Mike Mihalakis"A Mike"

Mike Mihalakis was a student in Jack Sullivan’s accounting class at Cuesta College before he joined the Army National Guard. While deployed to Iraq, Mike e-mailed Mr. Sullivan letting him know he would return soon after the spring semester was set to start and asked him to “save a place for me” in his class.

Within a month of sending that e-mail, Mihalakis died in a Humvee accident in Baghdad, Iraq on December 26, 2003.

To honor the memory of his former student, Sullivan donates to a fund in the Cuesta College Foundation to purchase parking permits for Cuesta veterans. Each free parking pass is known as “A Mike”.

Check with Cuesta's Veteran's Services Office to find out how to obtain your parking pass based on funds available.