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
Gould William Benjamin, IV 1998 Doctor of Laws
Clapp Margaret 1962 Doctor of Laws
Hughes Richard Joseph 1962 Doctor of Laws
Suzman The Honorable Helen 1992 Doctor of Laws
Bergethon Kaare Roald 1959 Doctor of Laws
Rodriguez Joseph H. 1974 Doctor of Laws
Koeppe Alfred C. 2009 Doctor of Laws
Martinez Judy Perry 2020 Doctor of Laws
Linowitz Sol M. 1977 Doctor of Laws
Peterson Martha Elizabeth 1968 Doctor of Laws
Hughes William John 1995 Doctor of Laws
Dougherty John Joseph 1962 Doctor of Laws
Nagle Claire Waller 1978 Doctor of Laws
Fulbright James William 1955 Doctor of Laws
Williams, Jr. Harrison Arlington 1960 Doctor of Laws
McGreevey James E. 2002 Doctor of Laws
Betancourt Romulo 1964 Doctor of Laws
Gregorian Vartan 1989 Doctor of Laws
Galbraith John Kenneth 1979 Doctor of Laws
Humphrey Hubert H. 1966 Doctor of Laws
Stevenson Bryan A. 2015 Doctor of Laws
Bunting Mary Ingraham 1960 Doctor of Laws
Shapiro Harold T. 1988 Doctor of Laws
Thant U 1968 Doctor of Laws
Dwyer Bernard J. 1993 Doctor of Laws
Gross Mason Welch 1971 Doctor of Laws
Gaskill William John 1978 Doctor of Laws
Wilson Blenda Jacqueline 1989 Doctor of Laws
Abdellah Faye Glenn 1973 Doctor of Laws
Cohen Wilbur J. 1986 Doctor of Laws
Dwyer Florence Price 1968 Doctor of Laws
Holt Rush 2021 Doctor of Laws
Neuberger Maurine Brown 1962 Doctor of Laws
Black Eugene Robert 1959 Doctor of Laws
Ebadi Shirin 2007 Doctor of Laws
Moses Robert Parris 2021 Doctor of Laws
Hall Frederick Wilson 1960 Doctor of Laws
Gellhorn Walter 1973 Doctor of Laws
Adams Ruth Marie 1966 Doctor of Laws
Moyers Bill 2016 Doctor of Laws
Sills Arthur J. 1966 Doctor of Laws
MacKay Kenneth Campbell 1960 Doctor of Laws
Obama Barack H. 2016 Doctor of Laws
Heckel Charles Willard 1970 Doctor of Laws
Simon William E. 1985 Doctor of Laws
Alampi Philip 1969 Doctor of Laws
Commager Henry Steele 1988 Doctor of Laws
Edelman Marian Wright 1986 Doctor of Laws
Alexander Archibald Stevens 1966 Doctor of Laws
Jacobs Nathan Leonard 1965 Doctor of Laws

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