Honorary Degrees Awarded in the 1990s

RecipientDateDoctorate TypeOccupation
Hesburgh, Father TheodoreMay 27, 1990Humane LettersPresident Emeritus, Notre Dame University
Takami, Toshihiro "Tom"May 26, 1991DivinityFounder and Director, Asian Rural Institute, Japan
Willcocks, Sir DavidNovember 24, 1991MusicChoir Conductor, University lecturer; Conductor and musical director of the Bach Choir, London
Morphew, ClarkApril 3, 1992Humane LettersJournalist, St. Paul Pioneer Press
Nelson, Marion JohnNovember 6, 1992LettersProfessor of Art History, University of Minnesota
Benestad, FinnApril 17, 1993Fine ArtsEdvard Grieg scholar, music educator, writer
Schjelderup-Ebbe, DagApril 17, 1993Fine ArtsNorwegian Edvard Grieg scholar, composer, critic
Liu, Ivan LiangyuMay 23, 1993Fine ArtsProfessor, Art History, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan
Strommen, Clair E.April 5, 1994LawsChairman, Lutheran Brotherhood Insurance, Minneapolis, MN
Lien, JonApril 18, 1994ScienceProfessor of Ocean Studies and Psychology, Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada
Norris, KathleenMay 21, 1995LettersAuthor, “Dakota: A Spiritual Geography”, Lemmon, SD
Tada, MinoruSeptember 27, 1995Humane LettersEducator, term in Asia host; Professor of Literature and Chair of the Department of International Cultural Studies, Otani University, Kyoto, Japan
King Harald VOctober 19, 1995Law
King of Norway
Wright, Garland
February 27, 1996
Fine Arts
Artistic Director, Guthrie Theatre
Solberg, Richard, class of 1938
April 18, 1996
Humane LettersLutheran World Federation leader
Cappelørn, Niels Jørgen
May 23, 1996
Humane Letters
Director, Kierkegaard Center, University of Copenhagen
Mills, Billy
October 30, 1996
Humane Letters
1964 Olympian, 10,000-meter gold medalist; public speaker; Founder and president, Running Strong for American Indian Youth
Noble, Weston
November 15, 1996
Fine Arts
Professor of Music and Choir director, Luther College, Decorah, IA
Simo, Rita
September 24, 1997
Humane Letters
Director, People's Music School
McKinnon, Alastair
March 18, 1998
Humane LettersKierkegaard scholar; professor emeritus of philosophy at McGill University in Montreal
El-Din, H. K. Bahaa
March 3, 1999
Minister of Education, Republic of Egypt
Steinbruck, John F.
November 11, 1999
Founder, Luther Place and Lutheran Volunteer Corps