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Abilene, Texas community advocate and civic leader Petty Hunter was recognized at a hometown award ceremony last Friday as one of 10 national recipients of USA Network’s Characters Unite Awards in 2013. In partnership with Suddenlink, USA Network presented the award and a check for $5,000 to support Hunter’s community projects.
Hunter was recognized for displaying outstanding leadership in spearheading positive social change in the areas of education, civic duty, economic and community development and elder care.
Shown at the award ceremony are (left to right) Suddenlink Senior Director of Operations Jason Gebhart, Abilene Mayor Norm Archibald, Petty Hunter and NBCUniversal Director of Marketing Fred Haug. (Photo courtesy of Cooper Neill/USA Today)
Entries, including a maximum 500-word essay on how the nominee meets the criteria of character, impact and influence, can be submitted online.
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.