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RecipientConferred By
Date Conferred
Rafael ReifASU President Michael Crow
May 7, 2018
Howard SchultzASU President Michael Crow
May 8, 2017
Sir William Castell LVOASU President Michael Crow
May 9, 2016
Wendy KoppASU President Michael Crow
May 9, 2016
Carolyn PorcoASU President Michael Crow
May 11, 2015
John Seeley BrownASU President Michael Crow
May 11, 2015
Joseph E. StigliltzASU President Michael Crow
May 14, 2014
Pamela A. MatsonASU President Michael Crow
May 14, 2014
Freeman A. Hrabowski, IIIASU President Michael Crow
May 14, 2014
Juan Ramón de la FuenteASU President Michael Crow
May 9, 2013
Clayton M. ChristensenASU President Michael Crow
May 9, 2013
Janine M. BenyusASU President Michael Crow
May 9, 2013
Lim Chuan PohASU President Michael Crow
May 2, 2012
Eric R. KandelASU President Michael Crow
May 2, 2012
Temple GrandinASU President Michael Crow
May 2, 2012
Tom BrokawASU President Michael Crow
May 2, 2012
James J. DuderstadtASU President Michael Crow
May 14, 2008
Leland HartwellASU President Michael Crow
Dec. 13, 2007
J. Craig VenterASU President Michael Crow
May 10, 2007
Jane Dee HullASU President Michael Crow
Dec. 14, 2006
Frank H.T. RhodesASU President Michael Crow
May 11, 2006
Wu QidiASU President Michael Crow
May 11, 2006
The Right Honourable Kim CampbellASU President Michael Crow
Dec. 15, 2005
Lord John Browne of MadingleyASU President Michael Crow
Dec. 15, 2005
Blake EdwardsASU President Michael Crow
Sep. 23, 2005
Peterson ZahASU President Michael Crow
May 12, 2005
Lawrence Douglas WilderASU President Michael Crow
May 13, 2004
Rafael Rangel SostmannASU President Michael Crow
May 13, 2004
Rita R. ColwellASU President Michael Crow
May 13, 2004
Bob StumpASU President Lattie Coor
Dec. 19, 2002
John R. ChristianASU President Lattie Coor
Aug. 2, 2002
Rex G. MaughanASU President Lattie Coor
May 9, 2002
Jerry ColangeloASU President Lattie Coor
May 9, 2002
Jewell McFarland LewisASU President Lattie Coor
Dec. 31, 2001
Delbert Ray LewisASU President Lattie Coor
Dec. 31, 2001
Robert H. JohnsonASU President Lattie Coor
Aug. 31, 2001
Richard Berlin SnellASU President Lattie Coor
May 10, 2001
Alice Wiley SnellASU President Lattie Coor
May 10, 2001
L. William SeidmanASU President Lattie Coor
Dec. 14, 2000
Marilyn A. PappASU President Lattie Coor
Dec. 14, 2000
L. Roy PappASU President Lattie Coor
Dec. 14, 2000
Lamonte H. LawrenceASU President Lattie Coor
Aug. 4, 2000
Nadine Severns CarsonASU President Lattie Coor
Aug. 4, 2000
Rudy E. CampbellASU President Lattie Coor
May 11, 2000
Barbara McConnell BarrettASU President Lattie Coor
May 11, 2000
Craig E. WeatherupASU President Lattie Coor
Dec. 17, 1999
Alfredo GutierresASU President Lattie Coor
Dec. 17, 1999
Raul YzaguirreASU President Lattie Coor
May 14, 1999
Eddie BashaASU President Lattie Coor
May 14, 1999
Leon Howard SullivanASU President Lattie Coor
Dec. 18, 1998
Norman William FainASU President Lattie Coor
Dec. 18, 1998
Wm. Polk CareyASU President Lattie Coor
Aug. 7, 1998
Craig R. BarrettASU President Lattie Coor
May 15, 1998
John P. FrankASU President Lattie Coor
Dec. 19, 1997
Newton RosenzweigASU President Lattie Coor
Aug. 8, 1997
Jack W. WhitemanASU President Lattie Coor
May 16, 1997
Paul J. FanninASU President Lattie Coor
May 16, 1997
John F. LongASU President Lattie Coor
Dec. 20, 1996
Chang-Lin TienASU President Lattie Coor
Dec. 20, 1996
Frank J. SacktonASU President Lattie Coor
Aug. 9, 1996
Gary L. TookerASU President Lattie Coor
May 10, 1996
William S. HooverASU President Lattie Coor
May 10, 1996
Florence NelsonASU President Lattie Coor
Aug. 10, 1995
