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May 2017

Sr. Charlene Herinckx, S.S.M.O. ‘78 - Christus Magister Medal
Celia Hammond, L.L.M.
Lieutenant General Dana T. Atkins, United States Air Force, Ret. ‘77
Rev. George C. Bernard, C.S.C. 
Anthony Doerr
Brian J. Doyle
Rafer Owens

May 2016

D. Allen Lund and Kathleen Lund - Christus Magister Medal
Tim Boyle (Commencement Speaker)
Fedele Bauccio ’64, ’66 MBA, ’04 Hon. (Commencement Speaker)
Eleanor Baum
David Brooks
Rev. Robert S. Pelton, C.S.C.
Cathy Rush
Steve Shepard

May 2015 

Rev. Bill Hayes, S.J. - Christus Magister Medal
Anne Fadiman
David Haas
Scott Malpass
Larree Renda (Commencement Speaker)
Walter Urba, M.D.

May 2014

Carolyn Woo - Christus Magister Medal
John Beckman
James Popham
Ed Ray
Most Reverend Alexander Sample
Anne Thompson
Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C.

May 2013

Right Rev. Monsignor Tim Murphy ’73 M.Ed. — Christus Magister Medal
Brian Druker, M.D.
Karen Gaffney
Kirk Hanson
Kathryn Jones Harrison
Alberto Salazar
Br. Donald Stabrowski, C.S.C.

May 2012

Rev. David T. Tyson, C.S.C. — Christus Magister Medal
Sister Rita Ferschweiler, S.P.
John Heily '67
Lou Holtz (Commencement Speaker)
Rev. Tom O'Hara, C.S.C.
Kay Dean Toran '64

May 2011

Lawrence S. Cunningham — Christus Magister Medal
Mother Francine Cardew, F.S.E., '67
The Honorable Miguel Diaz
Dennis Keenan '69
His Honor Diarmuid O'Scannlain
Dr. Don V. Romanaggi '56
Carolyn Antonides Williams

May 2010

Founders of Blanchet House of Hospitality — Christus Magister Medal
Fred and Suzanne Fields
Michael McCabe '70
Michael Merzenich '64
Genny Nelson
Lillian Pitt
Jim Sinegal

May 2009 (Special Convocation)

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

May 2009

Most Reverend John Vlazny — Christus Magister Medal
Paul Hawken (Commencement Speaker)
Kathy Johnson '66
Ralph Miller '73
Dan O'Neill
Most Reverend William Skylstad
Chen Yi

May 2008

Dr. Peter Tannock – Christus Magister Medal
Peggy Noonan
His Eminence Theodore Cardinal McCarrick
Eugene Wizer '60 
The Honorable Edward Leavy ' 50
Janeen McAninch
Roy Heynderickx '83 MBA

April 2008 (Special Convocation)

Kim Dae-Jung

May 2007

Rev. Tom Streit, C.S.C. – Christus Magister Medal 
Archbishop John P. Foley 
David Brandt
Libby Appel
Catherine Gilliss
Walter Stott

May 2006

Sr. Kathleen Ross, S.N.J.M. – Christus Magister Medal
Marty Haugen – Doctor of Humane Letters
Col. Susan Helms, U.S.A.F. – Doctor of Humane Letters
Sr. Helen Prejean, C.S.J. – Doctor of Humane Letters
Donald Shiley '51 – Doctor of Humane Letters

May 2005

Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C. – Christus Magister Medal
Tim Roemer – Doctor of Laws (Commencement Speaker)
Sr. Karin Dufault, S.P. – Doctor of Public Service
Kevin Fuller – Doctor of Public Service
Vivian A. Bull – Doctor of Humane Letters

May 2004 

Rev. William J. Bryon, S.J. – Christus Magister Medal
David James Duncan – Doctor of Humane Letters
Karl-Henrik Robert, M.D. – Doctor of Public Service
Fedele R. Bauccio – Doctor of Public Service
Rachel Bristol – Doctor of Public Service
Susan Sokol Blosser – Doctor of Public Service
Joe Etzel – Doctor of Public Service

