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Lucas Boyce: May 2012 Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award Recipient

UCM President Charles Ambrose, right, congratulates 2012 Outstanding Recent Alumnus Lucas Boyce.


Lucas Boyce , who received a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Speech Communication from Central Missouri in 2003, was honored by the UCM Alumni Association as the 2012 Outstanding Recent Alumnus during undergraduate commencement ceremonies May 5.

Boyce’s rapid ascent up the professional ladder has taken him to the White House and the NBA. He has held his current post with the Orlando Magic since July 2008. He also formed his own company, Lucas Boyce Holdings, Inc., in 2010, and has been a motivational speaker across the United States, while sharing inspirational stories with others as the author of the publication, “Living Proof: From Foster Care to the White House and the NBA.”

Not long after completing his UCM degree, Boyce became a staff assistant for the national political director for the Bush-Cheney 2004 presidential campaign. By 2005 he was coordinating special projects related to the former vice president’s media, press and political outreach as an executive assistant to the counselor to the vice president. His continued work in the political arena also led to a job as deputy associate director for the Office of the Public Liaison at the White House in 2006. In 2007-2008, he served as associate director of the Office of Political Affairs in the White House.

Through his vast public service, Boyce has received numerous accolades, including the 2011 “Orlando Business Journal’s” 40 Under 40 Man of the Year and the “Orlando Sentinel’s” 2011 runner-up for the Central Floridian of the Year. His honors also include recognition as one of the National Junior Chamber of Commerce Jaycees’ Ten Outstanding Young Americans.

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