THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI - A BRIEF HISTORY
The University of Miami was chartered in 1925 by a group of citizens who felt an institution of higher learning was needed for the development of their young and growing community. The South Florida land boom was at its peak, resources appeared ample, optimism flowed, and expectations were high. Supporters of the institution believed that the community offered unique opportunities to develop inter-American studies, to further creative work in the arts and letters, and to conduct teaching and research programs in tropical studies.

By the fall of 1926, when the first class of 560 students enrolled at the University of Miami, the land boom had collapsed, and hopes for a speedy recovery were dashed by a devastating hurricane. In the next 15 years, the University barely kept afloat.  The collapse in South Florida was a mere prelude to a national economic depression. Such were the beginnings of what has since become one of the nation’s most distinguished private universities.

Today the University of Miami currently enrolls 16,935 students. The University’s 11 colleges and schools offer the following areas of study: 110 undergraduate, 103 master’s, and 62 doctoral (58 research/scholarship and 4 professional practice) programs. The University’s students represent all 50 states and 154 foreign countries, and there are more than 166,000 University of Miami alumni.

Under President Donna E. Shalala, the University has experienced unprecedented growth. An accomplished scholar and administrator and the longest-serving Secretary of Health and Human Services in U.S. history, Shalala launched Momentum: The Campaign for the University of Miami, which concluded at the end of 2007 and raised more than $1.4 billion for endowed chairs and professorships, scholarships, facilities, academic and medical programs, and other initiatives.

Momentum2: The Breakthrough Campaign for the University of Miami
, which comes on the heels of the institution’s record-breaking Momentum, seeks to advance learning, elevate scholarship, and make bold strides in health care in the community, across the country, and around the world, with a goal of raising $1.6 billion by 2016.      
 
HONORARY DEGREES
Colleges and Universities select people to receive honorary degrees and serve as role models for our graduates. Honorary Degrees are not simply earned by a course of study or even a course of achievement. They are earned by making significant contributions to our society.   The University of Miami has been awarding honorary degrees since 1927.

An Honorary Degree or a degree honoris causa, (Latin: 'for the sake of the honour') is an academic degree for which a university has waived the usual requirements. The degree itself is typically a doctorate.

There are numerous doctoral agrees that may be awarded and many are specific to different countries and or universities. The University of Miami has awarded a number of different degrees and now typically awards the following honorary degrees: Doctor of Humane Letters (D.H.L.), Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) and Doctor of Science (D.Sc).


HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENTS (alphabetical order)

A

George F.  Abbott, Doctor of Humanities, May 19, 1974
Frank W.  Abrams, Doctor of Laws, February 1, 1954
Arthur S.  Adams, Doctor of Letters, January 31, 1955
Joseph Henry Adams, Doctor of Science, June 10, 1929
Edward Franklin Albee, Doctor of Letters, May 14, 1993
Madeleine K.  Albright, Doctor of Laws, May 12, 2006
Danielle S. Allen, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 9, 2014
William E. Allen, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 11, 2012
Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid, Doctor of Science, December 13, 2012
John B. Amos, Doctor of Laws, May 5, 1979
Reubin O'D.  Askew, Doctor of Laws, May 4, 1975
Octavio Averhoff, Doctor of Laws, June 11, 1928
    
