We had a fantastic turnout for our design competition, aligning with Dennis Young’s PKG 330 class. In total, 19 teams participated, developing unique and innovative packaging and products. From this group of 19, the judges made the tough decision to choose the top 3 team designs. The judging criteria were based on the following: •…Read More
Get your nominations in for the 2015 Packaging Alumni Association Awards – Due February 20th! The School of Packaging’s Alumni Association (PAA) presents four awards to deserving individuals for their service and career accomplishments within the following categories of Packaging below. Candidates may be recommended by packaging alumni, industry stakeholders, and through self-nominations. • Hall…Read More
December 10, 2014 Season’s Greetings! On behalf of the MSU School of Packaging’s faculty, staff and students, I would like to wish you a very happy holiday season! 2014 has been a year of growth, challenge and accomplishment for the School and we are eagerly waiting for what 2015 has in store. In terms of…Read More
Attention all MSU Packaging Alumni Association Members, We need your help! Each year, the School of Packaging’s Alumni Association (PAA) presents four awards to deserving individuals for their service and career accomplishments within the following categories of Packaging below. Candidates may be recommended by packaging alumni, industry stakeholders, and through self-nominations. Hall of Fame Award Service…Read More
This year’s MSUPAA Pack Expo Reunion was our largest yet, with close to 300 attendees at the November 3rd event! The lively crowd included a respectable representation of students, School of Packaging faculty, a few MSU VIPs (including the Dean of CANR, Fred Poston), sponsors, alumni and friends from all corners of the U.S. and…Read More
Join us on the front lawn of the School of Packaging for our annual homecoming tailgate. Reconnect with old friends and colleagues, and make some new ones. Plenty of food and beverages, free to all alumni and friends. We will have a ton of giveaways, including a signed memorabilia from your favorite Spartans!! …Learn More
Join us for our annual Pack Expo Reunion at the Chicago Hard Rock Cafe. Tickets no longer available online, but can be purchased at the door for $85.
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.
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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 FameAWARD
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.
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.
- 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
Head over to alumi.msu.edu 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
To keep MSU "the" School of Packaging
Featured Board Member
Hal graduated from the SoP in 1999 and began his career with Procter & Gamble as a Packaging Engineer in the Food and Beverage division. He moved on from P&G, but stayed in the food industry later working for Kraft Foods for just over 5 years. During his time at Kraft, he took an international…Learn More
Here We Are
MSU Packaging Alumni Association
Michigan State University, 142 Packaging Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1223