Honorary Degree Recipients and Commencement Speakers

References used to create this list were the college bulletins and catalogs, scripts from the graduation ceremonies and press reports describing the events. 

Additions and corrections are always appreciated

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1909-   Rev. J.J. Bloomer (Elmira) LL.D.

        Rev. John Costello (PA) LL.D.

        Rev. R.J. Johnson (MA) LL. D.

        Rev. Richard Coyle (Jamestown) LL.D.

        Rev. Wm. F. Dwyer (Erie) LL.D.

        Very Rev. Dean Hamel (Olean) LL.D.

        Rev. J.J. Chittick (MA) LL.D.

        Rev. P.H. Gallen (MA)     LL.D.

        Rev. T.M. Crowley (CT) LL.D.

        Rev. M.A. Sullivan (CT) LL.D.

        Rev. J. T. Walsh (MO) LL.D.

        Rev. F. F. Shea (PA) LL.D.

        Rev. M. W. Barry (CT) LL.D.

        Rev. John F. Neale (CT) LL.D.

        Hon. R.J. Bourke (PA) LL.D.

        Hon. John F. Murtaugh (Elmira) LL.D.  

1911-    Rev. Thomas J. Finn

        Rt. Rev. Msgr. Michael M. Meagher

1913-   Rt. Rev. Mgr. Bernard McGivney (Du Bois) LL.D.

        Rev. Peter Cauley (Erie) LL.D.

        Rev John Moylan (PA)LL.D.

        Rev. Thomas J. Walsh (Buffalo) LL.D.

        Rev. John J. B. Feeley (PA) LL.D.

        Rev. Joseph Zubricki (PA) LL.D.

        Rev. John A. Enright (PA) LL.D.

        Rev. Francis J. Bender (Erie) LL.D.

 

1914-   Rt. Rev. John J. Garland (IA) LL.D.

        Rev. James P. McCloskey (OH) LL.D.

        Rev. Patrick J. Murphy (PA) LL.D.

        Hon. Joseph Scott (CA) LL.D.

        James E. Culbert, M.D. (Buffalo) LL.D.  

 

1916-    Rev. Thomas P. Lynch

 

1917-    Rev. Anthony J. Collins

        Rt. Rev. Msgr. David F. Hickey

        Hon. John Moore

 

1918-   Rev. John B. McCloskey  (NJ)LL.D.

        Rev. John J. McMahon (Buffalo) LL.D.

        Rev. John J. Sheridan (Syracuse) LL.D.

        Very Rev. Francis J. Tief (MO) LL.D.   

 

1919-   Rt. Rev. Msgr. Ambrose F. Roche, (MA) LL.D.

        Rev. John E. Casey (Clyde) LL.D.

        Rev. James H. Conlin (Erie) LL.D.

        Col. Henry J. Goldman     (US Army) LL.D.

 

1921-   Hon. Frank E. Baldwin (PA) LL.D. 

        Frank L. Bartlett. (Olean) LL.D. 

        Hon. Henry J. Ryan (IN) LL.D.

        Rev. Robert E. Walsh (Salamanca) LL.D.

   

1923-    Rev. Thomas Cosgrove, OFM

        Thomas M. Finn

        Rev. Matthew Fox

        Rev. Gabriel Nangle, OFM

        Very Rev. Fidelis Reynolds, OFM

        Very Rev. Andrew Slattery, OFM

        Rev. Francis Walsh, OFM

 

1924-   Rev. Charles E. McEvoy (Syracuse) Doctor of Letters

        John Armstrong (Olean) Doctor of Letters  

        Henry J. Carroll

 

1925-   Rev. James Griffin  (Corning) LL.D.

        V. Rev. Sixtus Lagorio, ofm Litt.D.

        Hon. Vincent B. Murphy (NY Comptroller) LL.D.

        Sen. James J. Walker (Alum Dinner) LL.D.  

        Rev. William C. McCaughan

 

1926-   Walter H. Coyle  (NYC) LL.D.

        Hon. Wm E. Dever LL.D.

        Frank J. Goldman (NYC) LL.D.

