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Giving Tuesday

Eastern University Honorary Degree Recipients

The following are those who have been awarded Honorary Degrees from Eastern University:

May 19, 1932
John A. Hainer - Doctor of Divinity

May 15, 1935
Benjamin Thomson Livingston - Doctor of Divinity

May 28, 1940
Ralph. Mayberry - Doctor of Divinity
Albert Haves Stanton - Doctor of Divinity

May 18, 1943
Raymond B. Buker - Doctor of Divinity
Irene A. Jones MRE '43

July 6, 1945
Virginia Snyder BSM '45

May 31, 1946
William Walter Adams - Doctor of Divinity

January 30, 1947
Benjamin P. Browne - Doctor of Divinity

June 1, 1948
Archibald T. O. Marks - Doctor of Divinity

May 23, 1949
Hubert A. Davidson BD '31 - Doctor of Divinity

May 29, 1951
F. Townley Lord - Doctor of Divinity

May 23, 1952
Glenn H. Asquith ThB '35 - Doctor of Divinity
Oscar Rodriguez BD '36 - Doctor of Divinity

May 17, 1953
John Murray Armstrong - Doctor of Divinity
Richard Eugene Shearer AB '43 - Doctor of Divinity

May 16, 1954
Frank K. Brasington CERT '34 - Doctor of Divinity
Winfield Edson - Doctor of Divinity
Alger W. Geary BD '33 - Doctor of Divinity

May 28, 1955
Elmer Newcomb Bentley - Doctor of Divinity
Gordon Herman Schroeder BD '39 - Doctor of Divinity
Alton Groff Snyder- BD '42 - Doctor of Divinity

May 26, 1956
Ronald Kinley Adams ABThB '45 - Doctor of Divinity
Oliver Wallingford Hurst BD '35 - Doctor of Divinity
Charles Sumner Lee ThB '37- Doctor of Divinity
Eugene Albert Nida - Doctor of Divinity

May 25, 1957
Theodore E. Bubeck BD '40 - Doctor of Divinity
G. Wesley Huber - Doctor of Divinity
Henry R. Osgood CERT '32 - Doctor of Divinity

May 25, 1957
Millard E. Gladfelter - Doctor of Letters

May 31, 1958
Clifford George Hansen - Doctor of Divinity
James Wesley Ingles - Doctor of Divinity
George Wendell Swope ABThB '45 - Doctor of Divinity

May 31, 1958
Reuben E. Marc - Doctor of Divinity

Charles S. Walton - Doctor of Laws

May 22, 1959
L. Doward McBain ABThB '43 - Doctor of Divinity
John Alphonso Molletti BD '48 - Doctor of Divinity
William Prigger BD '43 -Doctor of Divinity

May 30, 1959
Omar Newkirk Barth - Doctor of Divinity

Melvin MacDonald Forney ThB '38 - Doctor of Divinity

May 20, 1960
Joseph H. Heartberg - Doctor of Divinity
Max W. Morgan BD '42 - Doctor of Divinity
Gordon Palmer - Doctor of Divinity

May 28, 1960
C. Evertt Koop - Doctor of Laws
William J. Montgomery - Doctor of Divinity

September 27, 1960
Roy Gresham - Doctor of Divinity 
C. Adrian Heaton - Doctor of Divinity

May 19, 1961
Thomas A. Buttimer CERT '36 - Doctor of Divinity
Stanley Nodder '53 - Doctor of Divinity
John William Taber BD '39 - Doctor of Divinity

May 27, 1961
Lee R. Jeffords MRE '47 - Doctor of Divinity

May 22, 1962
Laurence Turney Beers ThB '38- Doctor of Divinity
Franz Edward Oerth BD '44- Doctor of Divinity

May 28, 1962
Andrew Ben Loo - Doctor of Divinity
C. Stanton Gallup - Doctor of Laws

May 24, 1963
George Adelbert Cosper - Doctor of Divinity
Henry Walter Habel BD '35 - Doctor of Divinity

June 1, 1963
Richard West - Doctor of Humane Letters
Robert A. Hingson - Doctor of Laws

May 11, 1964
Edwin Herbert Frey BD '64 - Doctor of Divinity
Edward B. Cole - Doctor of Divinity

June 1, 1964
Milton E. Van Slyke - Doctor of Divinity

John W. Poorman - Doctor of Divinity

October 3, 1964
Paul J. Cupp - Doctor of Laws
Arthur Osol - Doctor of Laws

May 10, 1965
Richard Merrill Jensen BD '41- Doctor of Divinity
Chester Jackson Jump Jr. - Doctor of Divinity

