MSUPAA Mentorship Program Pilot – Support Needed

Posted On: August 16th, 2019 Posted In: Uncategorized

We are launching a mentorship program and are looking for mentors! The goal of this mentorship program is to partner students, young and senior alumni together to create a packaging community that aids in future success of our current and future alumni. If you are interested in being a mentor, please fill out our survey:  …Read More

2019 Pack Expo Las Vegas PAA Reception – Monday, September 23rd 2019 @ 5pm – Register Now!

Posted On: July 8th, 2019 Posted In: Uncategorized

  Date: Monday, September 23rd, 2019 Time: 5pm PST Location: PBR Rock Bar & Grill ( Price: $50 – Pre-registration   $65 – Registration at the door Includes 3 drink tickets! Join us for the Packaging Alumni Association’s annual Pack Expo Reception on Monday, September 23rd at 5pm! We are excited to once again host the…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.

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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.


Monitors, tracks, reports and administers donations to the MSUPAA to ensure Fundraising activities are efficient and effective.  The committee also develops and implements strategic fundraising methods and campaigns.


Determines best processes to evaluate all student applicants for MSUPAA scholarships. The committee engages and evaluates School of Packaging students to determine scholarship recipients.


Create, collect, and disseminate information that is important to the MSUPAA to increase engagement with MSUPAA members and any other relevant parties. The committee strives to acknowledge the contributions of MSUPAA volunteers and increase recognition and awareness of MSUPAA and MSU School of Packaging activities.


Connecting the Packaging industry’s professionals to the School of Packaging current students. The committee hosts resume review and interview prep before the career fair, hosts networking events for the MSU SOP alumni, and provides mentorship to current students


Bringing together MSU Packaging Alumni, Sponsors, Faculty, Students, and Friends of the School of Packaging to recognize and thank corporate and individual sponsors for their contributions. Events include the annual Packaging Alumni Awards banquet, and receptions at Pack Expo and Homecoming


Facilitating the selection of candidates for the Hall of Fame, Innovation, Service, and Young Alumni awards that the MSUPAA honors at the annual School of Packaging Awards Banquet.


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

  • Advance student growth, connect and engage alumni and students, and financially support the School of Packaging.
  • Serve the Students, Faculty, and Alumni of the School of Packaging.
  • Enrich the student experience, empowering them for professional success. We connect generations of MSU School of Packaging Alumni building Spartan Pride.

Featured Board Member

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Tracy Nameth


Tracy Nameth grew up in Grand Rapids and is a MSU SOP graduate from December 1999. She is very involved with the SOP through multiple venues. She was elected to the board in October 2012. She implemented a Distance Mentoring program at the school in 2011 designed to mentor students remotely and help them to navigate their…Learn More


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