Senior Class Gift to Be Dedicated in Memory of Edward DeGuisto ’18

DeGuisto received a posthumous bachelor’s degree in May.

Edward DeGuistoEach year, the Manhattan College senior class joins together to support a gift to the College that is part of their legacy for years to come. This year, the class of 2018 will honor one of its own – the late Edward DeGuisto ’18 (pictured, right), who passed away after injuries sustained in a motor vehicle crash in July 2017.

DeGuisto, represented by his parents Kelley and Edward, posthumously received his bachelor’s degree in international studies at Undergraduate Commencement in May. A United States Marine Corps and Army national guard veteran, DeGuisto was honorably discharged from service as a Sergeant in 2015.

In 2015, he enrolled at Manhattan College and quickly became involved with the College’s Student Veterans Organization, then known as the Valor Club. He was the club’s first student representative within the College’s Student Government.

The senior class gift will go toward a gazebo to be built behind Jasper Hall in DeGuisto’s memory. More information, including an opportunity to support the project, can be found at

By Pete McHugh