Madeline Danielle Standbridge

Madeline, daughter of Jeff and Stacy Standbridge, graduated from Sullivan East High School where she ranked first in her class, maintained a 4.0 grade point average, and graduated with honors and distinction. She served as the president of Student Council and the Beta Club. She was the project coordinator of the National Honor Society and a member of the Key Club and HOSA. She was chosen to represent her high school by attending SCOPE and HOBY, and also attended Governor’s School for Emerging Technologies at Tennessee Tech. She lettered in volleyball and softball, earning all-district honors in softball. Madeline is active in her church and community through the Angel Tree Project, Family Promise, Youth sports camps, and mission trips.

Madeline graduated from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a degree in Microbiology and a minor in Public Health. During her time at UT, she participated in Gamma Sigma Sigma, Alternative Breaks, Student Government, Mortar Board, Leadership Knoxville Scholars, and was the Operations Director Intern at Smokey’s Pantry. She worked in a research position in Curitiba, Brazil through the MHIRT Rhodes program in summer 2018 at Pele Pequeno Principe Institute conducting research on individuals with gastric cancer that is linked to Li Fraumeni Syndrome. She worked at Pittsburgh Mercy Family Health Center as a Patient Navigator on a twelve month assignment with Americorps.

Madeline attends the Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University, where she is pursuing her master’s in Public Health. She was elected Student Government Association Liaison for Quillen College of Medicine; Co-Leader of the Family Medicine Interest Group; Co-leader of the Addiction Medicine Interest Group; Co-leader of Students for Health Equity; and as the Community Service Representative for the Student National Medical Association (SNMA). She was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and serves as the Quillen Chapter’s Treasurer.

    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.


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


    (423) 820-8181


    (423) 588-5933