Honorary Degrees Awarded in the 2000s

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RecipientDateDoctorate TypeOccupation
Meri, President LennartApril 6, 2000LawsPresident of the Republic of Estonia
Dovre, PaulApril 7, 2000Humane LettersFormer President, Concordia College, Moorehead, MN
Manz, PaulApril 7, 2000MusicOrganist and church musician, originator of the United States Hymn Festival
Ralte, ZothansiamiSeptember 13, 2000Humane LettersMissionary, teacher, founder, Hilltribes Resources and Development Center in Mae Chaem, Thailand
Waller, Rev. Dr. RalphMay 4, 2001Humane LettersPrincipal, Harris Manchester College; University of Oxford
Duncan, QuinceSeptember 28, 2001Humane LettersWriter, teacher, human rights leader
Vollebaek, KnutMay 2, 2003LawsAmbassador of Norway to the U.S.
Argento, DominickOctober 9, 2003Fine ArtsComposer, librettist, and teacher
Fennell, FrederickNovember 7, 2003Fine ArtsConductor and educator, Eastman School of Music
Brundtland, Dr. Gro HarlemFebruary 20, 2004LawsPhysician, political activist, past Secretary General of the World Health Organization, former Prime Minister of Norway
Fleisher, LeonMarch 18, 2004Fine ArtsPianist and conductor
Rilling, HelmuthApril 22, 2004Fine ArtsGerman conductor, authority on the music of J. S. Bach; Director and founder of International Bach Academy in Stuttgart; Professor at Frankfurt State Music Academy, Germany
Brokering, Dr. HerbertDecember 13, 2004Humane LettersLutheran pastor, author, lyricist, hymn writer and peace activist
Toprak, Binnaz and ZaferApril 4, 2006Humane LettersLeaders in the world-class academic environment of Bogazici University in Istanbul Turkey since 1992
Laborde, Jean-MarieApril 24, 2008ScienceFounder of the field of dynamic geometry and creator of the Cabri Geometry Software
Oertelt, HenryOctober 15, 2009Humane LettersHolocaust survivor; author, lecturer, speaker; Berlin, Germany
Camp, RodericOctober 15, 2009Humane LettersAuthor, scholar, teacher, re: Mexican politics and society; Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College