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 Degree Citation
Heningburg Gustave 1989 Doctor of Humane Letters
Herbert Robert M. "Bob" 2006 Doctor of Letters
Herrmann Lewis Mordecai 1960 Doctor of Laws
Hicks Arthur James 2017 Doctor of Science
Higginbotham, Jr. A. Leon 1969 Doctor of Laws
Hill Anita 2018 Doctor of Laws
Hines Gregory 2004 Doctor of Fine Arts
Hines Jerome 1993 Doctor of Fine Arts
Hirschman Albert O. 1978 Doctor of Laws
Hoffman Samuel David 1957 Doctor of Humane Letters
Holderman Pauline Beatrice 1965 Doctor of Humane Letters
Holstrom Carleton A. 1995 Doctor of Humane Letters
Hoover, Jr. Herbert 1956 Doctor of Laws
Hopper Grace Murray 1987 Doctor of Science
Horne Marilyn 1971 Doctor of Music
Hottel Althea Kratz 1958 Doctor of Humane Letters
Houle Cyril Orvin 1959 Doctor of Humane Letters
Howard, Jr. M. William 2010 Doctor of Humane Letters
Hufstedler Shirley M. 1981 Doctor of Laws
Hughes Joseph Egan 1956 Doctor of Laws
Hughes Richard Joseph 1962 Doctor of Laws
Hughes William John 1995 Doctor of Laws
Humelsine Carlisle Hubbard 1976 Doctor of Humane Letters
Humphrey Hubert H. 1966 Doctor of Laws
Hunter-Gault Charlayne 1994 Doctor of Fine Arts
Hutchins John Richard, III 1984 Doctor of Science
Huxtable Ada Louise 1974 Doctor of Fine Arts
Hyde Mary Morley Crapo 1965 Doctor of Letters
Ifill Gwen 2008 Doctor of Letters
Izzo Ralph 2013 Doctor of Humane Letters
Jackson Shirley Ann 1999 Doctor of Science
Jacobs Nathan Leonard 1965 Doctor of Laws
Jacobson Joel Ross 1974 Doctor of Laws
Jemison Mae C. 2001 Doctor of Science
Jensen Merril 1976 Doctor of Letters
Johnson Leonard C. 1972 Doctor of Humane Letters
Johnson Thomas Herbert 1956 Doctor of Letters
Jones Franklin Taylor 1970 Doctor of Humane Letters
Jones Lewis Webster 1959 Doctor of Laws
Jordan Barbara 1993 Doctor of Letters
Jordan, Jr. Vernon Eulion 1979 Doctor of Humane Letters
Judson Margaret Atwood 1968 Doctor of Laws
Kaiser John Boynton 1960 Doctor of Humane Letters
Katz Donald 2014 Doctor of Humane Letters
Katzenbach Nicholas deBelleville 1964 Doctor of Laws
Kean Thomas H. 1982 Doctor of Laws
Kennan George F. 1966 Doctor of Laws
Kenyon Cecelia M. 1976 Doctor of Letters
Kenyon Lee John 1955 Master of Arts
Kertes Ferdinand 1957 Doctor of Science

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