Derek Ryan Driskill

Derek Driskill is originally from Cocke County and a graduate of Cocke County High School. He is the son of Randy and Angel Driskill. At CCHS, he served as National Honors Society president, Beta Club secretary, Key Club Treasurer, and team captain for Scholars Bowl. He was a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Mu Alpha Theta, ACT+30 Club, and Walters State Community College Spanish Honors Society. He was team captain of the cross-country team, and the track team. He was a Boys’ Nation Finalist.

Derek is attending Carson-Newman University and majoring in Education (English, Science, Mathematics).  He participated in a National Alpha Chi Scholarship Competition in Texas, presenting a paper written by him and titled, “The Influence of Hebrew Patriarchy in Samson Agonistes: Interviews with Old Testament Scholars.” He was the National Winner for Region Three for his work on this paper.  He was selected as a Ledford Scholar through the ACA and was presented with a research grant.

    The Niswonger Foundation was established in 2001 to make a positive and sustainable difference in education in Northeast Tennessee. This dream was envisioned by Scott M. Niswonger, who founded Landair Transport, Inc. and Forward Air Corporation. These companies were the first two Greeneville-based companies to be taken public in the history of Greene County, Tennessee. Jointly, the companies have combined annual revenue of over one-billion-dollars and employ more than 5000 people.


    223 North Main Street
    P.O. Box 1508
    Greeneville, TN 37744


    (423) 820-8181


    (423) 588-5933