Past Rutgers University Honorary Degree Recipients

This list of honorary degree recipients is sortable by last name, year conferred, and degree type. Click on the title of the column to sort the list by that particular content.

We have added the honorary degree citations for some of our recipients. Click on the Citation images, where shown, to read them.

Last name First name Year Degreesort descending Citation
Baskin Leonard 1969 Doctor of Fine Arts
Louis Murray 2000 Doctor of Fine Arts
Hunter-Gault Charlayne 1994 Doctor of Fine Arts
Nevelson Louise 1972 Doctor of Fine Arts
Huxtable Ada Louise 1974 Doctor of Fine Arts
Child Julia 1992 Doctor of Fine Arts
Qualles Paris 2001 Doctor of Fine Arts
Lawrence Jacob 1988 Doctor of Fine Arts
Dodge Norton T. 1995 Doctor of Fine Arts
Shorter Wayne 2019 Doctor of Fine Arts
Bergman Robert P. 1997 Doctor of Fine Arts
Martinez Angela "Angie" 2020 Doctor of Fine Arts
Coffey Katherine Frances 1966 Doctor of Fine Arts
Marsalis Wynton 1997 Doctor of Fine Arts
Papp Joseph 1984 Doctor of Fine Arts
Hines Gregory 2004 Doctor of Fine Arts
Hines Jerome 1993 Doctor of Fine Arts
Blake James Hubert 1974 Doctor of Fine Arts
Parks Gordon Alexander 1980 Doctor of Fine Arts
Stern Isaac 1983 Doctor of Fine Arts
Edgar Miriam Colón 1980 Doctor of Fine Arts
Schuller Gunther 1980 Doctor of Fine Arts
Wonder Stevie 1999 Doctor of Fine Arts
Wayne June C. 2005 Doctor of Fine Arts
Goldman Lawrence P. 1999 Doctor of Fine Arts
Arroyo Martina 2012 Doctor of Fine Arts
Van Zandt Steven 2017 Doctor of Fine Arts
Segal George 1970 Doctor of Fine Arts
Lichtenstein Roy 1990 Doctor of Fine Arts
Owens "Queen Latifah" Dana 2018 Doctor of Fine Arts
Khan Ricardo 1997 Doctor of Fine Arts
Carrerras Coll José 2002 Doctor of Fine Arts
Sweeney Price Mary Sue 2004 Doctor of Fine Arts
Carter Bennett Lester 1991 Doctor of Fine Arts
Graham Martha 1959 Doctor of Fine Arts
Taylor Billy 1994 Doctor of Fine Arts
Graves Michael 1994 Doctor of Fine Arts
Rollins Sonny 2009 Doctor of Fine Arts
Izzo Ralph 2013 Doctor of Humane Letters
Wescott Lloyd Bruce 1960 Doctor of Humane Letters
Kriendler Irving Robert 1961 Doctor of Humane Letters
Chambers Raymond G. 2000 Doctor of Humane Letters
Diekhoff John Siemon 1959 Doctor of Humane Letters
Powers William 1960 Doctor of Humane Letters
McCourty Devin 2019 Doctor of Humane Letters
Kroesen Frederick James 1984 Doctor of Humane Letters
Gyatso Tenzin (Dalai Lama) 2005 Doctor of Humane Letters
Beal Orville E. 1973 Doctor of Humane Letters
McCourty Jason 2019 Doctor of Humane Letters
Francis Norman C. 1993 Doctor of Humane Letters

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