Cheryl Gilliam earned a Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, majoring in packaging, in 1982. An All-American track and field star, she was the first Spartan to win four consecutive individual Big Ten titles.
She boasts a 34-year career with experience at several innovative packaging companies. Presently, she is the senior packaging director for the Kellogg Co. She is also a vocal supporter of diversity and inclusion both in- and out- of the workplace.
Her name is attached to both a college scholarship and an annual award for student athletes. In addition, she established an endowment for student-athletes through the MSU Varsity S. Club, of which she is a former president.
She recieved an Alumni Service Award at this year's Grand Alumni Awards gala.