2017 Honors and Awards

2017 Honorary Degree Recipient

Ronald Adrian
Regents' Professor and Ira A. Fulton Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,
Arizona State University
Biographical Information


2017 University of Illinois Alumni Achievement Award

William Baker (MS 1980, Engineering)
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Stephen Elledge (BS 1978, Chemistry)
Gregor Mendel Professor of Genetics and Medicine in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and the Division of Genetics at the Brigham and Women's Hospital

 

2017 University of Illinois Distinguished Service Award

Colleen Callahan Burns (BS 1973, Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences)
United States Department of Agriculture

 

Past Honorary Degree Recipients

2016

Narayana Murthy, Doctor of Science
Jagdish Sheth, Doctor of Science
Edward Taylor, Doctor of Science

2015

Ralph J. Cicerone, Doctor of Science
Risa J. Lavizzo-Mourey, Doctor of Science
Timothy J. Nugent, Doctor of Humane Letters

2014

George E. Andrews, Doctor of Science
Phillip A. Sharp, Doctor of Science

2013

James Thomson, Doctor of Science
Fred Volkmar, Doctor of Science

2012

Raymond Ozzie, Doctor of Engineering

2011

Gary R. List, Doctor of Science

2010

Erich Bloch, Doctor of Engineering
Richard Felder, Doctor of Engineering
Arnold L. Mitchem, Doctor of Humane Letters
Betty Chan Po-king, Doctor of Humane Letters

2009

Suze Orman, Doctor of Humane Letters
Carl Jude Schramm, Doctor of Business
Arnold L. Mitchem, Doctor of Humane Letters
Betty Chan Po-king, Doctor of Humane Letters

2008

Jay Gates, Doctor of Fine Arts
Mannie L. Jackson, Doctor of Humane Letters
James McPherson, Doctor of Letters
Andrew A. Sorensen, Doctor of University Admin.
Peter Walker, Doctor of Fine Arts

2007

William D. Nix, Doctor of Engineering
Genshitsu Sen, Doctor of Fine Arts

2006

Julian Bond, Doctor of Humane Letters
Elaine Fuchs, Doctor of Science
Burt Rutan, Doctor of Engineering
Thomas M. Siebel, Doctor of Engineering

2005

Archie R. Clemins, Doctor of Engineering
Bill Geist, Doctor of Letters
Hanke Burghard Gratteau, Doctor of Letters
John Cornelius Houbolt, Doctor of Engineering
John W. Hutchinson, Doctor of Engineering

2004

Frances E. Allen, Doctor of Science
John Hope Franklin, Doctor of Humane Letters
Temple Grandin, Doctor of Science
Lani Guinier, Doctor of Laws
Freeman A. Hrabowski, Doctor of Education
Shirley Ann Jackson, Doctor of University Administration
Christine Marion Korsgaard, Doctor of Humane Letters
Robert P. Moses, Doctor of Science and Letters

2003

Irving Lee Azoff, Doctor of Music
Barry Bearak, Doctor of Literature
Louise Bourgeois, Doctor of Fine Arts
Rita Rossi Colwell, Doctor of Science
Peter Gay, Doctor of Letters
Hermann Zapf, Doctor of Fine Arts

2002

Maya Angelou, Doctor of Humane Letters
Peter C. Doherty, Doctor of Science
Agnes Gunde, Doctor of Fine Arts
Sheldon Hackney, Doctor of Letters
Stanley O. Ikenberry, Doctor of University Administration

2001

Robben Fleming, Doctor of University Administration
Lukas Foss, Doctor of Music
Ekaterina Genieva, Doctor of Letters
Vartan Gregorian, Doctor of Humane Letters
Judith Heumann, Doctor of Public Administration
Orion Samuelson, Doctor of Letters

2000

James Carey, Doctor of Letters
Susan Daniels, Doctor of Public Administration
Luis Leal, Doctor of Literature
Gordon Moore, Doctor of Science
Paul Simon, Doctor of Public Administration
Karen Uhlenbeck, Doctor of Science

1999

Alfred Y. Cho, Doctor of Engineering
Marianne Grunberg-Manago, Doctor of Science
Richard Kaplan, Doctor of Letters
Leo Melamed, Doctor of Letters
Shozo Sato, Doctor of Fine Arts

1998

Myron Essex, Doctor of Science
Donald Kuspit, Doctor of Humane Letters
Robert D. Novak, Doctor of Letters
Clyde W. Summers, Doctor of Laws

1997

William G. Karnes, Doctor of Humane Letters
Rudolph Arthur Marcus, Doctor of Science
Robert Lee Metcalf, Doctor of Science
Diane Sawyer, Doctor of Humane Letters
Arnold R. Weber, Doctor of Humane Letters

1996

George Myles Cordell Fisher, Doctor of Science
Sybil Collins Mobley, Doctor of Science
Bruno Nettl, Doctor of Humane Letters
Jeanne Hurley Simon, Doctor of Humane Letters

1995

John Chancellor, Doctor of Humane Letters
Hachiro "Buddy" Koyama*, Doctor of Humane Letters
Edwin G. Krebs, Doctor of Science
William J. Rutter, Doctor of Science

1994

Barbara Everitt Bryant, Doctor of Humane Letters
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Doctor of Humane Letters
Katherine Dunham, Doctor of Humane Letters
Miroslav Marchovic, Doctor of Humane Letters
Billy Taylor, Doctor of Musical Arts

1993

Henriette D. Avram, Doctor of Science
Justin Dart, Doctor of Humane Letters
Marian Wright Edelman, Doctor of Social Service
Paul Erdös, Doctor of Social Science
Akio Morita, Doctor of Engineering
Allen Stuart Weller, Doctor of Humane Letters

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