B

Russell Wayne Baker, Doctor of Letters, May 11, 1990
Edward Ball, Doctor of Laws, June 11, 1959
Virgil Barker, Doctor of Letters, February 5, 1951
Florence Knoll Bassett, Doctor of Architecture, May 12, 1995
George W.  Beadle, Doctor of Laws, June 11, 1963
John R. Beery, Doctor of Laws, May 19, 1974
Gary Stanley Becker, Doctor of Business Administration, May 12, 1995
Rafael Belaunde, Doctor of Diplomacy, June 1, 1936
Victor A.  Belaunde, Doctor of Letters, May 30, 1938
Fernando Belaunde-Terry, Doctor of Architecture, May 9, 1986
Jaime Benitez, Doctor of Laws, June 8, 1970
Regina Benjamin, Doctor of Science, May 14, 2010
Cundo Bermúdez, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 9, 2003
Preston B. Bird, Doctor of Laws, June 11, 1956
John Michael Bishop, Doctor of Science, May 10, 1991
Clarence R.  Bitting, Doctor of Laws, February 2, 1942
Harry A.  Blackmun, Doctor of Laws, May 13, 1994
Gordon C.  Blackwell, Doctor of Laws, June 7, 1964
Daniel J.  Boorstin, Doctor of Letters, May 8, 1992
Fernando Botero, Doctor of Fine Arts, May 14, 1999
Luis J.  Botifoll, Doctor of Letters, May 13, 1994
Ernest L.  Boyer, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 12, 1989
William R.  Brady, Doctor of Laws, February 2, 1960
William J.  Brennan, Jr., Doctor of Letters, May 10, 1991
Andrew F.  Brimmer, Doctor of Civil Law, June 6, 1971
David S.  Broder, Doctor of Journalism, May 14, 1999
Denise Scott Brown, Doctor of Architecture, May 9, 1997
Sister M. Dorothy Brown, Doctor of Laws, May 4, 1975
Michael S.  Brown, Doctor of Science, May 10, 1996
Barbara Pierce Bush, Doctor of Humanities, May 8, 1998
George Herbert Walker Bush, Doctor of Public Service, May 8, 1998
Walter M.  Buswell, Doctor of Science, June 23, 1944

C

Lydia Cabrera, Doctor of Literature, May 8, 1987
Sarah Caldwell, Doctor of Music, May 9, 1997
Luis Herrera Campins, Doctor of Laws, June 1, 1980
Coleman F.  Carroll, Doctor of Humane Letters, June 8, 1965
Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., Doctor of Science, May 14, 2011
Raúl Rivero Castañeda, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 12, 2006
Camilo José Cela, Doctor of Letters, May 11, 1990
Alvah H.  Chapman, Jr., Doctor of Humanities, May 12, 1989
Gilbert Chase, Doctor of Letters, June 6, 1955
Dale Patrick Chihuly, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 12, 2006
Young Seek Choue, Doctor of Laws, February 3, 1959
Winston Churchill, Doctor of Laws, February 26, 1946
Enrico Ciocatto, Doctor of Science, June 1, 1980
William Graham Claytor, Doctor of Laws, May 10, 1985
Mildred Cohn, Doctor of Science, May 11, 1990
Francis S.  Collins, Doctor of Science, May 12, 2007
LeRoy Collins, Doctor of Laws, May 6, 1983
Robert E.  Cooke, Doctor of Science, March 21, 1971
Joan Ganz Cooney, Doctor of Letters, May 10, 1985
John Paul Corigliano, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 10, 2002
Clemente Inclan y Costa, Doctor of Laws, June 7, 1954
Wallace Coulter, Doctor of Engineering, May 5, 1979
Richard Burton Covey, Doctor of Laws, June 3, 1979
Celia Cruz, Doctor of Music, May 14, 1999
Glenn H.  Curtiss, Doctor of Science, June 9, 1930
Manuel Jorge Cutillas, Doctor of Business Administration, May 12, 2000

D

Karl Dahlberg, Doctor of Science, May 30, 1938
William Henry Danforth, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 10, 1996
Arthur Vining Davis, Doctor of Humane Letters, February 2, 1960
Drew S. Days III, Doctor of Laws, May 12, 2000
Ruth Lerner de Almea, Doctor of Laws, May 5, 1979
William Edwards Deming, Doctor of Engineering, May 10, 1985
Reed O.  Dingman, Doctor of Science, February 15, 1974
Grace E.  Doherty, Doctor of Philanthropy, May 30, 1938
Henry Latham Doherty, Doctor of Science, May 30, 1938
Helen J.  Donath, Doctor of Music, May 11, 2001
Oscar E.  Dooly, Doctor of Laws, January 23, 1970
Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Doctor of Letters, June 9, 1952
Rita Frances Dove, Doctor of Letters, May 13, 1994
Peter F.  Drucker, Doctor of Letters, May 9, 1986
Gordon E.  Dunn, Doctor of Science, June 12, 1966

