Recipients of Honorary Degrees and Other University Honors (by year)

YEAR NAME CEREMONY HONOR HU DEGREE RECEIVED (ALUMNI)
1869 AUGUSTA, Dr. Alexander T.   D.Med.  
1871 AUGUSTA, Dr. Alexander T.   M.A.  
1871 PURVIS, Dr. Charles B.   M.A.  
1871 REYBURN, Dr. Robert   M.A. M.D. 1880
1872 DOUGLASS, Frederick   LL.D.  
1872 POMEROY, S.C.   LL.D.  
1874 AVILING, Reverend Thomas W.   D.Div.  
1874 HOLLY, James Theodore Augustus   D.Div.  
1874 LANGSTON, John M.   LL.D.  
1877 WAYMAN, Rt. Reverend Alexander Walter   D.Div.  
1880 BISCHOFF, J.W.   D.Mus.  
1881 BULKLEY, Reverend C. H. A.   D.Div.  
1881 LANE, Wiley   M.A. PR CERT 1873
A.B. 1877
M.A. 1881
1881 SIMMONS, William J.   M.A. A.B. 1873
M.A 1881
1882 RICHARDSON, The Honorable W. A.   LL.D.  
1882 SLADDEN, Lt. Joseph A.   M.A. M.D. 1871
1882 WHITTLESEY, Reverend Eliphalet   D.Div. PR CERT 1872
1883 SEAMEN, W.H.   D.Med.  
1883 WAIT, The Honorable John J.   LL.D.  
1888 BUNDY, James F.   M.A. PR CERT 1880
A.B. 1884
LL.B. 1886
LL.M. 1887
A.M. 1888
1888 JOHNSON, Dr. C.C.   M.A. PR CERT 1881
A.B. 1885
M.D. 1888
1888 KINSMAN, J. B.   LL.D.  
1888 STURMAN, Dr. E. Albert   LL.D.  
1890 JONES, Reverend Thomas M.   D.Div.  
1890 LEIGHTON, B. F.   LL.D.  
1891 HARRIS, Bishop Cicero R.   D.Div.  
1891 TEMPLE, Reverend Richard   LL.D.  
1892 CHEEVERS, Reverend H. T.   D.Div.  
1892 COOK, Reverend Joseph   LL.D.  
1892 COOPER, J.S.   B.D. TH DIP 1895
1892 GRICE, J. L.   B.D. PR CERT 1985
A.B. 1879
TH DIP 1882
1892 HARVEY, Reverend Charles A.   D.Med.  
1892 HUGHES. Reverend. S. R.   M.A.  
1892 LANING, John F.   D.Med. M.D. 1892
1892 MILLER, Lawrence   B.D. TH DIP 1880
1892 NICHOLS, Reverend D. B.   D.Div. M.D. 1871
1892 PARSONS, Starr   D.Med. D.D.S. 1887
1892 STRIEBY, Reverend M. E.   LL.D.  
1892 UPSHAW, Arthur   B.D.  
1893 BRUCE, The Honorable B. K.   LL.D.  
1893 EVANS, O. H.   D.Mus.  
1893 FOSTER, Reverend R. B.   D.Div.  
1893 GRISSELL, Reverend H. B.   D.Div.  
1893 HART, William H.H.   M.A. PR CERT 1880
A.B. 1885
LL.B. 1887
LL.M. 1894
1893 MORRIS, Reverend P. F.   M.A.  
1893 TRISSELL, Reverend H. B.   D.Div.  
1893 WARRING, E. J.   M.A. LL.B. 1905
1894 BUTLER, Reverend H. E.   D.Div.  
1894 CLARKE, Reverend G. V.   M.A.  
1894 ROBINSON, Reverend. O. D.   M.A. TH DIP 1887
1895 DYSON, Laura F.   M.A. PER CERT 1872
A.B. 1876
1895 EWELL, Reverend J. L.   D.Div.  
1895 GREENE, Reverend S. H.   LL.D.  
1895 MORRIS, Reverend P. F.   D.Div. PR CERT 1873
TH DIP 1880
1895 PARKINSON, G. R.   M.A.  
1895 SETTLE, J. T.   M.A. A.B. 1872
LL.B. 1875
1895 SMALL, Reverend C. H.   M.A.  
1896 CLARK, Professor Isaac   D.Div.  
1896 COOK, Reverend Joseph   LL.D.  
1896 CUNEY, The Honorable N. W.   M.A. LL.B. 1903
1896 JULIAN, Reverend John   LL.D.  
1896 MALLORY, Reverend R. D. W.   D.Div.  
1897 BARROWS,Reverend Samuel  J.   D.Div.  
1897 HARDER, Reverend W. Garrett   D.Div.  
1897 HARRIES, Major G. H.   M.A.  
1897 WANAMAKER, The Honorable John   LL.D.  
1897 WARING, J. H. N.   M.A. PR CERT 1877
M.D. 1888
1897 WISEMAN, Reverend Daniel E.   M.A. TH DIP 1884
1898 BASCOM, William S.   LL.D.  
1898 GREENER, The Honorable R. T.   LL.D.  
1898 OYABE, Reverend I.   M.A. TH CERT 1894
1898 STAFFORD, Father D. J.   D.Div.  
1898 THOMPSON, Reverend Mark   M.A. PR CERT 1885
A.B. 1889
1898 WHITE, The Honorable George H.   M.A. N CERT 1877
1899 CROOKE, A. A.   M.A.  
1899 GILE, Reverend F. F.   M.A. TH DIP 1882
1899 STAFFORD, Father D. J.   LL.D.  
1899 WHITMAN, B. L.   LL.D.  
1900 BRAINERD, Reverend Ezra   D.Div.  
1900 SUNDERLAND, Reverend Byron   LL.D.  
1900 TERRELL, Robert N.   M.A.  
1902 HOLMES, Morrison A.   M.A.  
1902 PITZER, A.W.   LL.D.  
1902 POWELL, Sr., Dr. A. Clayton   LL.D.  
1902 SCHOENFIELD, Dr.   LL.D.  
1902 SEYMOUR, Reverend Charles R.   D.Div.  
1902 STRAKER, The Honorable D. A.   LL.D. LL.B. 1871
1903 BARRETT, Honorable J. H.   LL.D.  
