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New specialty license plate features Marco

Marshall University’s Office of Alumni Relations today unveiled a new design for the university’s official West Virginia license plate.

The new plate features a large outline of the face of Marshall’s beloved mascot Marco. It replaces the current design, which has the school’s athletic logo.

The new plate, which is available to alumni, students, employees and fans, can be ordered through the Office of Alumni Relations and will be issued by the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Starting immediately, the DMV will begin mailing plates to those who currently have a Marshall specialty license plate and have ordered the new design.

For new orders, the initial cost of the specialty plate depends on the expiration date of the holder’s current license plate. The cost to renew the specialty plates will remain at $45 annually.

The application and price schedule is available online at

Matt Hayes, Marshall’s executive director of alumni relations, said he thinks alumni and fans will be thrilled with the new plates.

“We have been looking forward to rolling out the new license plate design and know our alumni and fans will be excited about this fresh look,” he said. “It’s a great way to demonstrate your Herd community pride and showcase Marshall University wherever you go.”

Hayes added that the new plates are being printed digitally, which means they are more legible than the old plates, which were embossed. They also are more environmentally friendly because they are not painted, and are cheaper to mail than the heavier embossed plates.

For more information, e-mail or call (304) 696-2901.


Photo: Marshall University Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Interim President Gary G. White unveil the university’s new, official West Virginia specialty license plate. The plate can be ordered through the Office of Alumni Relations.