E

Sylvia Earle, Doctor of Science, May 9, 2014
Gerald M.  Edelman, Doctor of Science, May 12, 1995
Marian Wright Edelman, Doctor of Laws, May 11, 1990
John Ollie Edmunds, Doctor of Literature, June 11, 1951
John Colin English, Doctor of Education, May 3, 1937
Emilio Estefan, Jr., Doctor of Music, May 11, 2001
Gloria Estefan, Doctor of Music, May 14, 1993
Alvin C.  Eurich, Doctor of Humane Letters, January 26, 1968
David Ewen, Doctor of Music, May 4, 1975

F

Paul Farmer, Doctor of Science, May 14, 2010
Dante B.  Fascell, Doctor of Laws, May 6, 1988
Anthony Fauci, Doctor of Science, May 12, 2012
Jose Vicente Ferrer, Doctor of Letters, May 4, 1984
Arthur Fiedler, Doctor of Music, June 11, 1963
Dorothy Jenkins Fields, Doctor of Humanities, May 12, 2000
Henry Fillmore, Doctor of Music, February 6, 1956
Harvey Fineberg, Doctor of Science, May 10, 2014
Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, Doctor of Laws, May 14, 1993
Charles Montgomery Fisher, Doctor of Laws, June 4, 1934
Daniel J. Flood, Doctor of Science, June 1, 1975
Sister Trinita Flood, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 5, 1981
Edward Thaddeus Foote II, Doctor of Laws, May 11, 2001
Bertha Foster, Doctor of Music, February 5, 1951
Cody Fowler, Doctor of Laws, June 11, 1951
Norman C. Francis, Doctor of Law, May 9, 2008
John Hope Franklin, Doctor of Letters, May 4, 1984
Peter M. Fraser, Doctor of Laws, January 31, 1966
Robert A. Frosch, Doctor of Engineering, May 11, 1982
Robert L. Frost, Doctor of Letters, January 31, 1961
Carlos Fuentes, Doctor of Letters, May 8, 1992
J. William Fulbright, Doctor of Laws, May 8, 1987

G

Ernest J. Gaines, Doctor of Letters, May 14, 1999
Robert W. Galvin, Doctor of Business Administration, May 8, 1992
John W. Gardner, Doctor of Public Administration, May 8, 1987
Wilbur Eugene Garrett, Doctor of Letters, May 10, 1985
R. Bunn Gautier, Jr., Doctor of Laws, June 4, 1978
Cesar Gaviria Trujillo, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 12, 1995
Helen D. Gayle, Doctor of Science, May 11, 2013
Alfred G. Gilman, Doctor of Science, May 14, 1999
Paul Goldberger, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 14, 2004
Joseph Goldstein, Doctor of Science, May 10, 1996
Jane Goodall, Doctor of Science, May 14, 1993
George W. Gore, Jr., Doctor of Laws, June 8, 1969
Governor Bob Graham, Doctor of Laws, May 4, 1980
Edward T. Graham, Doctor of Laws, June 3, 1973
W. T. Grant, Doctor of Humane Letters, February 2, 1960
Pedro Grases, Doctor of Letters, May 6, 1983
Michael E. Graves, Doctor of Architecture, May 11, 2001
Hanna H. Gray, Doctor of Higher Education, May 9, 1986
William H. Gray III, Doctor of Laws, May 9, 1997
Nancy Greene, Doctor of Music, February 3, 1959
Linda Greenhouse, Doctor of Laws, May 14, 2004
Vartan Gregorian, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 15, 2009
Gilbert H. Grosvenor, Doctor of Literature, February 25, 1944
Melville Bell Grosvenor, Doctor of Science, February 1, 1954
Edwin Osgood Grover, Doctor of Literature, June 10, 1929
Alfred M. Gruenther, Doctor of Laws, January 29, 1971
Maurice Gusman, Doctor of Laws, January 26, 1972
His Holiness the 14th the Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, Doctor of Humane Letters, September 22, 2004