1904 GALE, James S.   D.Div.  
1904 SMYTHE, John Henry   M.A. LL.B. 1871
1905 HUGHES, Reverend Singleton Russell   D.Div. TH DIP 1885
1905 NAYLOR, Reverend McHenry Jeremiah   D.Div. TH CERT 1892
PR CERT 1894
1905 PEYTON, Reverend Randolph Vincent   D.Div. TH DIP 1889
1905 WASHINGTON, Josephine Jewett   M.A.  
1906 BROWN, Reverend Sterling N.   D.Div.  
1906 MOORLAND, Reverend J. E.   D.Div. TH DIP 1891
1906 WHEATLAND, Dr. Marcus F.   M.A.  
1906 WHITMAN, B. L.   LL.D.  
1908 GARNER, Reverend Alexander C.   D.Div.  
1908 MILLER, Reverend Shelton   D.Div. TH CERT 1892
1908 MOORE, Reverend George W.   D.Div.  
1908 WISEMAN, Reverend Daniel E.   D.Div. TH DIP 1884
1909 GARFIELD, The Honorable James Rudolph   LL.D.  
1910 BROOKS, Reverend Walter T. H.    D.Div.  
1910 CLAIR, Reverend M. W.   D.Div. AB 1913
1910 CLARKE, Reverend George B.   D.Div.  
1911 BAKER, Henry Moore   LL.D.  
1911 HUNTON, William Alpheun   M.A.  
1911 JONES, Bishop Robert E.     LL.D.  
1911 JONES, Robert C.   LL.D.  
1911 McCOY, Reverend Joseph L.   D.Div.  
1911 SAYLES, Reverend Aquila   D.Div. TH CERT 1901
1912 DONEY, Carl G.   LL.D.  
1912 GRAHAM, Neil F.   LL.D.  
1912 MILLER, Reverend George Frazier   D.DIV. PR CERT 1884
A.B. 1888
MA 1893
1912 WOOD, Reverend Scott   D.Div. PR CERT 1879
A.B. 1883
LL.B. 1886
1913 LAMB, Daniel Smith   LL.D.  
1913 PAGE, Inman E.   LL.D. PR CERT 1872
1913 PILLSBURY, The Honorable A. E.   LL.D.  
1913 SILSBY, Edwin C.   LL.D.  
1913 SMITH, William L.   D. Pharm.  
1913 WRIGHT, Herbert H.   LL.D.  
1914 GRAHAM, Neil F.   LL.D.  
1914 HUDSON, Reverend Allen   D.Div.  
1914 PRATT, D. Butler   D.Div.  
1914 PURVIS, Dr. Charles B.   LL.D.  
1918 WARE, Reverend Edward T.   D.Div.  
1920 BURLEIGH, Dr. Harry T.   D.Mus.  
1920 HOPE, John   LL.D.  
1920 LANEY, Lucy C.   M.A.  
1920 MOTON, Robert Russa   LL.D.  
1921 BENTLEY, Charles E.   D.Sc.  
1921 FOCH, Marshall Ferdinand   D.Sc.  
1922 LAMB, Daniel Smith   D.Sc.  
1922 MEYER, Herman H. B.   D.Div.  
1922 OXLEY, Edmund Harris   D.Div. A.B. 1906
B.D. 1908
1922 PINN, James Luther   D.Div. TH CERT 1902
1922 PITZER, Dr. A. W.   D.Div.  
1923 JOHNSON, James Weldon   D.Litt.  
1923 JOHNSON, Mordecai W.   D.Div.  
1923 KING, James Upshur   D.Div. TH CERT 1902
1923 MACKAY, Robert   D.Div.  
1923 RUSSELL, Dr. Charles Edward   LL.D.  
1924 ALLEYNE, Bishop Cameron Chesterfield   D.Div.  
1924 BOOTH, Justice Fenton Whitlock   LL.D.  
1924 CHARLTON, Melville   D.Mus.  
1924 DETT, R. Nathaniel   D.Mus.  
1924 HAYES, Roland   D.Mus.  
1924 POWELL, Sr., Dr. A. Clayton   D.Div.  
1924 TYLER, Dr. Edward Ernest   D.Div. B.D. 1908
1925 BALLOCH, Edward A.    D.Sc. M.D. 1960
1925 BRANCH, Mary Elizabeth   LL.D.  
1925 FRAZIER, Julia Caldwell   M.A. C CERT 1888
1925 HAWKINS, John R.   M.A. LL.B. 1915
1925 JONES, Dr. Gilbert Haven   LL.D.  
1925 MERRITT, Emma G.   M.A.  
1925 SHEPPARD, Dr. James E.   D.Litt.  
1925 WILLIAMS, Daniel H.   D.Sc.  
1926 ATKINS, Simon G.   LL.D.  
1926 BOYER, Charles Benjamin   M.A.  
1926 CALL, Arthur Deerin   LL.D.  
1926 CLARKE, Dr. Alfred Theophilus   D.Div. TH DIP 1895
1926 COLE, Dr. John Adams   LL.D.  
1926 DURKEE, James Stanley   LL.D.  
1926 HALL, George Cleveland   D.Sc.  
1926 KINCKLE, Alice W.   M.A. N CERT 1874
1926 VASSAR, Dr. George Cleveland Hall   D.Sc.  
1927 PEELLE, Stanton Judkins   LL.D.  
1928 CARTER, Edward Randolph   D.Div.  
1928 PALMER, Dr. William Robert Anderson   D.Div. PR CERT 1882
A.B. 1886
M.A. 1889
1928 STOREY, Moorfield   LL.D.  
1928 YERGAN, Dr. Max   M.A.  
1930 CARTER, Edward Randolph   D.Div.  
1930 DUBOIS, Dr. W. E. Burghardt   LL.D.  
1930 LANEY, Lucy C.   M.A.  
1930 LAWSON, Dr. Raymond Augustus   D.Mus.  
1930 MOTON, Robert Russa   LL.D.  
1931 HARRISON, Richard B.   M.A.  
1931 MALONE, Annie M. Turnbo   M.A.  
1931 ROSE, Dr. James Everett   D.Div.

