Honorary Degrees Awarded by Bethany College:

Year
Recipient
Degree
2014 Tom Ridge Doctor of Laws
2014 Rev. Gary W. Kidwell Doctor of Divinity
2014 Jeffrey Seglin Doctor of Humane Letters
2013 Ralph Baxter Doctor of Laws
2013 Jack Sullivan, Jr. Doctor of Divinity
2013 Marc Harshman  Doctor of Letters
2012 G. Daniel Martich
 Doctorate of Science
2012 Sylvan M. Holzer
Doctor of Humanities
2012 James P. Johnson
 Doctorate of Divinity
2012 William B. Allen Doctor of Divinity
2011 Gregory B. Jordan
 Doctor of Laws
2011 G. Ogden Nutting
Doctor of Humane Letters
2011 Todd Adams
 Doctorate of Divinity
2010 Robert J. McCann Doctor of Humane Letters
2010 Marylouise Fennell  Doctorate of Humanities
2009 Bill Strickland Doctorate of Humanities
2009 Sharon E. Watkins Doctorate of Divinity
2008 Neil Christman Doctor of Humane Letters
2008 Richard L. "Dick" Thornburgh Doctor of Laws
2008 Allan H. “Bud” Selig Doctor of Humane Letters
2008
Thomas E. Johnson, Jr.
Doctor of Humane Letters
2007
James W. Benner
Doctor of Humanities
2007
John E. Niederhuber
Doctor of Science
2007
Joe Manchin III
Doctor of Law
2007
Gayle Connelly Manchin
Doctor of Humane Letters
2006
Arthur B. Keys
Doctor of Humane Letters
2006
Myron Kandel
Doctor of Laws
2005
Donald R. Arnold
Doctor of Science
2005
Joan W. Bennett
Doctor of Science
2005
W. Chris Hobgood
Doctor of Divinity
2004
Jane L. Campbell
Doctor of Laws
2003
Richard Ekman
Doctor of Humanities
2003
Gordon B. Dalrymple
Doctor of Science
2002
W. Darwin Collins
Doctor of Divinity
2001
Robert R. Cueni
Doctor of Divinity
2001
Richard J. Hull
Doctor of Divinity
2000
Bettina Louise Gregory
Doctor of Letters
2000
Donald B. Manworren
Doctor of Divinity
2000
Walter M. Bortz III
Doctor of Laws
2000
Darline B. Nicholson
Doctor of Humanities
1999
Charles D. Bell
Doctor of Laws
1999
Alvin O’Neal Jackson
Doctor of Divinity
1999
Camelia Anwar Sadat
Doctor of Humanities
1998
Herman Stone
Doctor of Science
1998
Michael W. Mooty
Doctor of Divinity
1998
Andrea Mitchell
Doctor of Humanities
1997
John Ulrich Davis
Doctor of Pedagogy
1997
George Archer Hearne
Doctor of Laws
1997
Leon Max Lederman
Doctor of Science
1997
Howard M Ratcliff
Doctor of Divinity
1996
Richard Reeves
Doctor of Laws
1996
Janet Adele Long
Doctor of Divinity
1996
Samuel Emmanuel Carter
Doctor of Divinity
1996
Robert L. Friedly
Doctor of Letters
1996
Peter M. Morgan
Doctor of Humanities
1995
A.Herbert Sandwen
Doctor of Laws
1995
Richard L. Hamm
Doctor of Divinity
1995
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Doctor of Laws
1995
Murray Gell-Man
Doctor of Science
1994
Wesley J. Wagner
Doctor of Letters
1994
Bernard Marion Oakes
Doctor of Divinity
1994
Arthur S. Link
Doctor of Letters
1994
Cynthia Lynette Hale
Doctor of Divinity
1994
James F. Comstock
Doctor of Laws
1994
Nicholas O. Berry
Doctor of Laws
1993
Joyce Carol Oates
Doctor of Letters
1993
C.William Nichols
Doctor of Humanities
1992
Michael Kurt Kinnamon
Doctor of Divinity
1992
Edward Franklin Albee
Doctor of Letters
1992
William Lewis Young
Doctor of Humanities
1991
John Raymond Taylor
Doctor of Humanities
1991
John Harling Naisbitt
Doctor of Humanities
1991
King David Cole
Doctor of Divinity
1991
Joan Brown Campbell
Doctor of Divinity
1990
Richard M. Whitehead
Doctor of Letters
1990
Tom Poston
Doctor of Letters
1990
William O. Paulsell
Doctor of Divinity
1990
Helen Louise McGuffie
