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 namesort ascending First name Year Degree Citation
Reitman Norman 1986 Doctor of Laws
Reilly Hilda Christine 1966 Doctor of Science
Reeve Christopher 2005 Doctor of Humane Letters
Reese Everett David 1964 Doctor of Laws
Reese Gustave 1972 Doctor of Music
Rees Mina 1965 Doctor of Letters
Redd Dana 2023 Doctor of Letters
Read Hilton Shreve 1961 Doctor of Science
Raven Peter Hamilton 1988 Doctor of Science
Rauscher, Jr. Frank Joseph 1973 Doctor of Science
Randolph Asa Philip 1964 Doctor of Laws
Ramos-Horta José 2000 Doctor of Laws
Ralph Sheryl Lee 2023 Doctor of Fine Arts
Quimby Edith Hinkley 1956 Doctor of Science
Quarles Benjamin 1976 Doctor of Letters
Qualles Paris 2001 Doctor of Fine Arts
Pye Mort 1994 Doctor of Humane Letters
Proctor Samuel DeWitt 1989 Doctor of Humane Letters
Press Frank 1979 Doctor of Science
Powers William 1960 Doctor of Humane Letters
Piven Frances Fox 2015 Doctor of Humane Letters
Pinsky Robert 2000 Doctor of Letters
Piñon Nélida 1998 Doctor of Letters
Pino John Anthony 1996 Doctor of Science
Pierce Wendell 2021 Doctor of Fine Arts
Piel Gerard 1961 Doctor of Letters
Peyre Henri Maurice 1957 Doctor of Letters
Peterson Martha Elizabeth 1968 Doctor of Laws
Persichilli Judith 2022 Doctor of Science
Perry Enos J. 1980 Doctor of Science
Perkins James A. 1963 Doctor of Laws
Peplau Hildegard E. 1985 Doctor of Science
Penzias Arno A. 1979 Doctor of Science
Pearson Paul G. 1982 Doctor of Letters
Payne-Gaposchkin Cecelia 1968 Doctor of Science
Pauling Linus 1975 Doctor of Science
Paul Alice 1977 Doctor of Humane Letters
Patel Eboo 2017 Doctor of Humane Letters
Parsons Talcott 1977 Doctor of Letters
Parrott Bishop James W., Sr. 1996 Doctor of Humane Letters
Parks Gordon Alexander 1980 Doctor of Fine Arts
Park Rosemary 1956 Doctor of Laws
Papp Joseph 1984 Doctor of Fine Arts
Paley William S. 1986 Doctor of Humane Letters
Ozick Cynthia 1999 Doctor of Letters
Owens "Queen Latifah" Dana 2018 Doctor of Fine Arts
Osborn June E. 1994 Doctor of Science
Ormandy Eugene 1960 Doctor of Music
Obama Barack H. 2016 Doctor of Laws
Oates Joyce Carol 1997 Doctor of Letters