Honorary Degree Recipients

Lloyd H. Elliott May 30, 1970 Doctor of Humane Letters
President, University of Maine, 1958 – 1965

Winthrop C. Libby May 30, 1970 Doctor of Pedagogy
President, University of Maine, 1969 – 1973

Curtis M. Hutchins May 29, 1971 Doctor of Humane Letters
Founder, Dead River Oil Company, President, Bangor & Aroostook Railroad

William C. Viner May 29, 1971 Doctor of Business Administration
Owner, Viner Shoe Company

Werner A. Baum January 22, 1972 Doctor of Public Administration
President, University of Rhode Island – 1968-1973

Norman L. Cahners Jan. 22, 1972 Doctor of Business Administration
Publisher and Philanthropist

Robert N. Haskell May 27, 1972 Doctor of Laws
President, Bangor Hydro Electric, President of the Maine Senate

Margaret Chase Smith May 27, 1972 Doctor of Pedagogy
United States Senator

Walter F. Whittier May 27, 1972 Doctor of Business Administration
President, Hannaford Brothers Supermarkets

Samuel Kim Dec. 22, 1972 Doctor of Education
University President, South Korea

Alexander T. Mosley Dec. 22, 1972 Doctor of Business Administration
United States Air Force Chief Procurement Officer

Dean L. Fisher May 5, 1973 Doctor of Business Administration
Director, State of Maine Department of Human Services

George F. Peabody May 5, 1973 Doctor of Humane Letters
Founding Partner Eaton Peabody Law Firm

Clifford R. Recor May 5, 1973 Doctor of Business Administration
Inventor

Edmund S. Muskie May 4, 1974 Doctor of Science
Governor of Maine, United States Senator, United States Secretary of State

Beatrice L. Park May 4, 1974 Doctor of Laws
Dean of Nursing Educators, South Korea

Louise B. Miller May 18, 1975 Doctor of Humane Letters
Educator, Husson College Faculty

James B. Longley May 18, 1975 Doctor of Business Administration
Governor of Maine

Richard E. Dyke May 23, 1976 Doctor of Business Administration
Alumnus, Entrepreneur, Friend

Will E. Leonard May 23, 1976 Doctor of Humane Letters
Chairman, United States International Trade Commission

Douglas H. Brown May 22, 1977 Doctor of Business Administration
Founder, Doug’s Shop and Save Stores

Marshall Dodge May 22, 1977 Doctor of Humane Letters
Maine Humorist, Writer

Noel Paul Stookey May 14, 1978 Doctor of Humane Letters
Musician, Activist, member of Peter, Paul & Mary

Franklin A. Peters May 19, 1979 Doctor of Humane Letters
President, Husson College, 1973-78

James Russell Wiggins May 19, 1979 Doctor of Humane Letters
Publisher, Ellsworth American Weekly Newspaper

Robert E. L. Strider II May 17, 1980 Doctor of Humane Letters
President, Colby College, 1968-1979

Charles F. Bragg II May 16, 1981 Doctor of Business Administration
President, N.H. Bragg

Halsey Smith May 16, 1981 Doctor of Business Administration
Bank President

Olympia J. Snowe May 16, 1981 Doctor of Laws
United States Senator

Edward G. Kaelber May 8, 1982 Doctor of Humane Letters
President, College of the Atlantic

Frederic S. Newman May 8, 1982 Doctor of Business Administration
Vice President, Eastern Trust Bank

Malcolm S. Forbes May 14, 1983 Doctor of Humane Letters
Publisher, Forbes Magazine

Edward T. Gignoux May 14, 1983 Doctor of Humane Letters
Federal Judge, United States District Court of Maine

Thomas A. McGillicuddy May 14, 1983 Doctor of Laws
Director, Small Business Administration

William S. Cohen May 12, 1984 Doctor of Laws
United States Senator, United States Secretary of Defense

Clara L. Swan May 12, 1984 Doctor of Pedagogy
Alumnus, Administrator and Coach

G. Clifton Eames May 12, 1984 Doctor of Business Administration
Banker

Wilma A. Bradford May 18, 1985 Doctor of Laws
Civic Leader

Delmont N. Merrill May 18, 1985 Doctor of Business Administration
Alumnus, President, Husson College 1978-1986

George J. Mitchell May 18, 1985 Doctor of Laws
United States Senator

Forrest N. Shumway May 17, 1986 Doctor of Business Administration
President and CEO Allied-Signal Inc.

Robert F. Bartlett May 17, 1986 Doctor of Business Administration
President, Great Northern Paper

Anita C. Stickney May 17, 1986 Doctor of Humane Letters
CEO, Deering Ice Cream

John R. McKernan May 16, 1987 Doctor of Laws
Governor of Maine, United States Congressman

Nancy Randall Clark May 16, 1987 Doctor of Laws
Educator, Maine Senate President

Herbert E. Sargent May 16, 1987 Doctor of Business Administration
Owner, CEO, Sargent Corporation

Earl C. Banks May 14, 1988 Doctor of Business Administration
Owner, Banks Auto Supply, Civic Leader

Robert H. Brandow May 14, 1988 Doctor of Humane Letters
President, Eastern Maine Medical Center

Donald W. Perkins May 14, 1988 Doctor of Laws
Attorney, Pierce Atwood

Caroline D. Glassman May 13, 1989 Doctor of Laws
Judge, Maine Supreme Court

Roger J. Castonguay May 13, 1989 Doctor of Science
Alumnus, CEO, Fleet Bank of Maine

