Commencement Awards

Honorary Degree Recipients 2000-2014

Jennifer Lee '92, Doctor of Humane Letters, 2014

David Hajjar '77G, '78G , Doctor of Humane Letters, 2014

Margaret Wood Hassan, Doctor of Laws, 2013

Mary A. Legere '82, Doctor of Laws, 2013

Andrew E. Lietz, Doctor of Humane Letters, 2013

Samuel Bak, Doctor of Humane Letters, 2012

Ronald K. Noble '79, Doctor of Laws, 2012

Amartya Sen, Doctor of Humane Letters, 2012

Nancie Atwell, Doctor of Humane Letters, 2011

David Cote '76, Doctor of Humane Letters, 2011

Florence Reed, Doctor of Humane Letters, 2011

Bert Jacobs, Doctor of Humane Letters, 2010

Lee M.E. Morin '74, Doctor of Science, 2010

Gary Hirshberg, Doctor of Humane Letters, 2009

Dennis Meadows, Doctor of Humane Letters, 2009

Richard Verney, Doctor of Humane Letters, 2009

Michael Brown, Doctor of Humane Letters, 2008

Charles Simic, Doctor of Letters, 2008

Daniel Mariaschin, Doctor of Humane Letters, 2008

James Thomson, Doctor of Science, 2007

John LaMattina, Doctor of Science, 2007

J. Bonnie Newman, Doctor of Humane Letters, 2007

William Jefferson Clinton, Doctor of Humane Letters, 2007

George Herbert Walker Bush, Doctor of Humane Letters, 2007

Michael O'Malley, Doctor of Performing Arts, 2006

Gene Sharp, Doctor of Laws, 2006

Carl Petrini, Doctor of Humane Letters, 2006

John H. Lynch, Doctor of Laws, 2005

Euripides L. Evriviades, Doctor of Laws, 2005

Tom Werner, Doctor of Humane Letters, 2005

Carol Etherington, Doctor of Humane Letters, 2004

Gov. Craig R. Benson, Doctor of Laws, 2003

Meryl Streep, Doctor of Humane Letters, 2003

Richard Linnehan, Doctor of Space Science, 2002

William W. Treat, Doctor of Laws, 2001

Gwen Ifill, Doctor of Humane Letters, 2001

Paul S. Anderson, Doctor of Chemistry, 2001

David R. Gergen, Doctor of Humane Letters, 2000

Juliana Eades, Doctor of Humane Letters, 2000

L. Dennis Kozlowski, Doctor of Business Admin., 2000

Barbara Bonney, Doctor of Music, 2000

Commencement Speakers 1877-2014

(Previous commencement speakers are also recipients of Honorary Degrees)

