Honorary Doctoral Degree Recipients

1973-2016

Adair, C. David (Chattanooga, TN) - Doctor of Science (awarded spring 2012)

Adkins, Minnie (Isonville, KY) - Doctor of Humanities (awarded winter 1998)

Adkins, Garland (Isonville, KY) - Doctor of Humanities (awarded winter 1998)

Albright, Dr. A. D. (Lexington, KY) - Doctor of Humane Letters (awarded spring 1987)

Allen, Nelson R. (Russell, KY) - Doctor of Laws (awarded summer 1975)

Atkins, Orin E. (Ashland, KY) - Doctor of Business (awarded spring 1979)

Banks, Dr. Marshall (Washington, DC) - Doctor of Education (awarded spring 1998)

Barbour, Dr. Roger W. (Lexington, KY) - Doctor of Science (awarded spring 1983)

Beiting, Fr. Ralph W. (Lancaster, KY) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded spring 2000)

Blazer, Rexford S. (Ashland, KY) - Doctor of Business Administration (awarded spring 1973)

Booth, Jim (Inez, KY) - Doctor of Business (awarded winter 2013)

Booth, Linda (Inez, KY) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded winter 2013)

Breathitt, Edward T., Jr. (Washington, DC) - Doctor of Business (awarded spring 1984)

Browning, Robert E. (Maysville, KY) - Doctor of Business (awarded spring 1978)

Buchanan, June (Pippa Passes, KY) - Doctor of Humane Letters (awarded spring 1983)

Butler, Wendell P. (Frankfort, KY) - Doctor of Education (awarded summer 1976)

Butts, Dr. William A. (Frankfort, KY) - Doctor of Laws (awarded spring 1976)

Carrol, Julian M. (Frankfort, KY) - Doctor of Laws (awarded spring 1973)

Cartmell, Dr. W. H. (Maysville, KY) - Doctor of Science (awarded summer 1980)

Caudill, Dr. C. Louise (Morehead, KY) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded spring 1981)

Clements, Earle C. (Morganfield, KY) - Doctor of Public Administration (awarded spring 1973)

Collins, Martha Layne (Frankfort, KY) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded spring 1981)

Combs, Bert T. (Louisville, KY) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded spring 1984)

Combs, Sara Walter (Stanton, KY) - Doctor of Public Services (awarded winter 2002)

Cox, Gary S. (Lawrenceburg, KY) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded spring 2004)

Curris, Dr. Constantine (Murray, KY) - Doctor of Laws (awarded spring 1975)

Davis, Dr. James E. (Athens, OH) - Doctor of Letters (awarded winter 1998)

Doran, Dr. Adron (Morehead, KY) - Doctor of Education (awarded summer 1976)

Doran, Mignon M. (Morehead, KY) - Doctor of Humanities (awarded summer 1976)

Downing, Dero G. (Bowling Green, KY) - Doctor of Humanities (awarded spring 1974)

Duncan, Robert M. (Inez, KY) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded spring 2006)

Eaglin, Bonnie M. (Morehead, KY) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded winter 2004)

Eaglin, Ronald G. (Morehead, KY) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded winter 2004)

Esham, Faith (Vanceburg, KY) - Doctor of Musical Arts (awarded spring 1993)

Eslinger, Dr. Troy R. (Jackson, KY) - Doctor of Humanities (awarded spring 1976)

Fannin, Dr. Shirley L. (Los Angeles, CA) - Doctor of Science (awarded spring 1998)

Fisher, Dr. James L (Washington, DC) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded summer 1981)

Ford, Wendell E. (Frankfort, KY) - Doctor of Laws (awarded summer 1974)

Forgy, Lawrence E. Jr. (Lexington, KY) - Doctor of Humanities (awarded spring 1976)

Fox, Virginia G. (Frankfort, KY) - Doctor of Humanities (awarded spring 1999)

Gardner, Dr. E. Claude (Henderson, TN) - Doctor of Humanities (awarded summer 1973)

Grote, Dr. C. Nelson (Morehead, KY) - Doctor of Letters (awarded spring 1992)

Halbleib, Susie (Morehead, KY) - Doctor of Science (awarded spring, 1983)

Hall, Dr. Jackson (Pikeville, KY) - Doctor of Humanities (awarded summer 1978)

Hall, John R. (Ashland, KY) - Doctor of Science (awarded spring 1983)

Hall, Tom T. (Nashville, TN) - Doctor of Musical Arts (awarded spring 1997)

Hayes, William S. (Pippa Passes, KY) - Doctor of Humanities (awarded summer 1977)

Hayes, Dr. Robert B. (Huntington, KY) - Doctor of Humane Letters (awarded spring 1982)

Herndon, Terry E. (Washington, DC) - Doctor of Humanities (awarded spring 1974)

Hogge, Judge Elijah M. (Frankfort, KY) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded winter 1995)

Hood, Gordon H. (Fort Mitchell, KY) - Doctor of Laws (awarded spring 1973)

Hopkins, Larry J. (Lexington, KY) - Doctor of Laws (awarded summer 1975)

Hroner, Dr. John E. (Hanover, IN) - Doctor of Letters (awarded spring 1975)

Howell, Jerry F., Sr. (Jackson, KY) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded spring 1984)

