Tyson Summer Intern: Hunter Yearington

Meet A Mustang

Jul 22, 2021 • Meet a Mustang

Hunter Yearington is a junior at Morningside from Clarinda, Iowa. Hunter is majoring in history with a minor in business. He is involved with track and cross country and is the president of Phi Alpha Theta. Hunter is a Tyson Summer Intern working with the Sioux City Historic Preservation Commission

            At the Historic Preservation, Hunter will be researching older buildings in the community to potentially apply to the national historic district. Hunter is rewarded by seeing research being used in the application process, and he also enjoys the free lunches he receives.

            Working at the Historic Preservation has work that requires deadlines and event management, and Hunter recognizes that the organizational and project management skills he’s honing will help him become a better student. “I think that this work will help me with my researching and writing skills for upper-level classes” says Hunter.

            Hunter knew he wanted to continue being a track athlete in college, so when he looked at Morningside, he was impressed by the track team along with the campus size. The friends he has made as part of that team are something he truly values. However, the most attractive thing that Morningside had to offer him was the supportive professors. Once enrolled, Hunter says Professor Pat Bass became an important mentor in helping him think about his career and has helped Hunter improve his writing.

            Outside of academics, Hunter enjoys fishing and hiking at Stone State Park.

            The Tyson Foods Summer Community Internship Program at Morningside University is possible through the generosity of Tyson Foods. It provides full-time college students an eight-week paid summer internship to assist community organizations while gaining experience with diverse social issues.