Honorary Degrees Awarded

From Commencement 1951 to present

2013: Commencement,
May 19


Undergraduate Commencement
Maureen L. Clark, CSJ
Doctor of Laws

Rev. Michael J. Garanzini, S.J.
Doctor of Laws

William Peter McDonald '75
Doctor of Laws

Graduate Commencement
Patricia Farrell, OSF
Doctor of Laws

Dr. Patrick W. Kelley '76, P'12
Doctor of Science

2012: Commencement,
May 22


Undergraduate Commencement
Rev. Richard J. Clifford, S.J.
Doctor of Humane Letters

Jane Ellen Ferreira
Doctor of Humane Letters

Joseph G. Timpone, Jr. '80, M.D.
Doctor of Science

Joseph P. Russoniello '63
Doctor of Laws

Graduate Commencement
Sister Clare Fitzgerald, S.S.N.D.
Doctor of Humane Letters

Suzanne and Bob Wright
Doctor of Laws

2011: Commencement,
May 22


Undergraduate Commencement
Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry
Doctor of Laws

Russell Goings
Doctor of Laws

The Rev. John W. O'Malley, S.J.
Doctor of Laws

Joseph D. Sargent '59, P'89, '86
Doctor of Laws

Graduate Commencement
Rear Admiral Brian P. Monahan
Doctor of Science

2010: Commencement,
May 23


Reverend Daniel J. Harrington, S.J.
Doctor of Humane Letters

Katherine Lapp
Doctor of Laws

Dr. Mayra Luz Perez Diaz
Doctor of Laws

Emily Kerman Rafferty
Doctor of Laws
Graduate Commencement

James L. Abbruzzese
Doctor of Science

2009: Commencement,
May 17


Monsignor Ralph W. Beiting
Doctor of Laws

Dr. Mathy Mezey
Doctor of Science

Dr. Peter J. Pronovost
Doctor of Science

Bryan A. Stevenson
Doctor of Laws

2008: Commencement,
May 18


David Amram
Doctor of Humane Letters

Reverend John Halligan, S.J.
Doctor of Laws

Sister M. Julianna Poole, S.S.N.D.
Doctor of Laws

Francis T. Vincent, Jr.
Doctor of Laws

2007: Commencement,
May 20


Edward P. Hardiman
Doctor of Laws

Meghan Lowney
Doctor of Laws

James P. Roach
Doctor of Laws

Very Reverend Thomas J. Regan, S.J.
Doctor of Laws (Speaker)

2006: Commencement,
May 21


Hope E. Carter
Doctor of Laws

Michael Joseph Daly
Doctor of Laws

Archbishop Celestino Migliore
Doctor of Laws

British August Robinson
Doctor of Laws (Speaker)

2005: Commencement,
May 22


Maryann T. Furlong
Doctor of Laws

Arthur C. Laske
Doctor of Laws

Monsignor John C. Sanders
Doctor of Laws

Florence Schorske Wald
Doctor of Laws

2004: Commencement,
May 23


Judge Guido Calabresi
Doctor of Laws

James F. Hanrahan
Doctor of Laws

Reverend Mother Dolores Hart, O.S.B.
Doctor of Laws

Cokie Roberts
Doctor of Laws (Speaker)

2003: Commencement,
May 18


Michael W. Donnelly
Doctor of Laws

Mary Rose McGready, D.C.
Doctor of Laws

Grayce McVeigh Sills
Doctor of Science

Strobe Talbott
Doctor of Laws (Speaker)

2002: Commencement,
May 19


George W. Bur, S.J.
Doctor of Laws

Loretta Brennan Glucksman
Doctor of Laws

John P. Sachs
Doctor of Science

2001: Commencement,
May 20


Ann Elizabeth Credidio, B.V.M.
Doctor of Laws

Arthur Levitt, Jr.
Doctor of Laws (Speaker)

Daniel P. Tully
Doctor of Laws

2000: Commencement,
May 21


Richard J. Curry, S.J.
Doctor of Humane Letters (Speaker)

Colin G. Campbell
Doctor of Laws

Samuel E. Carter, S.J.
Doctor of Laws

Dennis D. Dammerman
Doctor of Laws

1999: Commencement,
May 23


Mark D. Gearan
Doctor of Laws (Speaker)

James L. Connor, S.J.
Doctor of Humane Letters

Gustav Meier
Doctor of Laws

Leslie C. Quick, Jr.
Doctor of Laws

1998: Commencement,
May 17


Carole Simpson
Doctor of Humane Letters (Speaker)

David E.A. Carson
Doctor of Laws

Thomas F. Banchoff
Doctor of Science

1997: Commencement,
May 18


Thomas John Brokaw
Doctor of Laws (Speaker)
Lawrence E. Doby
Doctor of Laws

George Burton Harvey
Doctor of Laws

Elizabeth Marie Pfriem
Doctor of Laws

1996: Commencement,
May 19


Harris Wofford
Doctor of Laws (Speaker)

Milton J. Hinton
Doctor of Humane Letters

George W. Hunt, S.J.
Doctor of Humane Letters

Dorothy Bannow Larson
Doctor of Laws

1995: Commencement,
May 21


Jean Kennedy Smith
Doctor of Laws (Speaker)

