SKSM Honorary Degree Recipients

Degrees Awarded:

  • Sacrae Theologiae Doctor
    (Doctor of Sacred Theology)
  • Litterarum Humanarum Doctor
    (Doctor of Humane Letters)

2014:

  • Mary Anderson (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • Rachel Balyeat (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • Lee Helena Lawrence (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)

2013:

  • Rev. Phillip C. Lawson (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)

2012

  • Rev. Gary Smith (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)

(awarded at Symposium 2012):

  • Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)

2011:

  • Esin Çelebi Bayru (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • Rosemary Matson (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)

2010:

  • Danny Glover (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • Rev. Patti J. Lawrence (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • Rev. Lindi Alice Ramsden (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)

2009:

  • Rev. Mary J. Harrington (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • Christopher Lynn Hedges (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)

2008:

  • Rev. Dr. Forrest Church (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • Dr. Letty Russell (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor) (Posthumously)

2007:

  • Leslie Feinberg (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • Dr. Sharon Welch (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)

2006:

  • Rev. Janne and Rob Eller-Isaacs (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • Rev. David Hubner (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)

2005:

  • Rev. Dr. David Sammons (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • Rev. Glenn H. Turner (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • Pete Seeger (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • Arliss L. Ungar (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)

2004:

  • Earl K. Holt III (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • Kathryn A. Jorgensen (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • C. Conrad Wright (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)

2003:

  • Gordon Davis Gibson (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • Rev. Mark Douglas Morrison-Reed (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • Sonia Benita Sanchez (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)

2002:

  • Rev. Jim Mitulski (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • Rev. Glenda Hope (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)

2001:

  • Eva Goldfarb and Elizabeth Casparian (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • Clark B. Olsen (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)

2000:

  • Dr. William R. Jones

1999:

  • The Rev. Jeremy Taylor (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • Eva M. Gilmartin (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)

1998:

  • The Rev. Dr. Arnold Crompton (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • Sally Lilienthal (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)

1997:

  • The Rev. Fred Keip (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • The Rev. Margaret Keip (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • Dorothy Patterson (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • Decherd Turner (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)

1996:

  • Joanna Macy (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • The Rev. Diane Miller (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)

1995:

  • boona cheema (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • The Rev. Ralph Stutzman (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)

1994:

  • Judit Gellérd (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • The Rev. Brandoch L. Lovley (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • Dr. George M. Williams (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)

1993:

  • Warren Ross (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)

1992:

  • The Rev. Til Evans (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • The Rev. Leon Hopper (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • Maxine Hong Kingston (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • Mary Lou Thompson (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)

1991:

  • The Rev. John Buehrens (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • The Rev. Carol Edwards (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • The Rev. Marie Fortune (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)

1990:

  • The Rev. Junella Hansen (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • The Rev. William Sloane Coffin (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)

1989:

  • The Rev. Khoren Arisian (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • Clive Jones (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • The Rev. Barbara Merritt (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)

1988:

  • Henry Hampton (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • The Rev. Carl R. Scovel (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • The Rev. Yukito Yamamoto (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)

1987:

  • The Rev. Victor Carpenter (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • Norma Haan (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • The Rev. Judith L. Hoehler (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)

1986:

  • The Rev. David Eaton (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • The Rev. Margaret F. Gooding (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)

1985:

  • The Rev. Richard S. Gilbert (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • The Rev. Susan Griffin (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • Sidney Earl Mead (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)

1984:

  • Ricardo Calderon (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • Joan Goodwin (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • The Rev. Robert E. Senghas (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)

1983:

  • Anne McGrew Bennett (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • The Rev. Dr. Margaret Odell (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • The Rev. David O. Rankin (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)

1982:

  • Sandra Mitchell Caron, Esq. (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • Dr. William J. Lamers, Jr. (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • The Rev. Charles S. Stephen, Jr. (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)

1981:

