Award Nominations now due February 20th!

Posted On: December 5th, 2014 Posted In: Awards

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

Pack Expo 2014: an event to remember!

Posted On: December 2nd, 2014 Posted In: Events

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

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


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.


fingers crossed for more of the glorious weather we had at last year's tailgate!

2014 PAA Homecoming Tailgate

September 27th, 2014 / Price: Free

  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

Hardrock Chicago


November 3rd, 2014 / Price: Free

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.    



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.


Absolute Plastics Logo
Ring Container
Sealed Air Logo
International Paper Logo
Sonoco Plastics


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...

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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 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 >>>


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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


Derek Romeo

Immediate Past President

Born in Detroit, Derek has bled Green and White since birth.  Entering MSU as a No Preference major, his path was soon set after experiencing the art and science in Packaging after his first course taken.  Graduating from MSU in 1994, Derek has enjoyed giving back to MSU and the passionate students of the School…Learn More


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