Notable Knights

UCF political science alumni, Tico Perez, ’83 and Mike Manglardi, ’84 have both been recognized with the Lifetime of Service to the UCF Alumni Association award. This award is given through the UCF Alumni Jefferson Awards, which recognizes the association’s most active volunteers for their countless acts of generosity and numerous volunteer hours with the association. The awards focus on public service and the importance of giving back. To learn more, visit

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Tico Perez, ’83

Mike Manglardi, ’84