Honorary Degrees

Here are some of the most recent honorary degrees bestowed to honored speakers and guests to past JCSU Commencement Ceremonies.

2014

Dr. Spurgeon W. Webber Jr., Doctor of Science (Posthumously)

Loretta Jean Webber, Doctor of Humane Letters

Robert A. Niblock, Doctor of Humane Letters

2013

Mr. Anthony R. Foxx - Doctor of Laws

Mr. Andrew J. Young - Doctor of Humane Letters 

2012

Mr. James Eugene Rogers – Doctor of Laws

2011

Mr. Larry Griffith, Sr. – Doctor of Humane Letters
Mrs. Winnie Mandela – Doctor of Humane Letters

2010

Dr. Condoleezza Rice – Doctor of Laws
Dr. Leonard Haynes III – Doctor of Humane Letters

2009

None Given

2008

None Given

2007

The Honorable Patricia Timmons-Goodson – Doctor of Humane Letters

2006

The Honorable James Enos Clyburn – Doctor of Humane Letters
Catherine McKee McCottry, MD – Doctor of Humane Letters

2005

Mr. Willie Gary, Esq. – Doctor of Laws

2004

Mr. Robert L. Johnson – Doctor of Humane Letters

2003

Mr. Christopher Gardner—Doctor of Humane Letters
Mrs. Sarah Belk Gambrell—Doctor of Humane letters

2002

Congressman Chaka Fattah – Doctor of Humane Letters
Dr. James Preston Green – Doctor of Humane Letters

2001

None given

2000

Mattie Solice Grigsby – Doctor of Humane Letters
Thomas Elliott Joyner – Doctor of Humane Letters

1999

Irwin Belk – Doctor of Humane Letters
Congressman John R. Lewis – Doctor of Laws

1998

William States Lee – Doctor of Humane Letters
Dr. James D. Roberts – Doctor of Humane Letters

1997

None given

1996

Dr. Charles L. Curry – Doctor of Humane Letters
Dr. William L. Lionel West – Doctor of Humane Letters

1995

Chief Justice Ernest A. Finney – Doctor of Laws
Argie Knox Johnson – Doctor of Humane Letters

1994

Dr. Clifton R. Warton, Jr. – Doctor of Humane Letters
Congressman Melvin L. Watt – Doctor of Humane Letters
Attorney Avon N. Williams, Jr. – Doctor of Humane Letters

1993

Eddie Cornelius McGirt – Doctor of Humane Letters
The Honorable Eva Olivia McPherson Clayton – Doctor of Humane Letters

1992

Rolfe Neill – Doctor of Humane Letters

1991

Elward Bynum – Doctor of Humane Letters
Edward E. Crutchfield, Jr. – Doctor of Humane Letters
Dr. Charles V. Willie – Doctor of Humane Letters

1990

Dr. Selma H. Burke – Doctor of Humane Letters
Col. Charles F. Bolder, Jr. – Doctor of Humane Letters

1989

Danny Glover – Doctor of Humane Letters
Hugh McColl, Jr. – Doctor of Humane Letters
Rev. Samuel Proctor – Doctor of Humane Letters

1988

Rep. William H. Gray – Doctor of Laws
William States Lee – Doctor of Humane Letters
Dr. James Deotis Roberts – Doctor of Humane Letters

1987

John Hurst Adams – Doctor of Humane Letters
John Conyers – Doctor of Laws
Leon Clanton Riddick – Doctor of Humane Letters

1986

Christopher F. Edley – Doctor of Laws
James B. McMillan – Doctor of Laws
Mary Duke Seamans – Doctor of Humane Letters
Dr. Jay M. Robinson – Doctor of Humane Letters

1985

Harvey Gantt – Doctor of Humane Letters
John B. Stedman, Sr. – Doctor of Humane Letters

1984

Robert L. Walton – Doctor of Humane Letters

1983

Unknown

1982

Hubert A. Eaton – Doctor of Science
John T. Fielder – Doctor of Humane Letters
Dr. Emery Louvelle Rann – Doctor of Science

1981

David A. Cort – Doctor of Laws
Richard C. Erwin – Doctor of Laws
Dr. Harold Nathaniel Stinson – Doctor of Humane Letters
William A. McMillian – Doctor of Humane Letters

1980

John Montgomery Belk – Doctor of Laws

1979

William H. Dougherty – Doctor of Laws
Judge Horace Davenport – Doctor of Laws
Earl Graves – Doctor of Laws
Kathleen R. Crosby – Doctor of Humane Letters
Robert J. Sailstad – Doctor of Humane Letters

1978

Francis I. Parker – Doctor of Laws

1977

None given

1976

Mable Parker McLean – Doctor of Humane Letters
Moses Belton – Doctor of Humane Letters
Frederick Douglas – Doctor of Laws

1975

None given

1974

None given

1973

None given

1972

Julius L. Chambers – Doctor of Laws

1971

None given

1970

None given

1969

None given

1968

Dr. John Hope Franklin – Doctor of Laws
Dr. Walter L. Moser – Doctor of Laws
Odetta – Doctor of Humane Letters

1967

None given

1966

None given

1965

Jawn A. Sandifer – Doctor of Laws
Albert E. Manley – Doctor of Laws
Harry Golden – Doctor of Humane Letters
Bryant George – Doctor of Divinity
David Ramage, Jr. – Doctor of Divinity

1964

James Madison Nabrit – Doctor of Laws
Kays Gary – Doctor of Humane Letters
Carlyle Marney – Doctor of Divinity

1963

Mildred Mitchell Bateman – Doctor of Science
William E. Hill – Doctor of Laws
John H. Wheeler – Doctor of Laws
John Devero Peterson – Doctor of Divinity
Francis Perry Metz – Doctor of Divinity

1962

Reginald Armistice Hawkins – Doctor of Laws
Robert Clifton Weaver – Doctor of Laws
Ferdinard Kwasi Fiawoo – Doctor of Divinity
Cordell Howard Kennedy – Doctor of Divinity
Charles Winslow Talley – Doctor of Divinity

1961

Melvin Louis Best – Doctor of Divinity
William Eugene Houston – Doctor of Divinity
Mathew Jackson Whitehead – Doctor of Laws
Henry Aaron Hill – Doctor of Science

1960

Cecil Augustus Ivory – Doctor of Divinity
Calvin Monroe Young, Jr. – Doctor of Divinity
Judge William H. Hastie – Doctor of Laws