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 descending Citation
Redd Dana 2023 Doctor of Letters
Franklin John Hope 1990 Doctor of Letters
Lowell Robert 1965 Doctor of Letters
Pinsky Robert 2000 Doctor of Letters
Thomson Virgil 1956 Doctor of Letters
Threlkeld Curtis Hugh 1957 Doctor of Letters
Wescott Glenway 1963 Doctor of Letters
Roth Philip 1987 Doctor of Letters
Bunch Lonnie G. 2013 Doctor of Letters
Showalter Elaine 2001 Doctor of Letters
Hyde Mary Morley Crapo 1965 Doctor of Letters
Miers Earl Schenck 1963 Doctor of Letters
Friend, Jr. Albert Mathias 1955 Doctor of Letters
Ifill Gwen 2008 Doctor of Letters
Rukeyser Muriel 1961 Doctor of Letters
Bryan James Edmund 1964 Doctor of Letters
Miller Samuel Clifford 1983 Doctor of Letters
Nicolson Marjorie Hope 1964 Doctor of Letters
Cobb Jewel Plummer 1982 Doctor of Letters
Duverger Maurice 1982 Doctor of Letters
White, Jr. Lynn 1979 Doctor of Letters
Bundy McGeorge 1982 Doctor of Letters
Quarles Benjamin 1976 Doctor of Letters
Mitchell Eleanor 1968 Doctor of Letters
Bishop Elizabeth 1972 Doctor of Letters
Mailer Norman 1969 Doctor of Letters
Jensen Merril 1976 Doctor of Letters
Hellman Lillian 1963 Doctor of Letters
Marchand Leslie Alexis 1981 Doctor of Letters
Salisbury Harrison Evans 1983 Doctor of Letters
Burke Kenneth 1968 Doctor of Letters
Oates Joyce Carol 1997 Doctor of Letters
Coles Robert 1977 Doctor of Letters
Johnson Thomas Herbert 1956 Doctor of Letters
Moore Marianne Craig 1955 Doctor of Letters
Blackman Samuel Garrison 1964 Doctor of Letters
Vermeule Emily Dickinson Townsend 1968 Doctor of Letters
Lerner Gerda 1988 Doctor of Letters
Sang Philip David 1961 Doctor of Letters
Burnham Walter Dean 1982 Doctor of Letters
Herbert Robert M. "Bob" 2006 Doctor of Letters
Bon Jovi Jon 2015 Doctor of Letters
Morgan Edmund Sears 1976 Doctor of Letters
Blackmur Richard Palmer 1958 Doctor of Letters
Wicker Thomas Grey 1970 Doctor of Letters
Morris Richard Brandon 1976 Doctor of Letters
Wideman John Edgar 1991 Doctor of Letters
Burns Eveline M. 1981 Doctor of Letters
Jordan Barbara 1993 Doctor of Letters
Block Herbert Lawrence 1963 Doctor of Letters

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