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Packaging Awards Banquet – April 14th

Posted On: March 10th, 2016 Posted In: Awards

The School of Packaging and Packaging Alumni Association are pleased to welcome guests to Sixth Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, April 14, 2016. This awards reception is to honor the significant accomplishments of students who have received awards and scholarships together with the individuals and organizations who made them possible. Packaging alumni are welcome to…Read More

A Presidential Welcome to 2016

Posted On: February 8th, 2016 Posted In: Uncategorized

Greetings and Happy 2016, Spartan Packaging Alumni.      I wanted to share a few updates on recent and upcoming happenings at the MSU School of Packaging and the MSU Packaging Alumni Association.      We kicked off 2016 with the Packaging Career Fair in late January, and each year the PAA and hiring companies…Read More

Events

MSUPAA EVENT

MSUPAA 2016 Homecoming Tailgate

October 15th, 2016 / Price: Free

Come join members of the PAA Board of Directors as well as fellow Alumni for the Annual Homecoming Tailgate.  Last year we had the MSU Pompon team swing by for an appearance. Food and drinks are complimentary at this family friendly event. Pre-registration is not required to attend.  We hope to see you all there!

MSUPAA EVENT

MSUPAA 2016 Pack Expo Reunion

November 7th, 2016 / Price: Multiple Options

Join us for the Packaging Alumni Association’s annual Pack Expo Reception on Monday, November 7th @ 6:00pm! This is our 1st year at Nacional 27 in Chicago and we are thrilled! Nacional 27 offers bold flavors from 27 countries in Central and South America along with exotic cocktails stirred by a mixologist. Please join us…Learn More

Sponsors

THANK YOU FOR BEING A SPONSOR

On behalf of the MSUPAA and many well deserving students, thank for your sponsorship of the Michigan State University Packaging Alumni Association! Your contribution supports scholarships, endowments, student development, and furthers our mission of keeping MSU the School of Packaging.

PROMOTERS

Menasha
Absolute Plastics Logo
ABF Freight_ABF Freight PMS
Sealed Air Logo
MJN Logo
kelloggs-logo
International Paper Logo
Ring Container
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The Gerber Foundation Logo

SUPPORTERS

American Forest and Paper Association
Detroit Forming, Inc.
Multisorb Technologies, Inc.
Tabb Packaging Solutions
Toray
CP Flexible
Printpack
Virtual Packaging
Nestle Nutrition
Henkel
R.A Jones
Clearwater Paper
Smithers Pira
United Engravers

Are you a sponsor at the Booster level? Thank you for your support. Upgrade to Supporter level or higher to be recognized on our website!

Interested in being a Sponsor?

Supporting the MSUPAA is the perfect way to give back to your alma mater, or begin to forge a relationship with the premier Packaging school in the country. Learn how to build your legacy with the school and MSU Packaging professionals of the future...

Looking to make a donation?

Thinking about giving back to the school that awarded you, or someone you know, with the most prestigious Packaging degree in the country? Donating to the MSU Packaging Alumni Association is an effective and easy way to do so.

Awards

Hall of Fame

AWARD

Recipients of the Hall of Fame Award are known for their support of the School of Packaging and Michigan State University, career accomplishments, and community service. Candidates must possess the highest standards of integrity and character to positively reflect and enhance the prestige of Michigan State University’s School of Packaging and the Packaging profession.

Service

AWARD

Awarded to candidates who have demonstrated outstanding volunteer service to Michigan State University’s School of Packaging and/or meritorious service to the packaging community on a local, state, national or international level. Candidates must possess the highest standards of integrity and character to positively reflect and enhance the prestige of Michigan State University’s School of Packaging and the Packaging profession.

Young Alumni

AWARD

Awarded to an MSU School of Packaging graduate who has attained a high level of professional accomplishment, and has demonstrated commitment to MSU School of Packaging by continuing outstanding volunteer service on behalf of the university and/or on a local, state, national or international level. First degree from Michigan State University must have been conferred within the past 10 years of application submission.

Innovation

AWARD

Awarded to a Michigan State School of Packaging graduate who has made a specific, definable contribution to the advancement of package technology. This contribution can range from the invention of a new consumer product/package to a unique manufacturing process or to significant environmental stewardship.

Membership

Membership Benefits

  • By joining the Packaging Alumni Association, a portion of your dues goes directly to maintaining and improving the School of Packaging building and programs
  • Recognition and reduced admission fees to all events for Association members, including annual PackExpo Reception in Chicago / Las Vegas
  • Alumni homecoming tailgate and other special events
  • Opportunities to network and establish professional connections with other School of Packaging graduates from a variety of businesses and industries
Read about the extended benefits >>>
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JOIN NOW!

Membership in the MSU Alumni Association is evolving. Learn how you can continue to support the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

GET INVOLVED

Want to take a more active role in shaping the future of the School of Packaging and it’s students? We have plenty of opportunities to participate in committees and volunteer at Packaging Alumni Association events. Please feel free to drop us a line if you’d like to learn more.

About

What is the Packaging Alumni Association all about?

The MSU Packaging Alumni Association (MSUPAA) is a constituent association of the Michigan State University Alumni Association and is governed by the bylaws of that organization.

The objectives of the Packaging Alumni Association are to:

  • Maintain advocacy and connectivity (from an information and advisory viewpoint) between the School of Packaging, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the University, Packaging Alumni, and Industry
  • Provide advice, mentoring and financial support to the students enrolled in the School of Packaging
  • Stimulate continued interest in and financial support for the School of Packaging at MSU
  • Provide a framework for alumni and affiliates of a common interest to meet formally or informally for educational, professional, and social purposes

Our Mission

To keep MSU "the" School of Packaging

Featured Board Member

Chip Foster Photo 4 8 2016

Chip Foster

Chip comes from an all Spartan family dating back to the 40’s, and received his BS from the School of Packaging in 1982. After 5 years of designing and manufacturing plastic closures with Alcoa, he began his career with PepsiCo. Since 1987, he has held numerous Operations, Sales, Engineering, R&D and Quality leadership roles with…Learn More

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Here We Are

msupaa.org@gmail.com
MSU Packaging Alumni Association
Michigan State University, 142 Packaging Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1223