Wheelock College Honorary Degree Recipients, 1988 - 2013

2014 Honorary Degree Recipients

Howard K. Koh - Commencement Speaker
David C. Banks - Commencement Speaker
Mary Tiseo

2013 Honorary Degree Recipients

Mark Shriver - Commencement Speaker
Hubert Jones - Commencement Speaker
Thekla Shackelford

2012 Honorary Degree Recipients

Jane Alexander - Commencement Speaker
Wintley Phipps - Commencement Speaker
Kathryn Lasky '78MS

2011 Honorary Degree Recipients

Mary Robinson - Commencement Speaker
Eric Reeves
Bonita Schon Neugebauer ’81MS
Dr. W. Michael Byrd - Convocation Speaker
Dr. Linda A. Clayton - Convocation Speaker
Lois Weisberg

2010 Honorary Degree Recipients

S. Paul Reville - Commencement Speaker
Robert Lincoln
Susan Bruml Simon
Charles Ogletree Jr. - Symposium Speaker

2009 Honorary Degree Recipients

Louis Gossett Jr. - Commencement Speaker
Dr. Howard Gardner
Margot Stern Strom

2008 Honorary Degree Recipients

Senator John F. Kerry - Commencement Speaker
Kip Tiernan
Yu-Foo Yee Shoon

2007 Honorary Degree Recipients

Archbishop Desmond Tutu - Symposium Speaker
Reverend Gloria E. White-Hammond, M.D.
Hanley G. Denning (posthumously)
Hildred Dodge Simons

2006 Honorary Degree Recipients

Jack B. Williams - Commencement Speaker
Victoria Collins Rowell
Lewis H. Spence

2005 Honorary Degree Recipients

Geoffrey Canada - Commencement Speaker
Marjorie Bakken
Barbara Taylor Bowman
Edward Hallowell
Gordon Marshall
Gerdaline “Jeri” Robinson
Edward Zeigler

2004 Honorary Degree Recipients

Ms. Peg Belson
Ms. Paula Ann Cox
Dr. Asa G. Hilliard III
Ms. Margaret A. Marshall
Dr. Gary Allan Orfield
Ms. Aline Wong

2003 Honorary Degree Recipients

Mrs. Judith Parks Anderson
Mrs. Susan Lee Moyer Breed
Ms. Maureen Murphy Coakley (deceased)
Ms. Margaret Burnham
Mr. Barbara Elliot Fargo
Mrs. Betty Corcoran Fuchs
Mrs. Elizabeth Wheeler L’Hommedieu
Ms. Jackie Jenkins-Scott
Ms. Justine M. Liff (deceased)

2002 Honorary Degree Recipients

Frieda Garcia
Marian Heard
Dr. Thomas Payzant
Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D.
Fred Freely Rogers

2001 Honorary Degree Recipients

Margery B. Franklin
Jamaica Kincaid
Reverend Horace Seldon
Beverly Daniel Tatum
Alice K. Wolf

2000 Honorary Degree Recipients

Orlando Bagwell
Loretta McLaughlin
Julius Richmond
Lisbeth Schorr
Marilyn Smith

1999 Honorary Degree Recipients

Winona Elliott Sample - Keynote Speaker
Mary Baughman Anderson

1998 Honorary Degree Recipients

Martha L. Minow, Esquire

1997 Honorary Degree Recipients

Maida Abrams
Joseph Bruchac
Faith Ringgold - Keynote Speaker
Jon Stone (posthumously)

1996 Honorary Degree Recipients

Joyce King
Melvin H. King
First Lady Angela Menino
Mayor Thomas Menino
Dorothy West ( in absentia)
Dr. Barry Zuckerman - Keynote Speaker

1995 Honorary Degree Recipients

Norman C. Francis
Dr. David Hawkins
Frances Pockman Hawkins
Dr. Constance Kamii
Edward H. Ladd
Phil Morrison
Phyllis Singer Morrison
Joseph C. Segar
Sheila Tobias - Keynote Speaker

1994 Honorary Degree Recipients

Bett Bobp
Virginia Burns
Muriel Hirt
Ellen Jackson
Anna Faith Jones - Keynote Speaker
Barbara-Jeanne Seabury
Anna Deavere Smith

1993 Honorary Degree Recipients

Unita Blackwell, M.R.P.
Sharon Lynn Kagan, Ed.D.
Dr. Khoo Kim Choo
N. Scott Momaday, Ph.D.
Antonia Pantoja, M.S.W., Ph.D.
Bak Fun Wong, Ph.D. - Keynote Speaker

1992 Honorary Degree Recipients

Kenneth B. Clark
Paulo Freire
Eloise Greenfield
Vivian Paley
Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith
Ron Takaki - Keynote Speaker

1991 Honorary Degree Recipients

Margery B. Franklin
Jamaica Kincaid
Reverend Horace Seldon
Beverly Daniel Tatum
Alice K. Wolf

1990 Honorary Degree Recipients

Peggy Charren - Keynote Speaker
Franklyn G. Jenifer
Susan Kosoff
Elma I. Lewis (deceased)
Robert Parris Moses
Garry B. Trudeau

1989 Honorary Degree Recipients

Dr. Robert Coles - Keynote Speaker
Joan Erikson
Erik Erikson
Dr. Gwendolyn Gunter Morgan
Muriel Snowden (posthumous)
Otto Snowden

1988 Honorary Degree Recipients

Barbara Biber
Marian Wright Edelman - Keynote Speaker
Sally Reeves Edmonds
George A. Hall
Colby Hewitt Jr. (deceased)
Dr. Louis Lowy (deceased)
Lucy Miller Mitchell
Ellen Haebler Skove
Katherine Lewars Weymouth (deceased)

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