Students gathered in Belk Dining Hall to celebrate Peace’s history by eating at the annual Traditions Dinner, hosted by the SGA on September 10.
Students were seated at tables of eight and were served family-style by members of the faculty and staff.
This was the way Peace students ate meals until the 1980s.
Belk Dining Hall was decorated with white tablecloths, roses and candles on each table.
Students were asked to dress nicely for the dinner, because in the past, Peace women were required to wear dresses to dinner.
Traditions Dinner is a favorite event among students.
“I like Traditions Dinner because it gives us a chance to actually sit down and be one big happy family like the girls did way back when,” said Tarecka Payne, a WPU sophomore.
Several alumnae also attended the Traditions Dinner to get to know students and commemorate their school.
“I like to talk to the students and hear what they do now as opposed to what we did then,” said Allison Leggett ’01.
Food served at the dinner included chicken, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots.
And to finish off the meal — Miss Denise’s iconic chocolate chip cookies.