USF Honorary Degrees

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Gary White
Rabbi Pearce
Margaret Trost
Barbara Garcia
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Martha Ryan
Eileen Purcell

Past Recipients

December 2013

Martha Ryan
Founder and Executive Director, Homeless Prenatal Program
School of Education and School of Nursing and Health Professions

Eileen Purcell
Coordinator, Central American Refugee Organizing Project
School of Management

May 2013

Stephen E. Blaire
Bishop of Stockton
Graduate Students, College of Arts and Sciences

The Honorable Saundra Brown Armstrong
Senior District Judge, U.S. District Court
Northern District of California
School of Law

Franciscan Friars in San Francisco
Undergraduate Students for Business Administration
McLaren School of Management

Barbara A. Garcia
Director of Health, San Francisco Department of Public Health
School of Nursing and Health Professions

Stephen S. Pearce, Ph.D.
Senior Rabbi, Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco
Undergraduate Students for Humanities and Sciences

Margaret Trost
Founder, What If? Foundation
Masagung Graduate School of Management

Gary White
CEO and Co-Founder, Water.org
Undergraduate Students for Arts and Social Sciences

DECEMBER 2012

Mario Joseph
Managing Attorney, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux
College of Arts and Sciences

Jetsun Pema
Former President, Tibetan Children's Villages
School of Education and School of Nursing and Health Professions 

SEPTEMBER 2012

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
1991 Nobel Peace Laureate
Chairperson of the National League for Democracy Bureau, Burma
Honorary Degree Ceremony

MAY 2012

William H. Cosby, Jr.
Comedian and Educator
Undergraduate Students for Arts and Social Sciences

Kenneth Francis Hackett
Past President, Catholic Relief Services
Undergraduate Students, McLaren School of Management

Ralf David Hotchkiss
Co-Founder and Chief Engineer, Whirlwind Wheelchair International
School of Nursing and Health Professions

The Honorable Goodwin Hon Liu
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of California
School of Law

Hollister K. Petraeus
Assistant Director for Servicemember Affairs, Consumer Finance Protection Bureau
Graduate Students, College of Arts and Sciences

Rev. Michael J. Sheeran, S.J., Ph.D.
President, Regis University
Masagung Graduate School of Management

DECEMBER 2011

Clarence Benjamin Jones, Sr.
Scholar/Writer in Residence, The Martin Luther King, Jr.
Research and Education institute, Stanford University
College of Arts and Sciences

Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.
Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of Health and Illness at Commonweal
School of Education and School of Nursing and Health Professions

Dominic A. Tarantino
Chairman Emeritus, Board of Trustees, University of San Francisco
Chairman (retired), Price Waterhouse World Firm Ltd.
School of Management

MAY 2011

Marjorie Balazs
Founder & CEO, Balazs Analytical
Graduate Students, College of Arts and Sciences

Isabel Castillo
DREAM Act Advocate
Undergraduate Students for Arts, Architecture, Performing Arts and Social Sciences

Carmen Maria Cervantes
Director, Instituto Fe y Vida
School of Education

Joseph W. Cotchett
Attorney, Cotchett Pitre Simon & McCarthy, LLP
Undergraduate Bachelors of Science in Business Administration

Honorable Ming W. Chin
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of California
School of Law

Rev. Bienvenido F. Nebres, S.J.
President, Ateneo de Manila University
Undergraduate Students for Humanities and Sciences

Youth of Egypt who Participated in the January 25, 2011 Revolution
Accepted by: Mahmoud Salem
School of Nursing

December 2010

Catholic Women Religious in the United States
College of Arts and Sciences

Sr. Cathryn deBack, O.P.
Founder of the Family School and Resident Manager of Rose Court
School of Education and School of Nursing

May 2010

Lloyd H. Dean
President & CEO, Catholic Healthcare West
School of Education and School of Nursing

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
President, University of Notre Dame
Graduate Students, College of Arts and Sciences

Dale Minami
Partner, Minami Tamaki LLP and Co-Founder, Asian Law Caucus
School of Law