A CERT. 1909
B.A. 1913

1931 WARD, Colonel Joseph Henry   LL.D.  
1933 GARRISON, Dr. Oswald B.   LL.D.  
1933 VILLARD, Oswald Garrison   LL.D.  
1935 BRANCH, Mary Elizabeth   LL.D.  
1935 WARFIELD, Sr., Dr. William A.    LL.D. M.D. 1894
1936 BOWLING, Dr. Richard H.   D.Div.  
1936 MORRIS, Edward H.   LL.D.  
1936 NELSON, Dr. William Stuart   LL.D. B.A. 1920
1937 BOAS, Franz   LL.D.  
1937 GANDY, Dr. John Manuel     LL.D.  
1937 JONES, Dr. David D.     LL.D. PR CERT. 1905
B.A. 1909
1938 ANDERSON, Marian   D.Mus.  
1938 DILLARD, J. H.      
1938 HOLMES, Dr. Dwight O. W.   LL.D. B.S. 1929
M.D. 1935
1938 LEE, J. R. E.   LL.D.  
1939 HALE, Dr. William J.    LL.D.  
1939 HENSON, Matthew A.   M.S.  
1939 WHITE, Walter C.    LL.D.  
1940 DAVIS, Dr. John W.   LL.D.  
1940 PAIGE, Judge Myles Anderson     LL.D. A.B. 1921
1940 RANDOLPH, Asa Phillip   LL.D.  
1941 JOHNSON, Dr. Charles Spurgeon    D.H.L.  
1941 SPINGARN, Dr. Arthur B.   LL.D.  
1941 STILL, William Grant   D.Mus.  
1942 BETHUNE, Dr. Mary McLeod    LL.D.  
1942 BUCK, Miss Pearl    LL.D.  
1942 CARNEY, Miss Mabel   D.Ed.  
1942 CHILDERS, Lulu Vere    D.Mus.  
1942 WILKINSON, Dr. Garnet Crummel   LL.D. LL.B. 1909
1943 HUNGATE, Thad Lewis   LL.D.  
1943 WORK, Monroe N.   D.Litt.  
1944 BROWN, Dr. Charlotte Hawkins   D.Ed.  
1945 CRAMTON, The Honorable Louis C.   LL.D.  
1945 MAYS, Dr. Benjamin E.   D.Div.  
1945 MURRAY, The Honorable Philip    LL.D.  
1945 ROBESON, Paul   D.Litt.  
1946 ALEXANDER, Dr. Archie A.     Eng. D.  
1946 BROWNLEE, Dr. Fred Lesley   D.H.L.  
1946 MANLEY, The Honorable Norman W.   LL.D.  
1947 BAILEY, Dr. Ulysses Grant   D.Sc.  
1947 MEYERS, Mrs. Agnes E.   D.H.L.  
1947 WOODSON, Dr. Carter Godwin    LL.D.  
1948 EMBREE, Dr. Edwin Rogers   LL.D.  
1948 RANDOLPH,  Esq. Oliver   LL.D. LL.B. 1907
1948 TERRELL, Mrs. Mary Church    D.H.L.  
1949 BUNCHE, Dr. Ralph J.   LL.D.  
1949 CHAPMAN, The Honorable Oscar L.   LL.D.  
1949 PANDIT, Mme. Vijaya Lakshmi   LL.D.  
1950 AZIKIWE, Nnamdi   LL.D.  
1950 HAYES, Roland   D.Mus.  
1950 SMITH, Lillian   D.H.L. A.B. 1929
M.A. 1934
1951 BELLEGARDE, Dantes   LL.D.  
1951 JERNAGIN, William Henry    D.Div.  
1951 JULIAN, Percy Lavon   D.Sc.  
1952 WARING, J. Waites   LL.D.  
1952 WILLIAMS, Paul R.   D. Arch.  
1953 LOCKE, Alain     D.H.L.  
1953 RADHAKRISHRAN, S.   LL.D.  
1953 RICKEY, Branch   LL.D.  
1954 AZIKIWE, Nnamdi   LL.D.  
1954 BORNN, Roy Williston   D.H.L.  
1954 BOWLES, Chester   LL.D.  
1954 MARSHALL, Esq., Thurgood   LL.D. LL.B. 1933
1954 SELASSIE, His Imperial Majesty Haile   LL.D.  
1954 TUBMAN, William V.S.   LL.D.  
1955 DAVIES, A. Powell     D.H.L.  
1955 HASTIE, William Henry   LL.D. PR CERT 1892
1955 THURMAN, Dr. Howard   D.Div.  
1956 BROKENBURR, Robert Lee   LL.D.  
1956 DUNCAN, Todd   D.Mus.  
1956 FINNEY, Edward Clinigan    LL.D.  
1956 NEHRU, Prime Minister Jawaharlal   LL.D.  
1957 KING, Jr., Dr. Martin Luther Commencement LL.D.  
1957 MALIN, Patrick Murphy   LL.D.  
1957 NKRUMAH, Prime Minister Kwame   LL.D.  
1957 ROBINSON, John (Jackie) Roosevelt   LL.D.  
1958 KINDELBERGER, James Howard   LL.D.  
1958 LAWLESS, Theodore Kenneth   D.Sc.  
1958 LEHMAN, The Honorable Herbert H.   D.H.L.  
1958 PATTERSON, Frederick Douglas   LL.D.  
1959 CADBURY, Henry Joel   D.H.L.  
1959 HALL, Lloyd Augustus   D.Sc.  
1959 MAYNOR, Dorothy   D.Mus.  
1959 MBOYA, Tom   LL.D.  
1960 DUMPSON, James Russell   D.H.L.  
1960 MITCHELL, Howard   D.Mus.  
1960 SOMERVILLE, Wendell Clay   LL.D.  
1961 KLINEBERG, Otto   LL.D.  
1961 POINDEXTER, Hildrus Augustus   D.Sc.  
1961 WEAVER, Robert Clifton   LL.D.  
1962 MYRDAL, Gunnar   LL.D.  
1962 PRICE, Leontyne   D.Mus.  
1962 ROOSEVELT, Eleanor   D.H.L.  
1962 WEAVER, George L. P.   LL.D.  
1963 EDGERTON, Henry White   LL.D.  
1963 HUGHES, Langston   D.Litt.  
1963 NABRIT, Samuel Milton   D.Sc.  
1964 JENKINS, Martin David   LL.D. B.S. 1925
1964 ROWAN, Carl Thomas   LL.D.  
1964 WRIGHT, James Skelly   LL.D.  
1965 KING, Jr., Dr. Martin Luther Charter Day Speaker    
1965 DAVIS, Michael Marks   LL.D.  
1965 GOMILLION, Charles Goode   LL.D.  
1965 JOHNSON, The Honorable Lyndon Baines Commencement Speaker LL.D.  
1965 WILKINS, Roy E.   LL.D.  
1966 BORDERS, William Holmes   LL.D.  
1966 FOGARTY, John E.   LL.D.  
1966 HANNAH, John A.   LL.D.  
1966 MOTLEY, Constance Baker   LL.D.  
1966 NABRIT, Jr., Dr. James Madison Commencement Speaker LL.D.  
1967 BROOKE, The Honorable  Edward W.   LL.D. B.S. 1941
1967 BROOKS, Annie Elizabeth   LL.D.  
1967 GOLDBERG, Arthur J.   D.H.L.  
1967 HAMMERSTEIN, Franz Von   D.H.L. B.D. 1950
1967 HUMPHREY, Hubert H.   D.H.L.  
1967 ROBINSON, James H.   D.H.L.  
1967 SENGHOR, Leopold Sedar   D.H.L.  

