October 19, 2019

honorary degrees

  1. September 16, 2019

    University seeks nominations for honorary degree recipients

    The campus community is being asked to nominate individuals who have contributed to their field or society to be considered for honorary degrees.

  2. March 28, 2019

    Four to receive honorary degrees at Spring Commencement

    The Board of Regents has approved scientist Randy Schekman, sculptor Mark di Suvero, actress and singer Leslie Uggams, and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for honorary degrees at Spring Commencement.

  3. December 16, 2018

    Lynn Conway encourages graduates to embrace coming social change

    U-M professor emerita and transgender advocate Lynn Conway stressed the importance of embracing social change and imparted wisdom from some of history’s brilliant minds in her Winter Commencement address.

  4. October 15, 2018

    Four recommended for honorary degrees at Winter Commencement

    Lynn Conway, U-M professor emerita, computer scientist, electrical engineer, inventor and a transgender activist, is one of four recommended to receive honorary degrees and will deliver the Winter Commencement address.

  5. September 10, 2018

    University seeks nominations for honorary degree recipients

    U-M leaders are encouraging the campus community to nominate individuals who have contributed to their field or society to be considered for honorary degrees.

  6. March 23, 2018

    Four recommended for honorary degrees at Spring Commencement

    President Mark Schlissel is recommending to the Board of Regents that U-M award honorary degrees to Jeanne Craig Sinkford, Penny W. Stamps, David R. Walt and Charles Woodson at Spring Commencement.

  7. September 18, 2017

    Nominations sought for honorary degree recipients

    University leaders are encouraging the campus community to nominate individuals who have contributed to their field or society to be considered for honorary degrees.

  8. December 8, 2016

    U.S. Justice Sotomayor to receive honorary degree in January

    U.S. Justice Sonia Sotomayor will receive an honorary degree from U-M next month when she visits campus for the university’s bicentennial celebration.

  9. October 17, 2016

    Four recommended for honorary degrees at Winter Commencement

    A legendary jazz double bassist, a philanthropist to the visual and performing arts, a renowned global health leader and an innovator in medical education are scheduled to receive honorary degrees at Winter Commencement.

  10. October 12, 2015

    Four to receive honorary degrees at Winter Commencement

    A respected art museum director, pharmaceutical industry leader, legal scholar and education advocate, and an acclaimed operatic tenor are scheduled to receive honorary degrees at Winter Commencement.