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Niswonger Foundation And East Tennessee State University To Host Summer Enrichment Opportunities For Students

The Niswonger Foundation, in partnership with the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at East Tennessee State University, is entering the third year of providing opportunities for students to learn and practice coding skills. Week-long code camps have been provided in the summers of 2014 and 2015, with nearly 200 participants.  The instructors and families […]

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Niswonger Foundation Annual Counselor Convening

Offers “Inspired” Theme Providing quality professional development to support the efforts of our high school counselors continues to be a major focus of the work of the Niswonger Foundation.  Through our annual “Counselor Convening” we are able to bring together our NiswongerCARE advising staff along with the region’s school counselors, the financial aid and admissions counselors from […]

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Niswonger Foundation Selects Five New Scholars

Christian Dalton                  Elijah “Bo” Pless               Kori Smith Savannah Agan               Tanner Shively The NISWONGER FOUNDATION, founded by Greeneville, Tennessee businessman and philanthropist Scott M. Niswonger, has selected five high school seniors to join the Niswonger Scholars program.  […]

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Alumni Scholar Rachel Witt Fulfilling The Niswonger Foundation Mission At Tulane University

Our Niswonger Alumni Scholars continue to represent the mission of the Foundation in wonderful ways.  Rachel Witt, a Niswonger Alumna, attends Tulane University in their doctoral program, and recently had the opportunity to share her knowledge of anthropology with a group of middle-school girls.  Please click on the link below to see full story. Fostering […]

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The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Sponsored by the Niswonger Foundation Entertains more than 2000 Northeast Tennessee Students

More than 2000 students from Northeast Tennessee elementary schools attended two performances of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s “Young People’s Concert” at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center, in Greeneville, on Tuesday, November 3.  Sponsored by the Niswonger Foundation, the primary goal of this annual program is to provide the opportunity for children to see a quality orchestral performance. […]

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Score Prize Finalists Announced

Congratulations to our Region’s SCORE Prize Finalists! The Niswonger Foundation is proud to acknowledge the accomplishments of Grassy Fork Elementary School, recognized as a finalist in the middle school category, and Johnson City School System, recognized as a finalist in the district category, for the distinguished SCORE Prize. For the past five years, the State Collaborative on Reforming […]

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Free Teacher Workshop

International Storytelling Center Offers Free Teacher Workshop The International Storytelling Center (ISC) is excited to offer a teacher workshop, “Traditional Stories in the 21st Classroom,” on Saturday, September 26, from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Provided free to teachers through the support of the Niswonger Foundation, the workshop will be led by Tom Lee, a professional storyteller with […]

    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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