Honorary Degree Recipients

Honorary Degree Recipients

Name

Degree

Year Awarded

Enos L. Scruggs

A.M.

1898

James W. Baldwin

A.M.

1898

Joseph Silar Harris

B.S.D.

1900

William T. Vernon

A.M.

1901

J.H. Kenner

A.M.

1909

J.S. Simms

A.M.

1909

C.C. Hubbard

A.M.

1911

John B. Davis

A.M.

1912

Leslie B. Quinn

A.M.

1915

Oscar Spenser

A.M.

1915

Victor H. Collins

A.M.

1915

Romeo A. West

A.M.

1915

W.H. Jones

A.M.

1915

J.R.A. Crossland

Laws

1916

Joe E. Herriford

A.M.

1916

Richard T. Cole

A.M.

1916

David E. Gordon

A.M.

1916

Charles H. Brown

A.M.

1916

Walter H. Harrison

A.M.

1917

Hugh V. Wallace

A.M.

1917

William H. Jones

A.M.

1917

W.J. Hale

A.M.

1918

Ernest O. Boone

A.M.

1918

J. Ernest Wilkins, Sr.

Laws

1941

Paul Williams

Science

1941

 

 

Name

Degree

Year Awarded

Julia Childs Curtis

Humanities

1953

Joseph Doliver Eliff

Education

1953

Dr. John Edward Perry

Science

1953

H. Byron Masterson

Education

1956

Thomas Hart Benton

Letters

1957

Theodore D. McNeal

Humanities

1968

James McKinely Neal

Humanities

1968

Thurgood Marshall

Laws

1970

Senator Edward Brooke

Laws

1971

Senator Edgar J. Keating

Laws

1971

John H. Johnson

Laws

1971

Samuel Shephard

Laws

1971

Walter C. Daniel

Laws

1972

Judge Scovel Richardson

Laws

1973

Robert R. Wheeler

Laws

1973

Percy L. Julian

Science

1975

Lionel H. Newsom

Humanities

1975

Gordon Parks

Humanities

1975

Frederick O'Neal

Humanities

1976

Owen Vincent Dodson

Letters

1977

Kenneth B. Billups

Humanities

1977

Moses Carl Holman

Laws

1978

Jesse Hill

Laws

1979

Lucille Bluford

Humanities

1980

Thomas Shropshire

Laws

1980

 

 

Name

Degree

Year Awarded

Judge Lewis W. Clymer

Letters

1981

Joseph S. McDuffie

Letters

1981

Theodore McMillian

Letters

1981

Earl Wilson, Jr.

Letters

1981

E. De La Garza, II

 

1982

Nathan B. Young

Laws

1984

Bernard C. Watson

Laws

1984

Paul J. Kofmehl

Laws

1984

Bernie D. Dunlap

Fine Arts

1985

Jerome Jones

Laws

1985

Henry Givens, Jr.

Humane Letters

1985

Gene Leroy Schwilck

Humane Letters

1985

John Morton-Finney

Letters

January 1985

Larry D. Folkins

Laws

Summer 1985

Patsy H. Sampson

Laws

May 1986

Inez Kaiser

Laws

May 1986

Richard Johnson

Humane Letters

May 1986

A.C. Searles

Humane Letters

May 1986

Luna Isaac Mishoe

Science

August 1986

Ann E. Smith

Doctor of Humane Letters

May 1987

Ollie W. Gates

Humane Letters

May 1987

Ronald L. Townson

Doctor of Humane Letters

August 1987

Paul Findley

Letters

May 1988

Senator J.B. "Jet" Banks

Doctor of Laws – LL.D

May 1989

Leonard H.O. Spearman

Humanities

May 1989

Jospeh Deighton Gibson, Jr. Jack the Rapper

Humanities

1990

John Patrick Jordan

Humanities

1990

Mrs. William Weldon (Betty)

