Our Employees: Above and Beyond

This is the first in an occasional series of profiles of Suddenlink employees who donate time to worthwhile causes in the communities where they live and work.

Suddenlink’s DeAnna Cottrell is a business support technician on the I.T. Helpdesk in St. Louis. Outside of work, she volunteers significant time to lead and mentor a local team of high-school-age students who participate in FIRST, a national group devoted to inspiring young people to pursue careers in science, technology, and engineering.

From Feb. 28 through March 1, DeAnna’s team will be competing in the 2008 St. Louis Regional robotics competition organized by FIRST, one of 41 such regional competitions held across the country from late Feburary through end of March.

Here’s wishing DeAnna and her team the very best of luck as they put their robots to the test. Who knows – maybe some of them will eventually seek careers in cable broadbanding engineering.

Visit the FIRST Web site to learn more about what the organization does, how to get involved, and where and when other regional competitions are scheduled.