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Honorary Degrees

Hofstra University awards honorary degrees to distinguished individuals who deserve acknowledgement for their contributions to and performance in their chosen field or industry.

Honorary Degree Recipients (as of October 2016)

Abrams, Frank W. (55)


Abrams, Robert (79)


Adams, Arthur Stanton (52)


Adams, Frederick B. Jr. (59)


Adams, John C. (64)


Albrecht, Chris (05)


Allen, James E., Jr. (57)


Allen, Will (14)


Ambrose, Stephen E. (00)


Ammidon, Hoyt (68)


Anderson, Warren M. (87)


Arad, Avi (05)


Araskog, Rand V. (90)


Asimov, Isaac (80)


Attwood, William (78)


Axinn, Donald E. (91)


Back, George (99)


Baer, Albert M. (67)


Balkenende, Jan Peter (11)


Baker, Peter (15)


Banga, Ajaypal Singh (10)


Barell, Martin C. (85)


Barry, John (96)


Barry, Maryanne Trump (84)


Batten, William M. (78)


Bauer, Louis H. (64)


Bearden, Romare (82)


Becker, Gary S. (97)


Bergin, Thomas G. (58)


Berliner, Herman (15)


Bernstein, Robert L. (99)


Beyer, Robert T. (85)


Bieber, Owen (92)


Bierwirth, John (98)


Bishop, Morris G. (56)


Black, Theodore M. (74)


Blackman, Courtney N. (82)


Blodgett, Eleanor D. (80)


Bologna, Joseph (02)


Boyer, Ernest L. (85)


Bracken, Eddie (97)


Breed, Eben (69)


Brinkley, Douglas (12)


Brokaw, Tom (85)


Brown, Arthur W. (66)


Brown, Janet (12)


Brown, John Mason (54)


Brown, Raymond, E. (85)


Bundy, McGeorge (60)


Burns, Arnold I. (86)


Burns, Arthur F. (80)


Burstein, Beatrice S. (83)


Bush, Barbara (97)


Bush, George H.W. (97)


Cabranes, Jose A. (95)


Cadigan, George L. (65)


Calabresi, Guido (99)


Calderone, Mary S. (78)


Carey, Hugh L. (83)


Carlough, Edward J. (89)


Casey, Richard Conway (00)


Cathey, Henry Marc (91)


Chapin, Schuyler (99)


Chase, Harry W. (51)


Chaykin, Irving J.  (80)


Chenault, Kenneth I. (07)


Clark, Tom C. (73)


Clinton, William J. (05)


Coleman, Cy (00)


Coleman, Elizabeth (92)


Coleman, Mimi W. (91)


Coleman, Norman (03)


Coles, Robert M. (75)


Connelly, Eugene B. (90)


Cooney, Joan G. (71)


Coppola, Francis F. (77)


Corey, Elias J. (74)


Coulson, Robert (87)


Couper, Edgar W. (63)


Cross, Dolores E. (92)


D’Alemberte, Talbot (92)


D’Amato, Alfonse M. (83)


Dalrymple, Jean (92)


Davis, John W. (53)


Davison, Alfred T. (61)


Davison, Kate T. (51)


Days, Drew S., III (96)


Dean, Arthur H. (61)


Dean, Howard (10)


Dean, Patrick (64)


de Carvalho, Eleazor (71)


Dembo, Tamara (81)


Demerec, Milislav (57)


DeMille, Nelson (89)


Dennehy, Brian (03)


deSoet, Jan F.A. (90)


DiNapoli, Thomas P. (09)


Dingell, John D. (88)


Dinkins, David N. (93)


Doctorow, E.L. (04)


Dobbs, Lou (04)


Dowling, Michael (05)


Drucker, Peter F. (84)


Dryden, Charles (96)


Dunne, John R. (89)


Durham, Christine M. (07)


Edelman, Marian W. (89)


Eisenhower, Dwight D. (50)


Eisner, Elliot (88)


Ekblom, Harry E. (82)


Embury, Aymar II (51)


Epstein, Saul Leon (70)


Fanelli, Sean A.  (97)


Fanton, Jonathan F. (01)


Field, Ruth P. (61)


Finkelstein, James (84)


Fixler, Bernard (75)


Forbes, Malcolm S. (81)


Ford, Gerald R. (81)


Foster, Gloria (96)


Foster Jr., Henry Wendell (03)


Fowler, Wyche Jr. (90)


Frankenthaler, Helen (91)


French, Marilyn (92)


Futter, Ellen V.  (94)


Gannon, Robert (48)


Garaufis, Nicholas G. (13)


Gardner, John W. (71)


Gelbart, Larry (99)


Genrich, Willard A. (85)


Getzels, Jacob W. (84)


Geyer, Georgie Ann (95)


Giff, Patricia R. (90)


Gilot, Francoise (82)


Gluck, Frederick W. (96)


Goddard, Colin (05)


Goheen, Robert F. (65)


Goode, W. Wilson (85)


Goodman, Dr. Yetta M. (02)


Gould, Stephen J. (87)


