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HughesNet and National 4-H Council Win Silver Bulldog Corporate Social Responsibility Award


Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Partnership Recognized as a Winner for Supporting Education

Germantown, Md.HughesNet®, America’s #1 choice for satellite Internet service from Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), and National 4-H Council today announced their STEM partnership has been named a Bulldog Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Silver Award winner. With a shared passion for STEM, HughesNet and National 4-H Council have partnered to inspire the next generation of scientists, build future leaders, and power our country’s competitiveness in the global economy.

The Bulldog Corporate Social Responsibility Awards identify deserving companies and the 2017 winners were chosen exclusively by working journalists from a multitude of submissions representing the very best in public relations and communications. All campaigns were assessed on the basis of their ability to achieve extraordinary visibility and influence opinion, as well as on their creativity, command of media, technology and tenacity.

“We are truly honored to be recognized with our partner 4-H by the Bulldog Awards for our work. HughesNet and National 4-H Council share a passion for STEM education,” said Peter Gulla, senior vice president of marketing at Hughes. “Access to quality STEM education should be available to all youth, wherever they live. Kids all across the U.S. should be exposed to STEM. We are working to spark interest in STEM for future leaders by bringing hands-on STEM learning to the communities we serve. Not only is it important for the development of our youth, but it’s also important for our country’s future.”

With over 1 million active users, HughesNet is the nation’s leading high-speed satellite Internet service, reaching local communities supported by 4-H. The HughesNet/4-H partnership began in 2014, introducing American youth to hands-on, community-based STEM learning. Since then, the events HughesNet and National 4-H Council conducted together have provided hands-on STEM content to more than 100,000 youth across the country every year. Included among them has been 4-H National Youth Science Day (4-H NYSD), the world’s largest youth-led science challenge; the 4-H Youth in Action STEM Pillar Award; STEM days at local 4-H camps; and career exploration programs for National Engineers Week.

“It is an honor to be recognized as a Bulldog Corporate Social Responsibility Silver Award winner for our partnership with HughesNet,” said Artis Stevens, chief marketing officer at National 4-H Council. “We pride ourselves on our ability to work with our partners to make a positive impact on the lives of young people across the country, and we are thrilled that our work with HughesNet to inspire future STEM leaders is being recognized in such esteemed company.”