John Wesley Rafter Jr. ABThB '44 - Doctor of Divinity

June 7, 1965
Joseph Ralston Bowman - Doctor of Humane Letters

C. Rowan Lunsford - Doctor of Laws
Harold Stibbards - Doctor of Divinity

May 9, 1966
Samuel Arthur Jeanes ThB '38 - Doctor of Divinity
John Ithel Jones - Doctor of Divinity
Evan Chester Pedrick - Doctor of Divinity

June 12, 1966
B. Ross Morrison MDiv '44 - Doctor of Divinity

Ercel F. Webb ABMRE '49 - Doctor of Divinity
Elizabeth Yates - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 15, 1967
Everett Cary Crimmings BD '45 - Doctor of Divinity
W. Kenneth H. Ewing ThB '37 - Doctor of Divinity
Walter Theodore Taylor - Doctor of Divinity

June 11, 1967
John Leonard Byitte ABThB '41 - Doctor of Divinity
Harry L. Jenkins - Doctor of Laws

May 13, 1968
Harold Leroy Adams ThB '52 - Doctor of Divinity
John Elwood Bauers - Doctor of Divinity
William Edward Flood BAThB '49 - Doctor of Divinity

June 9, 1968
Harry C. Goebel - Doctor of Laws

Leonard Philip Samuelson - Doctor of Divinity
Florence Elmira Stansbury - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 12, 1969
Paul C. Allen '79 - Doctor of Divinity
Floyd Edward Brown AA '51 - Doctor of Divinity
Culbert Gerow Rutenber BD '33 - Doctor of Divinity

May 18, 1969
Amos Bluford Barton BD '40- Doctor of Laws
Robert Philip Evans BD '43 - Doctor of Humane Letters
Thomas Jefferson Ritter '59 - Doctor of Divinity

May 11, 1970
Harold Kenneth Heneise BD '47 - Doctor of Divinity
Thomas Bruce McDormand - Doctor of Divinity
Oliver Ellsworth Peterson - Doctor of Divinity

May 17, 1970
Paul Emanuel Almquist - Doctor of Laws
George Kenneth Longmore ABThB '44 - Doctor of Divinity
Whalen S. Jones MRE '52 - Doctor of Divinity

May 24, 1971
Lloyd P. Frederick BD '51 - Doctor of Divinity
William F. Keucher ABThB '42 - Doctor of Divinity
Carl Hamilton Morgan ThM '49 - Doctor of Divinity

May 16, 1971
G. Edward Roffe - Doctor of Laws
Leonard M. Jones - Doctor of Divinity
Jackson Wilcox - Doctor of Divinity

May 21, 1972
Ray Eugene Crow - Doctor of Divinity
John Hart Krier BD '50 - Doctor of Divinity
Andre O. Buhika - Doctor of Divinity

May 14, 1972
Harold Walters Bennett - Doctor of Laws

Gilbert Lee Guffin BD '35, ThM '38, ThD '41 - Doctor of Humane Letters
George Byron Hawthorne '52, BD '55 - Doctor of Divinity

May 19, 1973
B. Frank Belvin MRE '41 - Doctor of Divinity
Wilbert Donald Gough BABTh '50 - Doctor of Divinity
Wayne Nelson Hadley BD '48 - Doctor of Divinity

May 20, 1973
J. Russell Andrus - Doctor of Laws

Walter F. Craymer BD '47 - Doctor of Divinity
Carlos J. Lastra - Doctor of Laws

May 19, 1974
Robert C. Campbell BD '47 - Doctor of Divinity
Joseph Raymond Faith ABThB '52 - Doctor of Divinity

May 19, 1974
James Arthur Dillon ThB '51 - Doctor of Divinity

Grace F. Kea - Doctor of Laws
Elisabeth Elliot Leitch - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 25, 1975
Ralph R. Rott - Doctor of Divinity
Jane Gahs Wilson MRE '47 - Doctor of Divinity

May 17, 1975
E. Duane Sayles - Doctor of Laws
H. Stewart Warner - Doctor of Laws

May 23, 1976
William Lowell Fairley  - Doctor of Divinity
William Everett Griffiths ThB '29 - Doctor of Divinity

May 15, 1976
John Robinson Park - Doctor of Laws

William J. Peterson - Doctor of Humane Letters

October 22, 1976
John H. McKissick - Doctor of Divinity

May 22, 1977
Roger Curtis Palms BD '61 - Doctor of Divinity

May 14, 1977
Clayton L. Berg, Jr. - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 21, 1978
Russell Gilbert Martin '60, BD '63 - Doctor of Divinity
Frank Bernard Mitchell Jr. - Doctor of Divinity
Stacy Dayton Myers Jr. - Doctor of Divinity

