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

2016 Career Fair

Posted On: January 11th, 2016 Posted In: Events

The 2016 School of Packaging Career Fair is scheduled for January 27 and 28.  The Career Fair is an event that all students, even those that are not quite eligible yet, look forward to. Alumni are encouraged to help prepare the students by assisting with resume reviews and mock interview questions.  If you are interested…Read More

MSUPAA Pack Expo Reunion – A Great Success

Posted On: December 7th, 2015 Posted In: Uncategorized

Looking back at the reunion this year, we had a great turnout.  The following companies were represented: ConAgra Foods, Doug Brown Packaging, ISTA, Kellogg Company, Ring Container, Aloe Vera of America, Amway, Archbold Container Corporation, Baxter Healthcare, Detroit Forming Inc., CP Flexible Packaging, Henkel, International Paper, Lexmark International, Orbit Irrigation Products, R.A. Jones, Rich Products…Read More


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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.


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Hall of Fame


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.



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


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.



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


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.


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


Derek Romeo

Immediate Past President

Born in Detroit, Derek has bled Green and White since birth.  Entering MSU as a No Preference major, his path was soon set after experiencing the art and science in Packaging after his first course taken.  Graduating from MSU in 1994, Derek has enjoyed giving back to MSU and the passionate students of the School…Learn More


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MSU Packaging Alumni Association
Michigan State University, 142 Packaging Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1223