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
Perry Enos J. 1980 Doctor of Science
Wretlind Arvid 1980 Doctor of Science
Yalow Rosalyn S. 1980 Doctor of Science
Edgar Miriam Colón 1980 Doctor of Fine Arts
Baez Joan C. 1980 Doctor of Humane Letters
Bate W. Jackson 1979 Doctor of Letters
Jordan, Jr. Vernon Eulion 1979 Doctor of Humane Letters
Penzias Arno A. 1979 Doctor of Science
Galbraith John Kenneth 1979 Doctor of Laws
Neuberger Katherine K. 1979 Doctor of Humane Letters
Press Frank 1979 Doctor of Science
Lipscomb William Nunn 1979 Doctor of Science
Booher Edward Elsworth 1979 Doctor of Humane Letters
White, Jr. Lynn 1979 Doctor of Letters
Marshall Ray 1978 Doctor of Laws
Brooks-Randolph Angie 1978 Doctor of Laws
Hirschman Albert O. 1978 Doctor of Laws
Brown Lester Russell 1978 Doctor of Laws
Nagle Claire Waller 1978 Doctor of Laws
Gaskill William John 1978 Doctor of Laws
Ruttan Vernon Wesley 1978 Doctor of Laws
Young, Jr. Andrew J. 1978 Doctor of Laws
Welty Eudora 1978 Doctor of Letters
Cardoso Fernando Enrique 1978 Doctor of Laws
Parsons Talcott 1977 Doctor of Letters
Paul Alice 1977 Doctor of Humane Letters
Morrison Philip 1977 Doctor of Science
Winkler Henry R. 1977 Doctor of Letters
Sellars Richard Beverland 1977 Doctor of Humane Letters
Coles Robert 1977 Doctor of Letters
Linowitz Sol M. 1977 Doctor of Laws
Bailyn Bernard 1976 Doctor of Letters
Jensen Merril 1976 Doctor of Letters
Morgan Edmund Sears 1976 Doctor of Letters
Morris Richard Brandon 1976 Doctor of Letters
Frelinghuysen Peter H.B. 1976 Doctor of Laws
Kenyon Cecelia M. 1976 Doctor of Letters
Humelsine Carlisle Hubbard 1976 Doctor of Humane Letters
Quarles Benjamin 1976 Doctor of Letters
Fergusson Francis 1975 Doctor of Letters
Pauling Linus 1975 Doctor of Science
Stillman W. Paul 1975 Doctor of Laws
Rodino, Jr. Peter Wallace 1975 Doctor of Laws
Rossi Alice S. 1975 Doctor of Science
Bloom Benjamin S. 1975 Doctor of Humane Letters
Hedefine Alfred 1975 Doctor of Science
Cunningham John T. 1974 Doctor of Letters
Rodriguez Joseph H. 1974 Doctor of Laws
Blake James Hubert 1974 Doctor of Fine Arts
Byrne Brendan T. 1974 Doctor of Laws