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Montgomery College Board of Trustees

Honorary Degrees

The Montgomery College Honorary Degree Program (Associate of Arts in Public Service) was approved and established by the Board of Trustees on October 16, 1995.  Through this program, the Board has the opportunity to recognize individuals who have risen to a position of eminence, have acquired a national or international reputation in a selected field, hold a distinguished record of public and community service, or have made a notable donation of time, talent, or gift to Montgomery College. Past honorary degree recipients are listed below.

2014

Ms. Judith Clark
Mr. Gustavo Torres
Mr. and Mrs. Adi and Iris Shmueli
The Honorable Valerie Ervin*


2013

Mr. Norman Augustine* Ms. Nina Clarke
Mr. Ken Cook Ms. Sally Rudney

2012

Dr. Wallace Loh* Mr. George Dang
Mr. J. Henry Montes Ms. Rebecca "Becky" Wagner

2011

Dr. Hercules Pinkney* Mr. Charles Atwell
Ms. Suzan Jenkins Dr. Stewart Edelstein

2010

Dr. Charlene Nunley* The Honorable Henry "Hank" B. Heller
Ms. Carol Trawick Mr. George B. Thomas

2009

Ms. Suzanne Malveaux * Mr. Douglas Firstenberg
Dr. Karen Gruner Dr. Donald Day

2008

The Honorable Constance Morella* Mr. J.W. Marriott
Mr. Richard Marriott Ms. Teresa R. Wright

2007

Mr. Calvin Cafritz Ms. Bernice G. Grossman
The Honorable Ida Ruben Dr. Winifred King* (honorary degree received in 1998)

2006

The Honorable Margaret Spellings* Mr. Donald Dworkin '62
Ms. Sarah Silberman Mr. Joshua Freeman

2005

Ms. Judy Woodruff* Mr. Al Hunt*
Ms. Mary Jarvis Mr. Anthony Natelli^
Mr. Arthur P. Becker^  

2004

Mr. Clifford M. Kendall  Mrs. Camille E. Kendall
Mr. Charles A. Lyons     Mr. H. Patrick Swygert*
Mr. Richard S. Will  

2003

Dr. John W. Diggs^    The Honorable Hazel R. O'Leary*  
Mr. Thomas E. Ladd    Mr. Paul L. Peck

2002

Ms. Esther Newman  The Rev. Dr. T. J. Baltimore, Sr.
Ms. Wendy Thompson*  

2001

Mr. John J. Fitzgerald      Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III*
Mrs. Nesse Godin    Mr. Roscoe R. Nix

2000

Dr. A. Lee Fritschler*   Reverend James C. Moone^
Mr. Gordon Macklin Mrs. Marilyn Macklin

1999

Mr. Robert F. Costello III      Mr. Bernard I. Mills
Dr. Rex M. Ellis*   Dr. Robert E. Parilla
Mr. Joseph L. Herson   Dr. Paul L. Vance

1998

Mrs. Ruth Y. Becker     Dr. Winifred King '76
Mr. Wallace H. Becker     Mr. Bob Levey*
Mr. Solomon Graham       Mr. Morgan Wootten

1997

Mrs. Marian Wright Edelman*      Mrs. Betty Mae Kramer
Mrs. Martha Gudelsky The Honorable Sidney Kramer

1996

Mr. Milton (Sonny) Clogg '48  

* = commencement speaker
^ = posthumously


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