May 20, 1978
William R. Bowman '53, BD '55 - Doctor of Divinity
James Lester Harnish - Doctor of Humane Letters
Justice Charles Zellender Smith - Doctor of Laws

May 20, 1979
Richard E. Rusbuldt '51, BD '53 - Doctor of Divinity

May 19, 1979
Carolyn Blish - Doctor of Humane Letters

Peter Kenneth Haile - Doctor of Divinity

May 25, 1980
William L. Johnston - Doctor of Divinity
William H. Gray III - Doctor of Divinity

May 17, 1980
Samuel T. Hudson - Doctor of Laws

May 24, 1981
Manuel C. Avila Jr. BD '50 - Doctor of Divinity
Rolando Gutierrez-Cortes - Doctor of Divinity

May 16, 1981
Robert W. Williams - Doctor of Divinity

May 23, 1982
Calvin Leroy Moon BD '53 - Doctor of Divinity

May 15, 1982
Senator Mark O. Hatfield - Doctor of Laws

 

 

May 22, 1983
Robert William Bouder MDiv '61- Doctor of Divinity 

May 14, 1983
Charles W. Colson - Doctor of Laws
John W. Thomas BD '41- Doctor of Divinity

May 26, 1984
Albert Franklin Campbell - Doctor of Divinity
Santiago Soto Fontanez - Doctor of Divinity

May 19, 1984
William L. Hogan - Doctor of Divinity
Robert Mitchell - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 18, 1985
Millard Dean Fuller - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 24, 1986
Walter E. Fauntroy - Doctor of Divinity
Vinay K. Samuel - Doctor of Divinity
David B. Watermulder - Doctor of Divinity

May 17, 1986
John H. Ware - Doctor of Laws
Manfred T. Brauch - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 23, 1987
Robert H. Roberts - Doctor of Divinity

May 23, 1987
Sam S. McKeel - Doctor of Laws
Dean E. Smith - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 21, 1988
Norman R. Depuy BA '53 - Doctor of Divinity
Ronald L. Johnson - Doctor of Divinity
Frederick W. Young MDiv '76 - Doctor of Divinity

May 21, 1988
Lloyd John Ogilvie - Doctor of Laws
Bruce Larson - Doctor of Laws

May 20, 1989
K. Imotemjen Aier - Doctor of Divinity
Godfrey Noel Vose - Doctor of Divinity
Heather Margaret Vose - Doctor of Divinity

May 19, 1989
Herb Clarke - Doctor of Humane Letters
Daniel F. Fountain, M.D. - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 19, 1990
Robert P. Meye - Doctor of Divinity

May 20, 1990
Colleen Evans - Doctor of Humane Letters
Edward B. Cole ABThB '46 - Doctor of Humane Letters
Louis H. Evans - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 25, 1991
Lloyd Hoxie Kenyon Jr. ABThB '52 - Doctor of Divinity
William Clair Krispin - Doctor of Divinity
Denton Lotz - Doctor of Divinity

May 18, 1991
George H. Gallup Jr. - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 23, 1992
Gus Roman - Doctor of Divinity

May 23, 1992
Ron D. Barbaro - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 22, 1993
Oscar E. Remick '54 - Doctor of Divinity

May 22, 1993
Emma C. Chappell - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 21, 1994
George Boltniew - Doctor of Divinity

May 21, 1994
The Honorable Tony P. Hall - Doctor of Laws

Dr. Myron S. Augsburger - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 6, 1995
The Reverend Marian Boehr, M.D. - Doctor of Humane Letters
Frederick Heldring - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 1996
Suzan Johnson Cook - Doctor of Divinity

May 4, 1996
Anthony T. Evans - Doctor of Humane Letters
Lois I. Evans - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 1997
Patricia Shield Ayres - Doctor of Divinity
Alden A. Gaines - Doctor of Divinity

May 10, 1997
Robert D. Lupton - Doctor of Humane Letters
Josephine C. Mandeville MBA '87 - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 1998
George Stuart Claghorn BD '44 - Doctor of Divinity

May 9, 1998
Dennis W. Bakke - Doctor of Humane Letters
Eileen Harvey Bakke - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 1999
William James Harvey III - Doctor of Divinity
Emmett Victor Johnson - Doctor of Divinity