Rev. Joseph B. Philippe, C.S.Sp.
Founder, Fonkoze
Undergraduate Students, College of Business and Professional Studies

Jane M. Wales
President & CEO, World Affairs Council of Northern California
Undergraduate Students, Humanities and Sciences

James L. Wiser
Provost and Academic Vice President, University of San Francisco
Undergraduate Students, Visual & Performing Arts and Social Sciences

December 2009

Francisco Jiménez
Author and Fay Boyle Professor
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Santa Clara University
College of Arts and Sciences

Sr. Janet Vera Harris, P.B.V.M.
Juvenile Justice Advocate
School of Education and School of Nursing

Craig Newmark
Founder, Craigslist
School of Business and Professional Studies

September 2009

Kjell Magne Bondevik
Founding President, Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights
Former Prime Minister of Norway
Mass of the Holy Spirit

May 2009

Robert A. Corrigan
President, San Francisco State University
School of Education and School of Nursing

Bishop Kevin Dowling, C.S.s.R.
Diocese of Rustenburg, South Africa
Undergraduate Students, Humanities and Sciences

Marian Wright Edelman
Founder and President, Children’s Defense Fund
School of Law

Heather Fong
San Francisco Chief of Police
College of Professional Studies

Daniel L. Schutte
Liturgical Musician and Composer
Undergraduate Students, Visual & Performing Arts and Social Sciences

James D. Sinegal
President and Chief Executive Officer, Costco
McLaren College of Business

December 2008

 The Very Reverend Alan Jones
Dean, Grace Cathedral
Undergraduate Students of College of Arts and Sciences,
School of Nursing, and McLaren College of Business

General Antonio Mario Taguba
Major General, United States Army (Ret.)
Graduate Students of College of Arts and Sciences,
Masagung Graduate School of Management,
School of Nursing, and School of Education

Dr. Joseph E. Marshall, Jr.
Executive Director, Omega Boys Club
College of Professional Studies

Mary McAlesse
President of Ireland
Honorary Degree Ceremony

September 2008

Greg Mortenson
Executive Director, Central Asia Institute
Author, Three Cups of Tea
Mass of the Holy Spirit

May 2008

Mark R. Dybul, M.D.
Ambassador, United States Global AIDS Coordinator
Undergraduate Students, Humanities and Sciences

Paul L. Locatelli, S.J.
President, Santa Clara University
Undergraduate Students, Visual & Performing Arts and Social Sciences

John Wood
Founder and CEO, Room to Read
McLaren College of Business

Kevin Starr
University Professor and Professor of History, University of Southern California
California State Librarian Emeritus
Graduate Students of College of Arts and Sciences
and Masagung Graduate School of Management

Charlotte Mailliard Shultz

Chief of Protocol, State of California
College of Professional Studies

Bryan A. Stevenson

Founder and Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama
School of Law

December 2007

Rev. Gerald McKevitt, S.J.
Professor of History, Santa Clara University
Undergraduate Students of College of Arts and Sciences, School of Nursing, and McLaren College of Business

Burmese Buddhist Monks, Burma
Graduate Students of College of Arts and Sciences,
Masagung Graduate School of Management, School of Nursing,
and School of Education

Reverend Glenda Hope
Executive Director, San Francisco Network Ministries
College of Professional Studies

May 2007

Most Rev. George Niederauer
Archbishop of San Francisco
Undergraduate Students of Humanities and Sciences

Tommie Lindsey
Forensics Coach, James Logan High School
Undergraduate Students of Visual & Performing Arts and Social Sciences

George Sarlo
Venture Capitalist/Philanthropist
Graduate Students, College of Arts & Sciences
and Masagung Graduate School of Management

Msgr. Gregory T. Schaffer
San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala
School of Education and School of Nursing

Leo T. McCarthy, Posthumously
McLaren College of Business

Rita Semel
Executive Vice Chair, San Francisco Interfaith Council
College of Professional Studies

