Honorary Degrees

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

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