Alumni News

Phyllis Farlow (M.Ed. '05) named Phillips Middle School Student Support Person of the Year, Receives Carol Ambrosio Award for Leadership in Counseling

Phyllis Farlow, a 2005 graduate of the School’s M.Ed. program in School Counseling, recently received two recognitions from Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. She was named Student Support Person of the Year at Guy B. Phillips Middle School and received the 2007 Carol Ambrosio Award for Leadership.

Farlow received her undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985. She spent the next 20 years working in graphic design, copywriting and communications before returning to UNC-Chapel Hill to complete her degree in school counseling. She has been a counselor at Phillips Middle School for two years.

Sponsored by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation, the Carol Ambrosio Award recognizes school counselors in the district who go above and beyond the normal course of work in serving the students, school and greater community. Farlow was noted for her ability to exhibit humor and insight, promote positive collaboration, and advocate for students, colleagues and other teachers. She was honored at the district’s 25th Annual Recognition Banquet held May 31 at the Carolina Club.

The School Counseling, M.Ed., program is a 14-month, 60 credit-hour program that focuses exclusively on school counseling.

The program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and by the state of North Carolina.