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
Duverger Maurice 1982 Doctor of Letters
Dresselhaus Mildred S. 1989 Doctor of Science
Dougherty John Joseph 1962 Doctor of Laws
Dodge Norton T. 1995 Doctor of Fine Arts
Doar John 1968 Doctor of Laws
Djerassi Carl 2010 Doctor of Science
Dillon Clarence Douglas 1961 Doctor of Laws
DiFrancesco Donald T. 2007 Doctor of Laws
Diekhoff John Siemon 1959 Doctor of Humane Letters
Dickerson Donald MacMillan 1989 Doctor of Laws
Dees, Jr. Morris S. 2006 Doctor of Laws
Dean Arthur Hobson 1958 Doctor of Laws
Davis Jess Harrison 1955 Doctor of Laws
David, Jr. Edward E. 1984 Doctor of Science
Cuthbertson David Paton 1958 Doctor of Science
Cunningham John T. 1974 Doctor of Letters
Cullman Howard Stix 1959 Doctor of Laws
Crew Spencer R. 2002 Doctor of Humane Letters
Cox Archibald 1974 Doctor of Laws
Cowen David Laurence 1984 Doctor of Letters
Cowdrey Mary Bartlett 1964 Doctor of Letters
Corzine Jon S. 2006 Doctor of Laws
Cortés, Jr. Ernesto J. 2011 Doctor of Laws
Copland Aaron 1967 Doctor of Music
Coomaraswamy Rajhika 2016 Doctor of Humane Letters
Connor John Thomas 1964 Doctor of Laws
Conn Jerome W. 1964 Doctor of Science
Commager Henry Steele 1988 Doctor of Laws
Colwell Rita R. 2005 Doctor of Science
Collins Kevin J. 2001 Doctor of Humane Letters
Coles Robert 1977 Doctor of Letters
Cole William Harder 1957 Doctor of Science
Cohen Stanley Norman 1994 Doctor of Science
Cohen Wilbur J. 1986 Doctor of Laws
Coffey Katherine Frances 1966 Doctor of Fine Arts
Codey Richard J. 2005 Doctor of Laws
Cobb Jewel Plummer 1982 Doctor of Letters
Cleary Edward John 1959 Doctor of Science
Clapp Margaret 1962 Doctor of Laws
Christie Chris 2010 Doctor of Laws
Chisholm Shirley 2002 Doctor of Laws
Child Julia 1992 Doctor of Fine Arts
Cherkasky Martin 1985 Doctor of Science
Charanis Peter 1980 Doctor of Letters
Chambers Raymond G. 2000 Doctor of Humane Letters
Chaikin Sol C. 1980 Doctor of Humane Letters
Cavazos Lauro F. 1989 Doctor of Laws
Case Clifford Phillip 1955 Doctor of Laws
Carter Bennett Lester 1991 Doctor of Fine Arts
Carson Benjamin 2003 Doctor of Science