        Rev. Cornelius J. Killeen (Niag Falls) LL.D.

        Thomas F. McMahon   (Allegany) LL.D.  

        Patrick E. Crowley

 

1927-   Nicholas E. Devereux, Jr.(Utica) LL.D.

        Rev. Francis A. Garvey (NY) Litt.D.

        Rev. Felix Kirsch, ofm cap Litt.D.

        Rev. Frederick J. Murphy  (CT) LL.D.  

        Rev. Alphonsus Duff

        Hon. James J. Walker

 

1928-   Bro. Eugene Dunne, OSF (NY) Litt.D.

        Rev. Joseph E. Grady (Rochester) Litt.D.

        William Hanley   (Bradford, PA) LL.D.

        Francis K. Kernan (Utica) LL.D.

        Rev. John J. McCabe  (PA) LL.D.  

        Rt. Rev. John J. McMahon (NY)

 Oct 4  Hon. James J. Davis (Sec. Labor)LL.D.

        James A. Farrell  (US Steel) LL.D.

 

1929-   Hon. Fred M. Ahern  (Brooklyn) LL.D.

        Rev. John P. Boland  (Buffalo) LL.D.

        Rev. James A. Broderick (CT) LL.D.

        Dr. Wm. J. Gatti (PA) LL.D.

        Rev. Anthony de, O.M. Cap. Litt.D.  

        Rev. Anthony de Castillo, OM Cap.  (PR)

 Oct.   Bishop John F. O'Hern (Rochester)

 

1930-   Rev. Eugene P. Caulfield (PA)LL.D.

        Hon. Thomas J. Dowd    (Salamanca) LL.D.

        Rev. Zepheryn Engelhardt, ofm (CA) LL.D.

        Rev. Patrick MacAran  (Turner, NY) LL.D.

        Charles L. McMahon (Bradford,PA) LL.D.  

        James Anson McLaughlin (NY)

        Very Rev. John Baptist Roser, OFM

 

1931-   Rev. Raphael Adams (St. Joseph's Seraphic) Litt.D.

        Rev. Msgr. Joseph A. Delaney  (Albany) LL.D.

        Rev. Louis Edelman  (Rochester)

        Rev. Bernard Haille, ofm  (NM) Litt.D.

        Thomas H. Hanrahan LL.D.

        Rev. Ephrem Longpre  (Italy) Litt.D.

        Rev. John E. Napier  (Nazareth Coll.)

        Rev. Stanislaus Waywood, ofm  (HNC) LL.D.

 

1932-   John B. Kennedy  (Colliers) Litt.D.

        Fr. Bede Hess, LL.D.

        Rev. Gerald McMinn, ofm  (Ph.D)

        Rev. Msgr. James H. Ryan, LL.D.

        Rev. Thos. B. Downey, LL.D.

        Dr. Ford Moore Summerville, LL.D.  

        Rev. Robert J. Fitzgerald

 

1933-   Donald C. Manning (Industry, NY) Litt.D.

        Rev. Felix J. O'Neill, Litt.D.

        Rev. Thomas Petrie, Litt.D.

        Fr. James Keating  

        Rev. Michael Harding, OFM

 

1934-   Alva Bradley (Cleveland Indians) LL.D.

        William R. Boyd, Jr. (Amer. Petroleum Inst) LL.D.

        Rev. John M. Gannon (Erie) LL.D.

        Gov. Herbert Lehman, LL.D.

        Michael Davitt Fox, Litt.D.

        Gratton Thomas Stanford, LL.D.

 

1935-   Dr. Frank P. Graves  (Comm. of Education) LL.D.

        David C. Adie, LL.D.

        Rev. Mathias Faust, LL.D.

        Rev. Msgr. Matthew Creamer (NH) LL.D.

        Rev. Msgr. John A. Wynne  (Brooklyn) LL.D.

        Charles G. Duffy  (Buffalo) LL.D.

        Bishop William Turner, LL.D.

 

1936-   Rev. Richard T. Carroll (CT) LL.D.

        Mr. Vincent C. Dwyer, Master of Letters

        Sir Martin T. Manton, LL.D.

