Nathelyne Archie Kennedy ’59
Nathelyne Archie Kennedy ’59, our first female engineering graduate, received a bachelor of science degree in Architectural Engineering in 1959. Kennedy is founder, president and chief executive officer of Kennedy and Associates in Houston – a minority-owned, woman-owned and women-operated civil/structural consulting engineering firm. Kennedy was one of the first African-American women in Texas to be registered as a professional engineer.
Kennedy has made many contributions in Houston, Such as in the construction of the Reliant Stadium, Minute Maid Park, and the Light Metro Rail System.