Sparty Stopped by a Successful 2016 Packaging Awards Banquet

Posted: April 28th, 2016 by Michigan State Alumni Association

Link to Packaging Awards Banquet 2016 photos

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 14, 2016.

2016 PAA VIP Group Photo

PAA VIP tour group enjoying all of the football trophies

The VIP event was given by members of the  MSU Athletic department and alumni of      both the athletic department and School of  Packaging (Cheryl Gilliam and Travis Key).  The tour also incorporated current students  of the School of Packaging who participate in  an MSU athletic program. This gave our VIP  guests a real perspective of what it means to  be a student athlete at MSU.

2016 PAA VIP Tour Student Athletes from School of Packaging

School of Packaging student athletes: Brennan Labar, Sarah Love, Destinee Luna, and Emily Parsons (not pictured)

Following the VIP tour, the Sixth Annual Packaging Awards Banquet was held at the Kellogg Center. The Awards Banquet was made possible by support from the MSU Packaging Alumni Association and its sponsors. The evening was about recognizing and thanking the donor organization and the individuals who have supported the students of the school for many years, through event sponsorships and scholarships. The night was designed to acknowledge and showcase students and their accomplishments along with recognizing outstanding Alumni. Sparty stopped by to say hello and congratulate all of the outstanding students and award winners!

The MSU Packaging Alumni Association proudly awarded 13 scholarships to students this year. In addition, the MSUPAA named the following Alumni Award winners:
· Hall of Fame: Chip Foster
· Service Award: Karen Keeder
· Service Award: Kevin Walker

2016 PAA Award Winners

2016 PAA Award Winners from left: Karen Keeder (Service); Chip Foster (Hall of Fame); & Kevin Walker (Service)

2016 PAA Group with Sparty

Members of the PAA Board 2016

It is with the support both through volunteering and sponsorship that the MSUPAA is able to support the students and the school. CONGRATULATIONS to all of the scholarship recipients and our outstanding alumni!

Photos of the awards banquet, especially close-ups with Sparty, are available in the link at the top or by visiting our MSUPAA Facebook page.