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
Wilson G. Willow 2021 Doctor of Letters
Cameron Donald Forrester 1956 Doctor of Letters
Boyd Hugh Newell 1970 Doctor of Letters
Ringgold Faith 2009 Doctor of Letters
Weeks Edward A. 1962 Doctor of Letters
Cunningham John T. 1974 Doctor of Letters
Boyd Julian Parks 1956 Doctor of Letters
Pearson Paul G. 1982 Doctor of Letters
Bailyn Bernard 1976 Doctor of Letters
Fergusson Francis 1975 Doctor of Letters
Hinojosa Maria 2022 Doctor of Letters
Stimpson Catharine R. 2004 Doctor of Letters
Baker Russell Wayne 1989 Doctor of Letters
McCormick Richard P. 1982 Doctor of Letters
Brée Germaine 1969 Doctor of Letters
McDonough Roger Henry 1956 Doctor of Letters
Remnick David Jay 2022 Doctor of Letters
Roe Robert A. 1993 Doctor of Letters
Baron Salo Wittmayer 1963 Doctor of Letters
Nagel Ernest 1967 Doctor of Letters
Shahn Ben 1964 Doctor of Letters
Peyre Henri Maurice 1957 Doctor of Letters
Charanis Peter 1980 Doctor of Letters
Bate W. Jackson 1979 Doctor of Letters
Nannes Caspar 1966 Doctor of Letters
Piel Gerard 1961 Doctor of Letters
McPhee John Angus 1988 Doctor of Letters
Meier August 1994 Doctor of Letters
Lowell Robert 1965 Doctor of Letters
Welty Eudora 1978 Doctor of Letters
Piñon Nélida 1998 Doctor of Letters
Melcher Frederic Gershom 1958 Doctor of Letters
Franklin John Hope 1990 Doctor of Letters
Redd Dana 2023 Doctor of Letters
Pinsky Robert 2000 Doctor of Letters
Thomson Virgil 1956 Doctor of Letters
Bunch Lonnie G. 2013 Doctor of Letters
Roth Philip 1987 Doctor of Letters
Showalter Elaine 2001 Doctor of Letters
Hyde Mary Morley Crapo 1965 Doctor of Letters
Wescott Glenway 1963 Doctor of Letters
Cobb Jelani 2024 Doctor of Letters
Threlkeld Curtis Hugh 1957 Doctor of Letters
Ifill Gwen 2008 Doctor of Letters
Miers Earl Schenck 1963 Doctor of Letters
Friend, Jr. Albert Mathias 1955 Doctor of Letters
Hrabowski III Freeman A. 2024 Doctor of Letters
Rukeyser Muriel 1961 Doctor of Letters
Bryan James Edmund 1964 Doctor of Letters
Cobb Jewel Plummer 1982 Doctor of Letters

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