Nyein admitted to divinity, music schools
Zack Nyein, of Alcoa, has been dually admitted into the Yale Divinity School and Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. The Institute of Sacred Music has awarded Nyein a full tuition scholarship and stipend for his three years of study at Yale during which he will pursue a Master of Divinity degree.
Nyein graduated summa cum laude in the Chancellor’s Honors Program at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 2011. Since then he has worked as a collegiate ministry leader, serving as the Episcopal campus chaplain for UT Chattanooga.
He is a 2007 graduate of Heritage High School. He is the son of Cathy Nyein Rhodes of Alcoa and Tun Nyein of Burma. His grandparents are Charles F. and Christine Coatney, of Maryville.