May 8, 1999
Bryan Allen Stevenson '81 - Doctor of Laws
Howard C. Stevenson Jr. '80 - Doctor of Humane Letters
Anne F. Beiler - Doctor of Humane Letters

December 11, 1999
John J. DiIulio Jr. - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 2000
Esther K. Augsburger - Doctor of Divinity
Myron S. Augsburger - Doctor of Divinity

May 6, 2000
The Baroness Cox of Queensbury - Doctor of Humane Letters
Maxwell Harold Meyers - Doctor of Humane Letters
Alan L. Jansen - Doctor of Humane Letters

December 16, 2000
John C. Bogle - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 12, 2001
Stephanie Manuel Bailey - Doctor of Humane Letters
Dean R. Hirsch - Doctor of Humane Letters
Richard E. Stearns - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 19, 2001
Anne Graham Lotz - Doctor of Divinity

December 15, 2001
Eugene Habecker - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 11, 2002
Philip Yancey - Doctor of Humane Letters
Abram S. Clemens - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 25, 2002
J. Wendell Mapson Jr. - Doctor of Divinity

December 14, 2002
John Ruth '56 - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 10, 2003
Patrick Glynn - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 24, 2003
Oscar Humberto Pereira Garcia - Doctor of Divinity

December 13, 2003
Alvin S. Jepson - Doctor of Divinity
Joel Robert Huff - Doctor of Humane Letters
Louise Williams Bishop - Doctor of Laws

May 8, 2004
Armand Nicholi Jr. - Doctor of Humane Letters

George Stuart Claghorn BD '44 - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 22, 2004
Charles H. Jensen - Doctor of Divinity
Lois M. Jensen - Doctor of Divinity

December 11, 2004
Donald Hilliard Jr. '79 - Doctor of Divinity
Ruth Graham - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 14, 2005
Paul J. Klaassen - Doctor of Humane Letters
Teresa M. Klaassen - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 21, 2005
James M. Dunn - Doctor of Divinity
William J. Shaw - Doctor of Divinity

December 17, 2005
Albert F. Campbell - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 13, 2006
Anthony Campolo '56, BD '60, ThM '61 - Doctor of Humane Letters
Steven Lynn Harberts - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 20, 2006
Barry C. Black - Doctor of Divinity
Luis Cortes Jr.  - Doctor of Divinity

December 16, 2006
Herbert H. Lusk - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 12, 2007
Roberta Hestenes - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 19, 2007
Virginia Otis Wight Nagel - Doctor of Divinity
Robin Lynn Smith - Doctor of Divinity

December 15, 2007
Stephen E. Markwood - Doctor of Humane Letters
John Ballbach - Doctor of Laws

May 10, 2008
Randall Balmer - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 17, 2008
David Roy Coffey - Doctor of Divinity
Allan N. Campbell - Doctor of Divinity

December 13, 2008
Webster M. Fitzgerald Sr. - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 9, 2009
Sir Peter Vardy - Doctor of Laws

May 16, 2009
Lauran Dale Bethell - Doctor of Divinity

May 8, 2010
Shane Allen Claiborne '97 - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 22, 2010
Elizabeth Conde-Fraizier MDiv '82 - Doctor of Divinity

December 11, 2010
Luis Cortes Jr. - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 4, 2011
David Kim - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 21, 2011
Donald Hilliard Jr. '79 - Doctor of Divinity
Martin Louis Rolfs Massaglia  - Doctor of Divinity

December 17, 2011
Bernadette Glover '81, MTS '90 - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 12, 2012
Michael Johnson '08 - Doctor of Humane Letters
Kay Johnson - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 19, 2012
Dale R. Miller '78, MDiv '82 - Doctor of Divinity

December 15, 2012
Barbara Williams-Skinner - Doctor of Humane Letters 

May 18, 2013
Mimi Roxanne Haddad - Doctor of Divinity

May 10, 2014
Leith Anderson - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 17, 2014
A. Roy Medley - Doctor of Divinity

December 13, 2014
Saleem Ghubril - Doctor of Humane Letters

December 12, 2015
Wendy Evangeline Ryan '77 - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 7, 2016
Christopher G. Smith '93 - Doctor of Humane Letter
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December 17, 2016
Roy L. Peterson - Doctor of Divinity

May 6,2017
Brenda Salter McNeil DMin '00 - Doctor of Humane Letters

May 20, 2017
Bettye Collier-Thomas - Doctor of Divinity

May 5, 2018
Christopher A. Hall - Doctor of Divinity

May 11, 2018
Neville George Callam - Doctor of Divinty

 

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