New Year greetings from the MSUPAA President I am honored to be elected the MSUPAA President for 2019. After a long career in packaging, it’s time for me to give back to the school I love, strengthen friendships with other MSU alums, and hopefully be a small part in helping the next generation of packaging…Read More
Please join fellow MSU Packaging staff, alumni and sponsors at our annual Homecoming reception on Saturday, October 6th at the School of Packaging before the football game vs. Northwestern. Free food and beverages provided. Rain or shine, we will have a large tent on the lawn in front of the SoP building with covered seating. We…Read More
Join us at Nacional 27 on Oct. 15, 2018 for our Annual Pack Expo Event! Location: 325 W Huron St., Chicago, IL 60654 Time: 6 – 9 p.m. Your early bird $65 entrance fee provides unlimited heavy appetizers and drinks. Early entrance fee ends 10/10/18. Door price is $85/person. Go Green!! Click to Register…Read More
Hello MSU Packaging Alumni and Friends! It’s that time of year again to apply for open PAA Board positions! If you want to give back to MSU and the School of Packaging, this is a great way to do it! Please click on the link here to fill out an application and follow the directions:…Read More
In early April, the MSU School of Packaging hosted a very successful 2018 rendition of the Packaging Jamboree. Over 250 attendees participated in the event that focused the future of the packaging industry. This year’s event brought together students and professionals with diverse backgrounds to engage on the topic of packaging. The Packaging Jamboree, held annually,…Read More
Everyone is welcome at our annual packaging awards banquet held in April every year. We celebrate the current School of Packaging students as well as Alumni who have given back to the students, school and packaging industry. Go Green! #spartanswill
Come join MSU colleagues and friends at our annual Pack Expo Alumni reception Monday, September 25th at the PBR Rockbar and Grill outdoor patio on the Las Vegas Strip! This year the event will be a happy hour from 5pm to 7pm, so it will not conflict with dinner plans. Save money and avoid lines by pre-registering…Learn More
Join us for our annual Packaging Homecoming Tailgate. Come network and catch up with your fellow Packaging Alumni, family & friends. Start time will be determined when game time is announced. Thanks to our PAA sponsors, free food and drinks are available for everyone!
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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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...
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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
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
- 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
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 Head of Packaging for the Infant Nutrition division. Tomas joined the MSU Packaging Alumni…Learn More
Here We Are
MSU Packaging Alumni Association
Michigan State University, 142 Packaging Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1223