        Rev. Mother Dominica Enright, OSF (St. Eliz) Litt.D.  

        William F. Moore (NJ)

 

1937-   Jeremiah J. Alcock (Brooklyn) Master of Letters

        James P. Keating (CT) LL.D.

        Franklin Dunham (Brooklyn) Litt.D.

        Rev. John A. Duffy (Buffalo) LL.D.  

        Very Rev. Augustino Gemelli, OFM (Italy)

 

1938-   Lowell Thomas (NY) Litt.D.

        J. Ray McAuliffe, LL.D.

        Rev. Anthony Wiersbinski, LL.D.

 

1939-   Rev. James K. Bennett (Rome) Master of Letters

        Rev. Fulton J. Sheen (Washington) LL.D.

        Rev. Patrick J. Boland (PA) LL.D.

        Samuel Eppolito (Granville, NY) Master of Letters

        Rev. Richard J. Carroll

        Frank Murphy (US Attorney Gen.) LL.D.

 

1940-   Arthur J. Bedell (Albany) LL.D.

        Joseph Franks (PA)-Master of Letters

        Rev. Gerald McMinn, ofm

        Rev. Victor Mills, OFM, Litt.D.

        Dr. Thomas Parron, LL.D.

        Rev. Msgr. Eugene Vallely, LL.D.

        Joseph E. Simpson-Masters  

        Hon. Frank Murphy (DC)

 

1941-   Rev. Mother Jean Marie, OSF (Superior General) Litt.D.

        Rev. John E. O'Connor, LL.D.

        Louis Kennedy, Litt.D.

        Rev. James P. Sweeney, LL.D.

        Rev. Francis A. O'Malley, LL.D.  

        Joseph Franks

 

1942-   Rev. John F. Baldwin, LL.D.

        Donald T. McNeil, Litt.D.

        Maj. Gen. James Ulio, LL.D.

        Rev. Francis Howard, LL.D.  

        Most Rev. Blaise S. Kurz

8/14    Fr. Edward Flanagan  (Boys Town)

 

1943-    Adm. Patrick Bellinger, LL.D.

         John P. Costello (NY)Litt.D.

         Rev. Msgr Joseph E. Maguire, LL.D.

 

1944-    Rev. Msgr. Leo J. Toomey (Buffalo)LL.D.

         Fr. Edward J. Fischer, LL.D.

         Hendrik Van Der Horst (Olean) Doctor of Science

 Mar '44 Col. J.B. Grier (ASTU)

 

1945-    Rev. Msgr. Peter Adamski (Buffalo) LL.D.

         Rev. Thomas Borgmeier, ofm (Brazil) Doctor of Science

         Judge George A. Larkin, LL.D.

         Rt. Rev. Msgr. Julius E. Dillon, LL.D.  

        Hendrix Van der Horst (NY)

 8/14    Bishop John O'Hara (summer)

 

1946-    Thomas E. Hanley (Bradford) LL.D.

         J. Eugene McMahon (Buffalo) LL.D.

         Rev. Msgr. Magnus A.Schumacher (IL) Litt.D.

         Dr. Thomas F. O'Connor, Litt.D.

 8/14    Bishop Joseph Burke (summer)

 

1947-    Rev. Msgr. Joseph B. McIntyre (NJ) LL.D.

         Rev. William T. Shean (SD)(in absentia) LL.D.

         Frank E. Gannett, LL.D.

         W. Cecil Davis, (Bolivar HS) Address, Litt.D.

         Dr. Kevin Burns, Doctor of Science

 

1948-    Fred W. Forness, Jr., (Olean) LL.D.

         Rt. Rev. Msgr. Dennis J. Kane (PA) LL.D.

         Charles Tobin, (Albany) LL.D.

         Dr. Donald C. O'Connor, Doctor of Science

 8/8     Mother Mary Alice Henry (NYC) Doctor of Science

         Rev. Bartholomew J. Eustace (NJ) LL.D.

 

1949-    Charles Allen, Jr. (NYC) LL.D.

         Leslie W. Devereux (Whitesboro, NY) LL.D.

