Nominations for honorary degrees are accepted on a rolling basis year-round from members of the Bucknell community, including faculty, staff, students, trustees, alumni and friends. To submit a name for consideration, please use the online nomination form.
Nominate someone for an honorary degree
Individuals who do not have Bucknell login credentials should email nominations and related materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations must include:
- A letter no longer than two pages explaining why the nominee should be considered for an honorary degree.
- Biographical information on the nominee (including education, positions held, accomplishments, honors and awards).
Optional nomination materials may include:
- Letters of support.
- Published articles about the nominee.
- Other supporting documentation.
Questions should be directed to email@example.com.
Recent Honorary Degree Recipients
David Boger ’61, pioneer of fluid dynamics, Doctor of Science
Shirley Ann Jackson, academic leader and scholar, Doctor of Humane Letters
Martha Nussbaum, philosopher and author, Doctor of Humane Letters
Robert C. Rooke, University trustee emeritus, Doctor of Humane Letters
John Zeller ’41, former Bucknell administrator, Doctor of Humane Letters
Lauren “Larry” Breakiron ’52, GP’09, University trustee emeritus, Doctor of Humane Letters
Gary Sojka, 13th president of Bucknell, Doctor of Humane Letters
Elie Wiesel, humanitarian, author and Holocaust survivor, Doctor of Humane Letters
David McCullough, historian and author, Doctor of Humane Letters
David Scadden ’75, stem-cell researcher, Doctor of Science
Janet Weis, University trustee emerita, Doctor of Humane Letters