G. Peirce Webber May 13, 1989 Doctor of Humane Letters
Owner, Webber Forestlands, Philanthropist

Lynn C. Brooks May 12, 1990 Doctor of Education
Alumnus, Educator

Bradford S. Wellman May 12, 1990 Doctor of Business Administration
President, Seven Islands Land Company

William E. Haggett May 12, 1990 Doctor of Humane Letters
President, Bath Iron Works

Malcolm E. Jones May 11, 1991 Doctor of Business Administration
President, Bangor Savings Bank

Conrad K. Cyr May 11, 1991 Doctor of Laws
Judge, First Circuit Court

Shirley K. Richard May 11, 1991 Doctor of Education
Alumnus, Educator, Maine State Legislator

M. Anne Szostak May 9, 1992 Doctor of Business Administration
President, Merrill Bank

Arthur M. Johnson May 9, 1992 Doctor of Humane Letters
President, University of Maine, 1984-1986

Earl J. Goodyear May 9, 1992 Doctor of Humane Letters
Alumnus, International Disaster Risk Consultant

Elsie E. Wayne May 15, 1993 Doctor of Public Administration
Mayor, St. John, New Brunswick

Sr. Mary Norberta May 15, 1993 Doctor of Business Administration
President and CEO, St. Joseph Hospital

Robert E. White May 15, 1993 Doctor of Business Administration
Alumnus, Accountant, Warner-Lambert

Wilfred Hessert May 14, 1994 Doctor of Business Administration
Alumnus, Major General, 101st Wing Commander, BIA National Guard. 

Constance H. Carlson May 14, 1994 Doctor of Letters
President, University of Maine Presque Isle

Hazel E. Benn May 13, 1995 Doctor of Public Administration
First women to achieve the rank of Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps

John E. Kilgore May 13, 1995 Doctor of Business Administration
Venture Capitalist

Lodewijk J.R. de Vink May 11, 1996 Doctor of Business Administration
President and CEO, Warner Lambert

Arthur D. Fuller May 11, 1996 Doctor of Business Administration
Alumnus, President, Bowater Newsprint

Susan M. Collins May 10, 1997 Doctor of Public Service
United States Senator

Sr. Barbara Brillant May 10, 1997 Doctor of Public Service
Dean, Mother Patern College of Health Sciences

James S. Carlisle May 10, 1997 Doctor of Business Administration
Alumnus, Aerospace

Linwood E. Bell May 9, 1998 Doctor of Business Administration
Alumnus, Senior Partner, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Irene D. Shannon May 9, 1998 Doctor of Education
Director, Eastern Maine General Hospital School of Nursing

Esther N. Rauch May 8, 1999 Doctor of Humane Letters
Educator, Civic Leader

Edward L. Hennessey, Jr. May 8, 1999 Doctor of Business Administration
Alumnus, President, Machias Savings Bank

LaJune S. Means May 8, 1999 Doctor of Public Service
Civic Leader

John E. Baldacci May 13, 2000 Doctor of Public Service
Governor, State of Maine, United States Congressman

Tabitha J. King May 13, 2000 Doctor of Humane Letters
Author

Ralph E. Leonard May 13, 2000 Doctor of Business Administration
Air Force General, President, Sargent & Sargent Construction

Lawrence J. Lasser May 12, 2001 Doctor of Business Administration
President, Putnam Investments

Virginia S. Pinkham May 12, 2001 Doctor of Public Service
Landowner

Anthony diBonaventura May 11, 2002 Doctor of Fine Arts
Classical Pianist, Music Educator

Simone L. Levesque May 11, 2002 Doctor of Public Service
Alumnus, Educator

Owen W. Wells May 10, 2003 Doctor of Humanities
President, Libra Foundation

Keun Pyo Hong May 10, 2003 Doctor of Education
Educator

Alan L. Baker May 15, 2004 Doctor of Humane Letters
Publisher, Ellsworth American

Ellen Grant Young May 15, 2004 Doctor of Business Administration
Alumnus, Owner and CEO, Grant’s Dairy

Robert D. O’Donnell May 14, 2005 Doctor of Business Administration
Alumnus, Banker

Norma McNeill James May 14, 2005 Doctor of Public Service
Civic Leader

Woodrow W. Cross May 13, 2006 Doctor of Business Administration
Alumnus, Founder, Cross Insurance

Dana F. Kennedy May 13, 2006 Doctor of Public Service
Minister, Children’s Author

Michael H. Michaud May 12, 2007 Doctor of Public Service
United States Congressman

John E. Quirk, Sr. May 12, 2007 Doctor of Business Administration
Alumnus, Owner, Quirk Auto

Hilda Hutchins McCollum May 10, 2008 Doctor of Public Service
Civic Leader

Joseph F. Dooley May 10, 2008 Doctor of Business Administration
Alumnus, Vice President, Gillette North America

Paul E. Husson May 9, 2009 Doctor of Education
Director International Programs, Husson

Sidney R. Unobskey May 9, 2009 Doctor of Business Administration
Business Owner, Philanthropist

Deborah Carey Johnson May 15, 2010 Doctor of Public Service
Alumnus, President and CEO, Eastern Maine Medical Center

Philip C. Grant May 15, 2010 Doctor of Business Administration
Husson Dean, Faculty

Paul R. LePage May 14, 2011 Doctor of Public Service
Alumnus, Governor of Maine

Diana B. Beaudoin May 14, 2011 Doctor of Education
Educator

Patrick D. Duddy May 5, 2012 Doctor of Public Service
United States Ambassador to Venezuela

Arthur A. Comstock May 5, 2012 Doctor of Business Administration
Alumnus, Banker, Civic Leader

Updated January,  2014