Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana


March 11, 2014

Students dine with executives

Oldenburg Academy business students had the opportunity to dine in style Friday, Feb. 28, as Batesville Casket Co. representatives hosted an etiquette luncheon for Jonathon Maple’s business foundations and marketing classes, reports Kayla Wessling, OA marketing communications coordinator.

After a welcome by Batesville President Kim Ryan, students were given a tour of the Batesville Global Headquarters. Students saw different types of caskets and options to remember loved ones and learned about the production that takes place at Batesville.

Then students spent time learning the “do’s and don’ts” of etiquette in a business setting. John Schutte, vice president of sales, led a discussion on proper etiquette during a formal dinner. He instructed the students, “be yourself and be comfortable!” Students had the opportunity to ask individual questions on a one-on-one basis with the four executives that sat throughout the tables.

Diane Kinker, SMART Program director and event co-host, led the discussion in interview skills, what to wear and tips for a successful interview. She reminded students to “be professional and look the part. If you don’t know what looks right, don’t be afraid to ask someone.”

Schutte told his career story of how he never anticipated being where he would be. His message stood out with junior Kirsten Ricke, who walked away feeling “reassured when he said ‘Don’t be afraid to fail because everyone fails, but when you fail, fix the problems and try again until you get it right.’”

Maple, who helped organize the event, noted, “It’s always my favorite event of the year. These are necessary skills for students to know to be successful in today’s business world. We are so grateful to have this opportunity.”

Sophomore Meghan Gray stated that she learned “BMW: Bread, meal, water. I found this very helpful because I always wonder which water is mine!”

Senior Josh Hollingsworth said that he will remember to “wear a power tie and to be yourself in an interview.”

Senior Daniel Mullen summarized the event by saying that it was a lot more than learning what fork to use. “I learned that taking chances and embracing risks can be just as important as hard work in one’s career.”



Text Only
  • ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS West Virginia UniversityParker Blessing, Batesville, has been named to the president’s list at West Virginia University for the spring 2014 semester. He received this honor by achieving a perfect 4.0 grade-point-average. Blessing also graduated at th

    July 22, 2014

  • sch - bv071514 - Brelage scholarship Dreyer awarded nursing scholarship Margaret Mary Health officials, in conjunction with the Ripley County Community Foundation, have awarded the 2014 Doris A. Brelage Nursing Scholarship to Madison Dreyer, Batesville. The 2011 Batesville High School graduate, who is pursuing a nursing

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • sch - bv072214 - Bourquein, Dennis Bourquein is IRTA president-elect The Indiana Retired Teachers’ Association president-elect is Dennis Bourquein, Batesville.He also is IRTA Legislative Committee chair. Bourquein served as IRTA Area 8 director from 2006-10 and has been an IRTA Public Relations Committee member for fo

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Private College Week July 21-25 Students, parents and others interested in the college selection process are invited to tour one or more of Indiana’s 31 private, nonprofit colleges and universities Monday-Friday, July 21-25, to experience the personality of each campus through info

    July 18, 2014

  • Ivy Tech offers new programs The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has approved new programs within the Ivy Tech Community College School of Computing and Informatics. The Lawrenceburg and Madison campuses will offer two new programs this August, server administration and

    July 18, 2014

  • IUPUC adds new concentration The Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus Division of Business is launching a new concentration in health services administration as part of its undergraduate curriculum. Required courses will be offered beginning with the start of fall class

    July 18, 2014

  • sch - bv070814 - Luken, Lois Luken elected IRTA director Lois Luken, Batesville, has recently been elected as the new Area 10 director of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association, which includes Ripley, Dearborn, Jennings, Jackson, Washington, Scott, Jefferson, Ohio, Switzerland, Clark and Floyd counties,

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • sch - bv070114 - FCCLA driving safety EC FCCLA receives recognition Five East Central Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapter members recently traveled to Washington, D.C., for Monumental, the 25th Annual National Service-Learning Conference and the 26th Global Youth Service Day, reports adviser Brend

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS Ivy Tech Community CollegeThirty-seven students from Ivy Tech Community College campuses across the state were named to this year’s All-Indiana Academic Team. The academic competition, which scores students on academic honors, activities including le

    July 18, 2014

  • 4-H members reach milestone Nineteen Franklin County 4-H'ers have achieved the milestone of becoming 10-year members: Elizabeth Bachus Parents: Tom and Pam Bachus School: 2014 Oldenburg Academy graduate Club: Brookville Lakers Favorite projects: Sewing and photography Future pl

    July 15, 2014

Featured Ads
AP Video
Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 U.N. School in Gaza Hit by Israeli Strike Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground Officials Warn of Avoidable Death in Hot Cars Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' House Committee at Odds Over Obama Lawsuit Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands Raw: UN School Used As Shelter Hit by Tank Shell Raw: Gunmen Attack Iraqi Prison Convoy Plane Leaves Ukraine With More Crash Victims The Rock Brings Star Power to Premiere Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record
Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.