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
L'Hommedieu Paige D. 1967 Doctor of Humane Letters
Allen Clara L. 1972 Doctor of Humane Letters
Houle Cyril Orvin 1959 Doctor of Humane Letters
Mazur Paul Myer 1961 Doctor of Humane Letters
Nelson Oswald George 1957 Doctor of Humane Letters
Harvey Gerald C. 2014 Doctor of Humane Letters
Kessler Henry Howard 1962 Doctor of Humane Letters
Allen Robert E. 1989 Doctor of Humane Letters
Howard, Jr. M. William 2010 Doctor of Humane Letters
Boehm Helen F. 1986 Doctor of Humane Letters
Neuberger Katherine K. 1979 Doctor of Humane Letters
Katz Donald 2014 Doctor of Humane Letters
Byrne, Jr. John Joseph 1985 Doctor of Humane Letters
Gordon Julia Weber 1966 Doctor of Humane Letters
Robeson Paul L. 2019 Doctor of Humane Letters
Thomas Anne Moreau 1999 Doctor of Humane Letters
Anderson Adrienne Scotchbrook 1991 Doctor of Humane Letters
Whitlock Foster Brand 1980 Doctor of Humane Letters
Lilley Robert Dodd 1970 Doctor of Humane Letters
Calderón Sila M. 2004 Doctor of Humane Letters
Powers William 1960 Doctor of Humane Letters
Holt Lester 2020 Doctor of Humane Letters
Linder William J. 1998 Doctor of Humane Letters
Lewis Earl 2015 Doctor of Humane Letters
Fair Ethel Marion 1959 Doctor of Humane Letters
Booher Edward Elsworth 1979 Doctor of Humane Letters
Proctor Samuel DeWitt 1989 Doctor of Humane Letters
Crew Spencer R. 2002 Doctor of Humane Letters
Humelsine Carlisle Hubbard 1976 Doctor of Humane Letters
Piven Frances Fox 2015 Doctor of Humane Letters
Felmly Lloyd McPherson 1956 Doctor of Humane Letters
Pye Mort 1994 Doctor of Humane Letters
Stewart Sandy J. 2020 Doctor of Humane Letters
Baez Joan C. 1980 Doctor of Humane Letters
Williams Joseph D. 1987 Doctor of Humane Letters
Kreeger David Lloyd 1972 Doctor of Humane Letters
Ullian Arthur D. 2004 Doctor of Humane Letters
Vagelos P. Roy 1991 Doctor of Humane Letters
Bailey Charles Philamore 1958 Doctor of Humane Letters
Sachar Libby Bernstein 1955 Doctor of Humane Letters
Kriendler Irving Robert 1961 Doctor of Humane Letters
Smeal Eleanor Cutri 2010 Doctor of Humane Letters
Vandervilt Arthur 1956 Doctor of Humane Letters
Kroesen Frederick James 1984 Doctor of Humane Letters
Smiley Tavis 2007 Doctor of Humane Letters
Van Ness Stanley C. 1983 Doctor of Humane Letters
Coomaraswamy Rajhika 2016 Doctor of Humane Letters
Larsen Ralph S. 1991 Doctor of Humane Letters
Gyatso Tenzin (Dalai Lama) 2005 Doctor of Humane Letters
Baker William Franklin 2008 Doctor of Humane Letters

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