Dennis McWilliamsFounder and CEO of Apollo Endosurgery, Inc., Dennis Lee McWilliams, was recognized by the Texas Exes, The University of Texas Alumni Association, at the 2007 Outstanding Young Texas Ex Awards held on Saturday, May 19, 2007. The Texas Exes inaugurated the award in 1980 to recognize young alumni who are distinguished in their fields and have demonstrated a continuing interest in The University of Texas and the Texas Exes. A recipient must be under the age of 40 to receive the award.

McWilliams was born and raised in Austin, Texas. He received his bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering with honors from The University of Texas at Austin in 1993. After convincing McWilliams to study Aerospace Engineering, Jack Boyd and Hans Mark became his lifelong mentors. John Boyd, Senior Advisor for History at NASA Ames Research Center, said, “I have known Dennis for almost 20 years and found him to be not only a very bright entrepreneur but also a person of superb character, which any university would be proud to have as an alumnus.”

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