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Students eat and practice etiquette over dinner

Etiquette Dinner Prepares Students for Dining Professionalism

The fall Etiquette Dinner, hosted by LCU Career Services, treated students to a four-course meal as a means to teach dining etiquette and professionalism. Over 70 people attended the dinner which is open to seniors and graduate students and their guests.

“Business interviews, meetings, and negotiations are often conducted over a meal,” explained Ashton Darrow, LCU Career Services specialist. “With the Etiquette Dinner, students enjoy an elegant four-course dinner as they learn how to become a polished professional.”

The dinner featured speaker Brenda Becknell, who conducts a full-service modeling and talent agency and has a history of teaching image awareness, modeling, and professionalism across West Texas. She has taught dining etiquette sessions at Texas Tech for over 12 years and has been leading etiquette sessions at LCU since 2011.

Topics included:

  • proper dining etiquette,
  • how to navigate a formal table setting, and
  • improving social skills and the art of conversation.

For those who were unable to attend the etiquette dinner, there will be another session in the spring semester. Career Services also hosts a number of job fairs and professional training events to prepare students for future careers which can be found on their “Upcoming Events” page.

For more information or help finding jobs suited for you, contact Ashton Darrow ( or Career Services ( to get started.