NY Area Spartan of the Week: Maggie Wedemeyer

Posted by admin | October 25, 2010

Maggie Wedemeyer 

A few Spartan questions for Maggie Wedemeyer:

Q: What was your major at MSU and what year did you graduate?
A: 1998, I started MSU as an engineering student – wanting to get into BioMedical Engineering to design prostethics.  My Sophmore year I had a class – FORTRAN – that caused me to reevaluate my curriculum.  (aka I had a breakdown because I couldn’t understand the Professor’s English and all of my classmates had taken the class at least twice already).  I spent a week evaluating all the different majors on campus and found Packaging.  I waited till the end of the semester to apply and was accepted to the program.  The best switch ever!

Q: What are you doing now for work?
A: I am currently the Vice President of Package Development and Purchasing at InterParfums Inc.  I develop fragrance packaging for Brooks Brothers, the Gap, Nine West, Disney and Betsey Johnson.

Q: Where do you live?
A: I live in Hoboken…Heaven, Hell or Hoboken!

Q: Favorite NYC restaurant?
A. My favorite NYC restaurant is Asia de Cuba in the Morgans Hotel.  I know, I know…it’s been around awhile and is passe for NYC – but the Mambo Kings NEVER disappoint.

Q: What is best part of living in the NY area?
A: The best part of living in NYC is being able to judge the fashion choices of commuters on Fifth Avenue while I walk to/from work.

Q: What is best part of being a Spartan in New York?
A: The best part of being a Spartan in NYC is BLONDIES! I met my husband at that bar, celebrated many a good spanking of u of m there and love the loaded fries!

Q: If you could invite 3 people from any time who were associated with Michigan State to dinner who would they be?
A: If I could invite 3 Spartans to dinner they would be Becky White, my bestest Spartan friend that moved to Chicago,  Magic Johnson because his smile is so infectious it’s a joy to be around him and President Simon because I think her competitive spirit might be slightly larger than my own.  I’ve had the pleasure of meeting each of these Spartans several times and wish we could have a dinner party and see where the discussion went.