Characters Unite Program Seeks Nominations

Suddenlink is again partnering with USA Network for the third Characters Unite Awards, part of the network’s ongoing public affairs campaign to address social injustices and bridge cultural divides. The program recognizes extraordinary individuals who have made significant and lasting efforts to champion civil and human rights in their communities.

The nomination period for the awards runs through March 15. Entries, including a maximum 500-word essay on how the nominee meets the criteria of character, impact and influence, can be submitted online.

Last year, Chantel Miller, of Suddenlink-served Greenville, N.C., won an award for a photo documentary she created. In 2010, Jan Lilly-Stewart, who lives in Suddenlink-served Charleston, W. Va., was honored.

Characters Unite Award Winners Announced

Today, USA Network and Suddenlink honored Chantel Miller, Greenville, N.C., as a recipient of USA Network’s Characters Unite Award. The award recognizes those who have made extraordinary efforts in combating prejudice and discrimination while increasing tolerance and acceptance in their communities. She was among 10 winners selected from hundreds of nominees.

A junior majoring in Anthropology at East Carolina University in Greenville, Chantel created a photography documentary project to raise awareness of issues of intolerance and to share people’s stories in a creative way. Chantel hopes to raise money with her photo projects to help her friends and others facing bigotry pay for their college educations. She received a $5,000 grant for her work from Suddenlink and USA Network.