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 descending Degree Citation
Smiley Tavis 2007 Doctor of Humane Letters
Sato Gordon Hisashi 2007 Doctor of Humane Letters
Leahy Edwin D. 2007 Doctor of Humane Letters
DiFrancesco Donald T. 2007 Doctor of Laws
Scott Eugenie C. 2007 Doctor of Science
Bildner Joan L. 2007 Doctor of Humane Letters
Matsepe-Casaburri Ivy F. 2008 Doctor of Laws
Singer Wolf 2008 Doctor of Science
Ryan Arthur F. 2008 Doctor of Laws
Baker William Franklin 2008 Doctor of Humane Letters
Ifill Gwen 2008 Doctor of Letters
Ringgold Faith 2009 Doctor of Letters
Zimbardo Philip G. 2009 Doctor of Science
Eckō Marc 2009 Doctor of Humane Letters
Rollins Sonny 2009 Doctor of Fine Arts
Koeppe Alfred C. 2009 Doctor of Laws
Blume Judy 2010 Doctor of Letters
Howard, Jr. M. William 2010 Doctor of Humane Letters
Sirleaf Ellen Johnson 2010 Doctor of Laws
Smeal Eleanor Cutri 2010 Doctor of Humane Letters
Djerassi Carl 2010 Doctor of Science
Christie Chris 2010 Doctor of Laws
Ellison Brooke Mackenzie 2011 Doctor of Humane Letters
Cortés, Jr. Ernesto J. 2011 Doctor of Laws
Warren Elizabeth 2011 Doctor of Laws
Morrison Toni 2011 Doctor of Letters
Lewis Shireen K. 2012 Doctor of Humane Letters
McCormick Richard L. 2012 Doctor of Laws
Arroyo Martina 2012 Doctor of Fine Arts
Brown Greg 2012 Doctor of Humane Letters
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
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
Bon Jovi Jon 2015 Doctor of Letters
Lewis Earl 2015 Doctor of Humane Letters
Nye William Sanford 2015 Doctor of Science
Piven Frances Fox 2015 Doctor of Humane Letters
Stevenson Bryan A. 2015 Doctor of Laws
Ackerman Raymond 2016 Doctor of Letters
Burnell S. Jocelyn Bell 2016 Doctor of Science
Coomaraswamy Rajhika 2016 Doctor of Humane Letters
Moyers Bill 2016 Doctor of Laws
Obama Barack H. 2016 Doctor of Laws
Scullion Sister Mary 2016 Doctor of Letters
Hayden Carla D. 2017 Doctor of Letters

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