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Honorary Degree Recipients

Lehman College has presented honorary degrees to seventy-two distinguished men and women from a variety of fields, including the arts, law, medicine, business, education, diplomacy, human rights, and public service:

  • William Aguado (2014)
  • Ricardo E. Alegría (2003)
  • Michael J. Balick (2014)
  • Frances Beinecke (2013)
  • June Bingham Birge (2002)
  • Rubén Blades (2000)
  • Margaret K. Bruce (2008)
  • Tonio Burgos (2015)
  • Valerie S. Capers (2014)
  • José A. Cárdenas (1998)
  • Albert P. Carey (2012)
  • Judith Ortiz Cofer (2007)
  • Willie Colón (2004)
  • Maryse Condé (1994)
  • Frank Espada (2008)
  • Margarita Cedeño de Fernández (2011)
  • Fernando Ferrer (2002)
  • Spencer Foreman, M.D. (2007)
  • Dr. Jeffrey Gilbert (2017)
  • David Gonz├ílez (2016)
  • Micki Grant (2015)
  • Adam Guettel (2007)
  • Dr. Joseph N. Hankin (2002)
  • Jacob Judd (2018)
  • Elias Karmon (2005)
  • Woodie King, Jr. (2008)
  • Orin Lehman (1998)
  • Dr. David Levering Lewis (1995)
  • Dr. Leonard Lief (1996)
  • Dr. Maristella de Panizza Lorch (1993)
  • Jaime Lucero (2015)
  • Judith Malina (2007)
  • Sonia Manzano (2016)
  • Serafin U. Mariel (2000)
  • Paule Burke Marshall (1992)
  • Mark Messier (2016)
  • Ernest W. Michel (1998)
  • Edward D. Miller (1999)
  • Steve Mirsky (2009)
  • Arnold L. Mitchem (2003)
  • Karen Musalo (2012)
  • Dr. Glen T. Nygreen (1997)
  • Olara Otunnu (2005)
  • Johnny Pacheco (2011)
  • Eddie Palmieri (2017)
  • Dr. Anne A. Paolucci (1995)
  • John Patterson, Jr. (1992)
  • César A. Perales (1994)
  • Fernando Picó (2013)
  • Mark C. Pigott (2010)
  • Hugh B. Price (2004)
  • Ghillean T. Prance (1998)
  • Dr. Leonel Fernández Reyna (2002)
  • Bill Richardson (1998)
  • Elena V. Ríos, M.D. (2010)
  • Shirley Rodríguez-Remeneski (2012)
  • Dr. Betty A. Rosa (2017)
  • Sorosh Roshan, M.D. (2004)
  • Peter D. Roos (2007)
  • Mario G. Salvadori (1994)
  • Samuel Sanders (1996)
  • Louis Sito (2003)
  • Sonia Sotomayor (1999)
  • Nina Sundell (2010)
  • Tatsuo Tanaka (2006)
  • Dr. Javier Tejada (1996)
  • Marta Tienda (2003)
  • Erasto Torres (2011)
  • Dave Valentín (2006)
  • Lucius Walker, Jr. (2006)
  • Robert C. Weaver (1992)
  • Dr. Ruth Westheimer (2001)
  • William M. Wheeler (2009)
  • Jody Williams (2006)
  • Deborah C. Wright (2005)
  • Graciela Rivera de Zumchak (1996)