Honorary Degree Recipients

Year Recipient 
 2017
 press release
Cora Marrett
Sociologist
biography
 

 
Tashia Morgridge
Educator
biography
 

Clyde Stubblefield (posthumous)
Musician
biography

 Winter 2016
James Lovell
Former astronaut
biography

 2016 Lynsey Addario
Photojournalist
biography

William Rutter
Biotechnology Pioneer
biography

Tommy G. Thompson

Former governor and U.S. Cabinet Secretary
biography

2015 

Peter Dervan

Estella Leopold

William Linton

Michael Splinter


2014

Rocco Landesman

Thomas Lyon

David Maraniss


2013  Richard B. Alley

Dale Chihuly

Errol Morris

2012  Robert M. Engelke
2011  Robert W. Kastenimeier  
Kenneth R. and Ruth M. Wright

Honorary Degrees awarded by the University of Wisconsin--Madison  PDF

Between 1856 and 2015, 613 honorary degrees have been awarded:
272 LL.D. – Doctor of Laws (most recent in 2016)
176 Sc.D. – Doctor of Science (includes 1 joint) (most recent in 2017)
50 Litt.D. – Doctor of Letters (most recent in 2017)
46 L.H.D. – Doctor of Humane Letters (most recent in 2016)
13 D.F.A. – Doctor of Fine Arts (most recent in 2017)

Others:
35 M.A. – Master of Arts (most recent in 1937)
5 C.E. – Civil Engineer (most recent in 1915)
4 Mus.D. – Doctor of Music (most recent in 1971)
4 Ph.D. – Doctor of Philosophy (most recent in 1887)
2 M.E. – Mechanical Engineer (most recent in 1928)
2 LL.B. – Bachelor of Laws (1883)
1 Eng.D. – Doctor of Engineering (1939)
1 Doctor of Environmental Science (joint) (1988)
1 M.D. – Doctor of Medicine (1856)
1 L.H. et Sc.D. – Doctor of Humane Letters and Science (2008)
1 Pharm.M. – Master of Pharmacy (1925)
1 M.S. – Master of Science (1877)
1 B.A. – Bachelor of Arts (1885)

 

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Recipients

James Lovell, winter 2016

james lovell received an honorary degree

Lynsey Addario, spring 2016

lynsey addario receives an honorary degree

William Rutter, spring 2016

William Rutter receiveds an honorary degree

Tommy Thompson, spring 2016

Peter Dervan, spring 2015

 

Estella Leopold, spring 2015

 

Bill Linton, spring 2015

Michael Splinter, spring 2015