Previous UNH Commencement Award Winners

Previous UNH Commencement Award Winners

Honorary Degree Recipients 2000-2017

Maureen Beauregard ’87, Granite State Award, 2017

Edward Jr. Dupont, Doctor of Humane Letters, 2017

Maureen Hurley ’77, Doctor of Humane Letters, 2017

General Lori Robinson ’81, Doctor of Laws, 2017

Governor Christopher Sununu, Doctor of Laws, 2017

Jameson French, Granite State Award, 2016

Richard Haass, Doctor of Letters, 2016

John Harrigan, Granite State Award, 2016

Kate Clifford Larson ’03G, Doctor of Letters, 2016

Colonel Colleen Ryan ’82, Doctor of Letters, 2016

Gerald Carmen ’52, Granite State Award, 2015

Hope Makris ’46, Granite State Award, 2015

Ryan M. Pitts ’13, Doctor of Humane Letters, 2015

Richard Whitney ’68, Doctor of Fine Arts, 2015

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., Children’s Defense Fund

1995

Pres. Arthur E. Levine, Teacher’s 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, Nation’s 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, Collier’s Weekly

1907

Walter H. Page, Editor, World’s 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