If you want to say HOWDY to your fellow TXAGS, you can do so along the nearest highway or even without leaving your driveway. Texas A&M University is now offering newly designed personalized license plates, and when it comes to buying personalized plates, one frequently seen current plate says it all: AGS WIN.
Since they were first offered by the state in 1990, university-affiliated personalized license plate sales have been dominated by Texas A&M. It has led all Texas schools in purchases of the plates, and Texas A&M was the first to top $1 million in sales.
To date, Texas A&M has generated more than $2.6 million through sales of the plates, by far the most of any university and more than the second- and third-place universities combined, according to figures from the Texas Department of Transportation.
As several versions of a popular plate say, that’s one good way to GIGEM, GIGGUM or GIGEMM.
“We felt like it was time to give our personalized plates a more modern and fresher look,” says Shane Hinckley, assistant vice president for business development. “It’s been at least eight or nine years since the current plate had any kind of makeover to it, so we felt like the time was right for a newer look.”
Hinckley says the plate conforms to new state guidelines regarding coverage area of the entire license plate. The design was created in-house by award-winning designer Roy DeHaven, who suggests the new plate would look spiffy on a maroon-colored AGTRUK or AGVAN.
Of the $30 Texas A&M plate fee, $22 goes directly to Texas A&M for scholarship use, which means lots of AGBUCS – numerous students have benefitted from the sales of the plates. If a personalized plate is requested, the cost is an additional $40.
Plates are limited to six or fewer letters or numbers, as shown in good form by O2BNAG.
“It’s a great way to show school pride and also contribute to a student scholarship,” Hinckley adds. “We’re hoping the new design with our updated logo will be a big hit and produce more revenue for scholarships.”
Aggies and others interested in ordering the plates can do so on-line at http://aggieplates.tamu.edu.