Dr. Thomas Massey Cully

Tom is a graduate of Lincolnview High School in Van Wert, Ohio. He is the son of Ed and Sandy Cully and is married to Olivia Lewton Cully. He is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University with a major in biology/pre-medical curriculum.

He served as vice president of the Science Club and residence hall outreach coordinator, as well as a biology department teaching assistant. Tom received the “Bowman Hall Community Service Award.” He gained career experiences at Countryside Veterinary Services in Knoxville; Rome Veterinary Center, Rome, Pennsylvania; and the U.S. Department of Agriculture ARS Behavioral Research Unit, Purdue University. Tom also completed a marine ecology field study in the Cayman Islands.

Tom graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. While at Cornell he served as president of the Cornell Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA), secretary of the Christian Veterinary Fellowship, and captain of the Bovine Palpation Team. His awards include, American Association of Bovine Practitioners Amstutz Award, American Veterinary Medical Foundation & Zoetis Scholarship Award, the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association Distinguished Member Award, Zoetis Clinical Proficiency Award in Dairy Production Medicine, Leadership Recognition Award, and the New York State Veterinary Medical Society Senior Seminar Award. He was inducted into Phi Zeta National Veterinary Honor Society.

Tom spent four years as a herd veterinarian at Holsum Dairies, LLC in Hilbert, Wisconsin and four years as a dairy veterinarian at Maria Stein Animal Clinic in Maria Stein, Ohio. He, his wife Olivia, and their five children, Ruth, Abram, Judah, Simeon and Miriam relocated to Brookston, Indiana, where Tom is farm manager and professor of practice for the Purdue University Animal Sciences Department.

    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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