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, Jr. Vernon Eulion 1979 Doctor of Humane Letters
Morrow John Howard 1963 Doctor of Humane Letters
Bailey Charles Philamore 1958 Doctor of Humane Letters
Vagelos P. Roy 1991 Doctor of Humane Letters
Sachar Libby Bernstein 1955 Doctor of Humane Letters
Smeal Eleanor Cutri 2010 Doctor of Humane Letters
Vandervilt Arthur 1956 Doctor of Humane Letters
Levine William 1972 Doctor of Humane Letters
Hoffman Samuel David 1957 Doctor of Humane Letters
Smiley Tavis 2007 Doctor of Humane Letters
Kaiser John Boynton 1960 Doctor of Humane Letters
Van Ness Stanley C. 1983 Doctor of Humane Letters
Lewis Anthony 1973 Doctor of Humane Letters
Holderman Pauline Beatrice 1965 Doctor of Humane Letters
Coomaraswamy Rajhika 2016 Doctor of Humane Letters
Baker William Franklin 2008 Doctor of Humane Letters
Holstrom Carleton A. 1995 Doctor of Humane Letters
O'Hara Gene 2004 Doctor of Humane Letters
Volk Harry Joseph 1958 Doctor of Humane Letters
Lewis Shireen K. 2012 Doctor of Humane Letters
Sato Gordon Hisashi 2007 Doctor of Humane Letters
Voorhees Ralph W. 1990 Doctor of Humane Letters
Wolfe Deborah Cannon Patridge 1992 Doctor of Humane Letters
Chaikin Sol C. 1980 Doctor of Humane Letters
Chambers Raymond G. 2000 Doctor of Humane Letters
Barchi Robert L. 2022 Doctor of Humane Letters
Diekhoff John Siemon 1959 Doctor of Humane Letters
L'Hommedieu Paige D. 1967 Doctor of Humane Letters
Hottel Althea Kratz 1958 Doctor of Humane Letters
Paley William S. 1986 Doctor of Humane Letters
Kessler Henry Howard 1962 Doctor of Humane Letters
Beal Orville E. 1973 Doctor of Humane Letters
Schimmel Herbert D. 2003 Doctor of Humane Letters
Houle Cyril Orvin 1959 Doctor of Humane Letters
Francis Norman C. 1993 Doctor of Humane Letters
Mazur Paul Myer 1961 Doctor of Humane Letters
Beck Robert A. 1983 Doctor of Humane Letters
Gordon Julia Weber 1966 Doctor of Humane Letters
Schlatter Richard 1973 Doctor of Humane Letters
Brown Greg 2012 Doctor of Humane Letters
Howard, Jr. M. William 2010 Doctor of Humane Letters
Patel Eboo 2017 Doctor of Humane Letters
Meyer Wayne 2022 Doctor of Humane Letters
Reeve Christopher 2005 Doctor of Humane Letters
Lilley Robert Dodd 1970 Doctor of Humane Letters
Linder William J. 1998 Doctor of Humane Letters
Parrott Bishop James W., Sr. 1996 Doctor of Humane Letters
Stetin Sol 1961 Doctor of Humane Letters
Angelson Mark A. 2023 Doctor of Humane Letters
Paul Alice 1977 Doctor of Humane Letters

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