By Lindsay Perry
On Sept. 20 the Student Government Association hosted the annual Traditions Dinner in the Belk Dining Hall.
Up until the late 1980’s Peace students ate in Main Parlor and were required to wear dresses to dinner. Once a table of eight students filled up, they were then served family style.
Every year the students of William Peace University are invited to a special dinner where they are served “family style” and are waited on by some of our faculty and staff. It is a time for students to come together to celebrate Peace and honor some of the beloved traditions.
This year Belk Dining Hall was decorated for the event with each table being covered in a white tablecloth and each plate garnished with a single red rose.
It is also tradition for the First Year Class Council members to be announced as well as the appointment of the SGA Member at Large. Maiah Overton-Ashford was announced as First Year Class President, Shannon Turner as Vice President, and Michael Joines as Secretary/Treasurer. Deja Gainey was appointed as Member at Large for SGA.
“The most memorable parts of Traditions Dinner included the drumroll by Jacob Ennis in his announcement of the student council,” said Shannon Turner, the new first year VP. “It was nice to see how classy and dressed up WPU students can be.”
The Traditions Dinner is one of the first of many traditions event that is planned each year by the SGA Traditions Coordinator.
The next event is Fall Cocktail on Oct. 21.