1968

FRANKLIN, Dr. John Hope

Commencement

LL.D.
(Pls. see 2001)

 
1968 SHEARER, Hugh Lawson   LL.D.  
1968 WELCOME, Vera Freeman   LL.D.  
1969 KOONTZ, Elizabeth Duncan   D.E.  
1969 THOMAS, Julius Albert   D.H.L. A.B. 1918
1969 WALSH, William Bertalan   D.S.  
1970 FERGUSON, Lloyd N. Commencement D.Sc.  
1970 GARRISON, Lloyd K. Commencement LL.D.  

1970

JACKSON, Reverend Dr. Jesse Louis

Commencement Speaker

D.H.
(Pls. see 1999)

 
1970 WESLEY, Charles H. Commencement D.Litt.  
1971 BOND, The Honorable Julian Commencement Speaker LL.D.  
1971 BROWN, Sterling A. Commencement D.Litt.  
1971 ELLINGTON, Edward “Duke” Kennedy Commencement D.Mus.  
1972 EVANS, Melvin Herbert Commencement LL.D. B.S. 1940
M.D. 1944
1972 HAMER, Fannie Lou Commencement D.H.L.  
1972 JORDAN, Jr. Esq., Vernon E. Commencement Speaker LL.D.
(Pls. see 1981)
J.D. 1960
1972 LOGAN, Rayford Whittingham Commencement LL.D.  
1972 SCOTT, Sir Arleigh Winston Commencement LL.D. B.A 1921
M.D. 1925
1973 PINDLING, Lynden Oscar Charter Day Speaker LL.D.  
1973 BROOKS, Gwendolyn Commencement D.Litt.  

1973 

DAVIS, Ossie

Commencement Speaker

D.H.
(Pls. see 2004)

 
1973 HALEY, Alex Commencement D.Litt.  
1973 LAFONTANT, Dr. Jewel Stradford Commencement D.H.L.  
1974 GRAHAM, Katherine Meyer Commencement D.H.L.  
1974 JORDAN, The Honorable Barbara Commencement Speaker LL.D.  
1974 KEITH, The Honorable Damon Jerome Commencement LL.D. LL.B. 1949
1974 QUARLES, Dr. Benjamin Arthur Commencement D.H.L.  
1974 WASHINGTON, The Honorable Walter Edward Commencement LL.D. LL.B. 1948
1975 BURGER, The Honorable Warren E.   LL.D.  
1975 ELIAS, Taslim Olawale   LL.D.  
1975 FLACK, Roberta Commencement D.Mus. B.M.E. 1958
1975 HEIGHT, Dorothy Irene Commencement D.H.L.  

1975 

HOOKS, The Honorable Benjamin Lawson

Commencement Speaker

D.H.
(Pls. see 1992)

 
1975 KOUNTZ, Dr. Samuel Lee Commencement D.Sc.  
1975 LACHS, Manfred   LL.D.  
1975 RHYNE, Charles S.   LL.D.  
1975 THOMPSON, William Sylvester   LL.D. B.S. 1934
1976 FLEMING, Dr. Louise Maxienne Dargans Commencement D.H.L.  
1976 JACKSON, The Honorable Maynard H. Commencement Speaker LL.D.  
1976 SMITH, Reverend Kelly Miller Commencement D.Div.. B.D. 1946
1976 SPAULDING, Dr. Asa T. Commencement LL.D.  
1976 TOLBERT, Jr., William Richard   LL.D.  
1976 WELLS, Dr. Herman B Commencement LL.D.  
1977 YOUNG, Jr., The Honorable Andrew Jackson Charter Day Speaker LL.D. B.S. 1951
1977 BERRY, Dr. Mary Frances Commencement LL.D. B.A. 1961
M.A. 1962
1977 JONES, Reginald Harold Commencement D.H.L.  
1977 McCREE, Jr., The Honorable Wade H. Commencement Speaker LL.D.  
1977 WRIGHT, Dr. Stephen J. Commencement D.H.L. M.A. 1939
1977 YOUNG, Dr. M. Wharton Commencement D.H.L. B.A. 1926
M.D. 1930
1977 ZAHEDI, His Excellency Ardeshir Commencement D.H.  
1977 NYERERE, His Excellency Mwalimu Julius K. Special Convocation August 5 D.H.L.  
1977 OBASANJO, Lt. General Olusegun Special Convocation October 12 D.H.L.  
1978 CALIFANO, Jr., The Honorable Joseph A. Commencement Speaker LL.D.  
1978 COLEMAN, Jr., Dr. William T. Commencement LL.D.  
1978 JONES, Dr. R. Frank Commencement D.Sc.  
1978 MORRIS, Steveland (Stevie Wonder) Commencement D.H.  
1978 NORTON, Dr. Eleanor Holmes Commencement D.H.  
1979 HAMPTON, Lionel L. Charter Day D.Mus.  
1979 HORNE, Lena Commencement D.H.L.  
1979 KENNEDY, The Honorable Edward Moore Commencement Speaker LL.D.  
1979 MARTIN, The Honorable Louis Emmanuel Commencement D.H.L.  
1979 MITCHELL, Jr., Clarence Maurice Commencement LL.D.  
1979 POWELL, CLILAN B. Charter Day LL.D. posthumously M.D. 1920
1979 PROCTOR, Samuel D. Charter Day D.H.L.  
1979 TERRELL, Richard Lee Commencement LL.D.  
1980 FITZGERALD, Ella Opening Convocation D.Mus.  
1980 COBB, Dr. William Montague Commencement D.H.L. M.D. 1929
1980 COLLINS, Marva N. Commencement D.H.  
1980 HATFIELD, The Honorable Mark Odom Commencement LL.D.  
1980 HIGGINBOTHAM, Jr., The Honorable A. Leon Commencement Speaker LL.D.  
1980 MACKEY, Howard Hamilton Commencement D.H.L. B.Arch. 1953
1981 ROOKS, Charles Shelby Charter Day D.H.L.  
1981 BUSH, The Honorable George H. W. Commencement Speaker LL.D.  
1981 ROBINSON, III Spottswood William Commencement LL.D.  
1981 JORDAN, Vernon E. Opening Convocation Special Citation of Achievement  
1982 DEE, Ruby Charter Day D.H.L.  
1982 BLAKE, Eubie Commencement D.Mus.  
1982 BRADLEY, Edward Rudolph Commencement Speaker D.H.L.  
1982 LINDSAY, Inabel Burns Commencement D.H.L. B.A. 1920
1982 NORMAN, Jessye Commencement D.Mus. B.Mus. 1967
1982 RICHARDSON, Elliot Lee Commencement LL.D.  
1982 RICHARDSON, The Honorable Scovel   Commencement

