Release Date: 
Thursday, April 9, 2020

HFC instructor volunteers at two coronavirus testing sites

William Carrington

HFC instructor William Carrington has been volunteering during the coronavirus pandemic at the Detroit coronavirus community test site and at the Wayne State University Physician Group (UPG) community test site. He participates on the tester, intake, and support staff.

“By volunteering my time, I am a part of something bigger than myself. I am trying to make the world better a better place, one action at a time. My philosophy is that I must make my brothers' and sisters' problems my own and help solve them together,” said Carrington, a Knoxville, TN native who currently lives in Pontiac.

Carrington is a Data and Quality Manager at the Wayne State School of Medicine. He teaches sociology at HFC and Oakland Community College. This is his first year teaching at HFC.

Inspired by the selflessness of healthcare workers

An alumnus of Flint Academy High School, Carrington earned his associate degree in business management/general business from C.S. Mott Community College in Flint. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Spring Arbor University, his master’s degree in public administration from the University of Michigan-Flint (UM-Flint), and his master’s degree in sociology from Wayne State.

“To see so many healthcare workers across the city of Detroit come together to help stop the spread of the coronavirus regardless of race, gender, religion, and political affiliation, has been inspiring,” said Carrington. “The greatest thing that we can do for each other in a time of adversity is to demonstrate love. As a community, as a state, as a nation, as a people, we have to come together in times like this.”