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
Komp William H.W. 1955 Doctor of Science
Lorenz Edward Norton 1990 Doctor of Science
Brenner Jeffrey 2014 Doctor of Science
Gronquist Carl Harry 1958 Doctor of Science
Cherkasky Martin 1985 Doctor of Science
Hutchins John Richard, III 1984 Doctor of Science
Quimby Edith Hinkley 1956 Doctor of Science
Sakharov Andrei Dmitrievich 1981 Doctor of Science
Luria Salvador Edward 1970 Doctor of Science
Bender Carl Beitel 1963 Doctor of Science
Leakey Richard E. 2014 Doctor of Science
Djerassi Carl 2010 Doctor of Science
Brown Harrison Scott 1964 Doctor of Science
Benson Ezra Taft 1955 Doctor of Science
Lasagna Louis 1983 Doctor of Science
Rauscher, Jr. Frank Joseph 1973 Doctor of Science
Osborn June E. 1994 Doctor of Science
Cleary Edward John 1959 Doctor of Science
Nye William Sanford 2015 Doctor of Science
Jackson Shirley Ann 1999 Doctor of Science
Raven Peter Hamilton 1988 Doctor of Science
Miller Neal E. 1985 Doctor of Science
Schaaf Royal Albert 1956 Doctor of Science
Hedefine Alfred 1975 Doctor of Science
Read Hilton Shreve 1961 Doctor of Science
Dresselhaus Mildred S. 1989 Doctor of Science
Waelsch Salome Gluecksohn 1998 Doctor of Science
Schein Philip S. 2006 Doctor of Science
Heidelberger Michael 1961 Doctor of Science
Garrett Laurie 2021 Doctor of Science
Lederberg Joshua 1981 Doctor of Science
Cohen Stanley Norman 1994 Doctor of Science
Solow Robert M. 1994 Doctor of Science
Jemison Mae C. 2001 Doctor of Science
Wall Monroe E. 1999 Doctor of Science
Burnell S. Jocelyn Bell 2016 Doctor of Science
Persichilli Judith 2022 Doctor of Science
Gelfand Israel Moiseevich 1993 Doctor of Science
Ackerman Roger G. 1995 Doctor of Science
Wilson William Julius 1995 Doctor of Science
Cole William Harder 1957 Doctor of Science
Margulis Lynn 2004 Doctor of Science
Reilly Hilda Christine 1966 Doctor of Science
Witkin Evelyn M. 1995 Doctor of Science
Colwell Rita R. 2005 Doctor of Science
Mario Ernest 1992 Doctor of Science
Stevens Rosemary A. 1995 Doctor of Science
Watson James Dewey 1988 Doctor of Science
Lerner Irwin 1984 Doctor of Science
Scott Eugenie C. 2007 Doctor of Science

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