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Honorary Degree Recipients

 

In a tradition starting at the 1917 Commencement Ceremony, Millsaps College confers honorary degrees upon individuals who have been influential in their respective fields or have made significant contributions to society.


2012-2013
The Rev. R. Edwin King - Doctor of Divinity
Dr. Aaron Shirley - Doctor of Public Service
Ms. Seetha Srinivasan - Doctor of Humane Letters
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2011-2012
Robert Parker Adams
Judge Neal Brooks Biggers Jr.
Elaine Gradinger Crystal
Charles L. Overby
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward
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2010-2011
Rodney J. Bartlett - Doctor of Science
Robert H. Dunlap - Doctor of Public Service
Larry M. Goodpaster - Doctor of Divinity
Richard C. Miller - Doctor of Science
Leontyne Price - Doctor of Arts

 

2009-2010
Fred Banks, Jr. - Doctor of Laws
Christy Gilliland Dunaway - Doctor of Public Service
Rt. Rev. Duncan Gray, Jr. - Doctor of Divinity
Sister Mary Dorothea Sondgeroth - Doctor of Public Service

 

2008-2009
Marian Wright Edelman - Doctor of Public Service
Charles Thomas Fingar - Doctor of Public Service
Hugh Gaston Hall - Doctor of Humane Letters
Rowan Hurt Taylor - Doctor of Public Service

 

2007 - 2008
Martha Bergmark - Doctor of Public Service
Greg Iles - Doctor of Humane Letters
Leslie B. McLemore - Doctor of Public Service
John Stone - Doctor of Humane Letters

 

2006-2007
Helen B. Barnes, M.D. - Doctor of Science
John D. Bower, M.D. - Doctor of Public Service
The Reverend Ross Olivier - Doctor of Public Service
Joe Frank Sanderson, Jr. - Doctor of Laws

 

2005-2006
Randall Pinkston - Doctor of Humane Letters
Satnam L. Sethi - Doctor of Laws
Rev. Keith Tonkel - Doctor of Divinity
Leila Clark Wynn - Doctor of Public Service

 

2004-2005
Thad Cochran - Doctor of Laws
Milton Babbitt - Doctor of Arts
Howard L. McMillan, Jr. - Doctor of Laws
Kathryn Loeb Wiener - Doctor of Public Service

 

2003-2004
John N. Palmer - Doctor of Laws
Wallace Conerly - Doctor of Science
Bishop Kenneth Carder - Doctor of Divinity
Hugh B. Landrum Jr. - Doctor of Laws
Myrlie Evers-Williams - Doctor of Public Service

 

2002-2003
James Barksdale - Doctor of Laws
Sally McDonnell Barksdale - Doctor of Public Service
Turner Cassity - Doctor of Humane Letters

 

2001-2002
Rev. Will Davis Campbell - Doctor of Humane Letters
Justice James E. Graves, Jr. - Doctor of Laws
Chief Phillip Martin - Doctor of Laws
Cassandra Wilson - Doctor of Arts

 

2000-2001
Reuben V. Anderson - Doctor of Laws
Corinne Claiborne ALindy@ Boggs - Doctor of Laws
Warren Eugene Pittman - Doctor of Divinity
Cokie Roberts - Doctor of Humane Letters

 

1999-2000
Edward L. Moyers - Doctor of Laws
Samuel Jones - Doctor of Humane Letters
Paul Piper, Sr. - Doctor of Laws
Marshall L. Meadors - Doctor of Humane Letters
Jean C. Lindsey - Doctor of Humane Letters (Posthumously)

 

1998-99
William R. Ferris - Doctor of Humane Letters
John Hope Franklin - Doctor of Humane Letters
Mary D. Garrard - Doctor of Humane Letters
Mundell Lowe - Doctor of Arts

 

1997-98
Hodding Carter III - Doctor of Humane Letters
George M. Miller - Doctor of Laws
James Daniel Hardy - Doctor of Science

 

1996-97
Robert W. Pittman - Doctor of Arts
Roland L. Freeman - Doctor of Humane Letters

 

1995-96
Arthur C. Guyton - Doctor of Science
Stuart C. Irby, Jr. - Doctor of Letters
Frank H. T. Rhodes - Doctor of Science

 

1994-95
Charles Bertram Felder - Doctor of Divinity
Elizabeth Becker Henley - Doctor of Letters
Jeremiah Henry Holleman, Sr. - Doctor of Science
William J. Raspberry - Doctor of Humane Letters

 

1993-94
Donald E. Petersen - Doctor of Laws
Mary Ann McDonald Swenson - Doctor of Divinity

 

1992-93
Margaret Walker Alexander - Doctor of Letters
James Boyd Campbell - Doctor of Public Service (Posthumous)
John L. Clendenin - Doctor of Laws
Shelby Foote - Doctor of Humane Letters
Leslie B. Lampton - Doctor of Science

 

1991-92
Robert C. Morgan - Doctor of Divinity
Elizabeth Fox-Genovese - Doctor of Letters
Merrill Odom Hines - Doctor of Sciences

 

1990-91
Robert H. Atwell - Doctor of Laws
Gwin J. Kolb - Doctor of Humane Letters
Hyman F. McCarty, Jr. - Doctor of Laws
Richard D. McRae - Doctor of Public Service

 

1989-90
Charlotte Capers - Doctor of Letters
Thalia Mara - Doctor of Arts
Robert A. Mosbacher - Doctor of Laws
George B. Pickett - Doctor of Public Service
Richard H. Truly - Doctor of Science

 

1988-89
Joseph W. Carroll - Doctor of Divinity
John W. Chandler - Doctor of Laws
LeRoy Percy - Doctor of Letters
Sister Josephine Therese - Doctor of Humane Letters

 

1987-88
Betty Werlein Carter - Doctor of Humane Letters
Charles W. Else - Doctor of Laws
Eloise T. Else - Doctor of Letters
William R. Hendee - Doctor of Science
James T. Laney, Jr. - Doctor of Humane Letters

 

This list will continue to grow to include all Honorary Degree Recipients.