Ernest BoyerASU President Lattie Coor
May 14, 1995
Rita DoveASU President Lattie Coor
May 14, 1995
Edward Bud JacobsonASU President Lattie Coor
May 14, 1995
Margaret GisoloASU President Lattie Coor
Dec. 14, 1994
Jonathan MarshallASU President Lattie Coor
Dec. 14, 1994
Maxine MarshallASU President Lattie Coor
Dec. 14, 1994
Virginia UllmanASU President Lattie Coor
Aug. 5, 1994
Keith TurleyASU President Lattie Coor
Aug. 5, 1994
Herman ChanenASU President Lattie Coor
May 11, 1994
Rose MoffordASU President Lattie Coor
May 11, 1994
Paul ElsnerASU President Lattie Coor
Dec. 14, 1993
Edward CarsonASU President Lattie Coor
Aug. 10, 1993
Polly RosenbaumASU President Lattie Coor
May 11, 1993
Jesse JonesASU President Lattie Coor
May 11, 1993
Dwight PattersonASU President Lattie Coor
May 11, 1993
Daniel NagrinASU President Lattie Coor
Dec. 18, 1992
Louise SolheimASU President Lattie Coor
Dec. 18, 1992
Karsten SolheimASU President Lattie Coor
Dec. 18, 1992
Marvin MorrisonASU President Lattie Coor
Aug. 11, 1992
Willard PedrickASU President Lattie Coor
May 11, 1992
Alan PritskerASU President Lattie Coor
May 11, 1992
Tony HillermanASU President Lattie Coor
May 11, 1992
Cesar ChavezASU President Lattie Coor
May 11, 1992
Frank X. GordonASU President Lattie Coor
Dec. 8, 1991
G. Robert HerbergerASU President Lattie Coor
May 10, 1991
Yuan T. LeeASU President Lattie Coor
May 11, 1990
Rabbi Albert PlotkinASU President Richard Peck
Dec. 22, 1989
Pearl BaileyASU President Richard Peck
Dec. 22, 1989
William KajikawaASU President J. Russell Nelson
Aug. 5, 1989
Lorraine FrankASU President J. Russell Nelson
May 12, 1989
Walter CronkiteASU President J. Russell Nelson
May 12, 1989
Art BuchwaldASU President J. Russell Nelson
Dec. 16, 1988
Jovita R. SalongaASU President J. Russell Nelson
Dec. 16, 1988
Robert J. EggertASU President J. Russell Nelson
Aug. 5, 1988
Robert S. DietzASU President J. Russell Nelson
May 13, 1988
Edson W. SpencerASU President J. Russell Nelson
Dec. 18, 1987
Kax HerbergerASU President J. Russell Nelson
Aug. 7, 1987
Mo UdallASU President J. Russell Nelson
Aug. 7, 1987
Virginia Galvin PiperASU President J. Russell Nelson
May 15, 1987
Gerald WasserburgASU President J. Russell Nelson
May 15, 1987
Frank SnellASU President J. Russell Nelson
May 15, 1987
Henry CisnerosASU President J. Russell Nelson
Dec. 19, 1986
William ReilleyASU President J. Russell Nelson
Nov. 7, 1986
John I. YellottASU President J. Russell Nelson
Aug. 8, 1986
Sylvia PorterASU President J. Russell Nelson
May 16, 1986
Edward J. Dwight Jr.ASU President J. Russell Nelson
May 16, 1986
William G. PayneASU President J. Russell Nelson
May 17, 1985
Kathryn K. GammageASU President J. Russell Nelson
May 17, 1985
Northurp H. FryASU President J. Russell Nelson
May 17, 1985
William A. FowlerASU President J. Russell Nelson
May 17, 1985
Edward F. AlbeeASU President J. Russell Nelson
May 17, 1985
Leonyte PriceASU President J. Russell Nelson
March, 8, 1985
James William CreasemanASU President J. Russell Nelson
May 11, 1984
Sandra Day O'ConnorASU President J. Russell Nelson
May 11, 1984
G.M. SollenbergerASU President J. Russell Nelson
May 15, 1983
Tom ChaunceyASU President J. Russell Nelson
May 15, 1983
Martha GrahamASU President J. Russell Nelson
Oct. 17, 1982
Mstislav RostropovichASU President J. Russell Nelson
Aug. 6, 1982
Alan duBoisASU President J. Russell Nelson
May 15, 1982
James DickeyASU President J. Russell Nelson
May 14, 1982
Freddy ChiappelliASU President J. Russell Nelson
May 14, 1982
Steve AllenASU President J. Russell Nelson
May 14, 1982
Herb and Dorothy McLaughlinASU President J. Russell Nelson
May 15, 1981
