Come meet CANR Dean Hendrick

Posted On: October 25th, 2016 Posted In: Events

The new CANR Dean, Ronald Hendrick, will be joining us on November 7th at PACK EXPO between 1-2pm.  Come stop by our booth, N-4525, to say hi and introduce yourself. Dean Hendrick will also be joining us at our Reunion, which we are holding at Nacional 27 this year.  Early-registration has been extended until this…Read More

Fall 2016 Welcome from the President

Posted On: October 6th, 2016 Posted In: PAA Announcements

Fall is in the air, and that means the kick off to another amazing year of MSU Packaging Alumni Association activities. I am honored and privileged to be leading a fantastic team of volunteers that are passionate about our future packaging professional graduates, the School of Packaging, and Michigan State University. The MSUPAA board and…Read More

2017 PAA Award nominations are now open!

Posted On: September 19th, 2016 Posted In: Awards

Now accepting nominations for the MSU Packaging Alumni Association Awards – Due February 17th, 2017! 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




November 6th, 2016

MSUPAA Has Partnered with PMMI to join you at PACK EXPO International 2016. Come visit our booth at N-4525. We are in the partner pavilion area right near the entrance and PMMI Information Booth in the Upper North Building. This is the second Pack Expo in Chicago that MSUPAA has worked with PMMI to join…Learn More


MSUPAA 2016 Pack Expo Reunion

November 7th, 2016

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



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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International Paper Logo
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Detroit Forming, Inc.
Multisorb Technologies, Inc.
Tabb Packaging Solutions
Bryce Corporation
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Nestle Nutrition
R.A Jones
Clearwater Paper
Smithers Pira
United Engravers
American Packaging Corporation

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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
Read about the extended benefits >>>


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

Calla Scheller

A second generation MSU School of Packaging graduate and third generation Spartan, Calla bleeds green. Before graduating from the SOP in 2012 Calla completed internships at Sara Lee, Cadbury and Williams-Sonoma. She currently works at Kraft-Heinz in Glenview, IL working on a number of iconic brands. In her free time Calla enjoys exploring her city…Learn More


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