H

Michael L. Haider, Doctor of Laws, February 3, 1959
Josiah (Joe) C. Hall, Jr., Doctor of Laws, January 26, 1968
William Allen Hamor, Doctor of Laws, January 30, 1947
Wynn Handman, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 9, 2003
Rufus C. Harris, Doctor of Letters, June 12, 1958
Rita E. Hauser, Doctor of Laws, January 26, 1972
Bernadine Healy, Doctor of Science, May 16, 2009
Louis J. Hector, Doctor of Laws, May 8, 1992
David Dodds Henry, Doctor of Laws, February 4, 1957
Jerry Herman, Doctor of Fine Arts, May 4, 1980
Felipe Herrera, Doctor of Laws, June 4, 1970
John G. Hervey, Doctor of Humane Letters, June 11, 1956
A. Leon Higginbotham, Doctor of Letters, May 14, 1993
Gordon G. Hill, Doctor of Science, June 12, 1966
Erich I. Hillgruber, Doctor of Science, June 4, 1978
Argentina S. Hills, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 7, 1978
Lee Hills, Doctor of Journalism, May 9, 1986
Spessard L. Holland, Doctor of Laws, June 12, 1962
Martin H. Holmdahl, Doctor of Science, June 4, 1972
Mark Honeywell, Doctor of Science, October 25, 1944
Lincoln Hulley, Doctor of Laws, June 6, 1932
James S. Hunt, Doctor of Laws, January 29, 1963
Michael C. Huntley, Doctor of Letters, June 12, 1958
Ada Louise Huxtable, Doctor of Arts, May 4, 1984

I

Alberto Ibargüen, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 10, 2013
Jeffrey R. Immelt, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 9, 2003

J

Shirley Ann Jackson, Doctor of Science, May 11, 2007
George W. Jenkins, Doctor of Business Administration, May 6, 1988
Howard W. Johnson, Doctor of Laws, June 5, 1967
Quincy Jones, Doctor of Music, May 14, 1999

K

Ephraim Katzir, Doctor of Science, May 6, 1983
Clark Kerr, Doctor of Laws, October 20, 1980
Charles F. Kettering, Doctor of Science, January 30, 1947
Har Gobind Khorana, Doctor of Science, May 13, 1994
Jack S. Kilby, Doctor of Engineering, May 11, 1982
Ruth L. Kirschstein, Doctor of Science, May 10, 2002
James L. Knight, Doctor of Humanities, May 6, 1983
Telfair Knight, Doctor of Laws, February 6, 1950
C. Everett Koop, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 11, 1991
Arthur Kornberg, Doctor of Science, May 9, 1997
John Koubek, Doctor of Laws, January 31, 1955
Edwin G. Krebs, Doctor of Science, May 8, 1998

L

John Oliver LaGorce, Doctor of Science, February 25, 1944
Richard G. Landini, Doctor of Laws, May 5, 1981
Angela Lansbury, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 9, 2008
Sherry Lansing, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 13, 2011
Mary Lasker, Doctor of Science, June 1, 1975
Ray Lawson, Doctor of Laws, February 7, 1949
Ralph Lazarus, Doctor of Laws, June 12, 1961
Anne Bates Leach, Doctor of Science, June 5, 1976
William J. Lehman, Doctor of Humanities, May 10, 1991
Michael Lerner, Doctor of Science, June 9, 1952
David Hirsch Levi, Doctor of Laws, May 18, 1975
Arthur Levitt, Jr., Doctor of Humane Letters, May 9, 2003
Sol M. Linowitz, Doctor of Laws, May 4, 1984
Grover Loening, Doctor of Science, June 8, 1969
Herbert E. Longenecker, Doctor of Letters, June 4, 1972
James A. Lovell, Jr., Doctor of Science, May 14, 2004
Emily Lowe, Doctor of Fine Arts, February 1, 1954
Charles Luckman, Doctor of Laws, June 12, 1950
Charles J. Lunn, Doctor of Science in Navigation, February 25, 1944
Feodor Lynen, Doctor of Science, June 5, 1968

