Tyson Fresh Meats receives UNK College of Ed Community Service Award

UNK Communications

KEARNEY – Tyson Fresh Meats has received the University of Nebraska at Kearney College of Education’s “Excellence in Community Service Award.”

Tyson logoThe award is given in recognition of a business that has shown excellence in its dedication and funding for education and youth programs in its community. Tyson was acknowledged for its passion for children and education by inspiring and encouraging future generations in meaningful ways.

“The 2016 Excellence in Community Service Award represents a commitment to guiding and supporting our children and future leaders. In the spirit of UNK, they are difference makers,” said Sheryl Feinstein, dean of the College of Education.

Tyson Fresh Meats has made a significant difference in the community of Lexington. The company is a continual source of financial backing to Lexington’s YMCA youth programs, which offer active and fun programming for children in the community.

Annually, the company awards seven $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors to continue their education.

Additionally, Tyson assists in tuition reimbursement for its employees who return to school, and gives financial assistance to employees who seek their GED.

One of Tyson’s most outstanding contributions was the prominent role they played in starting a migrant pre-school. The company’s vision in this program, which is overseen by Lexington Public Schools, was to create a meaningful way to welcome and educate early childhood students, getting them started in the right direction.


Source: Sheryl Feinstein, 308.865.8502, feinsteing@unk.edu
Writer: Sara Giboney, 308.865.8529, giboneys2@unk.edu