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
Lowell Robert 1965 Doctor of Letters
Fergusson Francis 1975 Doctor of Letters
Salisbury Harrison Evans 1983 Doctor of Letters
Baker Russell Wayne 1989 Doctor of Letters
Oates Joyce Carol 1997 Doctor of Letters
Vermeule Emily Dickinson Townsend 1968 Doctor of Letters
Sang Philip David 1961 Doctor of Letters
Winkler Henry R. 1977 Doctor of Letters
Hyde Mary Morley Crapo 1965 Doctor of Letters
Miers Earl Schenck 1963 Doctor of Letters
Brée Germaine 1969 Doctor of Letters
Ifill Gwen 2008 Doctor of Letters
Trethewey Natasha 2021 Doctor of Letters
Baron Salo Wittmayer 1963 Doctor of Letters
Scullion Sister Mary 2016 Doctor of Letters
Hayden Carla D. 2017 Doctor of Letters
Miller Samuel Clifford 1983 Doctor of Letters
Wilson G. Willow 2021 Doctor of Letters
Ozick Cynthia 1999 Doctor of Letters
Rees Mina 1965 Doctor of Letters
Charanis Peter 1980 Doctor of Letters
Bate W. Jackson 1979 Doctor of Letters
Mitchell Eleanor 1968 Doctor of Letters
Mailer Norman 1969 Doctor of Letters
Jensen Merril 1976 Doctor of Letters
Hinojosa Maria 2022 Doctor of Letters
Hellman Lillian 1963 Doctor of Letters
Marchand Leslie Alexis 1981 Doctor of Letters
Franklin John Hope 1990 Doctor of Letters
Schlesinger, Jr. Arthur M. 1982 Doctor of Letters
Johnson Thomas Herbert 1956 Doctor of Letters
Moore Marianne Craig 1955 Doctor of Letters
Lerner Gerda 1988 Doctor of Letters
Herbert Robert M. "Bob" 2006 Doctor of Letters
Friend, Jr. Albert Mathias 1955 Doctor of Letters
Morgan Edmund Sears 1976 Doctor of Letters
Remnick David Jay 2022 Doctor of Letters
Parsons Talcott 1977 Doctor of Letters
Reston James Barrett 1957 Doctor of Letters
Morris Richard Brandon 1976 Doctor of Letters
Bryan James Edmund 1964 Doctor of Letters
Jordan Barbara 1993 Doctor of Letters
Cobb Jewel Plummer 1982 Doctor of Letters
Marshall Paule 1996 Doctor of Letters
Morrison Toni 2011 Doctor of Letters
Duverger Maurice 1982 Doctor of Letters
Bundy McGeorge 1982 Doctor of Letters
Gillespie John Birks 1970 Doctor of Music
Lewis Henry 1969 Doctor of Music
Sessions Roger 1962 Doctor of Music

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