Michigan State University

ANR Week

March 3-10, 2018

CANR Alumni Association recognizes alumnus with service award

posted on March 1, 2016 1:43pm

Kathy Grace (view larger image)
Kathy Grace


Kathy Grace, an alumnus from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, will be recognized with an Alumni Service Award by the CANR Alumni Association. She will be honored during the ANR Week Luncheon set for March 8 at the Kellogg Center.

Grace has held volunteer positions at all three levels: school, college and university at MSU. She is currently an advisor to the Packaging Alumni Association and the executive board. 

Grace received a bachelor’s degree from the MSU School of Packaging in 1981. She has served as a board member of the Michigan State University Alumni Association; the Packaging Alumni Association (PAA), which she has served as president, vice president and secretary; and as an ex-officio member of the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Association.

She worked as a senior packaging engineer at the Dow Chemical Company and a packaging engineering consultant at KAG Packaging. Before retiring from Dow Chemical, she held the position of lead recruiter of packaging graduates and interns. She designed and patented plastic waste containers for Dow Chemical Company that are still in use.