JSU Newswire
Jacksonville, Alabama

JSU Surpasses Troy State in
Collegiate Specialty Tag Sales Revenue

Jamie M. Eubanks
JSU News Bureau

JACKSONVILLE -- May 16, 2001 -- Jacksonville State University has whupped Troy State on the road again. But the Gamecocks didn’t have to suffer that long drive.

JSU’s collegiate license plate sales beat Troy State by over $230,000.00. This gave JSU’s receipt for tag sales a total of $508,808.00.

There are 25 colleges and universities in Alabama who market their collegiate specialty tags. And this total ranks JSU sixth in total tag sales revenue. This revenue is put back into a scholarship fund for hopeful JSU students.

“All the money received [from JSU tag sales] goes into the scholarship fund,” says Connie Edge, director of alumni affairs at JSU. “We use the interest from that money to pay for scholarships.”

Though they surpassed Troy State University in sales, JSU hopes to increase the popularity of their specialty tags because they provide scholarships for students who aspire to go to college, but otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford it.

So all alumni are encouraged to support this worthy cause—and, at the same time, show your Gamecock Spirit.

Here are the top 10 colleges and universities in Alabama, along with their receipts to date:

  1. Auburn University, $9.54 million
  2. University of Alabama, $8.26 million
  3. Alabama State University, $774,188
  4. Alabama A&M University, $677,285
  5. Tuskegee University, $577,814
  6. Jacksonville State University, $508,808
  7. University of Alabama-Birmingham, $429,689
  8. Troy State University, $276,559
  9. Samford University, $204,533
  10. Birmingham Southern College, $201,467


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