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 ascending Citation
Gyatso Tenzin (Dalai Lama) 2005 Doctor of Humane Letters
Strickland, Jr. William E. 1999 Doctor of Humane Letters
Rockoff Alvin J. 1994 Doctor of Humane Letters
Larsen Ralph S. 1991 Doctor of Humane Letters
Myers Chauncie Kilmer 1962 Doctor of Humane Letters
Calderón Sila M. 2004 Doctor of Humane Letters
Sullivan Leon 2000 Doctor of Humane Letters
Meyerson Martin 1970 Doctor of Humane Letters
Holt Lester 2020 Doctor of Humane Letters
Weisenfeld Allan 1966 Doctor of Humane Letters
Lautenberg Frank R. 1981 Doctor of Humane Letters
Sellars Richard Beverland 1977 Doctor of Humane Letters
Fair Ethel Marion 1959 Doctor of Humane Letters
Lewis Earl 2015 Doctor of Humane Letters
Booher Edward Elsworth 1979 Doctor of Humane Letters
Mahan Edna 1958 Doctor of Humane Letters
Leahy Edwin D. 2007 Doctor of Humane Letters
Felmly Lloyd McPherson 1956 Doctor of Humane Letters
Mahoney David J. 1996 Doctor of Humane Letters
Piven Frances Fox 2015 Doctor of Humane Letters
Roebling Mary Gindhart 1987 Doctor of Humane Letters
Stewart Sandy J. 2020 Doctor of Humane Letters
Crew Spencer R. 2002 Doctor of Humane Letters
Williams Joseph D. 1987 Doctor of Humane Letters
Shalala Donna E. 1995 Doctor of Humane Letters
Baez Joan C. 1980 Doctor of Humane Letters
Rogosin Israel 1966 Doctor of Humane Letters
Nelson Oswald George 1957 Doctor of Humane Letters
Heldrich John J. 1999 Doctor of Humane Letters
Bailey Charles Philamore 1958 Doctor of Humane Letters
Neuberger Katherine K. 1979 Doctor of Humane Letters
Thomas Anne Moreau 1999 Doctor of Humane Letters
Lerman Miles 1996 Doctor of Humane Letters
Heningburg Gustave 1989 Doctor of Humane Letters
Coomaraswamy Rajhika 2016 Doctor of Humane Letters
Johnson Leonard C. 1972 Doctor of Humane Letters
Mokhele Khotso 2005 Doctor of Humane Letters
Powers William 1960 Doctor of Humane Letters
Baker William Franklin 2008 Doctor of Humane Letters
Jones Franklin Taylor 1970 Doctor of Humane Letters
Lett Harold Alfred 1960 Doctor of Humane Letters
Wolfe Deborah Cannon Patridge 1992 Doctor of Humane Letters
Proctor Samuel DeWitt 1989 Doctor of Humane Letters
Chaikin Sol C. 1980 Doctor of Humane Letters
Levao Richard A. 2000 Doctor of Humane Letters
Pye Mort 1994 Doctor of Humane Letters
Chambers Raymond G. 2000 Doctor of Humane Letters
Barchi Robert L. 2022 Doctor of Humane Letters
Diekhoff John Siemon 1959 Doctor of Humane Letters
Levin Janice H. 1985 Doctor of Humane Letters

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