"Trust is the key. Trust your students to make decisions—some will be good and others not-so-good. If their study habits aren’t robust, their grades will reflect that, and, if they fail, they will face the consequences. College is the best place to learn to fail, fall and fly because it provides durable support--one that allows for life lessons with a safety net. They will grow and learn in an environment created specifically for individuals with underdeveloped frontal lobes--one that develops their strengths, nurtures their weaknesses, provides experiences that will intentionally challenge them at their core, change them in the name of success, and prepare them for (hopefully) anything life throws their way."
Kerri Fowler has served as the Associate Director of Parents & Families Services at North Carolina State University since 2012. Ms. Fowler works collaboratively with her team to support Wolfpack parents and families as they navigate the undergraduate college experience in support of their NC State students. From large events and information programs to managing web, print and electronic communications, Ms. Fowler and the team of Parents & Families Services, works to ensure every undergraduate student’s support network remain connected to the university.