Learning the Basics of Dining Etiquette 

Student News 

Etiquette DinnerOn Wednesday evening, October 5, 76 people attended the annual Professional Etiquette Dinner co-sponsored by the Westminster College Office of Career Services, Alumni Association, and Student Government Association. The dinner was held at Sir Winston’s Restaurant and Pub in Fulton. Each table was hosted by a successful community member from the Mid-Missouri area who helped teach students proper dining etiquette.Community members who served as Table Hosts were Brooke Berkey, Sales Manager for Stoney Creek Inn and Conference Center, Jess Berkey, Fixed Assets Accountant for MFA Oil Company, Tamara Caston (’06), 4th Grade Teacher for Hatton McCredie Elementary, Lt. Andre Cook, Chief of Detectives for the Fulton Police Department, Tom Dobbins, Director of Budgeting and Financial Controls for Westminster Etiquette Dinner 2College, Tim Langdon, Branch Manager for Regions Bank, Stacy Minnick, Talent Acquisition Coordinator for State Farm Insurance, Kevin Quinn, Executive Director of Advancement Services for Westminster College, Curtis Scroggins, Program Developer for MTW Solutions, Cynthia Scroggins, Human Resources Associate for Lincoln University, Prity Stubinger (’02), Owner of Prity Studios, and Donald Wood (’00), Executive Director of Development for Westminster College.

Overall, students gave the evening high ratings. They said the Table Hosts were very helpful and commented that they left with an increased understanding of dining etiquette.  Some students had the following things to say about the experience:

“Very useful information to be applied in a real-world experience.”
“Very helpful in increasing knowledge and practice of dining and mingling etiquette.”
“Contained everything I would have thought of, and some things I didn’t.”
“Our table host was very willing to share her wisdom with us.”

The following students attended the dinner:


Kafui Addipah
James Alley
Ann Amenuvor
Rachel Backes
Nicholas Baldoni
Andrew Baldwin
Amanda Bright
Alexa Brockmann
Brianne Burns
Mandela Byam
Grace Clifton
Courtney Cooper
Maulik Dave
Kirsten Dillender
Caitlin Dillon
Arno Easterly 
Max Edele
Meghan Gardiner
Lee Goatley
Alessandra Graber
Michael Greaves
Hyejeong Han
Alexander Happell
Robert Hendron
Rachel Hyde
Flor Juarez
Gaurav Khanal
Justin King
Wanjiku Kingara
Joshua Kling
Jennyfer Larios
Christopher Leonard 
Leigh Ann Lutz
Robert Marti
Heather Martin
David McDermott
Rosemary Michaud
Michael Middaugh
Hannah Minor
Ashley Moore
Emily Moore
Paula Moscoso
Nathaniel Moulton
Seseong Oh
Mateja Pehar
Tiara Pettijohn
Paola Protti Nunez
Brittney Regal
Emma Reynolds
Allison Ritter
Ryan Roark
Samuel Shellabarger
Megan Smith
Danielle Smulczenski
Nancy Stukenborg
Jared Swope
Misty Todd
Claudio Velasco Algaranaz
Siri Wagner
Kelsi Watkins
Dillon Williams
Susan Young

Photo above right: Rachel Backes and Brianne Burns conversed with other Westminster students and Table Host Stacy Minnick during the mix and mingling session.
Photo above left: Sparkling red and white grape juice began the Professional Etiquette Dinner’s mix and mingling session.

Photo below: Students enjoyed learning dining etiquette from their Table Host Tamara Caston ’06.