SME and the SME Education Foundation are mourning with great sadness the passing of the SME Education Foundation Board President, Dr. Irving P. McPhail. In his career, Dr. McPhail made outstanding and unforgettable contributions to the advancement of manufacturing and education. His service to the SME Education Foundation was marked by great passion for manufacturing education, deep commitment to broadening opportunities in this industry for all communities, and a sincere belief in the mission of the Foundation to inspire and support talented young people from all backgrounds.
SME and the SME Education Foundation extend our most sincere sympathies and condolences to his wife, Dr. Christine McPhail, his children Dr. Kamilah McKissick and Mr. Ralph Bessard, the Saint Augustine’s University community, and to all of his family and friends. We will honor his memory through our continued commitment to the work he began.