Tanner Lynn Shivley

Tanner is the son of Terry Shivley and Tammy and Robert Jarvis. He graduated from Sullivan South High School as a TN/VA Scholar and State of Tennessee Distinguished Graduate. He was a member of Sullivan South Baseball Team, National Honor Society, Beta Club, National Society of High School Scholars and Health Occupations Students of America. He received the Carson Newman Honors Scholarship and Bonner Scholar Faith and Justice Scholarship. His other awards include Honorary Usher- Senior Honors and Commencement, faculty nominee for Mr. Sullivan South and American Legion Boys’ State-Tennessee Technological University. He was active with community service through Cornerstone Fellowship Church, ER and Pediatrics at Wellmont Medical Center, Salvation Army, United Way, Boys and Girls Club and Saving Grace Baptist Church.

Tanner received his undergraduate degree from Carson-Newman University. He served as a Faith and Justice Scholar. He was a member of the Campus Advocacy Team at CN. He was a member/tutor of the WOW Program in Jefferson City and he served as a Journey Program mentor. He was a Student Coordinator for the CNU Summer Bridge Program. He received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, the highest honor presented to a student by Carson-Newman.

Tanner is Assistant Director of Student Experiences at Carson-Newman University.  He serves with some of the student outreach programs, as well, mainly PODER and Best Buddies.

    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


    (423) 588-5933