Doctor of Letters
1990
Robert Lee Martin
Doctor of Humanities
1990
William Robert Hoag
Doctor of Humanities
1990
Paul R. Ehrlich
Doctor of Laws
1990
Anne Howland Ehrlich
Doctor of Letters
1990
John Daniel Draper
Doctor of Science
1990
Henry Steele Commager
Doctor of Laws
1990
Ernest L. Boyer
Doctor of Laws
1989
Robert Allen Sandercox
Doctor of Letters
1989
Lester D. Palmer
Doctor of Divinity
1989
Ronald E. Osborn
Doctor of Divinity
1989
Betty Woods Nutting
Doctor of Humanities
1989
Gaston Caperton
Doctor of Laws
1988
Frank J. Leach
Doctor of Commerce
1988
Michael J. Kasarda
Doctor of Laws
1988
Emily K. Jones
Doctor of Humanities
1988
Raymond Gaylord
Doctor of Divinity
1987
Takamasa Yamamura
Doctor of Industrial Science
1987
William Jesse Nottingham
Doctor of Divinity
1987
Carol los Mansmann
Doctor of
1987
Gerard Eldin
Doctor of Commerce
1987
Neil S. Bucklew
Doctor of Laws
1987
Elizabeth Alvarez de Barbosa
Doctor of Laws
1986
Winifred Elizabeth Johnson Sharp
Doctor of Laws
1986
John J. Rhodes
Doctor of Public Service
1986
Allen Eugene Paulson
Doctor of Business Administration
1986
David Leon Moore
Doctor of Divinity
1986
Clifford John Ehrlich
Doctor of Humanities
1986
Faith Skowronski Daniels
Doctor of Communication Arts
1985
William Arthur Rush
Doctor of Communication Arts
1985
Edward H. Jennings
Doctor of Laws
1985
Ruth Workman Jeffers
Doctor of Humanities
1985
Dwight Lyman French
Doctor of Divinity
1984
Charles W. Parry
Doctor of Business Administration
1984
Robert Bruce Golbey
Doctor of Science
1984
E. Gordon Gee
Doctor of Humanities
1984
Richard Michael Cyert
Doctor of Education
1984
Margaret S. Buvinger
Doctor of Divinity
1983
William Erhardt Weiss, Jr.
Doctor of Humanities
1983
Harry Martens Jr.
Doctor of Business Administration
1983
John R. Mars
Doctor of Humanities
1983
Jeane J. Kirkpatrick
Doctor of Laws
1983
William Boyd Grove
Doctor of Divinity
1983
Douglas D. Danforth
Doctor of Laws
1983
Paul A. Crow Jr.
Doctor of Divinity
1982
William Edward Tucker
Doctor of Humanities
1982
James Allen Rhodes
Doctor of Laws
1982
Edward Phillips Polack
Doctor of Science
1982
William C. Howland
Doctor of Divinity
1982
Gerald Rudolph Ford
Doctor of Laws
1981
Thomas J. Youngblood Jr.
Doctor of Divinity
1981
Arthur A. Wells
Doctor of Humanities
1981
Clementine Miller Tangeman
Doctor of Humanities
1981
Linda Donelle Lewis
Doctor of Science
1981
Thomas Buergenthal
Doctor of Laws
1980
Asa Jean Woolfolk
Doctor of Divinity
1980
Harry E. Smith
Doctor of Divinity
1980
David Milton Roderick
Doctor of Laws
1980
John W. Nichols
Doctor of Business Administration
1980
George Herbert McCracken
Doctor of Education
1980
Carlos G. Liggett
Doctor of Business Administration
1980
Edward L. Heminger
Doctor of Journalism
1980
John Wilmer Galbreath
Doctor of Humane Letters
1980
Harold Charles Doster
Doctor of Humane Letters
1979
Robert Harrison Taylor
Doctor of Divinity
1979
Godfrey Taylor Smith
Doctor of Laws
1979
John Orth Humbert
Doctor of Divinity
1979
Joseph Daniel Duffey
Doctor of Humanities
1979
Winifred Johnson Clive
Doctor of Fine Arts
1978
Brooks Eliot Wigginton
Doctor of Humane Letters
1978
Courtney Burton
Doctor of Laws
1978
John Warren Aupperle
Doctor of Divinity
1977
Orville W. Wake
Doctor of Humane Letters
1977
James C. Suggs
Doctor of Laws
1977
John Davison Rockefeller IV
Doctor of Divinity
1976
William Larimer Mellon Jr.
