are required by the state to show that there is sufficient interest to manufacture the plates‚ and also to cover the initial manufacturing costs.

“A lot of people don’t know that KSU is the third largest university in the state of Georgia‚” said Lisa Duke‚ director of Alumni Affairs. “The KSU tag gets our name out there. It provides name recognition for us and it makes people think more about what the university all is about and what we have to offer.”

Once selected‚ the lucky persons will be asked to come to the KSU Alumni House to fill out the necessary form to be sent to state officials. The random−selection program will be expanded later to the entire local community off−campus.

The design for the tag‚ featuring the outline of the KSU owl on a black circular background‚ was voted on by alumni and friends of KSU on the Alumni Association’s Web site.

“There were several designs‚ but this one was chosen by a very large margin‚” Duke said. “It was very clear what people wanted the KSU license plate to look like.”

The tag is available to anyone in Georgia‚ not just KSU students and alumni. If the goal of 500 tags is reached‚ the license plates will be manufactured and available in January 2008.

For more information about the KSU license plate and the MV−9C form necessary to request the tag‚ visit www.kennesaw.edu/alumni/tag.shtml.

To schedule an interview with Duke‚ please contact the writer.

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A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.


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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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