Posted On: October 14th, 2014 Posted In: Events

Catch up with the MSUPAA at our booth in the Association area. Be sure to sign up for the reunion party also. It’s a first for us to have a booth so be sure to stop by.

2014 MSU PAA Packaging Design Competition

Posted On: October 16th, 2014 Posted In: Uncategorized

For a number of years, the MSU Packaging Alumni Association has hosted a Packaging Design Competition for all MSU Packaging students. This event has generated an amazing amount of unique packaging design and marketing ideas.Additionally, this competition has been used as a feeder for the Ameristar and Worldstar events for those interested in competing. Hats off to…Read More

Welcome, from our President.

Posted On: August 8th, 2014 Posted In: Uncategorized

Hello Spartans and friends!  It’s been too long since the MSU Packaging Alumni Association (PAA) has reached out to you, but we wanted to make sure our message and delivery was more timely and more exciting than ever before.  In the past, we’ve communicated to you all through various methods, many of which are now…Read More

Grandparents University

Posted On: August 8th, 2014 Posted In: Events

Did you know that the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is a key sponsor and contributor to the annual and hugely successful Grandparents University program at MSU? The event sells out every year, and is an exciting opportunity for future Spartans to learn about major and career options, together with their grandparents. Each year the…Read More


Hardrock Chicago


November 3rd, 2014 / Price: Multiple Options

Join us for our annual Pack Expo Reunion at the Chicago Hard Rock Cafe!! Cocktails and appetizers included. There will be great giveaways with Spartan Memorabilia !! Check out a couple pics from the 2012 event    



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.


International Paper Logo
Sonoco Logo
Absolute Plastics Logo
Ring Container


Amcor Flexibles
Detroit Forming, Inc.
Multisorb Technologies, Inc.
Poly Flex Products
Havi Global Solutions – PTIS
CP Flexible
Virtual Packaging
Kraft Foods

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.


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
Read about the extended benefits >>>


Head over to to join. Make sure you choose Packaging as an affilate


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


Tomas Haracourt

Tomas Haracourt started his packaging journey on the campus of MSU back in 1996.  Since graduating in 2001 he has worked for Quaker Oats/PepsiCo and Gerber Products/Nestle Nutrition in various roles across R&D and Operations.  Tomas’ current position at Nestle Nutrition is Associate Director of Technical Applications within the Nestle Infant Nutrition division.  Tomas joined…Learn More


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