Etiquette Dinner Provides Lessons for Personal, Professional Interactions

Jacob Alplund, Brenda Beasley and Dewhitney Farrington enjoy Etiquette Dinner Introductions.

Northwood University Florida students recently gained both personal and professional protocol tips while enjoying their annual Career Services Etiquette Dinner. Designed to help students identify and avoid common etiquette pitfalls while presenting themselves in the best possible light, the reception and four course meal provided opportunities to create meaningful first impressions, provide proper follow-up, and more.

“It was great to see the students learn how to direct their listening skills toward what a person is saying, so that they can repeat the information to someone joining the group” smiled Midge Reichert, Director of Career Services of the affair. “From proper introductions, to correctly pulling out and sitting in a chair, to European air-kisses, our students learned several meaningful tips that will help to ensure they lead and make others feel comfortable in all types of social situations,” added Reichert of the event which was led by etiquette expert Jacqueline Whitmore.

Whitmore is a leading international etiquette expert and the founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach. She is the author of Business Class: Etiquette Essentials for Success at Work (St. Martin's Press, 2005), and Poised for Success (St. Martin's Press, November 2011).


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in seven states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.