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Free Teacher Workshop

Join Lyn Ford this Saturday, September 21 for a workshop on Educating the Mind and Heart: Storytelling Skills to Build Classroom Community. This class aims to show how the centuries-old art of storytelling can build community and encourage communication for K-2 classroom behaviors. This workshop is $30 but provided free to area teachers through the […]

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Niswonger Scholar Alumni Meet Commitment To Learn – Earn – Return

Niswonger Scholar Alumni Learn-Earn- Return Fundamental to the design and purpose of the Niswonger Foundation’s Scholarship and Leadership program is the Scholars’ commitment to return to Northeast Tennessee, using their education, experiences and personal commitment to serve as the leaders of the region.  This fall, the Niswonger Foundation welcomes four more Alumni home.  Spanning careers […]

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We Have Moved

THE NISWONGER FOUNDATION HAS MOVED! Our New Address Is: 223 NORTH MAIN STREET P.O. BOX 1508 GREENEVILLE, TN 37745 Our New Phone Number: 423-820-8181 WE ARE PLANNING A GRAND OPENING AT A LATER DATE

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Sophomore Recognized By Etsu And Niswonger Foundation For Teaching Coding In Summer Stem Camps

If you asked a high school student what his or her summer plans are, you probably wouldn’t expect to hear Veronica Watson’s response – teaching teens computer coding. The Elizabethton High School (EHS) sophomore first began coding at a week-long summer Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Camp for 5th – 12th grade students organized by East […]

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JCHS Niswonger Scholars Accomplishing Great Things

Jefferson County’s Niswonger Scholarship/Leadership Program alumni are spread from Dallas to Boston and from Chicago back to Jefferson County.  They are leading change through careers in business, education and the legal profession.  Two have completed their obligations to reinvest in the region that produced them. Beginning with Nashville attorney, Trey Reliford, who graduated in 2006, […]

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Niswonger Foundation Announces Five New Scholars

The NISWONGER FOUNDATION has selected five high school seniors to join the Scholarship and Leadership program in Fall 2019.  Currently, there are 19 Niswonger Scholars, with the newly selected students bringing the total to 24.  The Foundation also has 72 Alumni of the program. Unique to other scholarship and leadership programs, the goal of this […]

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East Tennessee State University Forms Dual Enrollment Partnership With Niswonger Foundation

News Release Office of University Relations Contact: Amanda Mowell November 15, 2018 JOHNSON CITY – Building on strong histories of providing quality educational opportunities, East Tennessee State University and the Niswonger Foundation are partnering to provide online dual enrollment opportunities for high school students in East Tennessee and beyond. Through Niswonger Online, students can earn […]

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Niswonger Foundation Provides Online Coursework Benefitting Students Across Tennessee

What started as a Niswonger Foundation program to expand course offerings for high school students in Northeast Tennessee, is now spreading across the State, increasing academic opportunities and providing flexibility in course scheduling for hundreds of students. Niswonger Online began with funding from a U.S. Department of Education Investing in Innovation (i3) grant in 2011. […]

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Niswonger Foundation’s Federal Grant Set To Impact Region’s Literacy Development

Students in grades six through eight, across 14 Northeast Tennessee school systems, are beginning to experience the benefits of the Niswonger Foundation’s Rural LIFE program after a year of strategic planning and implementation. Rural LIFE (Literacy Initiative Focused on Effectiveness) is designed to improve literacy for middle school students in eighteen Northeast Tennessee school systems. […]

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

    PHONE

    (423) 820-8181

    FAX

    (423) 588-5933

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