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
Levine Rachel L. 2024 Doctor of Science
Levin Janice H. 1985 Doctor of Humane Letters
Levin Wayne M. 1993 Doctor of Science
Levao Richard A. 2000 Doctor of Humane Letters
Lett Harold Alfred 1960 Doctor of Humane Letters
Lerner Gerda 1988 Doctor of Letters
Lerner Irwin 1984 Doctor of Science
Lerman Miles 1996 Doctor of Humane Letters
Leopold Alice Koller 1958 Doctor of Laws
Lee Percy Maxim 1956 Doctor of Laws
Lederberg Joshua 1981 Doctor of Science
Leakey Richard E. 2014 Doctor of Science
Leahy Edwin D. 2007 Doctor of Humane Letters
Lawrence Jacob 1988 Doctor of Fine Arts
Lavizzo-Mourey Risa J. 2018 Doctor of Science
Lautenberg Frank R. 1981 Doctor of Humane Letters
Lasagna Louis 1983 Doctor of Science
Larsen Ralph S. 1991 Doctor of Humane Letters
L'Hommedieu Paige D. 1967 Doctor of Humane Letters
Kroesen Frederick James 1984 Doctor of Humane Letters
Kriendler Irving Robert 1961 Doctor of Humane Letters
Kreeger David Lloyd 1972 Doctor of Humane Letters
Komp William H.W. 1955 Doctor of Science
Kohn Walter 2001 Doctor of Science
Koeppe Alfred C. 2009 Doctor of Laws
Knowles Francis 1965 Doctor of Laws
Klein Lawrence R. 1993 Doctor of Science
Khan Ricardo 1997 Doctor of Fine Arts
Kessler Henry Howard 1962 Doctor of Humane Letters
Kertes Ferdinand 1957 Doctor of Science
Kenyon Cecelia M. 1976 Doctor of Letters
Kenyon Lee John 1955 Master of Arts
Kennan George F. 1966 Doctor of Laws
Kean Thomas H. 1982 Doctor of Laws
Katzenbach Nicholas deBelleville 1964 Doctor of Laws
Katz Donald 2014 Doctor of Humane Letters
Katyal Neal 2019 Doctor of Laws
Karikó Katalin 2023 Doctor of Science
Kaiser John Boynton 1960 Doctor of Humane Letters
Judson Margaret Atwood 1968 Doctor of Laws
Jordan, Jr. Vernon Eulion 1979 Doctor of Humane Letters
Jordan Barbara 1993 Doctor of Letters
Jones Franklin Taylor 1970 Doctor of Humane Letters
Jones Lewis Webster 1959 Doctor of Laws
Johnson Leonard C. 1972 Doctor of Humane Letters
Johnson Thomas Herbert 1956 Doctor of Letters
Jensen Merril 1976 Doctor of Letters
Jemison Mae C. 2001 Doctor of Science
Jacobson Joel Ross 1974 Doctor of Laws
Jacobs Nathan Leonard 1965 Doctor of Laws

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