VLK Architects Honored at Texas A&M's 2017 Aggie 100
College Station, Texas – On October 27, Texas A&M University recognized VLK Architects as a member of the 2017 Aggie 100 which honors the fastest-growing companies that are owned or operated by Texas A&M alumni. VLK Architects was ranked 62nd of 100 companies, as firm leaders gathered with fellow honorees to celebrate their entrepreneurial endeavors and success at the Hall of Champions at Kyle Field, located on Texas A&M’s campus.
When asked about any advice or wisdom she had regarding what it takes to own and lead a successful business, A&M Alumna and VLK Partner, Leesa Vardeman said, “Grit, determination to excel at any task, a willingness to lead others in the pursuit of excellence and a passion to solve problems brought to ownership. Architecture has been a very rewarding profession and I am very proud of our organization.”
The Aggie 100 program was created by Mays Business School’s McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship which provides encouragement, education, networking, and assistance to entrepreneurially-minded students, faculty, and Texas businesses. The inaugural Aggie 100 award ceremony began in 2005 and has developed into a prestigious, long-standing tradition.
“The 13th Annual Aggie 100 is a very impressive representation of Aggie excellence. The honorees bring the best to their respective industries and are keeping the Aggie entrepreneurial standards alive and well,” said Richard H. Lester, Executive Director of the Mays Business School’s McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship. “As always, we’re very proud of these Aggie entrepreneurs, and we celebrate the success of all Aggie companies that live by the Aggie Code of Honor: Aggies do not lie, cheat or steal or tolerate those who do. We need more of that in today’s business world.”
The Aggie 100 list in its entirety may be viewed at www.aggie100.com