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
Lewis Earl 2015 Doctor of Humane Letters
Booher Edward Elsworth 1979 Doctor of Humane Letters
Proctor Samuel DeWitt 1989 Doctor of Humane Letters
Humelsine Carlisle Hubbard 1976 Doctor of Humane Letters
Felmly Lloyd McPherson 1956 Doctor of Humane Letters
Stewart Sandy J. 2020 Doctor of Humane Letters
Crew Spencer R. 2002 Doctor of Humane Letters
Pye Mort 1994 Doctor of Humane Letters
Piven Frances Fox 2015 Doctor of Humane Letters
Ullian Arthur D. 2004 Doctor of Humane Letters
Kreeger David Lloyd 1972 Doctor of Humane Letters
Williams Joseph D. 1987 Doctor of Humane Letters
Baez Joan C. 1980 Doctor of Humane Letters
Vagelos P. Roy 1991 Doctor of Humane Letters
Sachar Libby Bernstein 1955 Doctor of Humane Letters
Kriendler Irving Robert 1961 Doctor of Humane Letters
Bailey Charles Philamore 1958 Doctor of Humane Letters
Smeal Eleanor Cutri 2010 Doctor of Humane Letters
Vandervilt Arthur 1956 Doctor of Humane Letters
Kroesen Frederick James 1984 Doctor of Humane Letters
Smiley Tavis 2007 Doctor of Humane Letters
Coomaraswamy Rajhika 2016 Doctor of Humane Letters
Van Ness Stanley C. 1983 Doctor of Humane Letters
Larsen Ralph S. 1991 Doctor of Humane Letters
Gyatso Tenzin (Dalai Lama) 2005 Doctor of Humane Letters
Meyerson Martin 1970 Doctor of Humane Letters
O'Hara Gene 2004 Doctor of Humane Letters
Baker William Franklin 2008 Doctor of Humane Letters
Volk Harry Joseph 1958 Doctor of Humane Letters
Sato Gordon Hisashi 2007 Doctor of Humane Letters
Lautenberg Frank R. 1981 Doctor of Humane Letters
Voorhees Ralph W. 1990 Doctor of Humane Letters
Chaikin Sol C. 1980 Doctor of Humane Letters
Wolfe Deborah Cannon Patridge 1992 Doctor of Humane Letters
Mahan Edna 1958 Doctor of Humane Letters
Chambers Raymond G. 2000 Doctor of Humane Letters
Leahy Edwin D. 2007 Doctor of Humane Letters
Mahoney David J. 1996 Doctor of Humane Letters
Barchi Robert L. 2022 Doctor of Humane Letters
Paley William S. 1986 Doctor of Humane Letters
Diekhoff John Siemon 1959 Doctor of Humane Letters
Francis Norman C. 1993 Doctor of Humane Letters
Schimmel Herbert D. 2003 Doctor of Humane Letters
Beal Orville E. 1973 Doctor of Humane Letters
Heldrich John J. 1999 Doctor of Humane Letters
Patel Eboo 2017 Doctor of Humane Letters
Brown Greg 2012 Doctor of Humane Letters
Schlatter Richard 1973 Doctor of Humane Letters
Beck Robert A. 1983 Doctor of Humane Letters
Reeve Christopher 2005 Doctor of Humane Letters

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