Tyson Summer Intern: Riley Salzman

Meet A Mustang

Jul 25, 2021 • Meet a Mustang

            Riley Salzman is a junior nursing from Sioux Falls, S.D. Riley is involved with the Morningside Choir, Student Government, Spanish club, and Morningside Student Nursing Association. Riley is a Tyson Summer Intern working for the nonprofit Sioux City Human Rights Commission. At the Human Rights Commission, Riley is doing lots of community outreach by attending local events and setting up pop-up tents with resources and information.

            The nonprofit organization benefits the community because they uphold and enforce anti-discrimination laws and investigate cases in which members of the Siouxland community have been potentially discriminated against. They strive for a fair and equitable community for all.

             “The work I’m doing will make me a better student by allowing me to get a deeper feel for what the Siouxland community is all about. It makes me proud to be a part of Morningside’s community,” said Riley

            Riley was drawn to Morningside because of the small campus feel and the incredible nursing program. Riley has taken advantage of the small college feel by participating in many different programs and events Morningside provides. This is how Riley knew that Morningside was the right choice for him. “My experience is one that I don’t think I would have gotten at a larger campus,” says Riley.

            While at Morningside Riley has learned a lot, but the one person who he has particularly valued is Dr. Stacey Alex, a Spanish professor who has not only been a great professor in her discipline, but has also served as a professional mentor.

            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.