LL.D. posthumously

LL.B. 1937
1982 VAUGHAN, Sarah Lois Commencement D.Mus.  
1982 SULLIVAN, Leon Howard Opening Convocation Speaker D.H.L.  
1983 BENNETT, Jr., Lerone Charter Day Speaker D.H.L.  
1983 BELLSON, Pearl Bailey Commencement D.Mus.  
1983 CHISHOLM, Shirley St. Hill Commencement Speaker LL.D.  
1983 EKLUND, Coy Glenwood Commencement LL.D.  
1983 FOSTER, Luther Hilton Commencement D.H.L.  
1983 GREENE, William Henry Commencement D.H.  
1983 VAN DER ZEE, James Commencement D.H.L.  
1983 Opening Convocation and Dedication of the Undergraduate Library
1984 LEONARD, Walter Jewell Charter Day LL.D. LL.B. 1968
LL.D. 1983
1984 DAVIS, Arthur Paul Commencement D.H.L.  
1984 DUNHAM, Katherine Commencement D.H.L.  
1984 HAWKINS, Walter Lincoln Commencement D.Sc. M.S. 1934
1984 LEWIS, Sir (William) Arthur Commencement LL.D.  
1984 ROBINSON, Max Commencement Speaker D.H.L.  
1984 WHITE, Robert Lee Commencement LL.D.  
1984 PINKETT, Flaxie Madison Opening Convocation Speaker D.H.L. B.A. 1936
1984 TUTU, Desmond M. D. Special Convocation D.H.L.  
1985 STOKES, The Honorable Louis Charter Day Speaker LL.D. B.S. 1932
M.D. 1936
1985 ANGELOU, Maya Commencement Speaker D.Litt.  
1985 HAYWARD, Jacquelyn (J. C.) Commencement D.H.L.  
1985 LAWRENCE, Jacob A. Commencement D.H.L.  
1985 MEYER, Stanley Commencement LL.D.  
1985 SNOWDEN, Jr., Frank M. Commencement D.H.L.  
1985 SYPHAX, Burke Commencement D.Sc. B.S. 1932
M.D. 1936
1985 TANDON, Sirjang Lal Commencement LL.D. B.S.M.E. 1962
1985 BRADLEY, The Honorable Thomas Opening Convocation Speaker LL.D.  
1985 JONES, Quincy Delight Opening Convocation D.Mus.  
1985 PIERRE-LOUIS, Dr. Raoul Opening Convocation D.H.L.  
1986 MITCHELL, Parren James Charter Day Speaker LL.D.  
1986 DAVIS, Jr., Sammy Commencement D.H.L.  

1986

GRAY, III, The Honorable William Herbert

Commencement Speaker

LL.D.
(Pls. see 1997)

 
1986 JOHNSON, John Harold Commencement D.H.  
1986 KOPPEL, Edward James “Ted” Commencement D.H.L.  
1986 NATCHER, William Huston Commencement LL.D.  
1986 TATE, Merze Commencement D.H.L.  
1986 TYSON, Cicely Commencement D.H.L.
(Pls. see 2016)
 
1987 SCOTT, Dr. Roland Boyd Charter Day D.Sc. B.S. 1931
M.D. 1934
1987 MADISON, Robert Prince Charter Day D.H.  
1987 WILDER, The Honorable Lawrence Douglas Charter Day Speaker LL.D. J.D. 1959
1987 BROADY, Earl Clifford Commencement LL.D.  
1987 BUSH, Barbara Pierce Commencement D.H.  
1987 COSBY, Camille Hanks Commencement Speaker D.H.L.  
1987 DORSEY, Thomas Andrew Commencement D.Mus.  
1987 FITZHUGH, Howard Naylor Commencement LL.D.  
1987 PIERRE-NOEL, Lois Mailou Jones Commencement D.H.  
1987 SANFORD, Terry Commencement LL.D.  
1987 TAYLOR, Reverend Gardner Calvin Opening Convocation Speaker D.H.L.  
1987 KAUNDA, His Excellency Kenneth David Special Convocation October 7    
1988 FAUNTROY, Walter Edward Charter Day Speaker LL.D.  
1988 BANNER, William Augustus Commencement D.H.L.  
1988 GREGORY, Richard (Dick) Claxton Commencement D.H.  
1988 KING, Sr., Dearine Edwin Commencement D.Div. M.A. 1940
B.D. 1942
1988 LINDSAY, Gilbert William Commencement LL.D.  
1988 MINNIS, Sr., Frederick Gillam Commencement LL.D. LL.B. 1950
1988 MORGAN, Edward Paddock Commencement Speaker D.Litt.  
1988 CONTE, The Honorable Silvio Ottavio Opening Convocation LL.D.  
1988 RANGEL, The Honorable Charles Bernard Opening Convocation Speaker LL.D.  
1989 COSBY, William Henry (Bill) Charter Day Speaker LL.D.  
1989 GRAVES, Earl Gilbert Commencement Speaker LL.D.  
1989 NEUHARTH, Allen Harold Commencement D.H.L.  
1989 PROCOPE, Ernesta Gertrude Commencement LL.D.  
1989 ROCKEFELLER, Mary Clark Commencement D.H.  
1989 WOODS, Dr. Geraldine Pittman Commencement D.H. B.S. 1942
1989 LEFALL, Jr., Dr. LaSalle Doheny Opening Convocation (Pls. see 1995, 2010) M.D. 1952
1990 JACOB, John E. Charter Day Speaker LL.D. B.A. 1957
M.S.W. 1963
1990 BLACKWELL, David Harold Commencement D.Sc.  
1990 CLAY, William (Bill) Lacy Commencement LL.D.  
1990 EDLEMAN, Marian Wright Commencement Speaker LL.D.  
1990 TAYLOR, Ivan Earle Commencement D.Litt. B.A. 1931
M.A. 1932
1991 JENIFER, President Franklyn Green Opening Convocation Speaker    
1991 WHARTON, Jr., Clifton Reginald Charter Day Speaker LL.D.  
1991 BRYANT, The Honorable Wayne Richard Commencement LL.D B.A. 1969
1991 DEES, Jr., Morris Seligman Commencement LL.D.  
1991 DIXON, The Honorable Sharon Pratt Commencement Speaker LL.D. B.A. 1965
J.D. 1968
1991 HAWKINS, The Honorable Augustus (Gus) Freeman Commencement LL.D.  
1991 SULLIVAN, Dr. Louis Wade Commencement LL.D.  
1991 YANCEY, Sr., Dr. Asa Greenwood Commencement D.Sc.  
1992 WOFFORD, The Honorable. Harris Charter Day Speaker LL.D. LL.B. 1954
1992 CORNELY, Paul Bertau Commencement D.Sc.  
1992 DINKINS, The Honorable David N. Opening Convocation Speaker LL.D. B.S.1950
1992 HOOKS, The Honorable Benjamin Lawson Commencement Speaker Special Citation of Achievement
(Pls. see 1975)
 