M

Luis Machado, Doctor of Laws, February 4, 1957
Connie Mack, Doctor of Public Service, May 12, 2000
Robert MacNeil, Doctor of Letters, May 13, 1994
Abraham L. Mailman, Doctor of Laws, June 5, 1968
Joseph L. Mailman, Doctor of Science, June 5, 1977
Mildred C. Mallory, Doctor of Music, February 3, 1959
Mana-Zucca, Doctor of Music, May 19, 1974
Wynton Marsalis, Doctor of Music, May 13, 1994
Ramon Grau San Martin, Doctor of Laws, February 7, 1949
Martin E. Marty, Doctor of Letters, May 14, 1999
Shigeyoshi Matsumae, Doctor of Education, June 4, 1983
Robert B. Mautz, Doctor of Laws, January 23, 1970
Harold B. Maynard, Doctor of Laws, February 6, 1956
Robert E. Maytag, Doctor of Science, January 31, 1961
Robert H. McCabe, Doctor of Humanities, May 11, 1990
David McCullough, Doctor of Letters, May 10, 1996
Paul Ansley McGhee, Doctor of Letters, June 7, 1954
Ralph E.  McGill, Doctor of Laws, June 6, 1949
Judith A.  McHale, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 12, 2006
Allan McIntosh, Doctor of Science, February 3, 1959
James W. McLamore, Doctor of Humanities, May 11, 1990
Margaret Mead, Doctor of Science, May 7, 1978
Carrie P. Meek, Doctor of Laws, May 12, 1995
William Larimer Mellon, Jr., Doctor of Humane Letters, May 12, 1989
Mary B. Merritt, Doctor of Letters, June 6, 1955
Hank Meyer, Doctor of Communication, May 8, 1987
Anna Brenner Meyers, Doctor of Laws, June 4, 1972
James A. Michener, Doctor of Letters, May 8, 1987
Leonard Miller, Doctor of Business Administration, May 11, 2001
Susan Miller, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 9, 2008
Mario J. Molina, Doctor of Science, May 11, 2001
Robert A. Moore, Doctor of Humane Letters, June 11, 1956
Robert M. Morgan, Doctor of Laws, February 1, 1954
Arthur J. Morris, Doctor of Laws, June 10, 1957
Robert A. Mundell, Doctor of Economics, May 12, 2000

N

Russell A. Nelson, Doctor of Science, October 29, 1972
Howard Nemerov, Doctor of Letters, May 12, 1989
Arnold Newman, Doctor of Fine Arts, May 5, 1981
Edward W. D. Norton, Doctor of Letters, May 14, 1993
Martha Nussbaum, Doctor of Laws, May 13, 2007

O

Sister Jeanne O'Laughlin, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 10, 1996
Severo Ochoa, Doctor of Science, May 12, 1989
Axel A. Olsson, Doctor of Science, May 19, 1974
Alejandro Orfila, Doctor of Laws, May 7, 1978
Hamilton Owens, Doctor of Letters, February 6, 1950
J. Riis Owre, Doctor of Letters, May 19, 1974