Doctor of Humane Letters – L.H.D

May 1990


Name

Degree

Year Awarded

Mrs. Yvonne Starks Wilson

Doctor of Humanities – HH.D

May 1991

Stephen E. Tallent

Doctor of Laws – LL.D

May 1991

Julius Jay Hollis

Doctor of Humanities – HH.D

May 1991

Dr. Muriel W. Battle

Doctor of Humanities – HH.D

May 1992

Mr. Dwayne Crompton

Doctor of Humanities – HH.D

May 1992

BG Donald L. Scott

Laws

1992

James B. Appleberry

Humane Letters

1993

Mr. Charles Edward Coursey

Doctor of Humanities – HH.D

May 1993

Mrs. Susie Lenora Coursey

Doctor of Humanities – HH.D

May 1993

Dr. James Frank

Doctor of Humanities – L.H.D

May 1993

Congressman Ike Skelton

Doctor of Laws – LL.D

May 1994

Walter H. Sanderson

Humanities

1994

Allan William Ostar

Humane Letters

1995

Clinita Arnsby Ford

Doctor of Humane Letters – L.H.D

May 1995

Joseph David Johnson

Doctor of Laws – LL.D

May 1995

President Bakili Muluzi

Laws

Fall 1995

Louis W. Smith

Humanities

1996

Garner Cotton Sr.

Doctor of Humane Letters

May 1997

William "Bill" Quigg

Doctor of Laws – LL.D

May 1997

LTG Joe N. Ballard

Doctor of Laws – LL.D

May 1998

Herbert Ellis

Doctor of Humane Letters – L.H.D

May 1998

Raymond Marsh

Doctor of Humane Letters – L.H.D

May 1998

Hon. Rep. Gracia Yancey Backer

Doctor of Laws – LL.D

December 1999

Hon. Rep. Paula J. Carter

Doctor of Laws – LL.D

December 1999

Hon. Senator Larry Rohrbach

Doctor of Laws – LL.D

December 1999

Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Laws

Spring 2000

Congressman William Lacy Clay

Doctor of Laws – LL.D

May 2001

Mrs. Bette Spence-Dix

Doctor of Humane Letters – L.H.D

May 2001

Name

Degree

Year Awarded

Honorable Bob Holden, II

Doctor of Laws – LL.D

May 2001

Mr. Joe Torry

Doctor of Humane Letters – L.H.D

May 2002

Dr. N. Joyce Payne

Doctor of Humane Letters – L.H.D

May 2002

Mr. Jack Oliver

Doctorate of Laws

May 2003

Hon. Ann M. Veneman, JD

Doctorate of Laws

May 2003

Mr. Wilbert Bryant

Doctorate of Laws

May 2004

Dr. Julius Dix

Doctorate of Laws

December 2005

Major General Henry W. (Hank) Stratman

Doctor of Humane Letters – L.H.D

May 2006

Mr. Charles "Charlie" Sifford

Doctorate of Laws

May 2007

Dr. Boyce Courtney Williams                              

Doctorate of Humane Letters - L.H.D.

May 2008

Mr. Troy J. Davis

Doctor of Science

May 2010

Mr. Richard Williams, Sr.

Doctor of Humane Letters

December 2010

Mr. Joe E. Outlaw

Doctor of Humane Letters

May 2012

Hon. Senator Michael Kehoe

Doctor of Humane Letters

May 2014

Mrs. Patricia Russell-McCloud, J.D.

Doctor of Laws

May 2015

Mr. Cedric "The Entertainer" Kyles

Doctor of Fine Arts and Humane Letters

May 2015

Ms. Alice Bingham'50

Doctor of Humane Letters

May 2015

Hon. William Blaine Luetkemeyer'74

Doctor of Laws

May 2015

Dr. Thomas Pawley III

Doctor of Fine Arts

May 2015

Mr. David Steward

Doctor of Science

May 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mayor John G. Christy

Humanities

Year Unknown

Honorable William Clay

Laws

Year Unknown