         Harold J. Tormey (Olean) Doctor of Science

         Daniel Reed (Dunkirk) LL.D.

         Rev. Edward T. McManaman (Erie) LL.D.

         Dr. Edward F. Mooney (Albany) Doctor of Humane Letters  

        Jacob Holtzmann

 8/7     Dr. Egan Plager (Siena) (Summer) LL.D.

         Rev. Msgr. James M. Powers (PA) (Summer) LL.D.

         Mother M. Ignace Holtus (Netherlands) Litt.D.

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1950-    Rev. Msgr. James Hopkins (PA) LL.D.

         Mary T. Norton (NJ) LL.D.

         William T. Powers (US Supreme Court) LL.D.

         Rev. James E. Kearney (Rochester) LL.D.

         Dr. Earl McGrath (Columbia U.) Address, LL.D.

Charter Day- October 1950

          George Sokolsky (Columnist) (Charter Day 10/50)

        Gov. Thomas E. Dewey (NY)

         Bishop Patrick J. McCormick (Washington)

         Rev. Eric O'Brien, OFM (NM)

         Arch Bish. Amleto Giovanni Cicognani (Italy)

 

1951-    Rev. Msgr. Gerald Dugan (PA) LL.D.

         Peter Campbell Brown (NYC) LL.D.

         Howard M. Holtzmann (NYC) Litt.D.

         Rev. Bryan McEntegart (NY) LL.D.

         Rev. Msgr. James F. Murphy (PA) LL.D.

 

1952-    Clifford Laube (NYC) Litt.D.

         Rev. Msgr. Eugene Loftus (Buffalo) LL.D.

        Dr. Carroll Newson (NJ) (State Dept. of Education) Doctor of Humane Letters

         Rev. Blaise Sigebald Kurtz, ofm

         Dr. Leo Simpson (Rochester) Doctor of Science  

        Most Rev. Blaise S. Kurz, OFM

 

1953-    His Em. Richard Cardinal Cushing (MA) LL.D.

         Maj. Gen. Hugh Milton II (NM)

         Alwin F. Franz (NYC)

         His Ex. Joseph Felix de Lequerica (Spanish ambassador)

         Paul Harvey (Newscaster) Litt.D.

?        George Knaysi (Cornell)

 

1954-    Maurice Leahy (NYC) Litt.D.

         Rev. Daniel Ivancho (PA) LL.D.

         Dr. Julius Sendry (MD) Doctor of Science

         Mary Hannigan (Olean) Doctor of Pedagogy

4/1954   Rev. Augustine Sepinski, OFM (Minister-General) LL.D.

7/14/54  Rev. Joseph Attipetty (India) LL.D.

 

1955-    Dr. Lewis A. Wilson (Commissioner of Education-Albany) Doctor of Humane Letters

         Rev. Thomas A. Boland (NJ) LL.D. Commencement Address

         Dr. Winfred Overholser (Washington, DC) Doctor of Humane Letters

?         Rev. Edmund Christy, ofm (NYC)

         Rev. Celsus Wheeler, ofm (NYC) LL.D.

Oct 4    Rev. Eligius Buytaert,ofm   (Lector Generalis-FI)

 ?       Rev. Basilio Rower, ofm

 

1956-    Miss Eva Jeany Ross (DC) D. Litt.

         Rev. Eustace Smith, OFM (Lebanon)

         Rev. Matthew Brady

Aug 12   Dr. Frank McCarthy, Jr. (CA) Doctor of Science

        Richard Reid

         Dr. Edward Strecker

 

1957-    William F. Johnson (NJ) LL.D.

         Rev. Patrick A. O'Boyle (DC) LL.D.

         Helen Walker Homan, Litt.D.

        Alfred A. Stein, LL.D. (unable to receive degree due to illness)

11/11   John F. Brosnan (NY)

10/24   Philip Lauinger (OK) Doctor of Science

10/04   His Em. Francis Cardinal Spellman (NYC)

 

1958-   Rev. John E. McBride, ofm (South Africa) LL.D.

