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
MacKay Kenneth Campbell 1960 Doctor of Laws
Obama Barack H. 2016 Doctor of Laws
Cavazos Lauro F. 1989 Doctor of Laws
Smith Margaret Chase 1986 Doctor of Laws
Dees, Jr. Morris S. 2006 Doctor of Laws
Heckel Charles Willard 1970 Doctor of Laws
Brennan, Jr. William Joseph 1958 Doctor of Laws
Florio James J. 1990 Doctor of Laws
Smithers Robert Brinkley 1964 Doctor of Laws
Smyth Henry DeWolf 1968 Doctor of Laws
Dickerson Donald MacMillan 1989 Doctor of Laws
Foster William Chapman 1968 Doctor of Laws
Jacobs Nathan Leonard 1965 Doctor of Laws
Waldheim Kurt 1972 Doctor of Laws
Woodward C. Vann 1988 Doctor of Laws
Brooks-Randolph Angie 1978 Doctor of Laws
Mahoney Sister Hildegarde Marie 1967 Doctor of Laws
Schettino C. Thomas 1961 Doctor of Laws
Francis John Joseph 1959 Doctor of Laws
Jacobson Joel Ross 1974 Doctor of Laws
Miller William Christian 1966 Doctor of Laws
Lee Percy Maxim 1956 Doctor of Laws
Reese Everett David 1964 Doctor of Laws
DiFrancesco Donald T. 2007 Doctor of Laws
Brower Charles Hendrickson 1966 Doctor of Laws
Stamato Linda L. 1985 Doctor of Laws
Leopold Alice Koller 1958 Doctor of Laws
Dillon Clarence Douglas 1961 Doctor of Laws
Park Rosemary 1956 Doctor of Laws
Mitchell James Paul 1959 Doctor of Laws
Warren Earl 1966 Doctor of Laws
Frelinghuysen Peter H.B. 1976 Doctor of Laws
Chisholm Shirley 2002 Doctor of Laws
Doar John 1968 Doctor of Laws
Warren Elizabeth 2011 Doctor of Laws
Yamba A. Zachary 2006 Doctor of Laws
Brown Lester Russell 1978 Doctor of Laws
Marin Luis Muñoz 1965 Doctor of Laws
Friedman Milton 1968 Doctor of Laws
Hill Anita 2018 Doctor of Laws
Christie Chris 2010 Doctor of Laws
Bergethon Kaare Roald 1959 Doctor of Laws
Reitman Norman 1986 Doctor of Laws
Herrmann Lewis Mordecai 1960 Doctor of Laws
Yanitelli Victor Robert, S.J. 1966 Doctor of Laws
Brown Raymond A. 1972 Doctor of Laws
Schwartz Anna Jacobson 1998 Doctor of Laws
Clapp Margaret 1962 Doctor of Laws
Stevenson Adlai Ewing 1962 Doctor of Laws
Dougherty John Joseph 1962 Doctor of Laws

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