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
Jordan Barbara 1993 Doctor of Letters
Wilson G. Willow 2021 Doctor of Letters
Nicolson Marjorie Hope 1964 Doctor of Letters
Marshall Paule 1996 Doctor of Letters
Charanis Peter 1980 Doctor of Letters
Morrison Toni 2011 Doctor of Letters
Bate W. Jackson 1979 Doctor of Letters
Quarles Benjamin 1976 Doctor of Letters
Hinojosa Maria 2022 Doctor of Letters
Franklin John Hope 1990 Doctor of Letters
Salisbury Harrison Evans 1983 Doctor of Letters
Oates Joyce Carol 1997 Doctor of Letters
Vermeule Emily Dickinson Townsend 1968 Doctor of Letters
Sang Philip David 1961 Doctor of Letters
Friend, Jr. Albert Mathias 1955 Doctor of Letters
Mumford Lawrence Quincy 1956 Doctor of Letters
Remnick David Jay 2022 Doctor of Letters
Kenyon Cecelia M. 1976 Doctor of Letters
Bryan James Edmund 1964 Doctor of Letters
Cobb Jewel Plummer 1982 Doctor of Letters
Ozick Cynthia 1999 Doctor of Letters
Rees Mina 1965 Doctor of Letters
Duverger Maurice 1982 Doctor of Letters
Bundy McGeorge 1982 Doctor of Letters
Bishop Elizabeth 1972 Doctor of Letters
Welty Eudora 1978 Doctor of Letters
Redd Dana 2023 Doctor of Letters
Schlesinger, Jr. Arthur M. 1982 Doctor of Letters
Burke Kenneth 1968 Doctor of Letters
McCormick Richard P. 1982 Doctor of Letters
Coles Robert 1977 Doctor of Letters
Wescott Glenway 1963 Doctor of Letters
Blackman Samuel Garrison 1964 Doctor of Letters
Bunch Lonnie G. 2013 Doctor of Letters
Burnham Walter Dean 1982 Doctor of Letters
McDonough Roger Henry 1956 Doctor of Letters
Blackmur Richard Palmer 1958 Doctor of Letters
Parsons Talcott 1977 Doctor of Letters
Reston James Barrett 1957 Doctor of Letters
Burns Eveline M. 1981 Doctor of Letters
Block Herbert Lawrence 1963 Doctor of Letters
McPhee John Angus 1988 Doctor of Letters
White, Jr. Lynn 1979 Doctor of Letters
Byrne Brendan T. 1974 Doctor of Laws
Roberts Dorothy 2019 Doctor of Laws
Stillman W. Paul 1975 Doctor of Laws
Weintraub Joseph 1958 Doctor of Laws
Cortés, Jr. Ernesto J. 2011 Doctor of Laws
Whitehead John C. 1989 Doctor of Laws
Gross Mason Welch 1971 Doctor of Laws

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