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.