  • The Rev. Dr. Russell B. Beltzer (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • Frank Dana Gentile (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • Ginetta Sagan (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)

1980:

  • The Rev. Elizabeth Baker (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)

1979:

  • Sidney Earl Mead (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • Frances Logan Merriam (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • Rosamond Reynolds (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)

1978:

  • The Rev. Max C. Coots (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • The Rev. John Alexie Crane (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • The Rev. Greta Worstell Crosby (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • Frances Moore Lappé (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)

1977:

  • Laurene R. Lawrence (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • Jean Mayer (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • The Rev. Ernest D. Pipes, Jr. (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)

1976:

  • May Sarton (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • Margaret Edwards Williams-Braxton (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)

1975:

  • The Rev. Dr. Arthur Graham (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • The Rev. Dorothy Tilden Spoerl (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • Gobin Stair (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • Katherine Simonds Wensberg (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)

1974:

  • The Rev. Raymond George Manker (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • The Rev. Peter Spilman Raible (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)

1973:

  • Hilda Howland Mae Mason (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)

1972:

  • Constance Hoey Burgess (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • Horton George Colbert (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • The Rev. Dr. Donald W. McKinney (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)

1971:

  • David Brower (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • The Rev. Dwight W. Brown (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • Dr. Joseph L. Fisher (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • The Rev. Dr. Aron S. Gilmartin (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)

1970:

  • The Rev. Dr. Harold J. Hadley (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • Michael J. Kami (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • The Rev. Howard George Matson (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • Ward Eugene Tabler (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)

1969:

  • Mr. W. H. Ferry (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • G. Peter Fleck (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • The Rev. Dr. Austin Phillip Hewett (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)

1968:

  • The Rev. Dr. Max David Gaebler (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • Whitney Young, Jr. (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)

1967:

  • John Alexie Crane, Jr. (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • Stephen Hole Fritchman (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)
  • Morris Milgram (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)

1966:

  • Dr. Frank F. Ehrenthal (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor)*
  • The Rev. Dr. Felix Danford Lion (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)

1965:

  • Emily Taft Douglas
  • Paul Douglas

1964:

  • The Rev. Dr. Raymond C. Hopkins (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • The Rev. Dr. Harry Scholefield (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)

1959:

  • The Rev. Donald S. Harrington (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)

1958:

  • Richard Steiner

1955:

  • The Rev. Dr. Ernest W. Kuebler (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)

1954:

  • The Rev. Peter H. Sampson (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)

1953:

  • Robert J. Raible (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
  • Francis G. Ricker (DST)

1952:

  • Dan Fenn

1950:

  • Berkeley Blake

(No records exist for awarding of honorary degrees between 1942-1949)

1941:

  • The Rev. Karel Joseph Haspl (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
    (of Praha, Bohemia)

1939:

  • The Rev. Louis Craig Cornish (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
    (of Boston, MA)

1938:

  • The Rev. Jacob Trapp (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
    (of Salt Lake City, UT)

1937:

  • The Rev. Robert Cummins (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
    (of Pasadena, CA)

1936:

  • The Rev. Owen Whitman Eames (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
    (of Springfield, MA)

1935:

  • The Rev. Ernest Caldecott (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
    (of Los Angeles, CA)

1934:

  • The Rev. Adelbert Lathrop Hudson (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
    (of Dorchester, MA)

1933:

  • The Rev. Charles Rhind Joy (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
    (of Boston, MA)

1929:

  • The Rev. Howard Burton Bard (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
    (of San Diego, CA)
  • The Rev. Caleb Samuel Simeon Dutton (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
    (of San Francisco, CA)
  • The Rev. Henry Wilder Foote (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
    (of Belmont, MA)
  • The Rev. Dr. William Sacheus Morgan (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
    (of Berkeley, CA)
  • The Rev. Charles Clarence Reed (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor)
    (of Oakland, CA)

* Dr. Ehrenthal was the first recipient of the Doctor of Humane Letters award.