Mission & History

Honorary Degree Recipients

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2014 Ronald W. Tobin, Ph.D. ’57

Steven M. Fulop
2013 James Martin, S.J.
2012 The Most Reverend John W. Flesey, S.T.D.,D.D.
2011 The Most Reverend Thomas A. Donato, D.D.
Carlos Lejnieks
2010 Alfa Demmellash
Dr. H. Friedrich Holzapfel
2009 Michael Beschloss
Carl R. Augusto
2008 Thomas D. Carver
Robert J. Roggenstein
2007 Rev. James N. Loughran, S.J. (posthumously)
Rev. Edwin D. Leahy, O.S.B.
Very Rev. Melvin J. Valvano, O.S.B.
2006 Philip Bosco
Rev. James F. Keenan, S.J.
M. Wilma Harris
David Randolph
2005 Paul Tagliabue, J.D.
John Tagliabue
Cecile Dickey
2004 Robert Lahita, M.D., Ph.D.
Lt. Col. Bernice Wilbur Alexander, RN
Freeman J. Dyson, Ph.D.
2003 Reginald Stanton, ’56
Dr. George Borjas, ’71
Sister Vivien Jennings , OP
2002 Dr. Kenneth T. Jackson
John Murray
Sr. Barbara Nesbihal, S.C
2001 Sister Mary Rose McGeady
Samuel J. LeFrak
Robert Giroux
2000 Rev. Theodore M. Hesburg C.S.C.
General (retired) Alfred Cade
1999 Raymond Balduf, S.J.
Anthony Damato, M.D. ’52
1998 Monsignor William J. Linder
Dr. Lisa Cahill
Senator John Ewing
1997 Hon. Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.
Rev. Joseph A. O’Hare, S.J.
John G. Collins ’58
1996 Hon. Robert Menendez ’76
Adrian M. Foley, Jr., Esq
Sr. Patricia Lynch
Robert L. Marcalus
1995 Rev. Daniel A. Degnan, S.J.
Dr. William A. Gutsch ’67
Sr. Maeve B. McDermott
1994 Hon. Frank J. Guarini
1993 Mary Higgins Clark
Robert C. Winters
1992 Charles Osgood
1991 Rev. Walter J. Burghardt, S.J.
Rev. Joseph M. Doyle ’34
1990 Anthony J. F. O’Reilly
Kenneth F. X. Albers ’49
Deborah P. Wolfe
Rev. L. Edward Glynn, S.J.
Michael E. Maher
Douglas James Roche
1989 Rev. Timothy S. Healy, S.J.
Msgr. John J. Petillo
Vera King Farris
1988 Sam C. Difeo
William R. Howell
David T. Kearns
Lena Genser
Dennis James ’38
Sr. Alice McCoy
1987 Robert R. Ferguson , Jr.
Most Rev. Theodore E. McCarrick
Rev. James Hennesey, S.J.
1986 Malcolm Forbes
Hon. Thomas E. Kean
Frank E. Rodgers ’86
1985 Hon. Mario Cuomo
Bruce Ritter
Rev. Ercel Franklin Webb
James Wood
William H. Gray, III
1984 Commodore Grace Murray Hopper
Fred J. Jacques ’34
Yotaro Kobayashi
Charles McCarthy
L. Deckle McLean
Paul Volcker
1983 Stanley Fryczynski
Hon. Marie Garibaldi
William Earl Short
1982 Dr. Severo Ochoa-Del Albornoz
Rolland Smith
John Thompson
1981 Robert A. Beck
Millicent H. Fenwick
William C. Norris
Rev. Victor R. Yanitelli, S.J.
1980 Rev. George V. Coyne, S.J.
Rev. William J. Gleason, S.J.
Edward L. Hennessy, Jr.
Arthur E. Imperatore
Allen S. Rupley
Rev. Paul J. Swick, S.J.
1979 Robert Coles
Ariel Durant
William J. Durant ’07
Miriam Colon Edgar
T. Edward Gavin ’45
1978 Jacques D’Amboise
Matthew F. McNutly, Jr.
Sr. M. Ambrosina
Dr. Cleanth Brooks
Melvin Blauvelt
Jim Bishop
1977 Most Rev. Joseph A. Francis
Dr. Norman C. Francis
Joseph W. Leimert
Hon. Patricia Q. Sheehan
