UMGC confers honorary degrees approved by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents to outstanding individuals who have made major contributions in intellectual, scholarly, or creative areas, as well as to those who have risen to a position of eminence, acquired a national or international reputation, or compiled a record of distinguished public service in a selected field of endeavor.

Honorary Degree Recipients

Title First Name Last Name Location Year Degree

Colonel

Otis C.

Jones

Tokyo, Japan

2019

Doctor of Public Service

Colonel

Scott W.

Mueller

Seoul, Korea

2019

Doctor of Public Service

Lieutenant General

Richard M.

Clark

Ramstein, Germany

2018

Doctor of Public Service

Colonel

Anthony S.

Lombardo

Okinawa, Japan

2018

Doctor of Public Service

Colonel

Kenneth E.

Moss

Tokyo, Japan

2018

Doctor of Public Service

The Honorable

Benjamin J. F.

Cruz

Guam

2017

Doctor of Public Service

Mr.

Giles

Foden

Ramstein, Germany

2017

Doctor of Public Service

The Honorable

Hiroshi

Fukuda

Tokyo, Japan

2017

Doctor of Public Service

Mr.

Yutaka

Kawashima

Tokyo, Japan

2017

Doctor of Public Service

Lieutenant General

Thomas S.

Vandal

Seoul, Korea

2017

Doctor of Public Service

Ambassador

Marriet

Schuurman

Kaiserslautern, Germany

2016

Doctor of Public Service

Major General

James C.

Boozer Sr.

Tokyo, Japan

2015

Doctor of Public Service

Lieutenant General

Robert Brooks

Brown

Kaiserslautern, Germany

2015

Doctor of Public Service

Judge

Maria Teresa

Bonifacio Cenzon

Guam

2015

Doctor of Public Service

Major General

Roderick J.

Isler

Adelphi, Maryland

2014

Doctor of Public Service

The Honorable

Sung Y.

Kim

 

2014

Doctor of Public Service

The Honorable

Alfred R.

Magleby

Okinawa, Japan

2014

Doctor of Public Service

General

Curtis M.

Scaparrotti

Seoul, Korea

2014

Doctor of Public Service

Colonel

William C.

Bentley

Heidelberg, Germany

2013

Doctor of Public Service

General

James D.

Thurman

Seoul, Korea

2013

Doctor of Public Service

The Honorable

Stephanie

Rawlings-Blake

Adelphi, Maryland

2013

Doctor of Public Service

 

Jonathan

Dorfan

Okinawa, Japan

2012

Doctor of Public Service

Major General

Charles F.

Bolden Jr.

Heidelberg, Germany

2012

Doctor of Public Service

General

William T.

Hobbins

Heidelberg, Germany

2011

Doctor of Public Service

The Honorable

John V.

Roos

Tokyo, Japan

2011

Doctor of Public Service

 

Philip D.

Murphy

Heidelberg, Germany

2010

Doctor of Public Service

The Honorable

James B.

Smith

Heidelberg, Germany

2010

Doctor of Public Service

 

Zhou

Wenzhong

 

2009

Doctor of Public Service

 

Warren

Brown

 

2008

Doctor of Public Service

The Honorable

Sara Tucker

Martinez

 

2008

Doctor of Public Service

 

Norman B.

Anderson

 

2007

Doctor of Public Service

The Honorable

Robert M.

Bell

 

2007

Doctor of Public Service

 

Deryl

McKissack

 

2007

Doctor of Public Service

 

Myung-bak

Lee

 

2006

 

 

William R.

Roberts

 

2006

 

The Honorable

William R.

Timken Jr.

 

2006

 

 

Stephen

Burch

Adelphi, Maryland

2005

Doctor of Public Service

 

Howard

French

Tokyo, Japan

2005

Doctor of Humane Letters

 

Linda

Gooden

Adelphi, Maryland

2005

Doctor of Public Service

 

Christopher

Hill

Seoul, Korea

2005

Doctor of Public Service

Dr.

