Mabel Baleigh Olson

Mabel is from Sullivan County and a graduate of Sullivan East High School. She is the daughter of Melissa Pope and William Olson. At Sullivan East, she served as Student Council president, Homecoming Chair, SkillsUSA CAD president, and Mu Alpha Theta secretary/treasurer. She was a Peer Tutor for math students. She was a member of National Honors Society, Beta Club, and was a senior leader on the Sullivan East Lady Patriot Basketball Team. She earned third place in technical drafting at SkillsUSA State Competition and a Certificate of Merit in Personal Finance, CAD 1 and CAD 2. She was nominated by her principal for the EPIC Award. She was recognized by Middle Tennessee State University for outstanding academic dedication as a freshman, to be a part of the True Blue 100.

Mabel is attending Tennessee Technological University and majors in Electrical Engineering.  At TTU, Mabel serves as Vice President of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and Treasurer of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). She is a member of Tau Beta Pi.  She completed an electrical engineering internship at Nuclear Fuel Services. She completed a summer internship with Bright Ridge of Johnson City, in 2022.  She was awarded the Captain William Lafayette Anderson Endowed Scholarship for Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Excellence in Electric Power Endowed Scholarship from TTU.

    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.


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    P.O. Box 1508
    Greeneville, TN 37744


    (423) 820-8181


    (423) 588-5933