Holmes CC specialty tag available for purchase

A Holmes Community College specialty tag has recently been released for purchase. Please help support Holmes Community College by picking yours up today!
A Holmes Community College specialty tag has recently been released for purchase. Please help support Holmes Community College by picking yours up today!
Holmes Community College (HCC) Development Foundation has launched a new opportunity for Mississippi residents, especially alumni, employees, and friends to show their support of Holmes through their daily travels. Holmes is the only community college in the state of Mississippi with a specialty car tag.

Danny Chandler, a Holmes alumnus and member of the Legacy Club, recently suggested Holmes partner with the Mississippi Tax Commission to promote the college and raise funds simultaneously by establishing an official HCC specialty license plate.

"In a very difficult economy where so many worthy charities are competing for the same dollars, the Holmes Community College specialty tag is a way of receiving passive income for the school, while at the same time allowing students, faculty, and staff to show Bulldog (Go Dogs) pride," says Danny Chandler, 1989 graduate of HCC. "Holmes graduates are dispersed throughout Mississippi. The tag will be a way of identifying our extended family more easily. The truth is there is no place like Holmes."

The HCC specialty license has a clean, simple design that clearly highlights the Holmes brand and includes the college's prominent catchphrase No Place Like Holmes. Tags are numbered as they are purchased. The cost of the tag is $53 plus the cost of your regular tag in the county in which you live and each has a mailing fee and convenience fee when running a debit card. After the first year, the cost is $10 to renew your tag plus your normal cost. Once the tag is purchased, the Holmes Community College Development Foundation, Inc. will receive $32.50.

Dr. Lindy McCain, Vice President of Institutional Research and Student Affairs and Executive Director of the HCC Development Foundation stated, "The money generated from the HCC license plates will help the foundation ensure the ongoing success of its many efforts of support."

"The Holmes Community College license plates are a great way to show Bulldog pride everywhere you go and at the same time helps support Holmes," said Coordinator of Alumni Affairs Katherine Ellard.

The HCC Development Foundation was established more than 45 years ago to represent the nine-county district the college serves. Its purpose is to provide funds for scholarships for students attending Holmes as well as provide funds to support educational activities of the college and sponsorship of capital improvement campaigns.

For more information on how specialty tags work, please visit the Department of Revenue webpage at https://www.dor.ms.gov/TagsTitles/Pages/License-Plates.aspx