Paul Schmidt Service Award

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.

This award is named in memory of Paul Schmidt who gave endless support, love and encouragement to the entire School of Packaging community throughout his long and fulfilling packaging career. As a 1968 graduate of the School, his commitment to service benefited the packaging industry in the areas of outreach, teaching, and research and will be his legacy as the lives he touched will be enriched forever. His enthusiasm and service will continue through his favorite Albert Schweitzer quote: “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”     

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