MSU PAA Board Nominations Due – August 1, 2015

Posted On: June 19th, 2015 Posted In: Uncategorized

Attention Alumni – If you want to get involved with the Packaging Alumni Association, please fill out the following Nomination Form and email back to: Schedule of events below: – Nomination of E-board: Now through Aug 1st – Nomination of new Board members / Re-up process: Now through Aug 22nd – Interviews to occur…Read More

New Graduate & Intern Welcome

Posted On: May 27th, 2015 Posted In: Events | Young Alumni

Attention Minneapolis SoP alumni:  The MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is hoping to bring together new hires and interns in Minnesota with the more experienced alums in the area. This is the first time an event like this is taking place outside of Michigan. It offers a unique networking opportunity that will help…Read More

2015 MSUPAA Awards Banquet UPDATE

Posted On: May 4th, 2015 Posted In: Awards | Events | Scholarships

The MSUPAA recently hosted a VIP tour of the Clara Bell Smith Center, Skandalaris Building, and the Football Stadium for our $3500 and above sponsors during the afternoon prior to the Packaging Awards Banquet on April 16, 2015. The VIP event was given by members of the MSU Athletic department and alumni of both 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.



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

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Chip Foster

Chip comes from an all Spartan family dating back to the 40’s, and received his BS from the School of Packaging in 1982. After 5 years of designing and manufacturing plastic closures with Alcoa, he began his career with PepsiCo. Since 1987, he has held numerous Operations, Sales, Engineering, R&D and Quality leadership roles with…Learn More


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