May 2003 

Millard Fuller – Christus Magister Medal
Jean Vollum – Doctor of Fine Arts
Dr. Peter Kohler – Doctor of Public Service
Rev. Thomas Chambers, C.S.C. – Doctor of Humane Letters

May 2002 

Rev. Hugh Cleary, C.S.C – Christus Magister Medal
Clive Charles – Doctor of Public Service
Rev. Walter Burghardt, S. J. – Doctor of Humane Letters
Dorothy Coughlin – Doctor of Public Service
Ray Siegfried II – Doctor of Public Service
Rev. David T. Tyson, C.S.C. – Doctor of Public Service
Anthony Dispigno – Doctor of Public Service
Patrick Becker – Doctor of Public Service (at Campaign Gala)
Jo Becker – Doctor of Public Service (at Campaign Gala)

May 2001 

Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J. – Christus Magister Medal
Joseph Allegretti – Doctor of Public Service
Albert D. Corrado – Doctor of Public Service
Tony Hillerman – Doctor of Humane Letters
Julie Mancini – Doctor of Humane Letters
Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo – Doctor of Public Service
Gertrude Fleming Rempfer – Doctor of Public Service

May 2000 

Monika K. Hellwig – Christus Magister
Douglas Kmiec – Doctor of Humane Letters
Edwin A. Sweo – Doctor of Public Service
Mary Jo Tully – Doctor of Humane Letters

May 1999

Margaret O’Brien Steinfels & Peter Steinfels – Christus Magister
Noel Don Wycliff – Doctor of Humane Letters
Edmund D. Pellegrino – Doctor of Public Service
Most Rev. John G. Vlazny – Doctor of Laws
Jeanne L. Narum – Doctor of Public Service

May 1998 

Martin E. Marty – Christus Magister Medal
Mark Gearan – Doctor of Public Service
Patricia Hayes – Doctor of Humane Letters
John A. Teske – Doctor of Public Service
Sr. Jean Lenz, O.S.F. – Doctor of Humane Letters
The Hon. James Larocco – Doctor of Public Service

May 1997 

Judge John Noonan, Jr. – Christus Magister Medal
Edward O. Wilson – Doctor of Humane Letters
Most Rev. Francis George, O.M.I. – Doctor of Laws
Mark Shields – Doctor of Public Service
Judith Ramaly – Doctor of Humane Letters
Jerry Hudson – Doctor of Humane Letters
Gert Boyle – Doctor of Public Service

May 1996 

Rev. J Bryan Hehir – Christus Magister Medal
Dennis Barrett – Doctor of Public Service
Rev. James R. Lackenmier, C.S.C. – Doctor of Humane Letters
Cpt. Scott O’Grady – Doctor of Public Service
Sr. Lourdes Sheehan R.S.M. – Doctor of Humane Letters
David Grove – Doctor of Public Service

May 1995

Mark O. Hatfield – Christus Magister Medal
John R. Emerick – Doctor of Public Service
Silvio Garaventa, Senior – Doctor of Public Service
James E. Muller – Doctor of Public Service
Antonia Coello Novello – Doctor of Public Service

May 1994 

Mrs. Kathleen W. Andrews, D.H.L.
Dr. Norman C. Francis, LL.D.
Mrs. Elsie Franz Finley, D.P.S.
Mr. Silvio Garaventa, Sr., D.P.S.
Barry Lopez, D.H.L.

May 1993

Ann C. Williams – Doctor of Public Service
Rev. Carl F. Ebey, C.S.C. – Doctor of Humane Letters
Sister Jane Hibbard, S.N.J.M. – Doctor of Public Service
Marla E. Salmon, R.N., Sc.D. – Doctor of Public Service

May 1992 

Frances FitzGerald – Doctor of Human Letters
Ernest Boyer – Doctor of Laws
Eugene Feltz – Doctor of Public Service

May 1991

The Most Reverend Agostino Cacciavillan, J.C.D. – Doctor of Laws
Alice Gallin – Doctor of Humane Letters
Philip J. Robinson – Doctor of Public Service

