Interview 109: Marichal Gentry on “10 Things Parents Should Consider When Preparing Their Kids From College”

  • Background as enrollment outreach coordinator at Durham Academy, Education at Sewanee, UNC Chapel Hill, and at Harvard
  • His background from going from business to education to Duke
  • His experience in Student Life and as a Dean; he has served in various roles at Sewanee: University of the South, Middlebury College, and Yale University
  • The importance of independence
  • The importance of FERPA
  • How students need to learn how to handle alcohol Cannabis and drugs, including prescription drugs
  • Consent for physical contact, sexual advances, what it means to say “no”
Marichal Gentry
  • What students should do if they experience sexually inappropriate behavior
  • Unhealthy Eating habits and Sleeping habits
  • The importance of Staying active
  • Workshops at the counseling center, including peer health workshops
  • Unexpected changes in appearances, sexual orientation, pronoun use, spirituality, changes in their college major

You can also listen on Episode 246 and Episode 248