Columbia State Community College announces the establishment of a new scholarship endowment honoring the legacy of the late Marcus Magee, a beloved member of the community.

Magee served the college as the director of IT, marketing systems, business intelligence and enterprise analytics at Tractor Supply Company.

He was integral in creating a partnership with Columbia State and TSC in order to promote and encourage students to pursue a career in the field of information technology.

Following his passing, friends, family and community sought to create an endowed scholarship for Columbia State students to continue to pursue their goals in his memory.

“Mr. Magee encouraged students to pursue their goals and, as director of IT, marketing systems, business intelligence and enterprise analytics at Tractor Supply Company, helped promote opportunities for them by building partnerships with Columbia State,” said Bethany Lay, Columbia State vice president for Advancement and executive director of the Columbia State Foundation.

“We are appreciative of family and friends, creating the Marcus Magee Endowed Scholarship in his memory to continue encouraging students in the field of IT.”  

The new scholarship is created for students in computer technology or a related field of study. It will help students participating in the capstone program as part of their studies.

The Columbia State Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports and partners with the college to positively impact student success and the communities in which it serves.

Columbia State serves Southern Middle Tennessee as a comprehensive community college serving southern Middle Tennessee with the mission of nurturing success and positively in its students and the goal of changing lives through teaching, learning and service.

Established in 1966 as Tennessee’s first community college, Columbia State has grown to five campuses including Columbia, Williamson, Lawrence, Lewisburg and Clifton.

The college was recognized as a finalist in the 2018 Awards of Excellence for Advancing Diversity, Outstanding College/Corporate Partnership and Student Success by the American Association of Community Colleges. Columbia State was also named one of the Top 150 U.S. community colleges by the Aspen Institute for 2017 and 2019.

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