Pope Shenouda
David A. Werblin
1976 Rene Dubos
Helen Francesca Franzolin Boehm
Most Rev. Peter L. Gerety
Donald S. MacNaughton
Dr. Thomas J. White
Dr. William Garfield Wilkerson
Hon. Dominick V. Daniels
1975 Dr. Ruth M. Adams
Miss Helen Hayes
Nicholas Marcalus
Phelps Phelps
1974 Rev. Dr. Leon H. Sullivan
Alan Alda
1973 Hon. Felix Slavik
Rev. Laurence J. McGinley, S.J.
Hon. William W. Bradley
Robert M. Dowling
Abraham Landau
Mrs. Terese Lasser
Rev. Dr. Samuel Proctor
Don Jesus Maria Sanroma
1972 Hon. Edith Green
Mrs. Maisie Ward Sheed
Frank J. Sheed
Joseph H. Rodriquez, Esq.
Harry A. O’Mealia
Rev. Vincent T. O’Keefe, S.J.
Mrs. Marilyn Horne Lewis
Henry Lewis
Hon. Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr.
Raymond A. Brown, Esq.
Richard V. Bonomo
Dr. William O. Baker
Hon. William T. Cahill
Msgr. Henry G. J. Beck ’34
1971 David B. Chase
Jack Twyman
Dr. Choh Hao Li
Cyril Ritchard
1970 Mrs. Catherine Richichi Pope
Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.
Roy Wilkins
1969 William F. Buckley Jr.
Milton F. Lewis
Vincent T. Lombardi
Thomas J. Stanton, Jr.
Austin J. Tobin
1968 Earle W. Clifford
Fortune R. Pope
Paul N. Ylvisaker
John T. Connor
1967 Philip J. Scharper
James R. Dumpson
Mason Welch Gross
Hon. Edward M. Kennedy
Oscar Halecki
Leslie H. Hornsby
Hon. Sargent Shriver
Thomas John Walsh ’47
Theresa Degheri O’Toole
1966 His Eminence Stephan Cardinal Wyszynski
Dean William Hughes Mulligan
Dr. Lena Frances Edwards
Senora Licia Albanese
His Eminence Julius Cardinal Doepfner
1965 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
1964 Most Rev. John Joseph Dougherty
Dr. John Coleman Bennett
1963 Most Rev. Joseph Arthur Costello
Hon. Richard J. Hughes
1962 Marcus Daly
Rt. Rev. Msgr. James A. Hughes
Margaret E. Sewell
1961 Marston Morse
Most Rev. James A. McNulty
Dr. James E. McCormack ’35
Rev. Francis J. Shalloe, S.J.
1959 His Eminence Francis Cardinal Spellman
Charles J. Kiernan
Sr. Hildegard Marie Mahoney
Gen. George H. Decker
Rev. Bro. William H. Barnes
1958 Thomas F. Meaney ’08
Most Rev. Walter W. Curtis
Michael J. Delehanty
1957 Thomas J. Stanton ’15
Edward O’Toole
Very Rev. Msgr. Joseph F. Dolan ’97
1956 Ainsley Carson
Cyril B. Egan
Thomas J. Jones
Patrick J. Shea
William J. Quinn
Clement C. O’Sullivan
Michael J. O’Donnell
Everett A. Higgins
James P. Melican
1955 Most Rev. Justin J. McCarthy
1954 Dr. Vincent P. Butler ’14
Hon. Edward J. Hart ’13
Hon. Frederick J. Gassert ’17
Most Rev. Martin W. Stanton ’19
1953 Most Rev. Thomas A. Boland
Very Rev. Philip E. Dobson, S.J.
1952 Arthur T. Vanderbilt
1951 Thomas E. Murray
1950 John F. X. McGohey
1949 Sr. Marie Jose Byrne
1948 Rev. Thomas B. Chetwood, S.J.
James F. Norton
1947 James E. Reynolds ’19
1944 Ferdinand A. Orthen ’19
1936 Rev. Thomas H. McLaughlin
1935 Hon. Charles M. Egan
Very Rev. Msgr. Frank J. Monaghan
1934 Hon. Thomas M. Brogan
Rt. Rev. Msgr. Patrick W. Smith
Hon. Daniel T. O’Regan