1992 LEDERER, Eppie (Ann Landers) Commencement D.H.  
1992 MANLEY, Michael Norman Commencement LL.D.  
1992 TURNER, Carmen Elizabeth Commencement

D.H.L. posthumously

B.A. 1968
1993 ESPY, The Honorable Mike Charter Day Speaker LL.D. B.A. 1975
1993 ALLEN, Debbie Commencement D.H.L. B.F.A. 1972
1993 BROWN, The Honorable Ronald Harmon Commencement Speaker LL.D.  
1993 COMER, James Pierpont Commencement D.Sc. M.D. 1960
1993 LEWIS, Reginald F.  Commencement LL.D. posthumously  
1993 WATERS, The Honorable Maxine Opening Convocation Speaker LL.D.  
1994 WEST, Dr. Cornel Charter Day Speaker D.H.L.  
1994 ANNENBERG, The Honorable Walter H. Commencement D.H.  
1994 CHEEK, Dr. James E. Commencement D.H.
 
1994 POWELL, General Colin L. Commencement Speaker LL.D.  
1994 MOSLEY-BRAUN, The Honorable Carol Opening Convocation Speaker LL.D.  
1994 MANDELA, His Excellency Nelson Special Convocation October 7    
1995 MORRISON, Toni Charter Day Speaker D.H.L. B.A. 1953
1995 CARTER, The Honorable Robert L.  Commencement LL.D. LL.B. 1940
1995 HUNTER-GAULT, Charlayne Commencement D.H.L.  
1995 LADNER, Joyce Commencement D.H.L.  

1995

LEFALL,Jr., Dr. LaSalle Doheny

Commencement

D.Sc.
(Pls. see 1989, 2010)

M.D. 1952
1995 PARSONS, Esq., Richard D Commencement Speaker LL.D.  
1995 TURNER, R.E. "Ted" Commencement D.H.L.  
1996 DAYS, The Honorable Drew S. Charter Day Speaker LL.D.  
1996 HIGHTOWER, Dennis F. Commencement Speaker D.H.L. B.S. 1962
1996 CATLETT MORA, Elizabeth Commencement D.H. B.S. 1935
1996 SCHNEIDER, The Honorable Roy L. Commencement D.Sc. B.S 1961
M.D. 1965
1996 SIMMONS, Dr. Ruth J.  Commencement D.H.L.  
1996 SMITH, III, Esq., Wayman F. Commencement LL.D. J.D. 1965
1996 JONES, Esq., Elaine R. Opening Convocation Speaker L.L.D. B.A. 1965
1997 GRAY, III, The Honorable William Herbert Charter Day Speaker Special Citation of Achievement
(Pls. see 1986)
 
1997 GARRETT, Jr., Reverend Thaddeus Commencement D.Div.  
1997 KENNEY, Jr., Dr. John A. Commencement D.Sc. M.D. 1945
1997 MARK, Reuben Commencement D.H.L.  
1997 MARSALIS, Wynton Commencement D.Mus.  
1997 RAND, Addison Barry Commencement D.H.L.  
1997 SIMPSON, Carole Commencement Speaker D.H.L.  
1997 HERMAN, The Honorable Alexis M. Opening Convocation Speaker LL.D.  
1998 MFUME, The Honorable Kweisi Charter Day Speaker LL.D.
(Pls. see 2005)
 
1998 CHENAULT, Kenneth I. Commencement D.H.L.
(Pls. see 2008)
 
1998 CLINTON, Hillary Diane Rodham Commencement Speaker LL.D.  

1998

FUDGE, Ann M.

Commencement

D.H.L.
(Pls. see 2004)

 
1998 GORDON, Dr. Edmund W. Commencement D.H.L. B.S. 1942
B.D. 1945
1998 HATCHETT, The Honorable Joseph W. Commencement LL.D. J.D. 1959
1998 PARKS, Gordon Commencement D.H.  
1998 SONN, The Honorable Franklin Abraham Opening Convocation Speaker D.H.  
1999 SLATER, The Honorable Rodney E. Charter Day Speaker D.H.  
1999 ANNAN, His Excellency Kofi Commencement Speaker D.H.L.  
1999 FARMER, Dr. James L. Commencement D.H.L. B.D. 1941
1999 JOHNSON, James A. Commencement D.H.L.  
1999 JOYNER-KERSEE, Jacqueline Commencement D.H.  
1999 TURE, Kwame (aka Stokeley Carmichael) Commencement

D.H.L. posthumously

B.S. 1964
1999 JACKSON, Sr., Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson Opening Convocation Speaker Special Citation of Achievement
(Pls. see 1970)
 
