Honorary Doctorate

Honorary Doctorate

This award, given out at the University commencement ceremonies, is bestowed on an individual who has demonstrated distinguished service to Purdue and their career field by making their name synonomous with leadership. This individual, whether he/she is a former student or professional staff member has the ability to guide and redefine industry standards for excellence, while actively giving their time, energy and talents to community needs and the University.

Past Award Recipients

  • Daniel C. Lewis (2009)
  • Thomas J. Sheehan Jr (2008)
  • Fred S. Klipsch (2007)
  • Scott M. Niswonger (2004)
  • George W. McNelly (1997)
  • Donald J. Almquist (1993)
  • Ernestine M. Raclin (1992)
  • Harris T. Travis (1991)
  • William S. Shields (1990)
  • Richard W. Hansen (1988)
  • Robert A. Hoffer Sr. (1986)
  • Albert O. Roberts Jr. (1984)
  • David N. Crosthwait Jr. (1975)
  • John J. Swearingen (1969)