What do Duke, Chapel Hill, UNC Pembroke, Fayetteville State and 20 other universities have that we don't have? Collegiate license plates.
If you drive around town, chances are good you'll see a plate with an Aggie bulldog or the purple WCU of Western Carolina. In order to share our Spartan pride, the N.C. Department of Motor Vehicles needs to receive 300 applications or more.
To gauge interest, the UNCG Alumni Association is conducting a survey. Go to www.uncg.edu/ala/license.html to simply indicate whether you would consider applying for a UNCG specialty license plate and which logo you prefer. Your answer does not obligate you in any way.
The cost for a specialized license plate is $25 per year in addition to standard renewal cost of vehicle registration. Fifteen dollars of the additional fee would be returned to UNCG to support academic and student programs.
For more information on how to drive with pride, contact Mary Swantek, assistant director of constituent relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.