2018 Eagle Spirit Award

This award is given to an alumnus who is a proud and active Eagle. This individual regularly demonstrates Eagle Pride through attending MSU events, student recruitment, encouraging active support of MSU among peers and/or representing the University in a positive manner. The recipient was recognized at the 2018 Homecoming Brunch.

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Ray Manifico

Ray Magnifico (68) of Point Pleasant, New Jersey, is a retired high school guidance counselor who volunteered to serve as a reunion coordinator for MSU alumni of his era. For more than a decade, Magnifico has organized an annual alumni reunion of classmates at MSU Homecoming. What began as a small group of a dozen Eagles has now grown to include more than 50 returning alumni from states as far away as New Jersey, Texas and Nevada.