In Memoriam – Bob Fiedler

Posted: January 12th, 2018 by Michigan State Alumni Association

The packaging industry lost a significant pioneer and cherished colleague with the passing of Robert Fiedler on January 4, 2018. For over 40 years, Robert (Bob) was a continuous contributor to the packaging industry, serving as a collaborator, author, instructor and mentor for numerous packaging professionals. At Michigan State University, Bob earned Bachelor and Master…Read More

SoP Student Eric Brunk Wins 2017 Board of Trustees’ Award

Posted: December 22nd, 2017 by Michigan State Alumni Association

Congratulations to Packaging student Eric Brunk on being one of eleven students awarded the 2017 Board of Trustees’ Award.  This award recognizes students for having the highest scholastic average at the close of their last semester in attendance at Michigan State University.  Eric is from Shelby Township and is a graduate of Dwight D. Eisenhower High…Read More

Why Did You Join the PAA Board?

Posted: August 24th, 2017 by Michigan State Alumni Association

When current and past members of the PAA Board were asked “Why did you join the PAA board?” there were quite a few themes that came up, many involving their love for both MSU and the SOP. Their answers were put into this word cloud which shows the passion members have for giving back to…Read More

PAA Board Members Work to Update Mission Statement

Posted: August 24th, 2017 by Michigan State Alumni Association

In August, members of the MSU PAA board met in Chicago to update the board’s mission statement. The team met at a fellow Spartan Alumni’s bar – the Wild Goose Bar & Grill. Owner, Andrew Van Ermen, gave the team official Wild Goose hats which they proudly displayed in the team’s photo. Updating the mission…Read More

Alumnus Spotlight – Fritz Yambrach PhD.

Posted: August 10th, 2017 by Michigan State Alumni Association

On May 22, 2017 DuPont announced their award for Packaging Innovation.  Dr. Yambrach,1977 MSU School of Packaging Graduate, was awarded the Diamond Award, their highest honor.  Dr. Yambrach received the award for his Fritz Water Vest.  The Fritz Water Vest was recognized as an example of Packaging Technology applied to improving people’s lives. The Fritz…Read More