Jacquelyn C. Durrell
Doctor of Laws

Marian L. Heard
Doctor of Laws

Alfred C. Kammer, S.J.
Doctor of Laws

1994: Commencement,
May 22


E. Gerald Corrigan
Doctor of Laws (Speaker)

John J. Higgins, S.J.
Doctor of Laws

Robert Conover Macauley
Doctor of Laws

Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland, O.S.B.
Doctor of Laws

1993: Commencement,
May 23


Ann Woodruff Compton
Doctor of Laws (Speaker)

Reverend J. Bryan Hehir
Doctor of Humane Letters

James Dewey Watson
Doctor of Science

1992: Commencement,
May 17


John A. Barone
Doctor of Science

Thomas Edmund Aquinas Carew
Doctor of Laws

Harold W. McGraw, Jr.
Doctor of Humane Letters

Carmen F. Donnarumma (Speaker)

1991: Commencement,
May 19


William M. Joel
Doctor of Humane Letters (Speaker)

Judge Ellen Bree Burns
Doctor of Laws

Reverend Martin McCarthy, S.J.
Doctor of Science

Paul Volcker
Doctor of Laws

1990: Commencement,
May 20


John J. Phelan
Doctor of Laws (Speaker)

Fortune Pope
Doctor of Laws

Willie H. Ruff
Doctor of Humane Letters

1989: Commencement,
May 21


Leonard Bernstein
Doctor of Laws (Speaker)

Clara McBride Hale
Doctor of Laws

L. William Miles
Doctor of Laws

1988: Commencement,
May 22


Reverend Timothy Healy, S.J.
Doctor of Humane Letters (Speaker)

Geraldine W. Johnson
Doctor of Laws

Ernest M. Lorch
Doctor of Laws

George F. Taylor
Doctor of Laws

1987: Commencement,
May 18


Reverend Lawrence A. Burke, S.J.
Doctor of Laws (Speaker)

Alphonsus J. Donahue
Doctor of Laws

Lucille Lortel
Doctor of Humane Letters

Reverend David W. Tracy
Doctor of Humane Letters

1986: Commencement,
May 18


Dr. Robert Coles
Doctor of Humane Letters

Dith Pran
Doctor of Humane Letters (Speaker)

Reverend William Wallace, O.P.
Doctor of Humane Letters

1985: Commencement,
May 19


Arvin Brown
Doctor of Humane Letters

Reverend George W. MacRae, S.J.
Doctor of Humane Letters

Governor William O'Neill
Doctor of Laws (Speaker)

Sister Mary Consolata O'Connor, R.S.M.
Doctor of Humane Letters

1984: Commencement,
May 20


Robert M. Hayes
Doctor of Laws

Ted Koppel
Doctor of Humane Letters (Speaker)

Martha Elizabeth Rogers
Doctor of Science

Lawrence Arthur Wien
Doctor of Laws

1983: Commencement,
May 22


Margaret Ann Farley
Doctor of Humane Letters

Francis Joseph McNamara, Jr.
Doctor of Laws

Elie Wiesel
Doctor of Humane Letters (Speaker)

1982: Commencement,
May 23


William Joseph Dorfer, Jr.
Doctor of Laws

Reverend Thomas R. Fitzgerald, S.J.
Doctor of Humane Letters (Speaker)

Jason Nelson Robards
Doctor of Humane Letters

Andrew Clark Sigler
Doctor of Laws

1981: Commencement,
May 24


Reverend Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J.
Doctor of Humane Letters

Serena S. Merck
Doctor of Laws

Reverend Bruce Ritter, O.F.M.
Doctor of Laws

Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
Doctor of Laws (Speaker)

1980: Commencement,
May 25


William L. Hawkins
Doctor of Humane Letters

David W.P. Jewitt
Doctor of Laws

Reverend George Stirling Mahan, S.J.
Doctor of Humane Letters

Reverend Joseph A. O'Hare, S.J.
Doctor of Humane Letters (Speaker)

1979: Commencement,
May 27


Ella Grasso
Doctor of Public Service

Reverend Bernard Joseph Francis Lonergan, S.J.
Doctor of Humane Letters

George William Miller - Doctor of Public Administration (Speaker)

1978: Commencement,
May 28


Reverend James H. Coughlin, S.J.
Doctor of Humane Letters

Evelyn Kennedy
Doctor of Public Service

Stewart B. McKinney
Doctor of Public Service (Speaker)

Arthur Miller
Doctor of Humane Letters

1977: Commencement,
May 22


Vincent Albert Cianci, Jr.
Doctor of Public Service (Speaker)

William Homer Timbers
Doctor of Civil Law

1976: Commencement,
May 23


Samuel Waller Hawley
Doctor of Public Service

Robert Paul Ramsey
Doctor of Humane Letters

Dean Rusk
Doctor of Civil Law (Speaker)

