Awards

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.

Hall of Fame Award NOMINATION FORM

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.

Paul Schmidt Service Award NOMINATION FORM

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.

Young Alumni Award NOMINATION FORM

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.

Innovation Award NOMINATION FORM

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.

Recent Award Winners

Young Alumni Award Winners

  • 2015 - Travis Key
  • 2014 - Doug Merian

Innovation Award Winners

  • 2014 - Joe Mase
  • 2013 - David France
  • 2012 - Harold "Butch" Bennett

Paul Schmidt Service Award Winners

  • 2016 - Karen Keeder
  • 2016 - Kevin Walker
  • 2015 - Susan Rand
  • 2015 - Kathy Grace
  • 2013 - Paul Schmidt
  • 2013 - Cheryl M. Gilliam
  • 2012 - Suzanne Fisher

Hall of Fame Award Winners

  • 2016 - Chip Foster
  • 2015 - Bridget Grewal
  • 2014 - Tom Snyder
  • 2014 - Suzanne Fisher
  • 2013 - Curtis Babb
  • 2013 - Dr. Michael Richmond
  • 2012 - Joan Pierce
  • 2011 - Larry Dull
  • 2010 - Bret Carlson
  • 2008 - Paul Schmidt
  • 2007 - Brian Wagner
  • 2006 - Dr. Chet Mackson
  • 2004 - Dr. Tee Downes
  • 2004 - June Anderson
  • 2003 - Dr. Jeffrey D. Armstrong
  • 2003 - Brian Hopkins
  • 2003 - Dr. Bruce Harte
  • 2002 - Tom Hajec
  • 2000 - Dwight Schmidt
  • 2000 - Kathy Grace
  • 1999 - Dr. James Goff
  • 1997 - William Armstrong
  • 1997 - Donald Abbott
  • 1997 - Paul L. Peoples
  • 1996 - Raymond Tucker
  • 1996 - Dr. Hugh Lockhart
  • 1995 - Patrick W. Sharp
  • 1995 - Edward A. Church

Alumnus of the Year Award Winners

  • 1994 - William J. Sommerville
  • 1992 - Dennis Young
  • 1991 - E. Joe Stillwell
  • 1990 - David Olsson
  • 1988 - William A. Armstrong
  • 1988 - Thomas Cardinal
  • 1985 - Fred Killinger
  • 1984 - Paul R. Schmidt
  • 1983 - Robert Ginsburg
  • 1982 - Jerry L. Barnes
  • 1979 - Gregory Reed
  • 1978 - E. Joe Stillwell
  • 1977 - Paul L. Peoples
  • 1976 - Patricia Walcott
  • 1976 - S. "Tako" Nada
  • 1975 - Gerald Schultz
  • 1974 - Carter B. Wurts
  • 1973 - Joe E. Irvin
  • 1972 - Douglas Novakowski
  • 1971 - Stephen Pierce
  • 1970 - Hugh E. Lockhart
  • 1969 - Larry Richardson
  • 1968 - Robert F. Weber
  • 1967 - Lewis E. Kirkwood
  • 1966 - Don Barnes
  • 1965 - Robert F. Frisosky
  • 1964 - Forest Neal

Recent Award Related Posts

2017 Packaging Award Recipients

Posted: April 27th, 2017 by Michigan State Alumni Association

Click here to view the full : 2017 Packaging Awards PROGRAM Congratulations to the students and alumni who won scholarships and awards and were celebrated in April at the Packaging Awards Banquet in East Lansing, MI. We are proud of the Spartan Alumni who are leaders in the packaging industry and cannot wait to see what…Read More

2017 PAA Award nominations are now open!

Posted: September 19th, 2016 by Michigan State Alumni Association

Now accepting nominations for the MSU Packaging Alumni Association Awards – Due February 17th, 2017! 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…Read More

School of Packaging – Spring Semester 2016 Director’s Update

Posted: May 26th, 2016 by Michigan State Alumni Association

Hello, Packaging friends and family. We’ve successfully completed another academic year, and we’re catching our breath before gearing up for fall. Summer is always a quieter time at the School. While we do have two on-line classes and two overseas study programs going on this summer, most of the undergrads and some of the graduate…Read More

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. The VIP event was given by members of the  MSU…Read More

Packaging Awards Banquet – April 14th

Posted: March 10th, 2016 by Michigan State Alumni Association

The School of Packaging and Packaging Alumni Association are pleased to welcome guests to Sixth Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, April 14, 2016. This awards reception is to honor the significant accomplishments of students who have received awards and scholarships together with the individuals and organizations who made them possible. Packaging alumni are welcome to…Read More