Cathy Hughes, was honored in her hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, where she received several recognitions for her life of service. Some of the highlights are listed below with photos and video from the various occasions.
- Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Cathy Hughes visited the Omaha Star newspaper, where she worked as a teenager and Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart where she attended high school.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
- Paxton Boulevard, the street on which Ms. H lived as a child, was named Cathy Hughes Boulevard, and Cathy Hughes Day was proclaimed by the Omaha City Council.
Friday, May 18, 2018
- Ms. H received the Legends Award from Omaha’s Empowerment Network and served as keynote luncheon speaker at the 11th Annual Rebuilding the Village and Changing the Game Conference.
Later that evening, she was inducted into the Omaha Press Club with its installation of her caricature, the Club’s ‘Face on the Barroom Floor.’ Her image is now featured among other noted inductees including: Warren Buffet, Johnny Carson, MLB star Bob Gibson, and 1972 Heisman Trophy winner, Johnny Rodgers.
The Mayor of Omaha, Jean Stothert, proclaimed a second Cathy Hughes Day.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
- Ms. H’s group toured the historic Boys Town, with its president Father Steven Boes as their guide.