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May 20th, 2015

STEM Support For 4-H Earns Hughes Network Systems Award Finalist Nomination

[SatNews] Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) has been named a finalist in the corporate social responsibility category of the 2015 American Business Awards (ABA)—also known as the "Stevie Awards."

The company was nominated for its partnership between HughesNet® and 4-H to promote interest in STEM education via local, regional and national campaigns to help get America’s youth involved in science and technology activities.The ABA is considered the nation’s preeminent business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S. are eligible to submit nominations—public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. Hughes is competing in the category for organizations of up to 2,500 employees, to be selected as a winner of either a Gold, Silver or Bronze Stevie® Award.

“This is great recognition for a program that has already reached so many young people all over the country,” said Mike Cook, senior vice president, North America Division at Hughes. “Our Hughes and 4-H team has put a lot of effort into making this collaboration successful, and the kind of rewarding hands-on learning it provides for our youth is surely one of the best ways to cultivate their interest in STEM education.”

More than 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year. Finalists were chosen by scores of business professionals nationwide during first-round judging in April and May, and several specialized judging committees will determine Stevie Award placements from among them later this month.

The American Business Awards will be presented at two events; the ABA’s traditional banquet on Monday, June 22 in Chicago, and the new product and technology awards event on Friday, September 11, in San Francisco.