Julia King, May 31st, 2016
Christopher Bybee ’17 is one of 36 college students in Texas selected as a Future Texas Business Legends Scholar by the Texas Business Hall of Fame (TBHF), which carries a $15,000 scholarship award. The TBHF recognizes students who define entrepreneurial ventures with impact to future business in Texas.
Bybee is a business honors and finance major. He won a Texas A&M Class Star Leadership Award for the class of 2017, and a 2016 Texas A&M Fraternity Man of the Year Award. He has served as a Texas A&M Maroon Coat, which enhances the impact of the Texas A&M Foundation through ambassadors, stewardship and selfless service by meeting with and spending time with current and prospective donors of Texas A&M; and served as President for his fraternity Phi Gamma Delta. He was also a participant in the Horizons program, an intense Investment Banking program focused on professional and technical development, as well as interview preparation.
Bybee also has worked at Startup Aggieland, where he has helped form two companies.
Eric Newman, assistant director of Business Honors and Business Fellows at Mays, said Bybee stood out as a young entrepreneur from the moment they met. Bybee had already successfully launched Sno Boat, a floating snow cone stand on Lake Austin. “While Christopher has remained involved with entrepreneurship during his time at Mays Business School, what stands out more is his commitment to his own development for the service of others,” Newman said. “His peers admire him and follow his leadership. They trust him for both his character and his ability.”
Bybee will join the other 2016 recipients at the Annual Scholarship Luncheon in San Antonio in October.
The TBHF Foundation is a non-profit organization of 70 directors who are business leaders from cities throughout the state. The organization’s mission is to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of Texas business leaders, to perpetuate and inspire the values of entrepreneurial spirit, personal integrity and community leadership in all generations of Texans.