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”.

How to Receive a Free Parking Pass

Veterans Orientations are scheduled each Fall and Spring semester and attendees receive a free parking permit, based on funding available, for the following semester.*   Check your myCuesta student email for an invitation.  Contact the Veterans Resource Center at either the SLO or NCC campus for more information.

*Fall Orientation participants receive a Spring parking permit; Spring Orientation participants receive a Fall parking permit.