West Virginia University seniors have a unique opportunity to leave a permanent mark on the institution through the tradition of the Senior Gift.

Everyone who makes a $30 donation will have his or her name engraved on the Class of 2003-2004 Mountaineer Mark plaque.

All of us have experiences from our time at WVU that have been important to uswhether it is a memorable game at Mountaineer Field, a favorite class or friends youve made in the residence halls,said Amanda Tranquillo, future services specialist with Student Affairs.

This is a way seniors can give back to the University and feel connected with WVU . In the future, those who have graduated can return to campus as alumni, see their name on the plaque and know they are still a part of the University.

The plaque will be placed on the Walk of Seniors, an area dedicated to all graduates. The Walk will be located in the Mountaineer Heritage Park to be built on the Riverfront.

Seniors will determine how the money should be spentwhether to contribute to a beautification project on campus, a particular school or college or Student Affairs projects. These are just some of the possibilities,Tranquillo said.

The Senior Council, a group of WVU seniors representing all schools and colleges, revived the tradition of the Senior Gift two years ago. For more information on the Senior Gift campaign or to make a donation, call Tranquillo at 304-293-5811.

To make your gift online, visit the Mountaineer Mark Web page athttp://www.wvuf.org/mmark.htm.