Rithvik Vutukuri

Rithvik is the son of Sunitha Gunda and Suresh Vutukuri and he graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School with distinction. He is a National Merit Semifinalist. Rithvik received the AP Psychology Award, is a National AP Scholar, and an AP Scholar with Distinction. He served as president of the Student Council, President of both Mu Alpha Theta and the Beta Club. He was a builder, designer and programmer in Robotics and participated in the Science Olympiad and the National Science Bowl. He has volunteered with Holston Valley Medical Center, H.O.T.S. (Higher Order Thinking Skills), Operation Gratitude, Middle School Math Day and Rubiks Cube Lessons.

Rithvik is a graduate of Tulane University, where he earned his undergraduate and Masters degree in Neuroscience. While at Tulane, he was elected to the Undergraduate Student Government as a Senator for The School of Sciences and Engineering; as Internal Vice President of the Science and Engineering Honor Society; to serve as undergraduate representative for the Pre-Medical Society; and as medical school liaison for the Minority Association of Pre-Med Students. He received a grant from the Center of Engaged Learning and Teaching and a second grant from Newcomb-Tulane College to fund an independent research project.

He is pursuing a medical degree at Tulane University.

    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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