Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bethany Students Participate in the Etiquette Dinner

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 placement.