Bethany College students on March 28 participated in the annual Business Dining Etiquette and Communications Hands-On Workshop at Harder Hall in the Mountainside Conference Center.
All food was prepared by Chartwells
Catering Service. The dinner is hosted by the Office of Career
Counseling and Placement, and conducted by Chartwells Regional District
Manager Gene Castelli.
The five-course dinner is designed to be challenging and
teach students what not to order during a business meeting. The dinner
consisted of brie and apricot crostini, french onion gratinee, napoleon
with parmesan crisps and herb salad with sliced baguettes appetizers;
an entrée of California rolled chicken breast, fettuccini alfredo and
string beans; and a jumbo cream puff for dessert.
The dinner is offered to junior and senior students and
stresses the importance of business dining etiquette, and enables
students to gain a true feel of networking by combining the presence of
local business representatives and college faculty at each table.
In attendance this year were alumni Art Bertol ’82 and Randy
Shah ’03 and business leaders Zach Abraham, chief human resource and
compliance officer of McKinley|Carter Wealth Services, Inc.; Seth
Abraham, senior vice president of human resources at Citizen’s Bank;
and Tammy Bober, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
supervisor. Members of the college community were also in attendance,
including John Osborne, director of career counseling and placement;
Katherine Shelek-Furbee, chair and professor of social work; Ashley
Kanotz, director of alumni and parent relations; and Amy VanHorn,
administrative assistant for social work and career counseling and