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
Bergethon Kaare Roald 1959 Doctor of Laws
Hughes Richard Joseph 1962 Doctor of Laws
Brown Raymond A. 1972 Doctor of Laws
Koeppe Alfred C. 2009 Doctor of Laws
Gould William Benjamin, IV 1998 Doctor of Laws
Clapp Margaret 1962 Doctor of Laws
Linowitz Sol M. 1977 Doctor of Laws
Simon William E. 1985 Doctor of Laws
Hughes William John 1995 Doctor of Laws
Dougherty John Joseph 1962 Doctor of Laws
Martinez Judy Perry 2020 Doctor of Laws
Betancourt Romulo 1964 Doctor of Laws
McGreevey James E. 2002 Doctor of Laws
Udall Stewart Lee 1968 Doctor of Laws
Ruttan Vernon Wesley 1978 Doctor of Laws
Fulbright James William 1955 Doctor of Laws
Williams, Jr. Harrison Arlington 1960 Doctor of Laws
Sirleaf Ellen Johnson 2010 Doctor of Laws
Stevenson Bryan A. 2015 Doctor of Laws
Humphrey Hubert H. 1966 Doctor of Laws
Ryan Arthur F. 2008 Doctor of Laws
Galbraith John Kenneth 1979 Doctor of Laws
Gregorian Vartan 1989 Doctor of Laws
Norton Eleanor Holmes 1988 Doctor of Laws
Norwood Janet Lippe 2003 Doctor of Laws
Dwyer Bernard J. 1993 Doctor of Laws
Bunting Mary Ingraham 1960 Doctor of Laws
Nujoma Sam 1997 Doctor of Laws
Cohen Wilbur J. 1986 Doctor of Laws
Dwyer Florence Price 1968 Doctor of Laws
Gaskill William John 1978 Doctor of Laws
Wilson Blenda Jacqueline 1989 Doctor of Laws
Abdellah Faye Glenn 1973 Doctor of Laws
Gross Mason Welch 1971 Doctor of Laws
Smith Frederic William 1964 Doctor of Laws
Black Eugene Robert 1959 Doctor of Laws
Ramos-Horta José 2000 Doctor of Laws
Ebadi Shirin 2007 Doctor of Laws
Holt Rush 2021 Doctor of Laws
Smith Howard Anthony 1959 Doctor of Laws
Moyers Bill 2016 Doctor of Laws
Randolph Asa Philip 1964 Doctor of Laws
Moses Robert Parris 2021 Doctor of Laws
Gellhorn Walter 1973 Doctor of Laws
Adams Ruth Marie 1966 Doctor of Laws
Hall Frederick Wilson 1960 Doctor of Laws
MacKay Kenneth Campbell 1960 Doctor of Laws
Smith Margaret Chase 1986 Doctor of Laws
Obama Barack H. 2016 Doctor of Laws
Heckel Charles Willard 1970 Doctor of Laws

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