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 Yearsort ascending Degree Citation
Stevenson Bryan A. 2015 Doctor of Laws
Brenner Jeffrey 2014 Doctor of Science
Harvey Gerald C. 2014 Doctor of Humane Letters
Katz Donald 2014 Doctor of Humane Letters
Leakey Richard E. 2014 Doctor of Science
Bunch Lonnie G. 2013 Doctor of Letters
Izzo Ralph 2013 Doctor of Humane Letters
Long Virginia 2013 Doctor of Laws
Lubchenco Jane 2013 Doctor of Science
Arroyo Martina 2012 Doctor of Fine Arts
Lewis Shireen K. 2012 Doctor of Humane Letters
Brown Greg 2012 Doctor of Humane Letters
McCormick Richard L. 2012 Doctor of Laws
Ellison Brooke Mackenzie 2011 Doctor of Humane Letters
Cortés, Jr. Ernesto J. 2011 Doctor of Laws
Morrison Toni 2011 Doctor of Letters
Warren Elizabeth 2011 Doctor of Laws
Sirleaf Ellen Johnson 2010 Doctor of Laws
Smeal Eleanor Cutri 2010 Doctor of Humane Letters
Blume Judy 2010 Doctor of Letters
Howard, Jr. M. William 2010 Doctor of Humane Letters
Djerassi Carl 2010 Doctor of Science
Christie Chris 2010 Doctor of Laws
Zimbardo Philip G. 2009 Doctor of Science
Rollins Sonny 2009 Doctor of Fine Arts
Eckō Marc 2009 Doctor of Humane Letters
Ringgold Faith 2009 Doctor of Letters
Koeppe Alfred C. 2009 Doctor of Laws
Ifill Gwen 2008 Doctor of Letters
Singer Wolf 2008 Doctor of Science
Ryan Arthur F. 2008 Doctor of Laws
Baker William Franklin 2008 Doctor of Humane Letters
Matsepe-Casaburri Ivy F. 2008 Doctor of Laws
Gamper, Jr. Albert R. 2007 Doctor of Humane Letters
Ebadi Shirin 2007 Doctor of Laws
Leahy Edwin D. 2007 Doctor of Humane Letters
Smiley Tavis 2007 Doctor of Humane Letters
Sato Gordon Hisashi 2007 Doctor of Humane Letters
Scott Eugenie C. 2007 Doctor of Science
DiFrancesco Donald T. 2007 Doctor of Laws
Bildner Joan L. 2007 Doctor of Humane Letters
Tilghman Shirley M. 2006 Doctor of Science
Corzine Jon S. 2006 Doctor of Laws
Herbert Robert M. "Bob" 2006 Doctor of Letters
Schein Philip S. 2006 Doctor of Science
Dees, Jr. Morris S. 2006 Doctor of Laws
Yamba A. Zachary 2006 Doctor of Laws
Codey Richard J. 2005 Doctor of Laws
Gyatso Tenzin (Dalai Lama) 2005 Doctor of Humane Letters
Colwell Rita R. 2005 Doctor of Science

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