Green, Maxine (85)


Greenberg, Maurice (00)


Greene, Morris A. (70)

Greenspan, Alan (84)


Gregory, Cynthia (93)


Guggenheim, Harry F.  (67)


Hagedorn, Horace (98)


Hamroff, Marc (16)


Hanks, Nancy (71)


Hannon, Kemp (00)


Harding, Jr. James (02)


Harrison, William H. (51)


Hart, Kitty Carlisle (98)


Hartman, Thomas J. (01)


Hayes, Helen (90)


Heald, Henry T. (55)


Hearne, Paul G. (97)


Hecksher, August (67)


Heineken, Alfred (96)


Heiskell, Andrew (72)


Herbert, Lawrence (89)


Hester, James M. (67)


Higginbotham, A. Leon Jr. (83)


Hochul, Kathy (16)


Hodgkinson, Harold L. (87)


Hornstein, Moses (67)


Houghton, Arthur A. Jr. (56)


Houseman, John (75)


Hubbell, George L. Jr. (57)


Hubley, Faith (95)


Jansen, Raymond A. (00)


Jansen, William (58)


Javits, Jacob K. (66)


Jefferson, Wallace B. (09)


Jenkins, Paul (96)


Jensen, Jim (82)


Joel, Billy (97)


Johnson, Owen H. (98)


Johnson, Robert M.  (91)


Johnson IV, Robert Wood (02)


Jordan, Vernon E. Jr. (15)


Jordon, Patricia James (94)


Kaku, Michio (97)


Kalb, Marvin L. (98)


Kalikow, Peter S. (86)


Karpatkin, Rhoda (98)


Katz, Saul (10)


Kaufman, Robert (04)


Kaye, Judith S. (01)


Keene, Christopher (89)


Keith, Damon J. (90)


Kellner, Dr. Irwin L. (95)


Kelman, Herbert (83)


Kempton, Murray (94)


Kerr, Clark (74)


Kheel, Theodore W. (84)


Kibbee, Robert J. (82)


King, Martin Luther Jr. (65)


Kinnell, Galway (88)


Kirkland, L. Lane (90)


Kissinger, Walter B. (01)


Knapp, Halsey B. (49)


Koontz, Elizabeth D. (70)


Krout, John A. (65)


Kruger, Arthur (82)


Kurzweil, Raymond (82)


Kushner, Jared (14)


Lamont, Thomas S. (59)


Larocca, James L. (93)


Larsen, Ralph S. (89)


Laubach, Gerald D. (79)


Laventhol, David (86)


Lavery, Rev. Charles J. (68)


Leeds, Gerard (06)


Leeds, Lilo (06)


Lent, Norman F. (88)


Leslie, Seymour (74)


Levitt, Arthur Jr. (85)


Lewis, Shari (93)


Lie, Trygve (49)


Liebman, Seymour (16)


Linton, Floyd S. (95)


Lippman, Jonathan (12)


Lister, Bruce A. (98)


Livingston, Judith (98)


Llewellyn, J. Bruce (92)


Lowe, Emily (53)


Ludwig, Eugene (98)


Lyons, Jeffrey (00)


Malone, Raymond H. (91)


Marburger, John H. (00)


Margiotta, Joseph M. (01)


Mason, Ellsworth (73)


Manzanet-Daniels, Honor. Sallie (15)


Mathews, David (99)


McCall, H. Carl (00)


McCarthy, Carolyn (02)


McEwen, William P. (78)


McGann, John R. (99)


McGill, William J. (72)


McGinnis, Marcy (02)


McGraw, Harold W. Jr. (93)


McKeon, Robert (10)


McManaway, James G. (60)


Medina, Harold R. (57)


Meier, Deborah (96)


Melville, Ward (54)


Merchant, Livingston T. (59)


Meyer, Bernard S. (80)


Mitchell, Broadus (67)


Money, John W.


Monroe, Daniel L. (73)


Monroe, Lorraine (97)


Moonves, Leslie (12)


Moore, Judith Livingston (98)


Moot, Welles Van Ness (53)


Mooyart-Doubleday, B. (95)


Moran, Michael (91)


Moreno, Jonathan (98)


Moses, Robert (48)


Moyers, Bill D. (71)


Moynihan, Daniel P. (76)


Muller, Robert (98)


Neeleman, David (07)


Negroponte, Nicholas (09)


Neier, Aryeh (75)


Neiman, Leroy (97)


Ness, Frederick W. (75)


Newson, Carroll V. (53)


Nickerson, Albert L. (64)


Nickerson, Eugene H. (70)


Nisbet, Robert A. (74)


Noble, Gil (90)


North, Whitney (88)


Nyquist, Ewald B. (75)


Odum, Eugene P. (80)


Olsten, William (91)


O’Neill, Paul H. (09)


Orne, Martin (93)


Osborn, Fairfield (66)


Oster, Sharon M. (01)


Oxley, Michael G. (06)


Packard, Edward B. (97)


Palmer, Geoffrey (91)


Paterson, David A. (06)