        Howard C. Herger (PA) Doctor of Commercial Science

        Hugh A. Grant (Bradford,PA) Doctor of Commercial Science

        Rev. Msgr. Richard J. Schumacher (MO) LL.D.

        Hon. Edward J. Daly (CT) LL.D.

        F. Ramsey Devereux (Utica) Doctor of Pedagogy

        John S. Burke (B. Altman & Co-NY) Litt.D.

  5/9   John B. O'Connor (Dresser-Bus Symp) Doctor of Commercial Science

  5/14  Jim Bishop (Columnist) Press Day, Litt.D.

 

1959    Brig. Gen. S.L.A. Marshall, LL.D.

        Anthony Nemetz (OH) Doctor of Humane Letters

        Samuel F. Pryor (NYC) Doctor of Commercial Science, Address

  ?     Rev. John J. Wright (PA)  

        Rt. Rev. Msgr. Stephen A. Ward

  3/07  John Charles Daly (NYC)  Press Day

  3/08  Most Rev. James Schuck, ofm (Brazil)

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1960-   Rev. Sebastian Miklas, OFM, Cap (DC) Litt.D.

        Lt. Gov. Malcolm Wilson (NY) LL.D.

        Walter Romig (MI) Doctor of Humane Letters

        John L. Latimer (TX-Dresser) Doctor of Science

        Llewellyn Scott (DC) LL.D.

        Rev. Msgr. Stephen A. Ward (PA) Litt.D.

 

1961-   Rev. Msgr. Wm. J. Baldwin (CT) Doctor of Humane Letters

        Hon. James A. Farley (Coca Cola-NYC) LL.D.

        Francis W. Laverty (TX-Dresser) Doctor of Commercial Sciences

1962-   Martin F. O'Donoghue (DC) LL.D.

        Mother Joan Marie Wheeler, OSF (Allegany) Doctor of Pedagogy

 

1963-   James D. Twiname (NYC) Doctor of Humane Letters

        Dr. Pedro Theotonio Pereira (DC-Amb. Portugal) LL.D.

        Rev. James A. McNulty (Buffalo) Litt.D.

        Samuel J. Lasser (Jamestown) Doctor of Commercial Science

        Alfred H. Kirchhofer (Buffalo) Litt.D.

        Edward Cain (CT) Doctor of Commercial Science

 

1964-   Sen. Thomas J. Dodd, (DC) Litt.D.

  10/25  Marvin C. Whatmore (NYC)

 10/25  Juan Card. Landazuri Ricketts, OFM (Peru)

 

1965-   Donald H. McGannon (NYC) Doctor of Commercial Science

        Henry A. Satterwhite (Bradford, PA) Doctor of Commercial Science

 

1966-   Sr. Ann Bartholomew Grady S.N.D. (MA) Doctor of Pedagogy

        Most Rev. Stanislaus J. Brzana (Buffalo) LL.D.

        Hon. Robert C. Wood (DC) Litt.D.

  6/06  Hon. John F. Henning (DC)

 11/01  Rev. John Moorman DD (England)

 10/09  Most Rev. Constantine Koser, OFM

 

1967-   Douglas Edwards, Litt.D., Address

        Frank Higgins (Olean) Doctor of Commercial Science

        Kate Smith, Doctor of Humane Letters  

        Dr. Thomas A. Coleman

 

1968-   Pierre R. Bretey (NYC) Doctor of Commercial Science

        Rev. Walter J. Burghardt, SJ (DC) Litt.D.

        Bro. Cajetan Baumann, OFM, Doctor of Humane Letters

        Dr. Finla Crawford (Syracuse) LL.D.  

        Aloys L. Ruppel

        William E. Simkin

 

1969-   Dr. John H. Finley, Jr. (NH) Doctor of Humane Letters

        Hon. Charles E. Goodell (Jamestown) LL.D.

        Fr. Irenaeus Herscher, OFM (SBU) Litt.D.

        Dr. Frank McCarthy, Doctor of Science

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1970-   Paul Horgan (CT) Litt.D.

