University Commencement

Past Honorary Degree Recipients

Recipient
Date Conferred
Frederick M. Irish
May 28, 1940
Arthur John Matthews
May 28, 1940
Charles A. Stauffer
May 22, 1951
Samuel Henry Morris
May 26, 1953
Ira Dawson Payne
May 26, 1953
Abraham Lincoln Krohn
May 24, 1955
Arthur Ervin Smith
May 24, 1955
Alfred Knight
May 29, 1956
Harvey Leslie Taylor
May 29, 1956
Daniel Earl Noble
May 28, 1957
Howard Pyle
May 28, 1957
Walter Reed Bimson
May 27, 1958
John Cromwell Lincoln
May 27, 1958
Carl Sauer
May 27, 1958
Carlos P. Garcia
June 25, 1958
Eugene Collins Pulliam
May 26, 1959
Carl Hayden
Nov. 14, 1959
John Robert Murdock
May 31, 1960
Barry Morris Goldwater
May 30, 1961
George W. Romney
June 5, 1962
Linton Elias Grinter
June 5, 1962
Walter Early Craig
June 4, 1963
Lynn Meade Laney
June 4, 1963
Harvey Harlow Nininger
June 4, 1963
Lillian Moller Gilbreth
May 26, 1964
Julius Charles Wetzler
May 26, 1964
Stewart Lee Udall
June 1, 1965
George Fuller Miller
June 1, 1965
John Alfred Hannah
May 27, 1966
James Bryon McCormick
May 27, 1966
Harold David Richardson
May 26, 1967
Robert Jeffrey Hannelly
May 26, 1967
Karl Clayton Leebrick
May 26, 1967
Lewis Judah Ruskin
June 4, 1968
Harlan Cleveland
June 4, 1968
John Hope Franklin
June 3, 1969
Frank Borman
June 3, 1969
Charles Stewart Mott
Jan 13, 1970
Ernest J. Hopkins
June 2, 1970
George Homer Durham
June 1, 1971
Richard A. Harvill
June 1, 1971
Arthur B. Schellenberg
June 1, 1971
Pablo Casals
Mar 30, 1972
Raul H. Castro
June 2, 1972
O.D. Miller
June 2, 1972
Paolo Soleri
May 18, 1973
Ernest W. McFarland
May 18, 1973
Paul Rappaport
May 17, 1974
Hugh Downs
May 17, 1974
Herbert G. Fales
May 16, 1975
Robert W. Galvin
May 16, 1975
Mae S. Talley
May 14, 1976
John J. Rhodes
May 14, 1976
Louise Lincoln Kerr
May 13, 1977
Bart Jan Bok
May 19, 1978
Henry Eyring
May 19, 1978
David C. Lincoln
May 18, 1979
Erma Bombeck
May 16, 1980
Vincent Persichetti
May 16, 1980
Paul L. Singer
May 16, 1980
Robert Penn Warren
April 21, 1980
Philip C. Curtis
May 15, 1981
Herb and Dorothy McLaughlin
May 15, 1981
Steve Allen
May 14, 1982
Fredi Chiappelli
May 14, 1982
James Dickey
May 14, 1982
Alan duBois
May 14, 1982
Mstislav Rostropovich
Aug. 6, 1982
Martha Graham
Oct. 17, 1982
Tom Chauncey
May 15, 1983
G.M. Sollenberger
May 15, 1983
Sandra Day O'Connor
May 11, 1984
James William Creasman
May 11, 1984
Leontyne Price
March 8, 1985
Edward F. Albee
May 17, 1985
William A. Fowler
May 17, 1985
Northurp H. Fry
May 17, 1985
Kathryn K. Gammage
May 17, 1985
William G. Payne
May 17, 1985
Edward J. Dwight, Jr.