2000 MBEKI, His Excellency Thabo Mvuyelwa Special Convocation March 23 LL.D  
2000 ABDULAZIZ, His Royal Highness Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Commencement LL.D.  
2000 BALDWIN, James Arthur Commencement D.H.L. posthumously  
2000 BASSETT-VANCE, Angela Commencement D.H.L.  
2000 EVERS-WILLIAMS, Myrlie Commencement D.H.L.  
2000 KENNARD, The Honorable William E. Commencement Speaker LL.D.  
2000 LLEWELLYN, J. Bruce Commencement D.H.L.  
2000 McKENZIE, Bishop Vashti Murphy Opening Convocation Speaker D.Div. M.Div. 1985
2000 ELLISON, Lawrence J. Special Convocation October 24 D.H.  
2001 FRANKLIN, Dr. John Hope Charter Day Speaker Special Citation of Achievement
(Pls. see 1968)
 
2001 WEILL, Sanford I. Charter Day D.H.  
2001 BELAFONTE, Harry Commencement D.H.  
2001 DOVE, Rita Commencement D.Litt.  
2001 GUMBEL, Bryant Charles Commencement Speaker D.H.L.  
2001 PORTER, The Honorable John Edward Commencement LL.D.  
2001 SWYGERT, President H. Patrick Opening Convocation Speaker    
2002 RAINES, Franklin Delano Charter Day Speaker D.H.  
2002 BROWN, The Honorable Lee P. Commencement LL.D.  
2002 DEAN, Dr. Mark E. Commencement D.Sc.  
2002 FRANKLIN, The Honorable Shirley Clarke Commencement
Speaker
LL.D. B.A. 1968
2002 JAMISON, Judith A. Commencement D.H.
 
2002 WILLIAMS, Venus Ebony Starr Commencement Special Citation of Achievement  
2002 LEWIS, The Honorable John R. Opening Convocation Speaker D.H.L.
(Pls. see 2015)
 
2003 CUMMINGS, The Honorable Elijah E. Charter Day Speaker LL.D.
(Pls. see 2006)
B.A. 1973
2003 BURNS, Kenneth L. Commencement D.H.  
2003 COCHRAN, Esq., Johnnie L. Commencement LL.D.  
2003 DEVEAUX, Bishop William P. Commencement Speaker D.Div. B.A. 1962
2003 JONES, Robert W. Commencement D.H.L.  
2003 NOVELLO, Dr. Antonia C. Commencement D.Sc.  
2003 GRAVES, Sr., Earl G. Opening Convocation Speaker    
2003 JOHNSON, John Harold Opening Convocation Honoree Special Citation of Achievement  
2004 DAVIS, Ossie Charter Day-Brown v. Board of Ed. Tribute Speaker Special Citation of Achievement
(Pls. see 1973)
 
2004 DUGAS, Esq. Julian R. Charter Day-Brown v. Board of Ed. Tribute LL.D. J.D. 1949
2004 DUNCAN, The Honorable Charles T. Charter Day-Brown v. Board of Ed. Tribute LL.D.  
2004 FREEMAN, The Honorable Frankie Muse Charter Day-Brown v. Board of Ed. Tribute LL.D. J.D. 1947
2004 GREENBERG, Esq., Jack Charter Day-Brown v. Board of Ed. Tribute LL.D.  
2004 HILL, Sr., Esq. Oliver W. Charter Day-Brown v. Board of Ed. Tribute LL.D. B.A. 1931
LL.B. 1933
2004 HOUSTON, Sr., Esq., Charles Hamilton Charter Day-Brown v. Board of Ed. Tribute LL.D.
posthumously
 
2004 FUDGE, Ann M. Commencement Speaker Special Citation of Achievement
(Pls. see 1998)
 
2004 FRIST, The Honorable William H. Commencement LL.D.  
2004 HARVEY, Dr. William R. Commencement D.H.L.  
2004 WILSON, August Commencement D.H.
 
2004 O’NEAL, E. Stanley Opening Convocation Speaker D.H.L.  
2005 ENGLISH, Dr. Richard Allyn Charter Day Speaker Special Citation of Achievement  
2005 HUGHES, Ms. Catherine Liggins Commencement D.H.L.  
2005 MFUME, The Honorable Kweisi Commencement Speaker Special Citation of Achievement
(Pls. see 1998)
 
2005 PAYTON, Dr. Benjamin Franklin Commencement D.H.L.  

2005

SAVAGE, Frank

Commencement

D.H.
(Pls. see 2013)

B.A. 1962
2005 FORD, Jr., The Honorable Harold E. Opening Convocation Speaker LL.D.
(Pls. see 2010)
 
2006 CUMMINGS, The Honorable Elijah E. Commencement Speaker Special Citation of Achievement
(Pls. see 2003)
B.A. 1973
2006 DePASSE, Suzanne Charter Day Speaker D.H.  
2006 JACKSON, The Honorable Shirley Ann Commencement D.Sc.  
2006 LUCY, William “Bill” Commencement D.H.  
2006 McKENZIE, Dr. Floretta Dukes Commencement D.H.L. M.A. 1957
2006 ROBINSON, William “Smokey” Commencement D.Mus.  
2006 RICHARDSON, Reverend Dr. Bernard L. Opening Convocation Speaker Special Citation of Achievement B.A. 1975
2007 OBAMA, The Honorable Barack Hussein Opening Convocation Speaker LL.D.
(Pls. see 2016)
 
2007 LEGGETT, The Honorable Isiah Charter Day Speaker Special Citation of Achievement J.D. 1967
M.A. 1974
2007 EARLS, Dr. Julian M. Commencement D.Sc.  
2007 GATES, Jr.  Dr. Henry Louis Commencement D.H.L.  
2007 MASSEY, Dr. Walter E. Commencement D.Sc.  
2007 POLLIN, Irene Sue Commencement D.H.  
2007 WINFREY, Oprah Commencement Speaker D.H.
 
2008 PATRICK, The Honorable Deval Charter Day Speaker LL.D.  
2008 CHENAULT, Kenneth I. Commencement Speaker Special Citation of Achievement
(Pls. see 1998)
 
2008 McDONALD, The Honorable Gabrielle Kirk Commencement LL.D.  
2008 STRINGER, C. Vivian Commencement

D.H.

