Complete List of Recipients (1945-Present)

Name Degree or honorsort descending Date conferred
Samuel Ruben Sc.D. 05/13/1981
Robert Frederick Loeb Sc.D. 06/06/1961
Charles Proctor Cooper Sc.D. 06/08/1950
Irwin D. Mandel Sc.D. 05/15/1996
Harry M. Rose Sc.D. 05/14/1980
Carl Djerassi Sc.D. 05/14/1975
Karl Meyer Sc.D. 05/14/1986
Martin Schwartzschild Sc.D. 05/15/1974
Hermann Weyl Sc.D. 10/31/1954
Isaac Asimov Sc.D. 05/17/1983
Samuel Chao Chung Ting Sc.D. 09/26/1990
David Ho Sc.D. 05/17/2000
Percy T. Phillips Sc.D. 05/18/1977
C.K. Chu Sc.D. 05/17/2006
Dennis Gabor Sc.D. 05/14/1975
George E. Palade Sc.D. 05/14/1986
Beverly Sills Mus.D. 05/13/1981
William Schuman Mus.D. 01/11/1954
Isaac Stern Mus.D. 05/18/1977
Toru Takemitsu Mus.D. 04/18/1996
E. K. Ellington (Duke) Mus.D. 05/16/1973
Ornette Coleman Mus.D. 05/18/2011
Leontyne Price Mus.D. 05/16/1979
Gregor Piatigorsky Mus.D. 05/12/1976
Itzhak Perlman Mus.D. 05/17/1989
Muhal Richard Abrams Mus.D. 09/07/2012
John B. Gillespie (Dizzy) Mus.D. 05/15/1991
Max Roach Mus.D. 05/16/2001
Tito Puente Mus.D. 05/19/1999
Arthur Rubinstein Mus.D. 05/16/1973
George Mead, Jr. Mus.D. 06/05/1945
Paul Hindemith Mus.D. 06/01/1948
Cecil Taylor Mus.D. 05/21/2003
João Gilberto Mus.D. 05/17/2017
Richard Rodgers Mus.D. 01/11/1954
Benny Goodman Mus.D. 05/14/1986
Laurie Anderson Mus.D. 05/19/2004
Jack Beeson Mus.D. 05/22/2002
Virgil Thompson Mus.D. 05/17/1978
Emanuel Ax Mus.D. 05/21/2008
Dorothy DeLay Mus.D. 05/19/1994
Howard Hanson Mus.D. 06/04/1946
Wynton Marsalis Mus.D. 05/15/1996
John Courtney Murray, S.J. S.T.D. 06/01/1966
Eivind Josef Berggrav S.T.D. 10/31/1954
Arthur Michael Ramsey S.T.D. 10/16/1962
Horace Donegan S.T.D. 06/01/1960
Stephen F. Bayne, Jr. S.T.D. 06/05/1952
Nicholai Velimirovich S.T.D. 06/04/1946
David de Sola Pool S.T.D. 06/01/1955
Shelton Hale Bishop S.T.D. 06/01/1954
Bishop Desmond M. Tutu S.T.D. 08/03/1982
John William Charles Wand S.T.D. 06/03/1947
Robert James McCracken S.T.D. 06/08/1950
Ralph Washington Sockman S.T.D. 06/01/1954
Henry Pitney Van Dusen S.T.D. 06/05/1956
Reinhold Niebuhr S.T.D. 01/11/1954
M. Moran Weston S.T.D. 06/03/1969
Henry Knox Sherrill S.T.D. 06/01/1948
Samuel DeWitt Proctor S.T.D. 05/16/1990
Anson Phelps Stokes, Jr. S.T.D. 01/11/1954
John Coleman Bennett S.T.D. 06/02/1964
Paul Austin Wolfe S.T.D. 06/05/1945
Charles Kendall Gilbert S.T.D. 06/08/1950
Emanuel Ax University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1984
Augusta Souza Kappner University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1988
Rockard J. Delgadillo University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1998
Sallie Krawcheck University Medal for Excellence 05/17/2006
Philip A. Lacovara University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1975
Ellen Victoria Futter University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1994
Mark E. Josephson University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1982
Ron Gonen University Medal for Excellence 05/08/2010
Twyla Tharp University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1986
Arthur M. Okun University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1968
Dana Schutz University Medal for Excellence 05/18/2010
George Yancopoulos University Medal for Excellence 05/22/2002
Daniel G. Hoffman University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1964
Craig Steven Wilder University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2004
J. Emerson Moore University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1983
Shazi Visram University Medal for Excellence 05/16/2018
Noam D. Elkies University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1995
Alisa Weilerstein University Medal for Excellence 05/21/2014
Tom Kitt University Medal for Excellence 09/07/2012
Eugene T. Rossides University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1972
Kiran Desai University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2009
Joseph Greenaway University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1997
Daniel S. Greenberg University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1970
Jhumpa Lahiri University Medal for Excellence 05/18/2005
Vilma S. Martinez University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1978
Norton D. Zinder University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1969
Louis A. M. Simpson University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1965
Lydia Polgreen University Medal for Excellence 01/02/2011
Evan A. Davis University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1987
Suzanne Malveaux University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2007
Claire Shipman University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2003
Anne Marie Quindlen University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1989
Paul Sereno University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1999
Molly Ola Pinney University Medal for Excellence 05/22/2019
Franklin A. Thomas University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1976
Alicia Abella University Medal for Excellence 05/22/2013

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