Jon Clifton receives honorary degree

Honorary Degree Recipients

Embodying Excellence Honorary Degree Recipients Excellence

Western New England University takes great pride in bestowing honorary degrees upon a select group of distinguished individuals. These recipients embody the essence of excellence, resilience, and unwavering dedication to their respective fields, leaving an indelible mark on the world.

Below, you will find a list of these exceptional trailblazers, whose remarkable achievements inspire and enrich our university community, serving as beacons of inspiration for generations to come.

Honorary Degree Recipients

1952
LL.D. Daniel L. Marsh

1953
MBA Roe S. Clark
L.H.D. Harry W. Rowe

1954
LL.D. John F. Hines Jr.
L.H.D. Stanley O. Smith
S.J.D. S. Kenneth Skolfield

1955
LL.D. Horrace J. Rice
LL.D. Robert H. Winters
L.H.D. Guy D. Miller

1956
LL.D. Donald M. Macaulay
LL.D. Raymond S. Wilkins

1957
LL.D. Laurence F. Whittemore
LL.D. Frederick D. Van Norman

1958
L.H.D. T. Leonard Lewis
Sc.D. M. Marcus Kiley
LL.D. Robert R. Emerson

1959
Litt.D. Charles F. Phillips
LL.D. F. Nelson Bridgham
LL.D. Albert Dixon Jr.
D.C.S. Edward Kronvall

1960
Litt.D. Eldon L. Johnson
LL.D. Thornton W. Merriam
LL.D. William W. Yerrall

1961
LL.D. Harley B. Goodrich
LL.D. Asa S. Knowles
Ed.D. Thomas G. Carr

1962
Sc.D. George R. Frost
LL.D. Lawrence F. O’Brien
L.H.D. Frederick B. Robinson

1963
D.C.S. James J. Shea
Litt.D. Dwayne Orton
LL.D. David H. Brown

1964
Ed.D. James L. Conrad
Sc.D. Frank D. Korkosz
D.C.S. D. Joseph St. Germain

1965
LL.D. Frank Auchter
L.H.D. Leo C. Donahue
Litt.D. Wallace S. Murray
D.C.S. Earl H. Paine

1966
Ed.D. Bert E. Grove
LL.D. Herman O. Grimmeisen
Ed.D. Francis H. Horn
Litt.D. Leland J. Kalmbach

1967
LL.D. Dewey F. Barich
Ed.D. Richard S. Ullery

1968
LL.D. Gerald J. Callahan
D.C.S. George H. Ellis
LL.D. Hughes Wagner

1969
LL.D. Ronald B. Lee
L.H.D. Rabbi Herman E. Snyder
Litt.D. Cecil H. Underwood

1970
Litt.D. Charles R. Clason
LL.D. Frank H. Freedman
D.B.A. Irving C. Jacobs
1971
L.H.D. Clarence I. Chatto
LL.D. Mike Gravel
D.B.A. W. Gray Mattern

1972
Ed.D. Randolph W. Bromery
Litt.D. Edward P. Boland
LL.D. Tullio A. Francesconi

1973
LL.D. George C. Keady Jr.
Sc.D. Lindon E. Saline
L.H.D. Emerson W. Smith

1974
LL.D. John M. P. O’Malley
Litt.D. Arthur M. Schlesinge Jr.
L.H.D. Leroy Anderson

1975
LL.D. William S. Cohen
D.C.S. Sidney R. Cook
LL.D. Eileen P. Griffin

1976
D.C.S. Harry J. Courniotes
LL.D. Thomas P. Salmon
L.H.D. John E. Deady
L.H.D. Beaumont A. Herman

1977
L.H.D. Jean Mayer
LL.D. John M. Greaney
D.C.S. Russell B. Neff

1978
LL.D. James R. Martin
L.H.D. Graham King

1979
L.H.D. Herbert P. Almgren
D.C.S. Leon D. Chapin
D.C.S. Frank P. White ’22
Litt.D. Ernest L. Boyer

1981
L.H.D. George W. Hazzard
L.H.D. Francis J. Quirico
L.H.D. Mary C. McLean

1983
L.H.D. Maurice N. Katz

1984
LL.D. Honorable Sidney M. Cooley
L.H.D. Sister Mary Caritas

1985
Litt.D. Commodore Grace M. Hopper

1987
LL.D. Frank A. Tredinnick Jr.

1988
LL.D. Clara Hale
LL.D. Sidney Alexander, M.D.
Litt.D. Amos Oz

1990
L.H.D. Jessye Norman

1991
Litt.D. Bert N. Mitchell

1992
Litt.D. Arnold D. Scheller, M.D.

1993
LL.D. Phyllis A. Andreoni
1994
LL.D. Alfred H. Taylor Jr.
LL.D. Richard E. Hoyt

1995
LL.D. Alfred A. LaRiviere

1996
Litt.D. Robert D. Bickel

1998
LL.D. Arthur Marshall
L.H.D. Emma Wilder Anderson
L.H.D. Gerald E. D’Amour
L.H.D. Leon Carman

2000
L.H.D. Rev. James D. Monan S.J.
L.H.D. Margaret Burnham, Esq.
L.H.D. Ellen Galinsky

2001
L.H.D. The Honorable Richard E. Neal

2002
L.H.D. Honorable Margaret H. Marshall
LL.D. James P. White
L.H.D. James J. Trelease

2003
L.H.D. John H. Davis
L.H.D. William F. Russell
L.H.D. Stephen A. Davis

2004
LL.D. Justice Roderick L. Ireland
L.H.D. Wolf Blitzer
L.H.D. Peter L. Picknelly Sr.
L.H.D. Eric Carle

2005
LL.D. Honorable N. Gertner
L.H.D. Suzanne S. Shea
L.H.D. Thomas J. Shea

2006
LL.D. Wayne Budd, Esq.
L.H.D. Alan S. Chartock
L.H.D. Denise Kaigler
D.C.S. John E. Reed L’42/H’01

2007
LL.D. The Honorable James Rosenbaum
L.H.D. Roberta Guaspari
L.H.D. Rebecca Lobo

2008
Litt.D. E.L. Doctorow
LL.D. Honorable Reena Raggi
L.H.D. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J.

2009
LL.D. Pauline Schneider
L.H.D. Gail Garinger
L.H.D. L. Vincent Strully Jr.

2010
LL.D. Frank J. Macchiarola
L.H.D. Conrad L. Ricketts

2011
LL.D. The Honorable Michael A. Ponsor
L.H.D. Jimmy Tingle

2012
LL.D. Honorable Barbara A. Lenk
Sc. D. Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Sc. D. Steven Schonholz

2014
LL.D. Justice Andrew J. McDonald
L.H.D. Victoria Reggie Kennedy

2015
L.H.D.Gale D. Candaras '83

2017
L.H.D. Dr. James S. Withers

2019
L.H.D. Kevin S. Delbridge '77

2023
L.H.D. Jon Clifton
Sc. D. Thomas Lines