COLLEGE STATION — Carolyn Orts of Gonzalez has received a Texas A&M Vice Chancellor’s Award in the category of Staff Awards, Office and Administrative Staff.
The honor was presented Jan. 9 during the Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence ceremony in College Station.
Orts is a technician at the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory’s Sam and Sally Glass Poultry Diagnostic Laboratory in Gonzalez. She began her duties in 1976 and “has been a steady presence” there ever since, according to Dr. Martin Ficken, resident director.
“Almost everything related to the laboratory goes through Carolyn before it goes out to internal or external customers,” Ficken wrote in a nomination letter. “Carolyn has an excellent working knowledge of poultry diseases and management practices, both for large production units and small backyard and hobby poultry producers. For the most part, when a company representative calls in, they wish to talk to Carolyn since she has the information they need at her fingertips.”
Orts “oversees and runs all aspects of the lab, with the exception of necropsy and related veterinary duties,” Ficken wrote. “Her performance exceeds what is expected from her position. She is a positive influence in the laboratory and to all who enter its doors.”
The Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence were established in 1980 to recognize the commitment and outstanding contributions of Texas A&M AgriLife faculty and staff statewide.