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Past Honorary Doctorate Recipients

The Honorary Doctorate is the highest award Western Illinois University can bestow upon an individual who has made significant contributions to his/her career and to Western Illinois University.

2010

John D. Welty

2007

Dan Webb

2006

Russell Dohner | Norm C. and Carmelilta Teeter

2002-2003

C. Robert Leininger | Dot Richardson

2001-2002

Robert Nardelli | Eric Gleacher

1999-2000

Jim Edgar | Lynn Martin

1997-1998

Douglas L. Whitley | William O'Toole, Jr.

1996-1997

Josephine Johnson | Paul Vallas

1995-1996

Floyd A. Swink

1994-1995

Director General Lu, Yu-Jium | Laurent Walpen

1992-1993

Robert L. Crowe | Donald Dexter

1991-1992

Ray E. Carmer | Marvin O. Bagby

1990-1991

C. Richard Shoemate

1989-1990

George M. Irwin

1988-1989

Howard D. Silberer | James L. Johnson

1987-1988

Stanley R. Johnson

1986-1987

C.T. Vivian

1985-1986

Jack A. Laughery

1984-1985

General Jarl Wahlstrom | John William Chancellor

1983-1984

In-Kon Kim

1982-1983

Robert Wedgeworth

1981-1982

John R. Block

1980-1981

Adlai Ewing Stevenson, III

1979-1980

Lee Lavern Morgan

1978-1979

Harold Baker Steele

1977-1978

Robert B. Hulsen

1977-1978

Tomiji Ogawa

1975-1977

John Code Mowbray

1974-1975

Earl Lauer Butz

1973-1974

Abbas Aryanpur (Kashani) | Frank C. Bellrose, Jr.

1972-1973

Frank William Gay

1971-1972

T. Mac Downing | Burl Ives

1970-1971

Gwendolyn Brooks