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
Gellhorn Walter 1973 Doctor of Laws
Smith Margaret Chase 1986 Doctor of Laws
Herrmann Lewis Mordecai 1960 Doctor of Laws
Alampi Philip 1969 Doctor of Laws
Commager Henry Steele 1988 Doctor of Laws
Smithers Robert Brinkley 1964 Doctor of Laws
Higginbotham, Jr. A. Leon 1969 Doctor of Laws
Edelman Marian Wright 1986 Doctor of Laws
Jones Lewis Webster 1959 Doctor of Laws
Martinez Judy Perry 2020 Doctor of Laws
Alexander Archibald Stevens 1966 Doctor of Laws
Williams, Jr. Harrison Arlington 1960 Doctor of Laws
Smyth Henry DeWolf 1968 Doctor of Laws
Connor John Thomas 1964 Doctor of Laws
Marshall Ray 1978 Doctor of Laws
Stevenson Bryan A. 2015 Doctor of Laws
Waldheim Kurt 1972 Doctor of Laws
Butler Richard 2001 Doctor of Laws
Schettino C. Thomas 1961 Doctor of Laws
Allen Robert E. 1989 Doctor of Humane Letters
Morrow John Howard 1963 Doctor of Humane Letters
Schimmel Herbert D. 2003 Doctor of Humane Letters
Levine William 1972 Doctor of Humane Letters
Anderson Adrienne Scotchbrook 1991 Doctor of Humane Letters
Hoffman Samuel David 1957 Doctor of Humane Letters
Boehm Helen F. 1986 Doctor of Humane Letters
Kaiser John Boynton 1960 Doctor of Humane Letters
Byrne, Jr. John Joseph 1985 Doctor of Humane Letters
Schlatter Richard 1973 Doctor of Humane Letters
Lewis Anthony 1973 Doctor of Humane Letters
Holderman Pauline Beatrice 1965 Doctor of Humane Letters
Coomaraswamy Rajhika 2016 Doctor of Humane Letters
Reeve Christopher 2005 Doctor of Humane Letters
Parrott Bishop James W., Sr. 1996 Doctor of Humane Letters
Stetin Sol 1961 Doctor of Humane Letters
Holstrom Carleton A. 1995 Doctor of Humane Letters
Calderón Sila M. 2004 Doctor of Humane Letters
Lewis Shireen K. 2012 Doctor of Humane Letters
Fair Ethel Marion 1959 Doctor of Humane Letters
Wolfe Deborah Cannon Patridge 1992 Doctor of Humane Letters
Paul Alice 1977 Doctor of Humane Letters
Booher Edward Elsworth 1979 Doctor of Humane Letters
Crew Spencer R. 2002 Doctor of Humane Letters
Felmly Lloyd McPherson 1956 Doctor of Humane Letters
Barchi Robert L. 2022 Doctor of Humane Letters
L'Hommedieu Paige D. 1967 Doctor of Humane Letters
Baez Joan C. 1980 Doctor of Humane Letters
Still Timothy 1968 Doctor of Humane Letters
Hottel Althea Kratz 1958 Doctor of Humane Letters
Riley Matilda White 1983 Doctor of Humane Letters

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