The Spirit Award stands for Service, Pride, Initiative, Responsibility, Integrity, and Teamwork and is awarded to individuals or groups in recognition of their support Midwestern State University.
Established in 1996, the first honorees were the MSU Kiowa Kooks who have contributed countless hours of service for the benefit of Midwestern and the Alumni Association. In what has become a tradition, the award is presented during the annual meeting and membership kickoff.
The event continues to draw alumni and friends on campus for an evening of good food, entertainment and special recognition.
Past Spirit Award Honorees
Mr. Nick Gholson, 2012
Dr. Louis J. Rodriguez, 2011
Ms. Sherry Kingcade, 2010
Mr. Mac Cannedy, 2009
Mr. Ted Buss, 2008
The Honorable Woody Gossom, 2007
Ms. Patsy Ramsey, 2006
Mr. Vinney Lewis, 2005
Ms. Ramona Rodriguez, 2004
Ms. Aime Cravens Keith, 2003
Ms. Jan (posthumously) & Mr. Bill Thacker, 2002
Senator Tom Haywood (posthumously), 2001
Coach Gerald Stockton, 2000
Mr. Robert "Bob" Hampton, 1999
Mr. F. M. Farrier, 1998
Mrs. Margaret Stevens, 1997
Midwestern State University Kiowa Kooks, 1996