2014
Jennifer Michelle Lee '92, Academy Award-winning Screenwriter and Director
2013
Lieutenant General Mary A. Legere '82, Army's Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence
2012
Ronald K. Noble '79, Secretary General of INTERPOL
2011
David Cote '76, Chairman and CEO, Honeywell International, Inc.
2010
Bert Jacobs, Co-founder and Chief Executive Optimist, Life is good Company
2009
Gary Hirschberg, CE-YO, Stonyfield Farm
2007
Pres. George H. W. Bush, Former U.S. President Pres. William Jefferson Clinton, Former U.S. President 2008 Michael Brown, Co-Founder, City Year
2006
Mike O'Malley '88, TV Actor
2005
Tom Werner, Red Sox Owner, Emmy-Winning Producer
2004
Mae Jemison, First African-American Female Astronaut
2003
Meryl Streep, Actress
2002
Richard Linnehan '80, NASA Astronaut
2001
Gwenn Ifill, Moderator and Managing Editor, Washington Week in Review
2000
David R. Gergen, Editor-at-large, U.S. News and World Report, former White House Presidential Advisor
1999
Vice Pres. Albert Gore, Vice President of the United States
1998
George J. Mitchell, Former U.S. Senator of Maine
1997
Prof. Robert B. Reich, University Prof. and Maurice B. Hexter Prof. of Social and Economic Policy at Brandeis University and its Heller Graduate School, former U.S. Secretary of Labor
1996
Pres. Marian Wright Edelman, Founder and Pres., Childrenís Defense Fund
1995
Pres. Arthur E. Levine, Teacherís College, Columbia University
1994
John Lewis, United State Congressman of Georgia
1993
David G. McCullough, Distinguished Historian, Author
1992
(s) Gov. Madeline May Kunin, Radcliffe Distinguished Public Policy Visitor (w) Donald Andrew Hall, Distinguished Writer, Poet
1991
(s) Lamar Alexander, U.S. Secretary of Education (w) Henry Louis Gates Jr., Director, W. E. B. DuBois Institute for African-American Research
1990
(s) Natalie Jacobson '65, Co-anchor, News Center 5 (w) Kenneth L. Burns, Documentary Filmmaker
1989
(s) Alex Haley, Author, Roots: the Saga of an American Family (w) Admiral William J. Crowe Jr., United States Navy (retired), Former Chairman,
1989
Joint Chiefs of Staff
1988
(s) Marcy Peterson Carsey '66, Carsey-Werner Television (w) Pres. Eugene Summer Mills, Whittier College
1987
(s) Vice Pres. George Bush, Vice President of the United States (w) Ellen Goodman, Columnist, The Boston Globe
1986
(s) Susan Stamberg, Journalist, National Public Radio (w) Robert J. Dole, U.S. Senator from Kansas, Senator Majority Leader
1985
(s) Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Albert Schweitzer Chair in the Humanities, City University of New York
1985
(w) Pres. Ernest L. Boyer, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
1984
(s) Helene Von Damm, U.S. Ambassador to Austria 1984 (w) Stephen E. Merrill, Attorney General-Elect, State of New Hampshire
1983
(s) Elizabeth Hanford Dole, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation (w) Gov. John H. Sununu, Governor of the State of New Hampshire
1982
(s) Paul A. Volcker, Chairman, Federal Reserve Board (w) William J. Bennett, Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities
1981
(w) Pres. Timothy S. Healy, Georgetown University (s) Warren B. Rudman, United States Senator of New Hampshire (w) Pres. Thomas H. Whyman, Pres. and C.E.O., C.B.S., Inc.
1980
(s) Pres. Jere A. Chase '36, Interim Pres. And Member, USNH Board of Trustees
1979
(s) Pres. Robert J. Glasser M.D., The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (w) Pres. Jere A. Chase '36, Interim Pres. and Member, USNH Board of Trustees
1978
(s) Pres. Thomas P. Mullaney '54, Dart Industries, Inc. (w) Pres. David C. Knapp, University of Massachusetts
1977
(s) Pres. Joseph E. Slater, Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies (w) Pres. Jill Conway, Smith College
1976
(s) Pres. Peter Magrath '55, President, University of Minnesota (w) Prof. Edward C. Banfield, Prof. of Government, Harvard University
1975
(s) Prof. Milton Friedman, Prof. of Economics, University of Chicago (w) Bruce R. Poulton, Chancellor, University System of New Hampshire
1974
(s) Fred W. Hall Jr., Attorney and Former Chairman, USNH Board of Trustees (w) Bradford E. Cook '70, Attorney
1973
(w) Mrs. Douglas Horton, Chairman of the USNH Board of Trustees (s) Pres. Robert Woodward, University of Massachusetts
1972
(w) Pres. John G. Kemeny, Dartmouth College (s) Marcel Cadieux, Canadian Ambassador to the United States
1971
(w) Royden C. Sanders Jr., Sanders Associates (s) John G. Stoessinger, Acting Director, Political Affairs Division, United Nations
1970
(w) Dr. Arthur S. Adams, Consultant, New England Center
1970
(s) Edmund S. Muskie, United States Senator of Maine
1969
Pres. Roger P. Sonnabend, Hotel Corporation of America
1968
Pres. John W. McConnell, President of the University
1967
Pres. John W. McConnell, President of the University
1966
Dr. James B. Conant, President Emeritus, Harvard University
1965
Pres. G. Keith Funston, New York Stock Exchange
1964
Pres. John W. McConnell, President of the University
1963
Pres. John W. McConnell, President of the University
1962
Mildred McAffee Horton
1961
Dr. Alan Simpson, Dean of the College, University of Chicago
1959
Dr. John A. Hannah, President, Michigan State University 1960 Sinclair Weeks, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce
1958
Dr. Mark Van Doren, Prof. of English, Columbia University
1957
Sen. John Sherman Cooper, United States Senator of Kentucky
1956
Edward Weeks, Editor, The Atlantic Monthly
1955
Arthur S. Flemming, Director, Office of Defense Mobilization
1954
Gov. Hugh Gregg, Governor of the State of New Hampshire
1953
Pres. Arthur Stanton Adams, American Council on Education
1952
Pres. Robert F. Chandler
1951
Harold Walter Stoke
1950
Pres. Arthur Stanton Adams, President of the University
1949
Pres. Arthur Stanton Adams, President of the University
1948
Pres. Arthur Stanton Adams, President of the University
1947
Dr. John Sloan Dickey, President of Dartmouth College
1946
Dr. George Dinsmore Stoddard, New York Commissioner of Education
1945
(w) Pres. Harold W. Stoke Ph.D., President of the University (s) Pres. Albert N. Jorgenson Ph.D., University of Connecticut
1944
Pres. Carl Raymond Woodward Ph.D., Rhode Island State College
1943
Pres. John Schoff Mills Ph.D., University of Vermont
1942
Pres. Ralph E. Flanders, New England Council
1941
Pres. Fred Engelhardt Ph.D., President of the University
1940
Prof. Lillian Moller Gilbreth Ph.D., Prof., Purdue University; Pres., Gilbreth, Inc.
1939
Pres. Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, Rockefeller Center
1938
Pres. George F. Zook Ph.D., American Council on Education
1937
Pres. Fred Engelhardt Ph.D., President of the University
1936
Pres. Kenneth C. M. Sills, Bowdoin College
1935
Hon. Robert Lincoln O'Brien, Chairman, United States Tariff Commission
1934
Merle Thorpe, Editor, Nationís Business
1933
Pres. Hamilton Holt, Rollins College
1932
Rev. S. Parker Cadman, Pastor, Central Congregational Church, Brooklyn, NY
1931
Pres. William Oxlely Thompson, President Emeritus, Ohio State University
1930
Rev. Garfield Morgan, Pastor, Central Congregational Church, Lynn, MA
1929
Charles Stelzle, Industrial Counselor, New York, NY
1928
Dallas Lore Sharp, Author, The Hills of Hingham
1927
Charles Reynolds Brown, Dean, Yale Divinity School, New Haven, CT
1926
William F. Anderson, Bishop, Methodist Episcopal Church, Boston, MA
1925
Rabbi Harry Levi, Temple Israel, Boston, MA
1924
Prof. Irving Fisher Ph.D., Prof. of Political Economy, Yale University
1923
Prof. Franklin Henry Giddings Ph.D., Prof. of Sociology and History of Civilization, Columbia University
1922
Prof. Frederick Jackson Turner Ph.D., Prof. of History, Harvard University
1921
Rev. A. Z. Conrad Ph.D., Pastor, Park Street Church, Boston, MA
1920
Raymond Robins
1919
Rev. Samuel McChord Crothers
1918
Rev. Albert Parker Fitch, Prof. of History of Religion and Biblical Literature, Amherst College
1917
Dr. Albert Bushnell Hart, Prof. of Government, Harvard University
1916
Dr. Charles R. Brown, Dean of the Yale School of Religion, New Haven, CT
1915
Rabbi Stephen S. Wise Ph.D., Free Synagogue, New York, NY
1914
Rev. George A. Gordon, Pastor, New Old South Congregational Church, Boston, MA
1913
Bliss Perry, Prof. of English Literature, Harvard University
1912
Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary USN
1911
Rev. Alan A. Stockdale, Pastor Union Congregational Church, Boston, MA
1910
Pres. Richard C. MacLaurin, Massachusetts Institute Technology
1909
Hon. Allen T. Treadway, President of Massachusetts Senate
1908
Norman Hapgood, Editor, Collierís Weekly
1907
Walter H. Page, Editor, Worldís Work
1906
Andrew Sloan Draper, New York Commissioner of Education
1905
Pres. W. O. Thompson, Ohio State University
1904
Prof. Thomas N. Carver Ph.D.
1903
Hon. J. H. Gallinger
1902
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
1901
Rev. George W. Moore
1900
Rev. Edward Everett Hale
1899
Pres. G. Stanley Hall, Clark University
1898
Pres. E. Benjamin Andrews, Brown University
1897
Prof. E. H. Higley
1896
Rev. A. E. Winship
1895
Hon. Fred Gowing
1894
Hon. Edwin Willits
1878
Rev. C. F. Allen
1877
Hon. John W. Hoyt