November 1990 

Dr. Arthur A. Schulte, Jr. – Doctor of Laws

May 1990

Bishop Paul E. Waldschmidt, D.D., C.S.C. – Doctor of Laws
Miss Mary McCravey – Doctor of Public Service
Rev. Edward A. Malloy C.S.C. – Doctor of Laws

May 1989 

John J. Fitzgerald, C.S.C. – Doctor of Humane Letters
George Lyman Dum, C.S.C. – Doctor of Humane Letters
John J. Hooyboer, C.S.C. – Doctor of Human Letters
Afaf Ibrahim Meleis – Doctor of Public Service
David B. Frohnmayer – Doctor of Public Service

May 1988 

Mark O. Hatfield – Doctor of Public Service
Roger Michael Mahony, Archbishop of L.A. – Doctor of Laws
Richard V. Warner C.S.C. – Doctor of Laws
Robert Franz – Doctor of Public Service

May 1987

Jaime Cardinal Sin, Archbishop of Manila – Doctor of Letters
Martin M. McLaughlin – Doctor of Public Service
Earl M. Chiles – Doctor of Public Service
The Most Reverend William J. Levada – Doctor of Letters

May 1986 

The Most Reverend Richard C. Hanifen, D.Lit
Stephen P. Newton, D.P.S.

May 1984 

Most Reverend Sylvester W. Treinen – Doctor of Laws, L.L.D.
Jean Auel – Doctor of Letters, D.Lit

May 1983 

James DePreist, D.F.A.
Most Rev. Thomas J.. Murphy, D.L.

May 1982 

Most Reverend Lawrence H. Welsh, L.H.D.
Maurie D. Clark, D.P.S.
Gordon E. Moore, D.P.S.

May 1981

Most Rev. John S. Cummins, L.H.D.
Mercedes McCambridge, D.F.A.

May 1980 

Honorable Neil Goldschmidt, D.P.S.
Most Rev. Elden F. Curtiss, D.D., L.H.D.

1979

Rev. Michael G. O’ Brien, C.S.C., L.D.

September 1978 

Rev. Joseph Leo Powers, C.S.C.

May 1978

Thomas Patrick Melady, D.P.S.
The Most Reverend Raymond Gerhardt Hunthausen, L.L.D.
Brother David Martin, C.S.C., L.H.D.

Jubilee Convocation

Harold Taylor, L.L.D.

February 1977

Pauline Frederick, L.H.D.
Rev. Paul C. Reinert, S.J., D.P.S.

1977 

Bishop Felixberto Flores, D.D., L.L.D.
Sister Sally Furay, R.S.C.J., L.H.D.
Bernard Eugene Niedermeyer, Sr., D.P.S.
Pietro Belluschi, D.F.A.

Summer 1976 

William L. McCoy. L.L.D.

1976 

Anthony J. Weber, H.D.
William H. Hunt, L.H.D.
John F. Kilkenny, LL.D.
Most Reverend Francis T Hurley, LL.D.

Summer 1975 

Joseph R. Bianco, L.H.D.

1975 

Patricia Roberts Harris, LL.D. 
Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., L.H.D.
Most Reverend Cornelius M. Power, D.D., J.C.D, L.H.D.

January 1975 

Aaron Copland, D.F.A.

Summer 1974 

Most Reverend Joseph Kelanthara, LL.D.
Loren D. McKinley, Sc. D.

1974 

Dr. Rheba de Tornyay, L.H.D.
La, Un-Yung, L.H.D.
Most Rev. Joseph L. Howze, D.D., LL.D.
Dr. J. H. Hexter, LL. D.
Mr. Martin Gang, LL.D.

Summer 1973 

John Doucette, A.E.D.

1973 

Warren H. Phillips, LL.D.
Most Reverend Edward L. Heston, LL.D. (posthumously)

Summer 1972 

Roger L. Conkling

1972 

Most Reverend Thomas J. Connolly, L.H.D.
The Honorable Helen Delich Bentley, L.H.D.
The Honorable Terry D. Schrunk, LL.D.
Robert Boisseau Pamplin, Sr., LL.D.
Robert Biosseau Pamplin, Jr. LL.D.

