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 Year Degreesort ascending Citation
Ericsson Aprille Joy 2022 Doctor of Science
Jemison Mae C. 2001 Doctor of Science
Wu Chien-Shiung 1963 Doctor of Science
Sakharov Andrei Dmitrievich 1981 Doctor of Science
Engstrom Elmer W. 1963 Doctor of Science
Quimby Edith Hinkley 1956 Doctor of Science
Yalow Rosalyn S. 1980 Doctor of Science
Margulis Lynn 2004 Doctor of Science
Anderson Philip Warren 1991 Doctor of Science
Nelson Alondra 2022 Doctor of Science
Lerner Irwin 1984 Doctor of Science
Lavizzo-Mourey Risa J. 2018 Doctor of Science
Mario Ernest 1992 Doctor of Science
Caldicott Helen 1990 Doctor of Science
Rauscher, Jr. Frank Joseph 1973 Doctor of Science
Raven Peter Hamilton 1988 Doctor of Science
Atiyah Sir Michael 1992 Doctor of Science
Schaaf Royal Albert 1956 Doctor of Science
Fair Gordon Maskew 1965 Doctor of Science
Osborn June E. 1994 Doctor of Science
Read Hilton Shreve 1961 Doctor of Science
Auchter George David 1962 Doctor of Science
Waelsch Salome Gluecksohn 1998 Doctor of Science
Morrison Philip 1977 Doctor of Science
Schein Philip S. 2006 Doctor of Science
Karikó Katalin 2023 Doctor of Science
Hardt Robert Andrew 1956 Doctor of Philosophy
Reese Gustave 1972 Doctor of Music
Walter F. Austin 1966 Doctor of Music
Gillespie John Birks 1970 Doctor of Music
Lewis Henry 1969 Doctor of Music
Horne Marilyn 1971 Doctor of Music
Sessions Roger 1962 Doctor of Music
Mendel Arthur 1973 Doctor of Music
Rubinstein Arthur 1963 Doctor of Music
Copland Aaron 1967 Doctor of Music
Anderson Marian 1957 Doctor of Music
Ormandy Eugene 1960 Doctor of Music
Cunningham John T. 1974 Doctor of Letters
Boyd Julian Parks 1956 Doctor of Letters
Redd Dana 2023 Doctor of Letters
Bailyn Bernard 1976 Doctor of Letters
Fergusson Francis 1975 Doctor of Letters
Welty Eudora 1978 Doctor of Letters
Baker Russell Wayne 1989 Doctor of Letters
Schlesinger, Jr. Arthur M. 1982 Doctor of Letters
Bunch Lonnie G. 2013 Doctor of Letters
Wescott Glenway 1963 Doctor of Letters
Mumford Lawrence Quincy 1956 Doctor of Letters
Brée Germaine 1969 Doctor of Letters

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