Patterson, Robert P. (50)


Payson, Joan W. (55)

Peale, Mundy I. (59)


Peters, Bernadette (02)


Peterson, Martha E. (69)


Piccard, Jacques E. (70)


Pickering, Thomas R. (92)


Pierce, Samuel R. (81)


Pifer, Alan (74)


Pitman, James (69)


Polak, Jack (04)


Poling, Harold A. (86)


Portalatin, Julio A. (13)


Pratt, George C. (87)


Prinz, Joachim (75)


Purcell, Francis T. (86)


Purcell, Patrick J. (92)


Rangel, Charles B. (89)


Raveche, Harold J. (90)


Redlener, Irwin E. (11)


Regan, Edward V. (95)


Rice, The Hon. Kathleen (15)


Richardson, Elliot L. (88)


Ridgeway, Matthew B. (53)


Rifkind, Simon H. (62)


Ripley, Sidney D. II (68)


Rivkin, Leonard L. (89)


Rizzuto, Phil (95)


Roberts, Cokie (03)


Robinson, James H. (70)


Robison, Olin (88)


Roche, John P. (89)


Rohatyn, Felix G. (81)


Roosevelt, George E. (61)


Rorty, Dr. Richard (02)


Rosenberg, Alex (89)


Rosenthal, Philip (11)


Rosenthal, Tony (89)


Ross, Scott (97)


Rosser, Richard F. (91)


Rusk, Howard A. (72)


Rustin, Bayard (82)


Sadat, Jehan (87)


Sagan, Carl (85)


Salisbury, Harrison E. (92)


Salten, David G. (96)


Saltzman, Arnold A. (86)


Saltzman, Joan R. (99)


Samios, Nicolas P. (94)


Savage, Frank (95)


Scala, James (98)


Schapiro, Morton Owen (06)


Schieffer, Bob Lloyd (09)


Schiliro, Phil (13)


Schlesinger, Arthur M. Jr. (91)


Eric Schmertz (07)


Schneider, Alan (74)


Schroder, Martin (97)


Schulberg, Budd (85)


Schulman, Susan H. (92)


Schumer, Charles E. (99)


Schwebel, Stephen M. (97)


Segal, Gordon (97)


Seidman, L. William (93)


Seymour, Whitney N. (88)


Siebert, Muriel (99)


Silver, Edward (89)


Simon, Neil (81)


Simons, Dr. James (02)


Skinner, B.F. (74)


Skinner, Cornelia O. (52)


Smith, B. Othanel (86)


Smith, Walter B. (49)


Sotomayor, Sonia (06)


Speno, Edward J. (69)


Spiegel, Siegmund (93)


Spitzer, Eliot (04)


Stanton, Frank (96)


Stein, Herbert (94)


Steinem, Gloria (84)


Stern, Guy (98)


Stevenson, Adlai E. (61)


Stillman, Bruce W. (01)


Stone, Charles B. III (57)


Stone, George W. Jr. (63)


Straus, Roger W. (88)


Sullivan, Martin J. (08)


Sullivan, Susan M. (01)


Sullivan, Walter (75)


Sutton, Percy E. (97)


Swing, William Lacy (94)


Switzer, Mary E. (69)


Tammero, Robert A. (91)


Taylor, Renee (02)


Tese, Vincent (93)


Thatcher, Margaret (00)


Theobald, John J.  (58)


‘t Hooft, Gerardus (01)


Tilles, Roger (09)


Timmer, Jan D. (96)


Tisch, Preston R. (89)


Tisdale, Henry N. (09)


Tobin, James (83)


Toperoff, Sam (99)


Townsend, Paul B. (71)


Tracey, Kevin (16)


Trowbridge, Alexander B. (68)


Turnbull, Walter J. (92)


Tyler, Gus (93)


Udall, Steward L. (66)


vanden Huevel, William J. (97)


van Roijen, Herman J. (52)


Van Lierop, Robert (94)


Van Peebles, Mario (94)


Van Peebles, Melvin (94)


Vecsey, George (90)


Viscardi, Henry Jr. (65)


Volcker, Paul A. (87)


Vosper, Robert G. (67)


Wachtler, Sol (81)


Wald, Patricia M. (91)


Walker, Eric A. (60)


Walters, Barbara (86)


Watson, James D. (76)


Wattleton, Faye (92)


Watts, John M. (58)


Weill, Sanford I. (83)


Weingrow, Howard (05)


Weinstein, Jack B. (93)


Weisenberg, Harvey (14)


Weller, Augustus B. (73)


Werner, Edwin R. (86)


Wexner, Leslie H. (87)


White, Mary Jo (02)


Wicker, Thomas G. (92)


Wiesel, Elie (75)


Wigler, Michael H. (95)


Williams, George H. (69)


Wilson, Edward O. (86)


Wilzig, Siggi B. (83)


Wright, Beatrice (99)


Yee, Chiang (71)


Yiren, Rong (86)


York, Jerome B. (95)


Younger, Judith T. (74)


Zarb, Frank (75)


Zizzo, Alicia (97)