Mary Kerry Kennedy
International Human Rights Activist and Author
School of Law

December 2006

Roselyn Chorman Swig
Fine Arts Consultant, Philantropist and Civic Leader
Undergraduate Students of Arts and Sciences, School of Nursing and McLaren College of Business

September 2006

Rev. Gérard Jean-Juste
Pastor, St. Claire’s Catholic Parish, Haiti
Mass of the Holy Spirit

May 2006

Class of 1951 Football Team
Undergraduate Students of Humanities and Sciences

Michael Tilson Thomas
Music Director, San Francisco Symphony
Undergraduate Students of Visual & Performing Arts and Social Sciences

Richard C. Blum
Chairman of the Board, The American Himalayan Foundation
McLaren College of Business

Gloria Duffy
CEO, The Commonwealth Club of California
Graduate Students of College of Arts & Sciences
and Masagung Graduate School of Management

Alice B. Hayes
Educator and Former President, University of San Diego
School of Education and School of Nursing

Claudia Smith
Executive Director, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation
School of Law

December 2005

The Right Reverend William E. Swing
Episcopal Bishop, Diocese of California
Undergraduate Students of Arts and Sciences, School of Nursing,
McLaren College of Business

May 2005

Terry L. Karl
Professor of Political Sciences, Stanford University
Undergraduate Students of Humanities and Sciences

Harry S. Parker, III
Director of Museums, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Undergraduate Students of Performing Arts and Social Sciences

Alfonso Yuchengco
Chairman, Yuchengco Group of Companies
Undergraduate Students of McLaren College of Business

BJ Cassin
Chairman and President, Cassin Educational Initiative Foundation
College of Professional Studies

Bernard and Barbro Osher
Bernard Osher Foundation
School of Education and School of Nursing

Shirin Ebadi
2003 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Human Rights Activist
Justice Peace Lecture

April 2005

Kim Dae-Jung
Former President of South Korea
Center for the Pacific Rim

November 2004

Gloria M. Arroyo
President, Republic of the Philippines
University Convocation

May 2004

The Honorable George S. McGovern
United States Senator, 1963 - 1981
College of Professional Studies

Oral Lee Brown
CEO, Oral Lee Brown Foundation
School of Education

Rev. Monsignor Richard Albert
Catholic Priest
Undergraduate Students of Performing Arts and Social Sciences

Robert M. Holstein, Posthumously
Attorney at Law
Undergraduate Students of Humanities and Sciences

September 2003

His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama
Tibet Religious Leader
Interfaith Prayer Service

May 2003

Stephen Bantu Biko, Posthumously
Steve Biko Foundation, South Africa
Undergraduate Students of College of Arts & Sciences

December 2002

Herman Gallegos
Author, activist, consultant, and a community organizer
College of Professional Studies

Ann Marie Mongoven, O.P.
Professor Emerita, Religious Studies, Santa Clara University
School of Business & Management and School of Education

May 2002

Andrew Greeley
A priest, a sociologist, a novelist, and a journalist
Graduate Students of College of Arts & Sciences
and School of Business & Management

Pedro Noguera
Dimon Professor of Urban Education, Harvard University
School of Education

Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J.
Director, Jobs for a Future and Homeboy Industries
Undergraduate Students of School of Business and Management

Deborah Tannen
University Professor, Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University
Undergraduate Students of College of Arts and Sciences

December 2001

Rev. Anthony Sauer, S.J.
President, St. Ignatius High School
School of Business and Management

May 2001

Fred Korematsu
Civil Rights Activist
School of Law

Sr. Patrick Curran, R.S.M.
Executive Director, St. Anthony’s Foundation
School of Nursing

Most Reverend Macram Max Gassis
Bishop, Diocese of El Obeid
Graduate Students of College of Arts & Sciences
and School of Business & Management

Tim Russert
Moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press”
Undergraduate Students College of Arts & Sciences

Cloé Madanes
Director, Family Therapy Institute, Washington, DC
School of Education

December 2000

Hazel Henderson
Independent futurist, syndicated columnist
School of Business & Management

See the list of Past Recipients (1905-2000)