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Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare VP honored with lifetime achievement award

(WMC-TV) - Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare Vice President Cato Johnson was awarded the "Arthur S. Holman Lifetime Achievement Award" by the University of Memphis.

Leaders in government, sports, business, and other profession often get advice from Johnson.

Even in the midst of all those powerful people he stays humble.

"There are others who have done quite a bit more than I have," he exclaimed.

Johnson's latest honor came February 1 when the governor, local mayors, and many others turned out to celebrate the prestigious honor.

He says a big highlight was when his son, Cato Jr., read a tribute to him.

"When your child does a special tribute it trumps everything because the greatest legacy we will leave will be the legacy of our children," said Johnson.

Johnson was the first African-American alumni president at the U of M back in the 1990s. He has spent a lifetime supporting the university.

Cigna Insurance dedicated a University of Memphis scholarship for $30,000 in Johnson's name. The scholarship will be given out every year to an African-American freshman.

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