1971 

The Most Rev. Mark J. Hurley, LL.D.
Jay Saunders Redding, L.H.D.
Sylvia Porter (Mrs. G. Sumner Collins), LL.D.
Harrison Evans Salisbury, L.H.D.

1970 

Mr. George A. Lamb, LL.D.
Colonel Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., Sc.D.
Charles Stark Draper, Sc.D.
Reverend Colman J. Barry, L.H.D.

Special Convocation 1969 — Dedication of Buckley Center 

Mr. James L. Buckley, LL.D.
The Honorable Edith Green (in absentia), L.H.D. 

1969 

Ann Blyth (Mrs. James V. McNulty), A.E.D.
Dudley Dowell, LL.D.
Monsignor John Tracy Ellis, L.H.D.
George Edward Mulgrue, LL.D.
Dr. Howard A. Rusk, Sc.D.
Dr. Edward Staunton West, Sc.D.

1968 

Dr. Harry L. Dillin, L.H.D.
Dr. Maria G. Mayer, Sc. D.
Harding L. Lawrence, LL. D.
The Most Rev. James V. Casey, D.D., LL.D.
Dr. Howard H. Hanson, A.E.D.
John T. Cunniff, L.H.D.

1967 

Arthur Sherwood Flemming, L.H.D.
Right Rev. Monsignor C. O’Neil D’Amour, LL.D.
Rosalind Russell (Mrs. Frederick Brisson), A.E.D.
Patrick Michael McGrady, Sc.D.

1966 

Eva Adams, LL.D.
The Most Rev. John J. Scanlan, D.D., LL.D.
Paul D. Woodring, LL.D.
Jacob Avshalomov, A.E.D.
M. Jack Murdock, L.H.D.

1965 

The Most Reverend Victor J. Reed, LL.D.
John J. Snyder, Jr. (Posthum ously)
Frederick D. Rossini, Sc.D
John T. Hayward, Sc.D
Lena F. Edwards, L.H.D.

Summer 1964

His Excellency Sergio Gutierrez-Olivos

1964 

Owen Robertson Cheatham, LL.D.
The Most Reverend Hugh A. Donohoe, D.D., LL.D.
Walter F. Sheehan, LL.D.
Angus L. Bowmer, A.E.D.
Dorothy Buffum Chandler, A.E.D.
Rev. Charles C. Miltner, C.S.C, L.H.D.

Special Convocation, December 1963

Brother Godfrey Vassallo, C.S.C, Sc.D.

1963 

The Most Rev. Robert J. Dwyer, D.D., LL.D.
Frank Marion Folsom, LL.D.
Mother Mary Philothea, F.C.S.P., LL.D.
Edwin Harold Shipstad, A.E.D.

Special Convocation, January 1963 

The Very Rev. Howard J. Kenna, C.S.C., LL.D.
Mortimer J. Alder, LL.D.
Arnold B. Peterschmidt, LL.D. 

1962 

The Most Reverend Thomas E. Gill, D.D., LL.D.
The Honorable Arthur J. Goldberg, LL.D.
The Reverend William H. McDougall, LL.D.
F. Leo Smith, LL.D.

1961 

The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Edmund G. Van der Zanden, LL. D.
The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Philip Hughes, LL.D.
The Reverend Willis Whalen, LL.D.

1960 

The Most Reverend James J. Byrne, D.D., LL.D.
Anthony Brandenthaler, LL.D.

1959 

The Most Reverend Leonard P. Cowley, D.D., LL.D.
Reverend Louis J. Putz, C.S.C., LL.D.
Henry J. Kaiser, Jr., LL.D.
Theodore Bloomfield, LL.D.

1958 

The Most Reverend Joseph Lennox Federal, D.D., LL.D.
Gardiner Howland Shaw, LL.D.

