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I was honored to attend the ceremony not only as a Schipulite – but as an Aggie myself (class of 2007 – Whoop!).
Some interesting facts about this year’s class:
Schipul is honored to be on the short list of 12 companies who have made the list for 4 out of the 5 years
Our fearless leader Ed Schipul is a class of 1990 Political Science major. The class of 1990 is the most represented class in the 2009 list
The 2009 Aggie 100 employ over 10,000 employees and did over 7.6 billion in revenue last year
The college of engineering represents over 50% of the list
The keynote speaker was A&M track and field coach Pat Henry – who talked about bouncing back in hard times by quoting Mike Tyson: “Everybody has a plan… until they get hit”
We spent the afternoon at the awards reception, and then spent some quality time bonding at the Dixie Chicken – the most famous bar in College Station. The Chicken is the home of the famous Aggie ring dunk tradition (where Ags christen their rings by dropping them in a pitcher of beer and drinking the whole thing as quickly as possible) – and it’s the location where my parents met in the late 70’s.
A perfect afternoon enjoying cheese fries and playing dominoes was the cherry on the cake of a great day. I am extremely thankful for Aggieland and the wonderful people in it. A&M is a place like none other and I loved my time there – and the opportunity to go back!
Another huge thanks to Ed for letting me be a part of the tradition!