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History: Firsts of the College

1898 First Graduate

Harry C. Boyd - Bachelor of Industry

1913 First Engineering Degree

J. B. Bradley, Sr. (Engr.)

1915 First Specific Discipline Degree


1924 First Mechanical Engineering Degree

James M. Murphy (M/E) (Mechanical/Electrical)
Harold Beckmam

1928 First Electrical Engineering Degree


1942 First Chemical Engineering Degrees


1948 First Female Engineering Graduate

Virginia Louise Warren

1951 First Agricultural Engineering Degree

Leon R. Butler

1952 First Petroleum Engineering Degrees


1956 First Geology Degrees


1959 First Industrial Engineering Degrees


1959 First Masters Degree

Henry L. Ehrlich, Jr.

1970 First Computer Science Degrees


1970 First Civil Engineering Technology Degree

Edward C. Dalyrymple, Jr.

1970 First Black Engineering Graduate

Roosevelt Hattin, Jr. (ME)

1971 First Ph.D.s


1972 First Land Surveying Technology Degree

Michael L. Hiers

1973 First Black Science Graduate

Marietta W. Leonard (Math)

1974 First Electrical Engineering Technology Degrees


1975 First Biomedical Engineering Degrees


1975 First Information Technology Degrees


1975 First Petroleum Engineering Technology Degrees


1977 First Mechanical Engineering Technology Degrees


1980 First Drafting Technology Degrees


2005 Nanosystems Engineering Degree Offered


2007 First Nanosystems Engineering Degree

Josh Brown

2012 Cyber Engineering Degree Offered