Miller-McCoy Academy for Mathematics and Business is named for Kelly Miller and Elijah McCoy for their contributions to the fields of mathematics and business/entrepreneurship. Kelly Miller was the first black mathematics graduate student. From Howard University, he received a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Mathematics (1901). He was later appointed professor of mathematics at Howard University. Elijah McCoy was a prominent inventor and businessman. He obtained as many as 57 patents mostly related to lubrication, but also included a folding ironing board and a lawn sprinkler. In 1920 he formed the Elijah McCoy Manufacturing Company.