        William F. Walsh (Syracuse) Doctor of Civil Law

        Hon. Dean Rusk (GA) LL.D., Address

        John P. Maguire (MO) LL.D.

 

1971-   Thomas A. Coleman (NY) Doctor of Commercial Science

        Bob Hope (CA) LL.D.

        Dolores Hope (CA) Doctor of Humane Letters

        Rev. Alexander F. Kerrigan, OFM, Litt.D.

 

1972-   Dr. Robert J. Coffey  (DC) Doctor of Science

        Raymond T. Ryan (AZ) Doctor of Commercial Science

        Hon. Daniel P. Moynihan (DC) LL.D., Address

         Skinner, Cornelia Otis, Doctor of Humane Letters

1973-   Arthur J. Rooney (PA) Doctor of Commercial Science

          Charles J. Ducey (CT) Litt.D.

Sept    William Doyle Ruckleshaus (DC) LL.D.

        Jill Ruckelshaus (DC) Doctor of Pedagogy

 

1974-   William F. Buckley, Jr. (NYC) Doctor of Humane Letters, Address

        E. Boyd Fitzpatrick (Olean) Litt.D.

        Helen M. Hannigan (Olean) Doctor of Pedagogy

 7/12   Rev. Ignatius Brady, ofm (Italy)

 7/12   Rev. Zachary Hayes, ofm (IL)

 7/12   Most Rev. Joseph Tawil (MA)

 7/12   Lawrence Cardinal Shehan (Baltimore)

 

1975-   Mason Hammond (MA) Doctor of Humane Letters

        Hon. Margaret M. Heckler, Litt.D.

        John C. Kopec, Doctor of Science

  7/15  His Em. George B. Cardinal Flahiff

  7/15  Rev. Edw. D. Head (Buffalo)

 10/04  Don Earl Carter (FL)

 10/04  Charles Bishop Kuralt (NYC)

 

1976-   Sr. Mary Charlotte Barton, GNSH (PA) Doctor of Pedagogy

        John V. James (TX-Dresser) Doctor of Commercial Science

        Charles Osgood, CBS, Doctor of Humane Letters, Address

        William Consedine, LL.D.

 

1977-   Rev. Joseph L Howze (MS) LL.D.

        Taylor Caldwell (CT) Litt.D., Address

        Gerald P. Murphy, Doctor of Humane Letters

 

1978-   Floyd R. Greco, Doctor of Commercial Science, Address

        Mary Healy Hayes (NV & CT) Doctor of Humane Letters

        Peter Lind Hayes (NV & CT) LL.D.

        Thomas E. McGrath (Rochester) Litt.D.

        John W. Mecom, Doctor of Commercial Science

 

1979-   Hon. Wm F.L. Bolger (DC) Litt.D.

        Hon. James J. Howard (DC) LL.D.

        Muriel Siebert (NYC) Doctor of Commercial Science, Address

        Ruby Keeler Lowe (CA) Doctor of Humane Letters

 

1980-   John F. McGillicuddy (NYC) Doctor of Commercial Science, Address

        Allen H. Neuharth (Rochester) Litt.D.

        Rev. John Vaughn, OFM (Italy) Doctor of Pedagogy

 

1981-   Reginald A. Lenna (Jamestown) Doctor of Commercial Science

        Dr. John Usher Monro (MS) Doctor of Humane Letters, Address

        Naomi Burton Stone (ME) Litt.D.

 

1982-   James L. Hayes (NYC) Doctor of Commercial Science, Address

        Rev. Reginald Redlon, ofm (NJ) Doctor of Humane Letters

        Walter A. Fallon (Rochester) Doctor of Commercial Science

 7/15   Raphael Beverly Brown (CA) Doctor of Letters

 7/15   Stephen J. Hartdegen, ofm Doctor of Letters

 

1983-   Rev. Hugh F. Hines, ofm (Siena) Doctor of Humane Letters

        Hon. Robert E. Lee (VA) Doctor of Commercial Science, Address

 

