Honorary Degree Recipients, 2004-2013


 

Honoree

Degree Granted

Year

Ruth J. Abrams

Humanities

2007

Sarkis Acopian

Science

2006

Muhammad Ali

Humane Letters

2009

Stephen Brookfield

Humane Letters

2010

Lee Berry ’68

Divinity

2008

Benjamin Carson

Science

2011

Lorene Cary

Humane Letters

2005

Gilbert Cates

Arts

2009

William Cronon

Humane Letters

2005

Barbara Crossette ’63

Humane Letters

2008

Marian Wright Edelman

Laws

2008

Kathryn Fuller

Humane Letters

2010

Sara “Sally” Gammon

Science

2008

Humanities

2004

Margaret “Peggy” Healy

Humanities

2006

John K. Heyl ’28

Humanities

2006

Jeannette Ickovics

Science

2006

Avraham Infeld

Humanities

2006

John E. Jones III

Laws

2007

Galway Kinnell

Letters

2009

Tony Kushner

Letters

2011

Ronald Levant

Humane Letters

2010

Elizabeth McCartney

Humane Letters

2012

Jonathan C. Messerli

Humane Letters

2005

Kathleen McGinty

Humane Letters

2009

Robert Moses

Humane Letters

2004

Gladys J. Mouro

Humane Letters

2005

Zachary Rosenburg

Humane Letters

2012

Edmund D. Pellegrino

Science

2007

Mary L. Schapiro

Humane Letters

2012

Joseph Scheller

Humane Letters

2011

Rita Scheller

Humane Letters

2011

Judy Shepard

Humane Letters

2008

James Steffy

Humanities

2004

James B. Stewart

Letters

2011

Ray Suarez

Humane Letters

2006

Teresa “Terri” Swearingen

Humanities

2004

Garry Trudeau

Humane Letters

2007

Garry Wills

Humane Letters

2004

Peter Yarrow

Humane Letters

2011

 

Bold = Commencement Speaker
Italics = Degree awarded posthumously

NOTE:  Biographies were current when honorees received their degrees, but do not reflect activity or accomplishment since the date of the degree.

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