P

William Allan Patterson, Doctor of Laws, June 12, 1962
Raymonde I. Paul, Doctor of Laws, May 19, 1974
Melvin Monroe Payne, Doctor of Laws, January 25, 1973
Carolyn L. Pearce, Doctor of Humanities, January 25, 1973
Jay F. W. Pearson, Doctor of Humanities, June 7, 1964
Gertrude C. Peirce, Doctor of Letters, June 6, 1971
Cesar Pelli, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 11, 2007
John D. Pennekamp, Doctor of Letters, May 2, 1976
Robert Pentland, Jr., Doctor of Laws, June 6, 1955
Claude Denson Pepper, Doctor of Humanities, May 4, 1984
H. Ross Perot, Doctor of Business Administration, May 6, 1988
Henri Peyre, Doctor of Humanities, January 28, 1964
Wendell Phillips, Doctor of Literature, June 8, 1969
Albert Pick, Doctor of Laws, January 31, 1955
Albert Pick, Jr., Doctor of Laws, January 25, 1973
The Right Honorable Lynden O. Pindling, Doctor of Humane Letters, April 22, 1978
Otis Pitts, Jr., Doctor of Humanities, May 14, 1993
Sidney Poitier, Doctor of Fine Arts, May 9, 1986
Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León, Doctor of Laws, May 10, 2002
Jose Lopez Portillo, Doctor of Laws, September 29, 1979
Chaim Potok, Doctor of Letters, May 12, 1995

R

Yitzhak Rabin, Doctor of Letters, January 23, 1970
Alan S. Rabson, Doctor of Science, May 10, 2002
Domingo F. Ramos-Delgado, Doctor of Science, May 24, 1943
Mamphela A. Ramphele, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 13, 2005
Hobart C. Ramsey, Doctor of Laws, January 31, 1961
M. Athalie Range, Doctor of Humanities, May 4, 1984
William J. Raspberry, Doctor of Journalism, May 11, 2001
Garth C. Reeves, Sr., Doctor of Journalism, May 9, 1997
Harvey P. Reid, Doctor of Laws, January 25, 1973
J. Wayne Reitz, Doctor of Laws, June 10, 1957
Janet Reno, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 13, 1994
Delos Wilson Rentzel, Doctor of Laws, February 6, 1950
Roger Revelle, Doctor of Science, May 6, 1983
Elliot L.  Richardson, Doctor of Laws, May 12, 1989
Edward V. Rickenbacker, Doctor of Science in Aviation, May 26, 1941
B. K. Roberts, Doctor of Laws, February 1, 1954
David Rockefeller, Doctor of Business Administration, May 6, 1988
Agustín A. Román, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 8, 1998
Edward C. Romfh, Doctor of Laws, May 27, 1940
Andrew Jackson Rose, Bachelor of Laws, June 10, 1929
Walter A. Rosenblith, Doctor of Science, May 8, 1992
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 2, 1976
Walt Whitman Rostow, Doctor of Laws, June 8, 1965
Carl T. Rowan, Doctor of Letters, May 11, 1982
Leonard G. Rowntree, Doctor of Letters, February 3, 1958
Robert E. Rubin, Doctor of Laws, May 9, 2008