 
2008 SWYGERT, H. Patrick Commencement LL.D. B.A. 1965
J.D. 1968
2008 TYSON, Dr. Neil deGrasse Commencement D.Sc.  
2008 OLIVER, David B. Opening Convocation Special Citation of Achievement B.B.A. 2004
2008 RIBEAU, President Sidney A. Charter Day Speaker    
2009 RASHAD, Phylicia Charter Day Speaker D.H. B.F.A. 1970
2009 COLE, Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole Commencement D.H.L.  
2009 FISHBURNE, Laurence John III Commencement D.H.  
2009 IFILL, Gwen Commencement Speaker D.H.L.  
2009 MOGAE, His Excellency Festus G. Commencement LL.D.  
2009 WILLIAMS, Ronald A. Commencement D.H.  
2009 BROWN, The Honorable Dr. Ewart F. Opening Convocation Speaker LL.D. B.S. 1968
M.D. 1972
2010

LEFALL,Jr., Dr. LaSalle Doheny

Charter Day Speaker Special Citation of Achievement
(Pls. see 1989, 1995)
M.D. 1952
2010 DRISKELL, Dr. David C. Commencement D.H. B.A. 1955
2010 FORD, Jr., The Honorable Harold E. Commencement Speaker Special Citation of Achievement  
2010 HARPER, Hill Commencement D.H.  
2010 HOBSON, Mellody Commencement D.H.  
2010 ROBERTS, Robin Commencement D.H.L.  
2010 SOTOMAYOR, The Honorable Sonia Commencement LL.D.

 

2010 CARSON, Sr., Dr. Benjamin S. Opening Convocation Speaker D.Sc.  
2011 REED, The Honorable M. Kasim Charter Day Speaker LL.D.

B.A. 1991
J.D. 1995

2011 FRIEDMAN, Thomas L. Commencement D.Litt.  
2011 HIGGINGOTHAM, Dr. Evelyn Brooks Commencement D.H.L.

M.A. 1974

2011 MORIAL, Esq., Marc H. Commencement Speaker D.H.L.  
2011 SLAUGHTER, Dr. John Brooks Commencement D.Sc.  
2011 LOMAX, Dr. Michael L. Opening Convocation Speaker D.H.L.  
2012 HARRIS, The Honorable Kamala D. Charter Day Speaker

L.L.D.
(Pls. see 2017)

B.A. 1986
2012

DUNCAN, The Honorable Arne

Commencement Speaker Special Citation of Achievement  
2012 LEGEND, John Commencement

D.H.

 
2012 MATTHEWS, Christopher Commencement

D.H.L.

 
2012 RICHARDSON, Esq. Julieanna L. Commencement D.H.  
2012 WILKERSON, Isabel Commencement D.Litt. B.A. 1983
2012 RICE, The Honorable Susan E. Opening Convocation Speaker LL.D.  
2013 SAVAGE, Frank Charter Day Speaker Special Citation of Achievement
(Pls. see 2005)
B.A. 1962
2013 CLINTON, The Honorable William Jefferson Commencement Speaker LL.D.  
2013 JOHNS, The Honorable Marie Collins Commencement D.H.L.  
2013 JOHNSON, Sheila Crump Commencement D.H.  
2013 KEMP, The Honorable. Jack F. Commencement LL.D. posthumously  
2013 McGUIRE, Esq., Patricia A. Commencement D.H.L.  
2013 BAKER, III, The Honorable Rushern L. Opening Convocation Speaker LL.D.

B.A. 1982
J.D. 1986

2014 DIMON, Jamie Charter Day Speaker D.H.L.  
2014 BLITZER, Wolf Commencement D.H.L.  
2014 CALLENDER, Dr. Clive O. Commencement D.Sc.  
2014 COMBS, Sean Commencement
Speaker
D.H.  
2014 GOLSON, Benny Commencement D.Mus.  
2014 NOOYI, Indra K. Commencement D.H.L.  
2014 FREDERICK, President Wayne A. I. Opening Convocation Speaker
(Pls. see 2016)
B.S. 1992
M.D. 1994
M.B.A. 2011
2015 FREDERICK, President Wayne A. I. Charter Day Speaker-Inauguration of 17th President
2015 BURNS, Ursula M. Commencement
Speaker
D.H.L.  
2015 BROWN, Eddie C. Commencement D.H.L. B.S.E.E. 1961
2015 BROWN, C. Sylvia Commencement D.H. B.S. 1962
2015 FREEMAN, Morgan Commencement D. H.  
2015 TATUM, Dr. Beverly Daniel Commencement D.H.L.  
2015 LEWIS, The Honorable John R. Opening Convocation Speaker President's Medal of Achievement
(Pls. see 2002)
 
2016 COATES, Ta-Nehisi Charter Day Speaker President's Medal of Achievement  
2016 BRITT, Dr. L. D. Commencement D.Sc.  
2016 DAWSON, Ambassador Horace Greeley Commencement LL.D.  
2016 OBAMA, The Honorable Barack Hussein Commencement Speaker D.Sc.
(Pls. see 2007)
 
2016 TYSON, Cicely Commencement D.Litt.
(Pls. see 1986)
 
2016 FREDERICK, President Wayne A. I.

Opening Convocation Speaker

(Ps. see 2015, 2014) B.S. 1992
M.D. 1994
M.B.A. 2011
2017 MASON, Mark A. L. Charter Day Speaker President's Medal of Achievement B.A.A. 1995
2017 BUNYAN, Maureen Commencement D.H.L.  
2017 HARRIS, The Honorable Kamala D. Commencement Speaker D.H.L.
(Pls. see 2012)
B.A. 1986
2017 MURRAY, Dr. Anna Pauline "Pauli" Commencement
LL.D. posthumously J.D. 1944
2017 TRAYLOR, Dr. Eleanor W. Commencement D.Litt.  
2017 COMEY, The Honorable James B. Opening Convocation Speaker LL.D.  

Legacy Terms
B.D.-Bachelor of Divinity
LL.B.-Bachelor of Laws
N CERT-Normal School Certificate
PR CERT-Preparatory Department Certificate
TH CERT-Theology Certificate
TH DIP-Theology Diploma

Current Terms

D.Arch.-Doctor of Architecture
D.Div.-Doctor of Divinity
D.H.-Doctor of Humanities
D.H.L.-Doctor of Humane Letters
D.Litt.-Doctor of Letters
D.Mus.-Doctor of Music
D.Sc.-Doctor of Science
LL.D.-Doctor of Laws