William Covington Legacy

William Covington headshot

William Covington was a man who embodied the idea of life-long learning. An active and engaged student, he was a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, was the recipient of the Hospitality and Tourism Management Award and was a nominee for the Carolyn Allred/Lewis Moore Outstanding Student Award. At the age of 66, he earned a hospitality and tourism management technical certificate just prior to passing after an eight-year battle with cancer. Outside of school, Covington was a member of the Prince Hall Freemasonry, attended Green Street Church of God, worked at the Embassy Suites in Franklin and was a radio show personality and host for several local stations.

In his honor, The Friends of William Covington ask that you join us to help other students benefit from William’s legacy as we work to support the Columbia State Community College Hospitality and Tourism Management Program with the goal of establishing an endowment that will provide student scholarships and help meet program needs.

“If you have the opportunity to get a formal education, go for it,” William once said. “When you’re given an opportunity to do something, don’t squander it.”

Donations can be made using the online form below or to the Columbia State Foundation.