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
Waelsch Salome Gluecksohn 1998 Doctor of Science
Schwartz Anna Jacobson 1998 Doctor of Laws
Khan Ricardo 1997 Doctor of Fine Arts
Bergman Robert P. 1997 Doctor of Fine Arts
Nujoma Sam 1997 Doctor of Laws
Oates Joyce Carol 1997 Doctor of Letters
Marsalis Wynton 1997 Doctor of Fine Arts
Wilson August 1996 Doctor of Letters
Pino John Anthony 1996 Doctor of Science
Mahoney David J. 1996 Doctor of Humane Letters
Lerman Miles 1996 Doctor of Humane Letters
Marshall Paule 1996 Doctor of Letters
Parrott Bishop James W., Sr. 1996 Doctor of Humane Letters
Baker William Oliver 1995 Doctor of Science
Hughes William John 1995 Doctor of Laws
Shalala Donna E. 1995 Doctor of Humane Letters
Wilson William Julius 1995 Doctor of Science
Dodge Norton T. 1995 Doctor of Fine Arts
Witkin Evelyn M. 1995 Doctor of Science
Ackerman Roger G. 1995 Doctor of Science
Holstrom Carleton A. 1995 Doctor of Humane Letters
Stevens Rosemary A. 1995 Doctor of Science
Rockoff Alvin J. 1994 Doctor of Humane Letters
Whitman Christine Todd 1994 Doctor of Laws
Graves Michael 1994 Doctor of Fine Arts
Taylor Billy 1994 Doctor of Fine Arts
Meier August 1994 Doctor of Letters
Hunter-Gault Charlayne 1994 Doctor of Fine Arts
Pye Mort 1994 Doctor of Humane Letters
Cohen Stanley Norman 1994 Doctor of Science
Osborn June E. 1994 Doctor of Science
Solow Robert M. 1994 Doctor of Science
Goldstine Herman Heine 1994 Doctor of Science
Klein Lawrence R. 1993 Doctor of Science
Lindzey Gardner 1993 Doctor of Science
Roe Robert A. 1993 Doctor of Letters
Francis Norman C. 1993 Doctor of Humane Letters
Dwyer Bernard J. 1993 Doctor of Laws
Gelfand Israel Moiseevich 1993 Doctor of Science
Jordan Barbara 1993 Doctor of Letters
Hines Jerome 1993 Doctor of Fine Arts
Levin Wayne M. 1993 Doctor of Science
Mayo John S. 1993 Doctor of Science
Suzman The Honorable Helen 1992 Doctor of Laws
Shepard Roger Newland 1992 Doctor of Science
Child Julia 1992 Doctor of Fine Arts
Wolfe Deborah Cannon Patridge 1992 Doctor of Humane Letters
Mario Ernest 1992 Doctor of Science
Atiyah Sir Michael 1992 Doctor of Science
Carter Bennett Lester 1991 Doctor of Fine Arts