1984-   John J. Murphy (TX) Doctor of Commercial Science

        Anthony R. Caputo, MD (NJ) Doctor of Humane Letters

         Jody Powell (DC) Address

1985-   Hon. Bill Bradley (DC) LL.D., Address

        Rev. Msgr. John Tracy Ellis (DC) Doctor of Humane Letters

        Dr. Daniel Mintz(FL) Doctor of Science

        Robert Lanier, Doctor of Commercial Science

 

1986-   Robert A. Dubill, Doctor of Humane Letters

        Malcolm S. Forbes, Doctor of Commercial Science, Address

        Rev. Alban Maguire, ofm, Doctor of Humane Letters

        Robert E. Rich, Jr., Doctor of Commercial Science

 

1987-   Ruth Mountain, DDS, Doctor of Science

        Bish. Wm J. McCormack, Doctor of Humane Letters

        Amory Houghton, Doctor of Commercial Science, Address

 

1988-   John M. Hanchette, Litt.D.

        Jerome J. Coffey, MD, Doctor of Science

        Helen Thomas, Litt.D., Address

        Fr. John M. Felice, OFM, Litt.D.

 

1989-   John J. Curley, Litt.D.

        Hon. Alphonse M. D'Amato, Doctor of Humanities, Address

        Laszlo Tauber,MD, Doctor of Commercial Science

        Robert R. Jones, Doctor of Commercial Science

        Rt. Rev. John Eudes Bamberger, OCSO, Doctor of Sacred Theology

 

1990-   Dr. F. Donald Kenney, Litt.D.

        Rev. Roberto O. Gonzalez, OFM, Doctor of Sacred Theology

        Seymour H. Knox, III, Doctor of Commercial Science

        Carl T. Rowan, Address

        Oct.- Robert Lax (Greece)

 

1991-   John H. Dessauer, Doctor of Science

        Rev. Jerome Kelly, ofm, Litt.D.

        Maj. Gen. John H. Mitchell, Doctor of Science

        Daniel N. DeLucca, Doctor of Pedagogy, Address  

        Joel T. Tirschwell

9/28    Rev. Msgr. James A. Healy

 

1992-   Rev. Bernardin Schneider, ofm (Japan) Doctor of Humane Letters

        Daniel Neaverth (Buffalo) Address

 

1993-   Herbert Fingarette (CA) Doctor of Humane Letters, Address

 

1994-   Loret Miller Ruppe, LL.D., Address

        Walter Harding, Litt.D.

        Sr. Mary Arghittu, osf (Allegany) Doctor of Humane Letters

        Sr. Alice Gallin, O.S.U.  Litt.D.

 

1995-   Rev. Msgr. John J. Conniff (Buffalo) Doctor of Humane Letters

        Sr. Katarina Schuth, osf, Doctor of Humane Letters

        John T. Shawcross (KY) Doctor of Humane Letters

        John Brademas, Doctor of Humane Letters, Address

 

1996-   Theodore J. Marchibroda (MD) Doctor of Humane Letters

        John J. Rigas (PA) Doctor of Humane Letters

        Rev. Anthony M Carrozzo (NYC) Doctor of Humane Letters, Address

 

1997-   Br. Denis Gordon Clark, ofm, Doctor of Humane Letters

        Louis A. Magnano (Olean) Doctor of Humane Letters

        Sr. Mary Rose McGeady (NYC) Doctor of Humane Letters, Address  

 

1998-    Sister Kathleen Moffatt, OSF (Washington, DC) Doctor of Humane Letters

        John Steadman III (CA) Doctor of Humane Letters

        Daniel Yankelovich, Doctor of Humane Letters, address

 

1999-   Fr. Jeremy Harrington, OFM  (OH) Doctor of Humane Letters

        Leroy Neiman, Doctor of Humane Letters

        James F. Gill, Esq. (NYC) Doctor of Humane Letters, address

?        Most Rev. Giacomo Bini, OFM   Convocation  

2000-   Most Rev. Benedict D. Coscia, OFM (Brazil) Doctor of Humane Letters

        Professor Leo E. Keenan, Jr. (SBU) Doctor of Humane Letters

        Michael R. Bloomberg (NYC) Doctor of Humane Letters, Address

 