May 16, 1986
Sylvia Porter
May 16, 1986
John I. Yellott
Aug. 8, 1986
William Reilley
Nov. 7, 1986
Henry Cisneros
Dec. 19, 1986
Frank Snell
May 15, 1987
Gerald Wasserburg
May 15, 1987
Virginia Galvin Piper
May 15, 1987
Mo Udall
Aug. 7, 1987
Kax Herberger
Aug. 7, 1987
Edson W. Spencer
Dec. 18, 1987
Robert S. Dietz
May 13, 1988
Robert J. Eggert
Aug. 5, 1988
Jovita R. Salonga
Dec. 16, 1988
Art Buchwald
Dec. 16, 1988
Walter Cronkite
May 12, 1989
Lorraine Frank
May 12, 1989
William Kajikawa
Aug. 5, 1989
Pearl Bailey
Dec. 22, 1989
Rabbi Albert Plotkin
Dec. 22, 1989
Yuan T. Lee
May 11, 1990
G. Robert Herberger
May 10, 1991
Frank X. Gordon
Dec. 8, 1991
Cesar Chavez
May 11, 1992
Tony Hillerman
May 11, 1992
Alan Pritsker
May 11, 1992
Willard Pedrick
May 11, 1992
Marvin Morrison
Aug. 11, 1992
Karsten Solheim
Dec. 18, 1992
Louise Solheim
Dec. 18, 1992
Daniel Nagrin
Dec. 18, 1992
Dwight Patterson
May 11, 1993
Jesse Jones
May 11, 1993
Polly Rosenbaum
May 11, 1993
Edward Carson
Aug. 10, 1993
Paul Elsner
Dec. 14, 1993
Rose Mofford
May 11, 1994
Herman Chanen
May 11, 1994
Keith Turley
Aug. 5, 1994
Virginia Ullman
Aug. 5, 1994
Maxine Marshall
Dec. 14, 1994
Jonathan Marshall
Dec. 14, 1994
Margaret Gisolo
Dec. 14, 1994
Edward Bud Jacobson
May 14, 1995
Rita Dove
May 14, 1995
Ernest Boyer
May 14, 1995
Florence Nelson
Aug. 10, 1995
William S. Shover
May 10, 1996
Gary L. Tooker
May 10, 1996
Frank J. Sackton
Aug. 9, 1996
Chang-Lin Tien
Dec. 20, 1996
John F. Long
Dec. 20, 1996
Paul J. Fannin
May 16, 1997
Jack W. Whiteman
May 16, 1997
Newton Rosenzweig
Aug. 8, 1997
John P. Frank
Dec. 19, 1997
Craig R. Barrett
May 15, 1998
Wm. Polk Carey
Aug. 7, 1998
Norman William Fain
Dec. 18, 1998
Leon Howard Sullivan
Dec. 18, 1998
Eddie Basha
May 14, 1999
Raul Yzaguirre
May 14, 1999
Alfredo Gutierrez
Dec. 17, 1999
Craig E. Weatherup
Dec. 17, 1999
Barbara McConnell Barrett
May 11, 2000
Rudy E. Campbell
May 11, 2000
Nadine Severns Carson
Aug. 4, 2000
Lamonte H. Lawrence
Aug. 4, 2000
L. Roy Papp
Dec. 14, 2000
Marilyn A. Papp
Dec. 14, 2000
L. William Seidman
Dec. 14, 2000
Alice Wiley Snell
May 10, 2001
Richard Berlin Snell
May 10, 2001
Robert H. Johnson
Aug. 31, 2001
Delbert Ray Lewis
Dec. 31, 2001
Jewell McFarland Lewis
Dec. 31, 2001
Jerry Colangelo
May 9, 2002
Rex G. Maughan
May 9, 2002
John R. Christian
Aug. 2, 2002
Bob Stump
Dec. 19, 2002
Rita R. Colwell
May 13, 2004
Rafael Rangel Sostmann
May 13, 2004
Lawrence Douglas Wilder
May 13, 2004
Peterson Zah
May 12, 2005
Blake Edwards
Sep. 23, 2005
Lord John Browne of Madingley
Dec. 15, 2005
The Right Honourable Kim Campbell
Dec. 15, 2005
Wu Qidi
May 11, 2006
Frank H.T. Rhodes
May 11, 2006
J. Craig Venter
May 10, 2007
Leland Hartwell
Dec. 13, 2007
James J. Duderstadt
May 14, 2008
Tom Brokaw
May 2, 2012
Temple Grandin May 2, 2012
Eric R. Kandel May 2, 2012
Lim Chuan Poh May 2, 2012
Janine M. Benyus May 9, 2013
Clayton M. Christensen May 9, 2013
Juan Ramón de la Fuente May 9, 2013