Irving Pressley McPhail

President/CEO, National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering

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President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering

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Yesterday at the  White House Summit on Community Colleges , President Obama said those two- year institutions are “the unsung heroes of America’s education system.”  He said they’ll…

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America once led the world in science and engineering, the keys to creating the jobs that generated record-breaking prosperity.

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