S

Jesus Maria Sanroma, Doctor of Music, January 31, 1955
Arun Sarin, Doctor of Science, May 13, 2012
Robert W. Sarnoff, Doctor of Laws, January 24, 1969
Arthur M. Schelesinger, Jr., Doctor of Letters, May 11, 2001
H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Doctor of Public Service, May 10, 1996
Stephen M. Schwebel, Doctor of Laws, May 10, 2002
Vincent J. Scully, Jr., Doctor of Humane Letters, May 11, 1990
Glenn T. Seaborg, Doctor of Science, January 27, 1967
Edward Seaga, Doctor of Laws, May 5, 1981
Frederick Seitz, Doctor of Science, May 12, 1989
Sir Phillip Sherlock, Doctor of Letters, January 29, 1971
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Doctor of Humanities, May 14, 1999
Donald Francis Shula, Doctor of Laws, May 10, 1996
Charles Torrey Simpson, Doctor of Science, June 17, 1927
I. M. Singer, Doctor of Science, May 11, 2002
Isaac B. Singer, Doctor of Letters, May 11, 1982
Anne-Marie Slaughter, Doctor of Laws, May 14, 2006
John B. Slaughter, Doctor of Engineering, May 6, 1983
George A. Smathers, Doctor of Laws, June 9, 1960
Chesterfield Smith, Doctor of Laws, May 8, 1998
F. G. Walton Smith, Doctor of Science, May 19, 1974
Susan Solomon, Doctor of Science, May 9, 2003
Sonia Picado Sotela, Doctor of Humane Letters, December 19, 2002
Ludd M. Spivey, Doctor of Laws, June 9, 1930
Henry King Stanford, Doctor of Higher Education, May 5, 1981
Herman K. Steinkraus, Doctor of Letters, February 3, 1958
Frank Stella, Doctor of Fine Arts, May 12, 2000
Winthrop Smith Sterling, Doctor of Music, May 27, 1940
Robert A.M. Stern, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 13, 2011
John Patrick Stokes, Bachelor of Laws, June 10, 1929
Robert Manning Strozier, Doctor of Letters, June 11, 1959
Elsa Walo Stubblefield, Doctor of Music, February 3, 1959
Louis Wade Sullivan, Doctor of Laws, May 10, 1991
James Johnson Sweeney, Doctor of Humane Letters, June 5, 1968

T

Billy Taylor, Doctor of Music, May 8, 1998
Michael Tilson Thomas, Doctor of Music, May 10, 1996
William Renn Thomas, Doctor of Laws, February 4, 1957
Meldrim Thomson, Jr., Doctor of Laws, May 5, 1975
Joe Clifton Trees, Doctor of Science, February 2, 1942
Laurence Tribe, Doctor of Laws, May 16, 2010
Juan T.  Trippe, Doctor of Laws, May 26, 1941
Richard Tucker, Doctor of Humanities, June 4, 1972
Ralph D.  Turlington, Doctor of Laws, May 8, 1977

U

Arthur A.  Ungar, Doctor of Laws, June 8, 1965

V

P. Roy Vagelos, Doctor of Science, May 12, 2000
Armando Valladares, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 6, 1988
Harold E.  Varmus, Doctor of Science, May 14, 2004
Robert Venturi, Doctor of Architecture, May 9, 1997
Heiter Villa-Lobos, Doctor of Music, February 1, 1954
Elizabeth Virrick, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 7, 1978
Paul Volcker, Doctor of Laws, May 9, 1986
Marie M.  Volpe, Doctor of Music, June 11, 1963

W

Bryan O.  Walsh, Doctor of Humanities, May 8, 1987
William E.  Walsh, Sr., Doctor of Laws, February 6, 1956
James E.  Webb, Doctor of Science, January 25, 1965
William H.  Webster, Doctor of Laws, May 11, 1982
Edward R.  Weidlein, Doctor of Science, February 4, 1953
Arthur H.  Weiland, Doctor of Science, May 27, 1940
Claire Cohen  Weintraub, Doctor of Humane Letters, February 3, 1959
Dennis B.  Welsh, Doctor of Humane Letters, January 31, 1961
Elie Wiesel,  Doctor of Humanities, May 6, 1988
George F.  Will, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 13, 2005
James T.  Wilson, Doctor of Education, June 23, 1944
William  Julius Wilson, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 10, 2002
George S.  Wise, Doctor of Laws, May 8, 1977
Mitchell  Wolfson, Doctor of Laws, June 6, 1955
Rene A.  Wormser, Doctor of Laws, January 25, 1976
Philip G.  Wylie, Doctor of Letters, June 9, 1952

Y

Rosalyn  Yalow, Doctor of Science, May 6, 1983
Col. E. H.  Young, Doctor of Laws, February 25, 1944

Z

Fareed  Zakaria, Doctor of Humane Letters, May 11, 2007
Juan Clemente  Zamora, Doctor of Laws, May 24, 1943