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Posted 04.01.10 by Mica Communications
We will be the first college of art and design to offer an affinity license plate program.
BALTIMORE--The MICA Alumni Association is offering a unique opportunity beginning Thursday, April 1 to show MICA pride and support through a College license plate. "We will be the first college of art and design to offer an affinity license plate program to our alumni, parents and friends," said David Hart, director of Alumni & Parent Relations.
"I love the fact that I have a visible way to display my connection to MICA," said well-known Baltimore artist and MICA alumnus Chris Hartlove '85 (photography). "These plates will be a great conversation starter."
The affinity license plates, which will feature the MICA logo, will cost $125 for numbers 0001-0050 and $75 for 0051 and beyond, and must be distributed in numerical order. Maryland's registration fee for the plate is $25, allowing the additional $100 and $50, respectively, to support the MICA Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.
MICA's Alumni Association and Alumni Council brought forth the idea of creating an affinity license plate for the College at last year's annual meeting. To order or get more information about the plates, click here.
Because of new MVA procedures that only allow plates to be distributed in numerical order, important numbers in MICA history such as 1826 (the year MICA was founded) and 1300 (the Main Building's address on West Mount Royal Street) are not available until those numbers are sold.Photo caption: President Fred Lazarus models the new MICA license plate.
Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,300 undergraduate, graduate and open studies students from 48 states and the District of Columbia and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.