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
McClintock Barbara 1984 Doctor of Science
Engstrom Elmer W. 1963 Doctor of Science
Wu Chien-Shiung 1963 Doctor of Science
Klein Lawrence R. 1993 Doctor of Science
Yalow Rosalyn S. 1980 Doctor of Science
Anderson Philip Warren 1991 Doctor of Science
Reilly Hilda Christine 1966 Doctor of Science
Nelson Alondra 2022 Doctor of Science
Gould Stephen Jay 1987 Doctor of Science
Caldicott Helen 1990 Doctor of Science
Lindzey Gardner 1993 Doctor of Science
Stevens Rosemary A. 1995 Doctor of Science
Lavizzo-Mourey Risa J. 2018 Doctor of Science
Watson James Dewey 1988 Doctor of Science
Atiyah Sir Michael 1992 Doctor of Science
McFarland Ross Armstrong 1964 Doctor of Science
Kohn Walter 2001 Doctor of Science
Scott Eugenie C. 2007 Doctor of Science
Fair Gordon Maskew 1965 Doctor of Science
Lipscomb William Nunn 1979 Doctor of Science
Stewart William Huffman 1967 Doctor of Science
Auchter George David 1962 Doctor of Science
Komp William H.W. 1955 Doctor of Science
Pauling Linus 1975 Doctor of Science
Lorenz Edward Norton 1990 Doctor of Science
Karikó Katalin 2023 Doctor of Science
Payne-Gaposchkin Cecelia 1968 Doctor of Science
Hardt Robert Andrew 1956 Doctor of Philosophy
Mendel Arthur 1973 Doctor of Music
Sessions Roger 1962 Doctor of Music
Rubinstein Arthur 1963 Doctor of Music
Gillespie John Birks 1970 Doctor of Music
Lewis Henry 1969 Doctor of Music
Ormandy Eugene 1960 Doctor of Music
Horne Marilyn 1971 Doctor of Music
Copland Aaron 1967 Doctor of Music
Reese Gustave 1972 Doctor of Music
Walter F. Austin 1966 Doctor of Music
Anderson Marian 1957 Doctor of Music
Ringgold Faith 2009 Doctor of Letters
Cunningham John T. 1974 Doctor of Letters
Meier August 1994 Doctor of Letters
Weeks Edward A. 1962 Doctor of Letters
Boyd Julian Parks 1956 Doctor of Letters
Pearson Paul G. 1982 Doctor of Letters
Lowell Robert 1965 Doctor of Letters
Stimpson Catharine R. 2004 Doctor of Letters
Bailyn Bernard 1976 Doctor of Letters
Melcher Frederic Gershom 1958 Doctor of Letters
Welty Eudora 1978 Doctor of Letters

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