Hubbuch, Corneluis E. (Louisville, KY) - Doctor of Business Administration (awarded spring 1973)

Huddleston, Waler (Dee) (Elizabethtown, KY) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded summer 1979)

Hutchins, Dr. Louise G. (Berea, KY) - Doctor of Science (awarded winter 1989)

Hutchinson, Alpha M. (Morehead, KY) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded spring 1999)

Inskeep, Steve (Washington, DC) - Doctor of Communications (awarded spring 2009)

Johnson, G.B. (Ashland, KY) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded spring 1982)

Jones, Brereton C. (Midway, KY) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded spring 1996)

Kelly, Arthur L. (Fort Knox, KY) - Doctor of Laws (awarded summer 1973)

Kerr, George (Knoxville, TN) - Doctor of Science (awarded winter 2012)

Kincaid, Dr. Owings W. (Rochester, MN) - Doctor of Science (awarded spring 1978)

Latta, Ann B. (Prestonsburg, KY) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded winter 2001)

Little, Lucille Caudill (Lexington, KY) - Doctor of Humanities (awarded winter 1997)

Luckey, George M. (Morehead, KY) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded winter 2008)

Luckey, Sue Y. (Morehead, KY) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded winter 2008)

Maddox, Dr. Paul F. (Campton, KY) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded spring 2000)

Martin, Dr. Robert R. (Richmond, KY) - Doctor of Laws (awarded spring 1973)

McBrayer, W. Terry (Lexington, KY) - Doctor of Public Administration (awarded summer 1975)

Miller, Dr. Mahlon A. (Barbourville, KY) - Doctor of Laws (awarded spring 1975)

Nunn, Louie B. (Lexington, KY) - Doctor of Laws (awarded spring 1973)

Ostar, Allan W. (Washington, DC) - Doctor of Higher Education (awarded spring 1977)

Overton, Dr. Basil (Florence, AL) - Doctor of Humanities (awarded summer 1976)

Patton, Judi (Pikeville, KY) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded spring 2001)

Patton, Paul E. (Pikeville, KY) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded spring 2007)

Peltason, Dr. Jack W. (Washington, DC) - Doctor of Laws (awarded summer 1980)

Perkins, Carl D. (Hindman, KY) - Doctor of Laws (awarded spring 1973)

Press, O. Leonard (Lexington, KY) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded summer 1988)

Proudfoot, Dr. Warren H. (Morehead, KY) - Doctor of Science (awarded spring 1991)

Reed, Boyd F. (Drift, KY) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded spring 1980)

Richardson, J.David (Morehead, KY) - Doctor of Science (awarded winter 2011)

Richardson, Josephine D. (Whitesburg, KY) - Doctor of Humanities (awarded winter 1999)

Ridgeway, John (Lexington, KY) - Doctor of Humane Letters (awarded spring 1981)

Robinson, Dr. Wade M. (St. Louis, MO) - Doctor of Education (awarded summer 1976)

Rogers, Harold D. (Hal) (Somerset, KY) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded winter 2003)

Rollins, Dr. Carl P. (Midway, KY) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded winter 2015)

Rosenberg, John M. (Prestonsburg, KY) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded winter 1999)

Seaton, William R. (Ashland, KY) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded winter 2000)

Scent, William E. (Frankfort, KY) - Doctor of Humanities (awarded summer 1975)

Shannon, Edfred L. (Whittier, CA) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded posthumously, spring 2010)

Shannon, Ruth B. (Whittie, CA) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded spring 2003)

Siegel, Dr. Betty L. (Marietta, GA) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded winter 2002)

Simms, Philip M. (Louisville, KY) - Doctor of Humane Letters (awarded spring 2015)

Skaggs, Ricky (Nashville, TN) - Doctor of Musical Arts (awarded spring 1997)

Smith, Albert, Jr. (Lexington, KY)  Doctor of Public Service (awarded spring 1980)

Smith, Elmer R. (Martin Co., KY) - Doctor of Education (awarded spring 2011)

Smith, J. Phil (Jackson, KY) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded winter 2001)

Sparks, Dr. Harry D. (Murray, KY) - Doctor of Humanities (awarded spring 1973)

Stacy, Helen Price (West Liberty, KY) - Doctor of Humanities (awarded winter 1996)

Still, James (Hindman, KY) - Doctor of Letters (awarded spring 1978)

Stuart, Jesse (Greenup, KY) - Doctor of Letters (awarded summer 1973)

Stumbo, Janet L. (Prestonsburg, KY) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded winter 2000)

Travelstead, Dr. Chester C. (Alburquerque, NM) - Doctor of Humanities (awarded spring 1975)

Volgenau, Dr. Ernst (McLean, VA) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded spring 2016)

Volgenau, Sara (McLean, VA) - Doctor of Public Service (awarded spring 2016)

Wess, Sister Mary J. (Morehead, KY) - Doctor of Humanities (awarded spring 1995)

Williams, Alonzo (Paducah, KY) - Doctor of Humanities (awarded summer 1973)

Williams, Dr. Cratis (Boone, NC) - Doctor of Humane Letters (awarded spring 1984)

Williamson, Russell (Inez, KY) - Doctor of Political Science (awarded spring 1979)

Yarbrough, Norman (Harlan, KY) - Doctor of Business (awarded summer 1978)

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