List of University of Maryland, Baltimore County honorary degree recipients

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This List of University of Maryland, Baltimore County Honorary Degree Recipients includes those persons who have been recognized by UMBC for outstanding achievements in their fields that reflect the ideals and uphold the purposes of the university, and to whom the university faculty has voted to award honorary degrees in recognition of such attainments. Many of the individuals below are also speakers during the university's commencement ceremonies.

The following are recipients of honorary degrees from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, beginning in 1970:[1]

Honorary degree recipients, 1970–1979[edit]

Patricia Roberts Harris, the first African American woman to serve on the United States cabinet, was honored with a degree in 1974.

1970

1971

1972

1973

1974

  • Malcolm Charles Moos, Laws

1975

1976

1977

1978

  • John Barademas, Laws
  • Halden Keffer Hartline, Science
  • Ola Belle Reed, Humane Letters

1979

Honorary degree recipients, 1980–1989[edit]

Rosalyn Sussman Yalow was awarded an honorary degree in 1982 for being the first American woman to co-win a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1977.

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

  • LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., Science
  • Charles McC, Mathias, Jr., Science

1988

1989

  • Paul Duke, Laws
  • Frances Morton Froelicher, Public Services
  • Kou-ting Li, Science
  • Max Roach, Music

Honorary degree recipients, 1990–1999[edit]

In 1991, an honorary degree in science was awarded to the Nobel prize-winning biochemist, Arthur Kornberg.
William Donald Schaefer, Governor of Maryland and Mayor of Baltimore, was chosen as a recipient in 1994.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver (on right), philanthropist and children's health and disabilities advocate, received an honorary degree in 1999 along with her husband, Sargent Shriver. The couple also founded The Shriver Center on the UMBC campus.[2]

1990

1991

1992

1993

  • R. Charles Avara, Public Service
  • Perter Lax, Science
  • Robert E. Meyerhoff, Humane Letters
  • Barbara Mikulski, Letters

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

Honorary degree recipients, 2000–2009[edit]

Physicist, writer, and social entrepreneur, Alan Lightman was given a degree in Humanities in 2006.
Judith Rodin received an honorary degree in Human Letters in 2007. Rodin is the first female president of an Ivy League university, the University of Pennsylvania, and is also the 12th president of the Rockefeller Foundation.

2000

  • Thomas R. Chech, Science
  • Robert W. Deutsch, Science
  • Mayo Shattuck III, Public Service

2001

2004

2005

  • Mary Ann E. Mears, Fine Arts

2006

  • Soloman H. Snyder, Science
  • Richard Broadhead, Humane Letters
  • Alan Lightman, Humanities

2007

2008

2009

Honorary degree recipients, 2010-present[edit]

Andrea Mitchell was honored with a Doctor of Public Service at the 2015 Spring Commencement

2010

2011

  • Rodney C. Adkins, Science
  • Jeffrey R. Immelt, Public Service
  • Marie M. Klawe, Public Service

2014

2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UMBC: Office of the Provost". umbc.edu. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  2. ^ "About | The Shriver Center". shrivercenter.umbc.edu. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  3. ^ "Honorary Degree Recipient/ Commencement Speaker - Commencement - UMBC". commencement.umbc.edu. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  4. ^ http://commencement.umbc.edu/honorary-degree-recipient-commencement-speaker/