H.M. King High School graduate Dr. Leslie Mebane McClain has the distinction of earning a Ph.D. degree from one of the most prestigious universities in the United States, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Today, she serves on the faculty. McClain has made history by being the only H.M. King graduate to earn a Ph.D. from MIT and work there. Other HMK graduates, however, have received undergraduate MIT degrees.

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