Editor’s note: This event has been canceled as a result of the statewide response to the global coronavirus outbreak.
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — Penn State Lehigh Valley students are invited to attend an etiquette dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, at Lehigh Country Club in Allentown. A diverse group of Penn State alumni will be seated with students to provide advice on professional networking and formal dining etiquette for future business lunches and dinners that students may attend during internships or in their careers.
Special guest speaker Dorlisa Goodrich Young, founder of the Delaware Valley School of Etiquette, will speak about the value of proper dining etiquette during the event.
Young is a Certified Children’s Etiquette Consultant professionally trained by the American School of Protocol in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from Spelman College in Atlanta, as well as a master of science in publishing from Pace University in New York. With more than 15 years serving in positions at several top publishing companies, Young has had a myriad of opportunities to refine and exhibit proper etiquette skills while attending brunches, luncheons, tea, dinners, receptions and special presentations.
“The etiquette dinner presents a fantastic opportunity for students to learn and practice formal dining etiquette in a safe and welcoming environment,” said Jessica Dow, career strategy coordinator at Penn State Lehigh Valley. “In the past, students have also benefited from the extensive group of alumni and employers in attendance who are seeking to hire Penn State Lehigh Valley students for internship and job opportunities.”
Registration must be made in advance; seating is limited and the deadline for registration is March 7. For this event, student attendees are required to pay a $15 fee at the time of registration. Professional attire is required. Students looking for more information should contact Emilie Keeler in Room 103 or via email at [email protected].
The cost for alumni and friends of Penn State is $50. For more information for alumni and friends, contact Diane McAloon at [email protected] or 610-285-5066. To register, visit the Etiquette Dinner registration webpage.