1957 

Thomas Cardinal Tien, S.V.D., LL.D.
The Most Rev. Thomas A. Connolly, D.D., LL.D.
Eugene E. Trefethen, LL.D.
Harry W. Morrison, LL.D.

1956  

The Most Rev. Bernard J. Topal, LL.D.
The Honorable Paul K. T. Sih, LL.D.
Lawrence Welk, A.E.D.
Louis P. Artau, Mus. D.

1955 

The Most Rev. William Mark Duke, D.D., LL.D.
John Lawrence Sullivan, LL.D.
Edgar Fosburg Kaiser, LL.D.
Owen Patrick McNulty (Dennis Day), LL.D.

1954 

General Carlos P. Romulo, LL.D.
Rt. Rev. Abbott Peter Damian Jentges, O.S.B., LL.D.
Rt. Rev. Msgr. Charles Marcus Smith, LL.D.
Harry Clyde Blair, M.D., LL.D.

1953 

The Very Rev. Joseph Fulton, O.P., LL.D.
The Honorable John C. H. Wu, LL.D.
The Honorable Dorothy McCullough Lee, LL.D.
Arthur Russell Moore, Sc.D.

Special Convocation, September 1952

His Eminence Richard Cardinal Cushing, D.D., LL.D.

1952 

The Very Rev. Albert A. Lemieux, S.J., LL.D.
The Rev. Martin Thielen, LL.D.
Major General William E. Hall, USAF, LL.D.
Walter Houser Brattain, LL.D.
Howard Vollum, Sc. D.

1951 

John A Zehntbauer, LL.D.
Very Rev. Christopher J. O’Toole, C.S.C., LL.D.
Aaron M. Frank, LL.D.
The Most Rev. Edward D. Howard, D.D., LL.D.
Rev. Theodore J. Mehling, C.S.C., LL.D.

1950 

The Most Rev. Joseph P. Dougherty, LL.D.
E. C. Sammons, LL.D.

1949 

The Most Rev. Leo F. Fahey, D.D.
Rex Putnam, LL.D.
Mme. Lotte Lehmann, Mus. D.

1948  

The Most Rev. William J. Condon, D.D., LL.D.
Edgar W. Smith, LL.D.

1947 

Rt. Rev. J. G. Stafford
Ben Hur Lampman

1946 

Rt. Rev. Msgr. Edward J. Murnane, LL.D.
David W. E. Baird, M.D., LL.D.

1945 

The Rev. Robert H. Sweeney, C.S.C., LL.D.
Joaquin Felix dos Reis, LL.D.
Theodore R. Gamble, LL.D.
Carlos Alberto Alvarado, M.D., LL.D.

1944 

The Rt. Rev. Raphael Heider, O.S.B., LL.D.
Frank R. Menne, M.D., LL.D.

1943 

The Most Rev. Francis P. Leipzig, D.D., LL.D.
The Honorable Donald E. Long, LL.D

1942 

Rt. Rev. Msgr. George J. Campbell, LL.D.
(Major) Joseph K. Carson, Jr.

1941 

The Rt. Rev. John F. Gallagher
The Honorable Hall S. Lusk, LL.D.

1940 

The Most Rev. Charles D. White, D.D.
Brother Arator Justin, F.S.C.
Charles A. Howard, LL.D.

1939 

Rt. Rev. Msgr. Thomas J. Tobin, LL.D.
The Honorable John P. Kavanaugh
Hopkin Jenkins
Sister Miriam Theresa, S.H.N., LL.D.
Eva Emery Dye

Special Convocation, May 1938

His Eminence Amleto Cardinal Giovanni Cicognani, D.D., LL.D.

1938 

The Rt. Rev. Lambert Burton, O.S.B.
The Honorable John I. O’Phelan
David W. Hazen
Jane V. Doyle, LL.D.

1937 

The Rt. Rev. Arthur C. Lane

1936 

The Most Rev. Gerald Shaughnessy, S.M.
Thomas Martin Joyce, M.D.

1935 

The Most Rev. Edward J. Kelly
The Most Rev. Duane G. Hunt, LL.D.
The Honorable (Gen.) Charles H. Martin

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