Philip C. CurtisASU President J. Russell Nelson
May 15, 1981
Robert Penn WarrenASU President John Schwada
April 21, 1980
Paul L. SingerASU President John Schwada
May 16, 1980
Vincent PersichettiASU President John Schwada
May 16, 1980
Erma BombeckASU President John Schwada
May 16, 1980
David C. LincolnASU President John Schwada
May 18, 1979
Henry EyringASU President John Schwada
May 19, 1978
Bart Jan BokASU President John Schwada
May 19, 1978
Louise Lincoln KerrASU President John Schwada
May 13, 1977
John J. RhodesASU President John Schwada
May 14, 1976
Mae S. TalleyASU President John Schwada
May 14, 1976
Robert W. GalvinASU President John Schwada
May 16, 1975
Herbert G. FalesASU President John Schwada
May 16, 1975
Hugh DownsASU President John Schwada
May 17, 1974
Paul RappaportASU President John Schwada
May 17, 1974
Ernest W. McFarlandASU President John Schwada
May 18, 1973
Paolo SoleriASU President John Schwada
May 18, 1973
O.D. MillerASU President John Schwada
June 2, 1972
Raul H. CastroASU President John Schwada
June 2, 1972
Pablo CasalsASU President John Schwada
Mar. 30, 1972
Arthur B. SchellenbergASU President John Schwada
June 1, 1971
Richard A. HarvillASU President John Schwada
June 1, 1971
George Homer DurhamASU President John Schwada
June 1, 1971
Ernest J. HopkinsASU President Harry Newburn
June 2, 1970
Charles Stewart MottASU President Harry Newburn
Jan 13, 1970
Frank BormanASU President G. Homer Durham
June 3, 1969
John Hope FranklinASU President G. Homer Durham
June 3, 1969
Harlan ClevelandASU President G. Homer Durham
June 4, 1968
Lewis Judah RuskinASU President G. Homer Durham
June 4, 1968
Karl Clayton LeebrickASU President G. Homer Durham
May 26, 1967
Robert Jeffrey HannellyASU President G. Homer Durham
May 26, 1967
Harold David RichardsonASU President G. Homer Durham
May 26, 1967
James Bryon McCormickASU President G. Homer Durham
May 27, 1966
John Alfred HannahASU President G. Homer Durham
May 27, 1966
George Fuller MillerASU President G. Homer Durham
June 1, 1965
Stewart Lee UdallASU President G. Homer Durham
June 1, 1965
Julius Charles WetzlerASU President G. Homer Durham
May 26, 1964
Lillian Moller GilbrethASU President G. Homer Durham
May 26, 1964
Harvey Harlow NiningerASU President G. Homer Durham
June 4, 1963
Lynn Meade LaneyASU President G. Homer Durham
June 4, 1963
Walter Early CraigASU President G. Homer Durham
June 4, 1963
Linton Elias GrinterASU President G. Homer Durham
June 5, 1962
George W. RomneyASU President G. Homer Durham
June 5, 1962
Barry Morris GoldwaterASU President G. Homer Durham
May 30, 1961
John Robert MurdockASU President Harold D. Richardson
May 31, 1960
Carl HaydenASU President Grady Gammage
Nov. 14, 1959
Eugene Collins PulliamASU President Grady Gammage
May 26, 1959
Carlos P. GarciaASU President Grady Gammage
June 25, 1958
Carl SauerASU President Grady Gammage
May 27, 1958
John Cromwell LincolnASU President Grady Gammage
May 27, 1958
Walter Reed BimsonASU President Grady Gammage
May 27, 1958
Howard PyleASU President Grady Gammage
May 28, 1957
Daniel Earl NobleASU President Grady Gammage
May 28, 1957
Harvie Leslie taylorASU President Grady Gammage
May 29, 1956
Alfred KnightASU President Grady Gammage
May 29, 1956
Arthur Ervin SmithASU President Grady Gammage
May 24, 1955
Abraham Lincoln KrohnASU President Grady Gammage
May 24, 1955
Ira Dawson PayneASU President Grady Gammage
May 26, 1953
Samuel Henry MorrisASU President Grady Gammage
May 26, 1953
Charles A. StaufferASU President Grady Gammage
May 22, 1951
Arthur John MatthewsASU President Grady Gammage
May 28, 1940
Fredrick M. IrishASU President Grady Gammage
May 28, 1940