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
Blackmur Richard Palmer 1958 Doctor of Letters
Mumford Lawrence Quincy 1956 Doctor of Letters
Wicker Thomas Grey 1970 Doctor of Letters
Kenyon Cecelia M. 1976 Doctor of Letters
Burns Eveline M. 1981 Doctor of Letters
Wideman John Edgar 1991 Doctor of Letters
Block Herbert Lawrence 1963 Doctor of Letters
Ozick Cynthia 1999 Doctor of Letters
Rees Mina 1965 Doctor of Letters
Ackerman Raymond 2016 Doctor of Letters
Blume Judy 2010 Doctor of Letters
Ellison Ralph Waldo 1966 Doctor of Letters
Hannah-Jones Nikole 2022 Doctor of Letters
Wilson August 1996 Doctor of Letters
Epstein Benjamin 1965 Doctor of Letters
Schlesinger, Jr. Arthur M. 1982 Doctor of Letters
Cowdrey Mary Bartlett 1964 Doctor of Letters
McCormick Richard P. 1982 Doctor of Letters
Winkler Henry R. 1977 Doctor of Letters
Parsons Talcott 1977 Doctor of Letters
Cowen David Laurence 1984 Doctor of Letters
McDonough Roger Henry 1956 Doctor of Letters
Boocock Philip Milledoler Brett 1966 Doctor of Letters
Scullion Sister Mary 2016 Doctor of Letters
Reston James Barrett 1957 Doctor of Letters
Trethewey Natasha 2021 Doctor of Letters
Caldwell William Anthony 1967 Doctor of Letters
Hayden Carla D. 2017 Doctor of Letters
Bowen Catherine Drinker 1967 Doctor of Letters
Wilson G. Willow 2021 Doctor of Letters
Cameron Donald Forrester 1956 Doctor of Letters
McPhee John Angus 1988 Doctor of Letters
Boyd Hugh Newell 1970 Doctor of Letters
Pearson Paul G. 1982 Doctor of Letters
Cunningham John T. 1974 Doctor of Letters
Meier August 1994 Doctor of Letters
Ringgold Faith 2009 Doctor of Letters
Boyd Julian Parks 1956 Doctor of Letters
Weeks Edward A. 1962 Doctor of Letters
Bailyn Bernard 1976 Doctor of Letters
Stimpson Catharine R. 2004 Doctor of Letters
Melcher Frederic Gershom 1958 Doctor of Letters
Fergusson Francis 1975 Doctor of Letters
Hinojosa Maria 2022 Doctor of Letters
Lowell Robert 1965 Doctor of Letters
Baker Russell Wayne 1989 Doctor of Letters
Hyde Mary Morley Crapo 1965 Doctor of Letters
Ifill Gwen 2008 Doctor of Letters
Miers Earl Schenck 1963 Doctor of Letters
Brée Germaine 1969 Doctor of Letters

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