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

Packaging Alumni Association Awards – Due Feb 19th

Posted: February 1st, 2016 by Michigan State Alumni Association

Attention all MSU Alumni and Friends of Alumni: We really 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. To start the season off right, we need your help in nominating and promoting the…Read More

2015 MSUPAA Awards Banquet UPDATE

Posted: May 4th, 2015 by Michigan State Alumni Association

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 16, 2015. The VIP event was given by members of the MSU Athletic department and alumni of both the…Read More

PAA Awards due 2/20/15!

Posted: February 2nd, 2015 by Michigan State Alumni Association

Get your nominations in for the 2015 Packaging Alumni Association Awards – Due February 20th! 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

Award Nominations now due February 20th!

Posted: December 5th, 2014 by Michigan State Alumni Association

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