Austin “Levi” Blazer

Levi graduated as the Salutatorian with honors and distinction from Cocke County High School.  He is the son of Tony and Gayla Blazer.  He served as president of Future Business Leaders of America, Student Council, National Honors Society, and as a member of Key Club, Principal’s Student Council, Beta Club, and the Math Club.  He competed in Scholars’ Bowl for two years and served as the editor of his high school yearbook, the Chanticleer.  He earned first place in the regional and state Future Business Leaders of America parliamentary procedures competition and went on to place at the national level.  His awards include being voted Mr. Cocke County High School in his senior year as well as Cocke County’s AP Human Geography award and English I Honors award.  He participated in Cross Country, Track and Field and Tennis.  He volunteered with Angel Tree Ministries, Edgemont Elementary School and Friends of Tennessee’s Babies.

Levi graduated from Belmont University with a Bachelor of Science in both Public Health and Corporate Communication.  He was a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity, where he served as Community Service Chair and Chapter President during his undergraduate studies.  He also served on the Inman College of Health Sciences Dean’s student advisory board and volunteered with University Ministries and Belmont Best Buddies.  Levi’s college internships with Monroe Carrel Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and the Tennessee Department of Health helped him secure a place at Change Healthcare, a multinational healthcare technology company, where he has signed a two-year contract for fresh graduates.  In his role, he will be assigned a new job on a rotational basis every 6 months, where he will develop skills in numerous aspects of healthcare technology.  His job is remote and he is currently working from his home in Parrottsville, Tennessee.

    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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    Greeneville, TN 37744


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