Detlef

Junker

 

2005

Doctor of Public Service

Dr.

Herr

Junker

Europe

2005

Doctor of Humane Letters

 

Robert

Laughlin

Seoul

2005

Doctor of Humane Letters

 

Michael

Vatikiotis

Okinawa, Japan

2005

Doctor of Humane Letters

General

Burwell B.

Bell III

 

2004

Doctor of Public Service

 

Benjamin S.

Carson Sr.

 

2004

Doctor of Public Service

The Honorable

Judith A.

McHale

 

2003

Doctor of Public Service

 

Paik Sun

Yup

Korea

2003

Doctor of Public Service

Ambassador

Howard

Baker

Asia

2002

Doctor of Public Service

 

Nancy

Kassebaum Baker

Asia

2002

Doctor of Public Service

The Honorable

Williams S.

Cohen

 

2002

Doctor of Public Service

General

Gregory S.

Martin

Europe

2002

Doctor of Public Service

General

Thomas A.

Schwartz

Korea

2002

Doctor of Laws

General

Joseph W.

Ralston

 

2001

Doctor of Public Service

 

Gerhard

Rembold

Schwabisch-Gmund

2001

Doctor of Public Service

 

Sheila Violet

Maka Sisulu

Adelphi, Maryland

2001

Doctor of Public Service

The Honorable

Parris N.

Glendening

 

2000

Doctor of Public Service

 

Donald S.

Orkand

Adelphi, Maryland

2000

Doctor of Laws

 

Eisuke 

Sakakibara

Tokyo, Japan

2000

Doctor of Laws

 

Donald

Richie

Tokyo, Japan

1999

Doctor of Humane Letters

 

Stephen W.

Bosworth

Seoul, Korea

1998

Doctor of Laws

 

William J.

Perry

Asia

1997

Doctor of Science

 

Hiroko

Sho

Asia

1997

Doctor of Humane Letters

 

Hans

Tietmeyer 

Heidelberg, Germany

1997

Doctor of Laws

General

John H.

Tilelli Jr.

Asia

1997

Doctor of Laws

 

Rafael

Vinoly 

Japan

1997

Doctor of Fine Arts

 

Charles E.

Redman 

Heidelberg, Germany

1996

Doctor of Laws

 

Isao

Yonekura 

Tokyo, Japan

1996

Doctor of Laws

 

Charles E.

Peck 

Adelphi, Maryland

1995

Doctor of Public Service

 

Jurgen F.

Strube 

Heidelberg, Germany

1995

Doctor of Laws

 

Ruth L.

Otte 

Adelphi, Maryland

1993

Doctor of Humane Letters

 

John M.

Shalikashvili

Europe

1993

Doctor of Laws

 

Schinichi

Suzuki 

Asia

1993

Doctor of Music

 

Mandred

Rommel 

Heidelberg, Germany

1992

Doctor of Laws

 

Fiodor Karlovich

Schmidt 

Heidelberg, Germany

1992

Doctor of Science

 

Michael H.

Armacost 

Asia

1990

Doctor of Laws

 

Edward J.

Perkins 

Adelphi, Maryland

1990

Doctor of Laws

 

Vernon A.

Walters 

Heidelberg, Germany

1990

Doctor of Laws

 

Larry D.

Welch 

Adelphi, Maryland

1989

Doctor of Laws

 

Klaus

von Klitzing

Heidelberg, Germany

1988

Doctor of Science

 

Karl Otto

Poehl 

Heidelberg, Germany

1987

Doctor of Laws

 

Mike

Mansfield 

Tokyo, Japan

1986

Doctor of Laws

 

Robert F.

Tardio 

Adelphi, Maryland

1986

Doctor of Laws

 

Joseph D.

Tydings 

Adelphi, Maryland

1986

Doctor of Public Service

 

Wang Guang

Ying 

Adelphi, Maryland

1986

Doctor of Laws

 

Putlitz Gisbert

zu Freiherr

Heidelberg, Germany

1986

Doctor of Science

 

Herman

Maril 

Adelphi, Maryland

1985

Doctor of Fine Arts

 

Thomas G.

