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 Yearsort descending Degree Citation
Gould Stephen Jay 1987 Doctor of Science
Aidekman Alex 1987 Doctor of Humane Letters
Roebling Mary Gindhart 1987 Doctor of Humane Letters
Shapiro Harold T. 1988 Doctor of Laws
Werblin David A. 1988 Doctor of Laws
Lerner Gerda 1988 Doctor of Letters
Norton Eleanor Holmes 1988 Doctor of Laws
Raven Peter Hamilton 1988 Doctor of Science
Watson James Dewey 1988 Doctor of Science
McPhee John Angus 1988 Doctor of Letters
Woodward C. Vann 1988 Doctor of Laws
Commager Henry Steele 1988 Doctor of Laws
Yasuhiro Nakasone 1988 Doctor of Laws
Lawrence Jacob 1988 Doctor of Fine Arts
Allen Robert E. 1989 Doctor of Humane Letters
Heningburg Gustave 1989 Doctor of Humane Letters
Proctor Samuel DeWitt 1989 Doctor of Humane Letters
Whitehead John C. 1989 Doctor of Laws
Baker Russell Wayne 1989 Doctor of Letters
Cavazos Lauro F. 1989 Doctor of Laws
Dickerson Donald MacMillan 1989 Doctor of Laws
Wilson Blenda Jacqueline 1989 Doctor of Laws
Dresselhaus Mildred S. 1989 Doctor of Science
Gregorian Vartan 1989 Doctor of Laws
Caldicott Helen 1990 Doctor of Science
Bragg Floyd Herman 1990 Doctor of Laws
Voorhees Ralph W. 1990 Doctor of Humane Letters
Florio James J. 1990 Doctor of Laws
Lichtenstein Roy 1990 Doctor of Fine Arts
Franklin John Hope 1990 Doctor of Letters
Lorenz Edward Norton 1990 Doctor of Science
Geltman Samuel 1990 Doctor of Humane Letters
Anderson Adrienne Scotchbrook 1991 Doctor of Humane Letters
Bongiovanni Michael 1991 Doctor of Laws
Anderson Philip Warren 1991 Doctor of Science
Vagelos P. Roy 1991 Doctor of Humane Letters
Carter Bennett Lester 1991 Doctor of Fine Arts
Ginsburg Ruth Bader 1991 Doctor of Laws
Wideman John Edgar 1991 Doctor of Letters
Larsen Ralph S. 1991 Doctor of Humane Letters
Shepard Roger Newland 1992 Doctor of Science
Mario Ernest 1992 Doctor of Science
Atiyah Sir Michael 1992 Doctor of Science
Child Julia 1992 Doctor of Fine Arts
Wolfe Deborah Cannon Patridge 1992 Doctor of Humane Letters
Suzman The Honorable Helen 1992 Doctor of Laws
Jordan Barbara 1993 Doctor of Letters
Hines Jerome 1993 Doctor of Fine Arts
Levin Wayne M. 1993 Doctor of Science
Mayo John S. 1993 Doctor of Science