Granite State Award Recipients 2000-2014

W. Douglas '64 and Stella Scamman '63, 2014

Bottomline Technologies, 2014

The Running Nuns of St. Charles Children's Home, 2013

Fred Minot Wetherbee II, "Fritz", 2013

Valerie Cunningham, 2012

Maxine Katz Morse, 2012

Eugene Savage '58H, 2012 (posthumously)

Donna-Belle Garvin and James Garvin '67, 2011

Patricia Rainboth, 2011

The Currier Museum of Art, Docent Program, 2011

Dudley Webster Dudley '59, 2010

M. Christine Dwyer G'72, 2010

The Way Home, 2010

The Timberland Company, 2009

William S. Bartlett Jr., 2009

Peter Ramsey, 2009

Joanne Lamprey, 2008

Georgina Reagan, 2008

James Squires, 2007

George Bald, 2007

The Saul O Sidore Foundation, 2007

Stephen Singer, 2006

T.J. Wheeler, 2006

Ann Peters, 2006

Katherine Wells Wheeler, 2005

David Kremples, 2005

Marcia Sink, 2004

Donald Shumway, 2004

Forrest O. McKerley, 2003

Michael J. Hickey, 2003

Dean Kamen, 2002

Doris "Granny D" Haddock, 2002

J. Wilcox Brown & Natale Linton, 2001

James Haller, 2000

William B. Ewert, 2000