Pownhall 

Adelphi, Maryland

1985

Doctor of Laws

 

Arthur R.

Burns 

Heidelberg, Germany

1984

Doctor of Laws

 

Hiltgunt Margart

Zassenhaus 

Adelphi, Maryland

1984

Doctor of Humane Letters

 

Isaac

Stern 

Adelphi, Maryland

1983

Doctor of Music

 

Franz Joseph

Strauss 

Europe

1983

Doctor of Laws

 

W. John

Vessey Jr.

Adelphi, Maryland

1983

Doctor of Humane Letters

 

Ezra F.

Vogel 

Asia

1983

Doctor of Humane Letters

 

Theo

Sommer 

Europe

1982

Doctor of Laws

 

William

Bevan 

Adelphi, Maryland

1981

Doctor of Science

 

Clifford L.

Alexander 

Adelphi, Maryland

1980

Doctor of Laws

 

Mstislav

Rostropovich

Adelphi, Maryland

1980

Doctor of Music

 

Mildred Wirtz

Scheel 

Heidelberg, Germany

1980

Doctor of Science

 

Nobuhiko

Ushiba 

Tokyo, Japan

1980

Doctor of Laws

 

Richard D.

Weigle 

Adelphi, Maryland

1980

Doctor of Humane Letters

 

Mary Frances

Berry 

Heidelberg, Germany

1979

Doctor of Laws

 

William Donald

Schaefer 

Adelphi, Maryland

1979

Doctor of Public Service

 

Walter

Perry 

Adelphi, Maryland

1978

Doctor of Humane Letters

 

Edward

Teller 

Heidelberg, Germany

1977

Doctor of Science

 

Frederick

Brietenfield Jr.

Adelphi, Maryland

1976

Doctor of Humane Letters

 

Walter

Scheel 

Heidelberg, Germany

1975

Doctor of Laws

 

Cyril Northcote

Parkinson 

Heidelberg, Germany

1974

Doctor of Laws

 

Neil Alden

Armstrong

Heidelberg, Germany

1971

Doctor of Science

 

James Hilliard

Polk 

Heidelberg, Germany

1969

Doctor of Military Science

The Honorable

Earl

Warren 

Heidelberg, Germany

1966

Doctor of Laws

 

Arnold J.

Toynbee 

Heidelberg, Germany

1964

Doctor of Humane Letters

 

Tamon

Maeda 

Tokyo, Japan

1962

Doctor of Laws

 

Edwin Oldfather

Reischauer 

Tokyo, Japan

1962

Doctor of Laws

 

H. E. Paul-Henri

Spaak 

Adelphi, Maryland

1962

Doctor of Laws

 

Carter B.

Magruder 

Tokyo, Japan

1961

Doctor of Military Science

 

Elvis Jacob

Stahr Jr.

Heidelberg, Germany

1961

Doctor of Laws

 

Shigeru

Yoshida

Tokyo, Japan

1961

Doctor of Laws

 

Willy

Brandt

Heidelberg, Germany

1960

Doctor of Laws

 

Kotaro

Tanaka

Tokyo, Japan

1960

Doctor of Laws

 

Douglas

MacArthur II

Tokyo, Japan

1959

Doctor of Laws

 

Gerhard

Schroeder 

Heidelberg, Germany

1959

Doctor of Laws

 

David K. E.

Bruce

Heidelberg, Germany

1958

Doctor of Laws

 

Isaac Davis

White

Tokyo, Japan

1958

Doctor of Military Science

 

William H.

Tunner

Heidelberg, Germany

1956

Doctor of Military Science

 

Matthew B.

Ridgway

Paris, France

1952

Doctor of Military Science

 

Konrad

Adenauer

Adelphi, Maryland

1951

Doctor of Laws

 

Hans

von Kres

Bonn, Germany

1951

Doctor of Letters