Matthew Johann Grimm

Matthew, son of Calvin and Elaine Grimm, graduated from Daniel Boone High School with a 4.0 GPA and as Salutatorian with both honor and distinction. He was a member of the Academic Team, Beta Club, and the National Honor Society. Matthew’s community service included weekly work, preparing meals for the homeless. He also worked in the Emergency Room at Johnson City Medical Center. Matthew received awards for his academics and recognition for his dedication and work to help the under-served in downtown Johnson City. He is a Sunday School teacher, musician, and a student leader in his church’s youth ministry.

Matthew received his undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He served on the Dean of Nursing’s Student Advisory Board. He graduated from Tusculum University with a Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner degree. He accepted a position with Kingsport Primary Care. He plans to continue his work in the ministry.

    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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    P.O. Box 1508
    Greeneville, TN 37744


    (423) 820-8181


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