2001-    Leslie C. Quick III (NJ) Doctor of Humane Letters

        Elizabeth S. Lenna (Jamestown) Doctor of Humane Letters

        Timothy J. Russert (NBC) Doctor of Humane Letters, address

 

2002-    Address:  Thomas J. Von Essen, former New York City Fire Commissioner

        Don Aldo Brunacci (Italy) Doctor of Humane Letters

        Michaleen Richer (Sudan) Doctor of Humane Letters

        Fr. Mychal F. Judge, OFM (New York) posthumously, Doctor of Humane Letters   
                    accepted by Thomas J. Von Essen

 

2003-    Gerard Straub (CA) Doctor of Humane Letters

        Bob Schieffer (CBS News) Doctor of Humane Letters, address

 

2004-   Dolores Kendrick (Poet Laureate) address, Doctor of Letters

        William E. Swan (posthumous, former chair of Board of Trustees) D. of Commercial Sciences

        Fr. Roch Niemier, OFM, Doctor of Humane Letters  

        Very Rev. Dominic V. Monti, OFM (SBU) Doctor of Humane Letters

2005    Amory Houghton, Doctor of Humane Letters

            Kathryn D. Sullivan, Ph.D, Doctorate of Science, Address

2006    William L. Richter,  Doctor of Humane Letters

            R. Kerry Clark, Doctorate of Commercial Science, Address  
 

2007    Fr. Dominic V. Monti, OFM, Address

           Fr. Daniel A. Hurley, OFM, Doctor of Humane Letters

2008   150th Anniversary Convocation:

          Sr. Margaret Eletta Guider, O.S.F., Speaker

          Most Rev. José Rodríguez Carballo, O.F.M., Doctor of Humane Letters

          Most Rev. Edward U. Kmiec, Doctor of Humane Letters

          Kenneth Riegel, Doctor of Humane Letters

          Commencement:

          Edward Bastian, address and Doctor of Commercial Science

          Monsignor William H. Shannon, Doctor of Letters

          Sr. Maureen Avril Chin Fatt, O.S.F., Doctor of Humane Letters

2009   Wolf Blitzer, address, Doctor of Humane Letters

          John B. "Jack" Butler, Doctor of Humane Letters

          Marcia Marcus Kelly, Doctor of Humane Letters

2010   Deborah A.Henretta, address, Doctor of Humane Letters

          Marianne Letra Laine, Doctor of Humane Letters

          Erick John Laine, Doctor of Humane Letters

2011    James T. Walsh, address, Doctor of Humane Letters

            Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Doctor of Humane Letters

            Fr. Robert Karris, O.F.M., Doctor of Humane Letters

2012    Charles J. Dougherty, address, Doctor of Humane Letters

    Sister Mary Jean Ryan, F.S.M. Doctor of Humane Letters

     John R. McGinley, Jr., Doctor of Humane Letters 

2013    Patricia Hampl, address, Doctor of Letters

     Daria L. Foster, Doctor of Humane Letters 

     Eugene M. McQuade, Doctor of Humane Letters 

     Cynthia Ann Zane, Ed.D., Doctor of Pedagogy

2014    Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell, address, Doctor of Humane Letters

     Ann L. Swan, Doctor of Pedagogy

     Neal J. Johnson, Doctor of Pedagogy

2015    Tim Brown, address, Doctor of Humane Letters

     Fr. John O'Connor, OFM , Doctor of Humane Letters

     Sandra Arcara Richter, Doctor of Humane Letters

2015-August 30    Bishop Richard J. Malone, Doctor of Humane Letters

2015-Dec. 7     Maggie Doyne, Doctor of Humane Letters

2016      Dan Barry, address, Doctor of Humane Letters

            Fr. André Cirino, O.F.M., Doctor of Humane Letters

            Maureen Dee, Doctor of Humane Letters

            Ray Dee, Doctor of Humane Letters    

2017      Chris LaPlaca, address, Doctor of Humane Letters

2017-Sept. 17   Fr. Richard Vosko, Doctor of Humane Letters

             Fabio Luisi, Doctor of Humane Letters

 

 

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