Paul Keiswetter Receives Honorary Degree from North Central Michigan College

Petoskey, MI: On Friday, May 10, 2019, North Central Michigan College presented Paul Keiswetter, Petoskey Plastics President & CEO, with an Honorary Degree in Community Service.

Paul lives true to our company mission statement by earning the appreciation and respect of our customers, associates, and communities.  North Central Michigan College acknowledged his efforts in our community by granting him their first honorary degree.   

“We believe in acknowledging the success of our alumni and our community leaders.  This year North Central Michigan College is proud to adopt the long-established academic practice of recognizing, through the granting of honorary degrees, those distinguished individuals who have realized significant achievement in their respective fields or who have made substantial contributions to the work of the college or the betterment of our community,” said North Central Michigan College President Dr. David Finley.  “We have the privilege of recognizing such an outstanding individual today and I’ll tell you he’s checked all three of those boxes in a big way…I can think of no individual more deserving of the college’s inaugural honorary degree than Mr. Paul C. Keiswetter.”

Pictured is Dr. Pete Olson, Vice President of Academic of Affairs and Student Success, presenting Paul Keiswetter with an honorary degree during the North Central Michigan College 2019 commencement ceremony. Photo courtesy of Petoskey News-Review.

Olson stated, “As recognition for his extraordinary commitment to environmental sustainability and enhancing the prosperity of our community, North Central Michigan College is privileged to award Paul C. Keiswetter with the Honorary Degree of Community Service.”

Petoskey Plastics is an environmentally focused recycler and plastic film, bag and resin manufacturer providing superior products and solutions. Headquartered in Petoskey, Michigan, the company provides products and engineered solutions for a variety of industries including automotive, industrial, institutional, retail, construction and home improvement.  Petoskey Plastics has facilities in Michigan, Indiana and Tennessee.  Learn more at

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement.  North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Military-Friendly School®.