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
Johnson Leonard C. 1972 Doctor of Humane Letters
Mokhele Khotso 2005 Doctor of Humane Letters
Coomaraswamy Rajhika 2016 Doctor of Humane Letters
Van Ness Stanley C. 1983 Doctor of Humane Letters
Lerman Miles 1996 Doctor of Humane Letters
Heningburg Gustave 1989 Doctor of Humane Letters
O'Hara Gene 2004 Doctor of Humane Letters
Eckō Marc 2009 Doctor of Humane Letters
Eco Umberto 2002 Doctor of Humane Letters
Jones Franklin Taylor 1970 Doctor of Humane Letters
Burns Arthur Frank 1955 Doctor of Humane Letters
Geltman Samuel 1990 Doctor of Humane Letters
Volk Harry Joseph 1958 Doctor of Humane Letters
Aidekman Alex 1987 Doctor of Humane Letters
Sato Gordon Hisashi 2007 Doctor of Humane Letters
Wolfe Deborah Cannon Patridge 1992 Doctor of Humane Letters
Voorhees Ralph W. 1990 Doctor of Humane Letters
Lett Harold Alfred 1960 Doctor of Humane Letters
Levao Richard A. 2000 Doctor of Humane Letters
Bloom Benjamin S. 1975 Doctor of Humane Letters
Paley William S. 1986 Doctor of Humane Letters
Ellison Brooke Mackenzie 2011 Doctor of Humane Letters
Jordan, Jr. Vernon Eulion 1979 Doctor of Humane Letters
Allen Clara L. 1972 Doctor of Humane Letters
Levin Janice H. 1985 Doctor of Humane Letters
Barchi Robert L. 2022 Doctor of Humane Letters
Morrow John Howard 1963 Doctor of Humane Letters
Allen Robert E. 1989 Doctor of Humane Letters
Schimmel Herbert D. 2003 Doctor of Humane Letters
Boehm Helen F. 1986 Doctor of Humane Letters
Kaiser John Boynton 1960 Doctor of Humane Letters
Byrne, Jr. John Joseph 1985 Doctor of Humane Letters
Patel Eboo 2017 Doctor of Humane Letters
Anderson Adrienne Scotchbrook 1991 Doctor of Humane Letters
Levine William 1972 Doctor of Humane Letters
Schlatter Richard 1973 Doctor of Humane Letters
Hoffman Samuel David 1957 Doctor of Humane Letters
Reeve Christopher 2005 Doctor of Humane Letters
Lewis Anthony 1973 Doctor of Humane Letters
Holderman Pauline Beatrice 1965 Doctor of Humane Letters
Meyer Wayne 2022 Doctor of Humane Letters
Parrott Bishop James W., Sr. 1996 Doctor of Humane Letters
Stetin Sol 1961 Doctor of Humane Letters
Calderón Sila M. 2004 Doctor of Humane Letters
Holstrom Carleton A. 1995 Doctor of Humane Letters
Fair Ethel Marion 1959 Doctor of Humane Letters
Lewis Shireen K. 2012 Doctor of Humane Letters
Booher Edward Elsworth 1979 Doctor of Humane Letters
Paul Alice 1977 Doctor of Humane Letters
Angelson Mark A. 2023 Doctor of Humane Letters

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