1975: Commencement,
May 25


Reverend William Charles McInnes, S.J.
Doctor of Humane Letters

Richard Peter McKeon
Doctor of Humane Letters

Reverend Theodore Martin Hesburgh
Doctor of Public Service

John Joseph Sirica
Doctor of Civil Law (Speaker)

1974: Commencement,
May 26


James Warren Birkenstock
Doctor of Laws

Samuel Dash
Doctor of Civil Law (Speaker)

William Styron
Doctor of Humane Letters

John Joseph Sullivan
Doctor of Public Service

1973: Commencement,
June 3


Sidney P. Marland, Jr.
Doctor of Humane Letters (Speaker)

Rene Jules Dubos
Doctor of Science

1972: Commencement,
May 28


Joseph Hoffer Blatchford
Doctor of Laws (Speaker)

Lawrence Warren Pierce
Doctor of Laws

Max Tishler
Doctor of Science

1971: Commencement,
May 30


John Whittaker Christensen
Doctor of Science

Alvin Christian Eurich
Doctor of Humane Letters

Harrison Edward Farnsworth
Doctor of Science

Alexander Kipnis
Doctor of Fine Arts

Morris King Udall
Doctor of Laws (Speaker)

1970: Commencement,
June 17


Kenneth Burke
Doctor of Humane Letters

Most Reverend Harold Robert Perry, S.V.D.
Doctor of Laws

Edmund Griffith Williamson
Doctor of Arts (Speaker)

Korczak Ziolkowski
Doctor of Arts

1969: Commencement,
June 8


Dana Lyda Farnsworth
Doctor of Science

J. Gerald Phelan
Doctor of Arts

Theodore Chaikin Sorensen
Doctor of Laws (Speaker)

Robert Penn Warren
Doctor of Humane Letters

Amos Wiven Wilder
Doctor of Theology

1968: Commencement,
June 9


Edward Bennett Williams
Doctor of Laws (Speaker)

Homer Daniels Babbidge, Jr.
Doctor of Humane Letters

Arsene Croteau
Doctor of Humane Letters

Peter Carl Goldmark
Doctor of Science

1967: Commencement,
June 14


Howard Thomas Owens
Doctor of Laws

Right Reverend Monsignor John Joseph Toomey
Doctor of Laws

Donald Henry McGannon
Doctor of Humane Letters

William Sumner Simpson
Doctor of Public Service

Edward John Steichen
Doctor of Fine Arts

Roger Tory Peterson
Doctor of Science

1966: Commencement,
June 15


John Dempsey
Doctor of Laws

James Vincent Joy
Doctor of Laws

John Courtney Murray
Doctor of Laws (Speaker)

Marion Anderson
Doctor of Humane Letters

Igor Ivan Sikorsky
Doctor of Science

1965: Commencement,
June 14


William Conley
Doctor of Laws

Richard Cardinal Cushing
Doctor of Laws (Speaker)

Thomas Dodd
Doctor of Laws

Henry W. Littlefield
Doctor of Laws

1964: Commencement,
June 8


Paul Horgan
Doctor of Humane Letters (Speaker)

1963: Commencement,
June 10


Right Reverend Monsignor John H. Anderson, D.D., P.A.
Doctor of Laws

William Joseph Sanders
Doctor of Laws (Speaker)

Sir Alexander Bustamante, K. B.
Doctor of Laws

1962: Commencement,
June 11


Most Reverend Walter William Curtis, S.T.D.
Doctor of Laws (Speaker)

1961: Commencement,
June 12


Herman William Steinkraus
Doctor of Laws

Right Reverend Monsignor Cornelius P. Tuelings
Doctor of Humane Letters

Francis James Braceland
Doctor of Science (Speaker)

1960: Commencement,
June 7


Henry Michael Hogan
Doctor of Laws

Thomas Dresser White
Doctor of Laws (Speaker)

Reverend John J. Collins, S.J.
Doctor of Humane Letters

1959: Commencement,
June 9


Abraham Ribicoff
Doctor of Laws

Most Reverend Bernard J. Flanagan, D.D.
Doctor of Laws(Speaker)

Joseph Sullivan
Doctor of Laws

John Peter Hagan
Doctor of Science

1954: Commencement,
June 8


Most Reverend Joseph Lawrence Shehan, D.D.
Doctor of Laws (Speaker)

1953: Commencement,
June 9


Most Reverend John Francis Hackett, D.D.
Doctor of Laws

Raymond Earl Baldwin
Doctor of Laws (Speaker)

Margaret Veronica Kiely
Doctor of Laws

1952: Commencement,
June 10


Most Reverend Monsignor Joseph Francis Donnelly
Doctor of Laws

The Honorable Charles Malik
Doctor of Laws

Reverend Edward Bernard Rooney, S.J.
Doctor of Laws (Speaker)

Frank Daniel Whalen
Doctor of Laws

James Milton O'Neil
Doctor of Humane Letters

1951: Commencement,
June 12


Most Reverend Henry J. O'Brien, D.D.
Doctor of Laws

Most Reverend William R. Arnold, D.D.
Doctor of Laws

Most Reverend John J. McEleney, S.J., D.D.
Doctor of Laws

The Honorable J. Howard McGrath
Doctor of Laws (Speaker)