Doctor of Humanities
1976
Gwen Grant Mellon
Doctor of Humanities
1976
Perry Epler Gresham
Doctor of Humanities
1976
Aleece C. Gresham
Doctor of Fine Arts
1975
Russell Irvine Todd
Doctor of Humanities
1975
Rudolph Richard Renner
Doctor of Science
1975
Jennie Steindorf Renner
Doctor of Humanities
1975
Leander E. Keck
Doctor of Sacred Theology
1975
Harold L. Enarson
Doctor of Public Service
1975
Harold W. Deitch
Doctor of Divinity
1975
Marjorie Buckholz
Doctor of Humanities
1975
Louis Berkman
Doctor of Business Administration
1974
Mae Yoho Ward
Doctor of Humanities
1974
Kenneth L. Teegarden
Doctor of Divinity
1974
Charles Leonard Currie
Doctor of Science
1974
Robert Carlisle Byrd
Doctor of Laws
1973
William Carroll Thorn
Doctor of Divinity
1973
Barbara Gordon Schutt
Doctor of Science
1973
John Anderson Pidgeon
Doctor of Education
1973
Mildred Welshimer Phillips
Doctor of Religious Education
1973
Paul Allen Norton
Doctor of Humanities
1972
George Arthur Stinson
Doctor of Humanities
1972
Howard Elmo Short
Doctor of Letters
1972
Maynard Leon Patton
Doctor of Humanities
1972
Archie R. Morgan
Doctor of Humanities
1972
William L. Lindholm
Doctor of Humanities
1972
Gilbert Watts Humphrey
Doctor of Humanities
1972
Loti Grunberg Falk
Doctor of Fine Arts
1971
A.William O’Neill
Doctor of Letters
1971
J. Park McMullen
Doctor of Science
1971
Milton Friedman
Doctor of Letters
1971
Mildred Mitchell Bateman
Doctor of Public Administration
1971
Harry Baker Adams
Doctor of Divinity
1970
Jennings Randolph
Doctor of Public Service
1970
James M. Moudy
Doctor of Humane Letters
1970
Joseph C. Gluck
Doctor of Letters
1970
Charles E. Crank, Jr.
Doctor of Divinity
1970
Vernon Roger Alden
Doctor of Letters
1969
Arch A. Moore Jr.
Doctor of Laws
1969
Eugene Miller
Doctor of Laws
1969
Robert Lee Jordon
Doctor of Divinity
1969
Vira Ingham Heinz
Doctor of Religious Education
1969
Mark O. Hatfield
Doctor of Public Administration
1969
George Wilson Albee
Doctor of Science
1968
David A. Werblin
Doctor of Humanities
1968
Karl A. Summers
 
1968
Seth Cook Morrow
Doctor of Divinity
1968
S. Morris Eames
Doctor of Humanities
1968
J. Caleb Boggs
Doctor of Humanities
1967
Kenneth W. Underwood
Doctor of Humane Letters
1967
Raymond Phillip Shafer
Doctor of Public Administration
1967
Mordica McKinney Ryan
Doctor of Science
1967
Albert M. Penneybacker
Doctor of Divinity
1967
George Albert Owens
Doctor of Humanities
1967
Melvin W. Alldredge
Doctor of Humanities
1966
George Romney
Doctor of Humanities
1966
J. West Mitchell
Doctor of Science
1966
H. Myron Kaufmann
Doctor of Divinity
1966
Wesley J. Hennessy
Doctor of Science
1966
James K. Hempstead
Doctor of Divinity
1966
Elizabeth Williams Harris
Doctor of Humanities
1965
Hulett C. Smith
Doctor of Public Administration
1965
Clarence Harold Schnars
Doctor of Divinity
1965
Robert William Sarnoff
Doctor of Public Service
1965
Randall B. Cutlip
Doctor of Humanities
1965
Thomas Moffat Bloch
Doctor of Business Administration
1964
Lawrence Richardson Wharton
Doctor of Science
1964
Lawrence Litchfield Jr.
Doctor of Humanities
1964
Arthur Bernard Langlie
Doctor of Public Administration
1964
Edith Green
Doctor of Public Administration
1964
Donald Dooley
Doctor of Science
1964
Hubert Lloyd Barnett
Doctor of Divinity
1963
Chester A. Sillars
Doctor of Divinity
1963
Hayes Picklesimer
Doctor of Humanities
1963
James A. MacAlarney
Doctor of Engineering
1963
Norman G. Crawford
Doctor of Divinity
1963
Pearl Sydenstricker Buck
Doctor of Humane Letters
1962
Elvis David Stahr Jr.
Doctor of Public Administration
1962
Archibald H. Rowan
Doctor of Laws
1962
Paul Ausborn Miller
Doctor of Laws
1962
Elwood Morton Miller
Doctor of Science
1962
William Thomas Gossett
Doctor of Jurisprudence
1962
Merrill L. Caldwell
Doctor of Divinity
1961
Roy Rogers
Doctor of Humanities
1961
Dale Evans Rogers
Doctor of Humanities
1961
George Earle Owen
Doctor of Divinity
1961
Charles Louis Melenyzer
Doctor of Commercial Science
1961
Francis W. Hibler
Doctor of Science
1961
A. Henry Hazlitt
Doctor of Laws
1960
David Bernard Steinman
Doctor of Humane Letters
1960
Eleanor Stebor
Doctor of Music
1960
Halford J. Morlan
Doctor of Humanities
1960
William Montagna
Doctor of Science
1960
Franklin Henry Minck
Doctor of Divinity
1960
Stanley S. Kresge
Doctor of Humanities
1960
John Franklin Baxter
Doctor of Science
1959
Donald Mervin Salmon
Doctor of Divinity
1959
Charles O’Thaniel McAfee
Doctor of Laws
1959
Irvin Eugene Lunger
Doctor of Humane Letters
1959
Lyndon Baines Johnson
Doctor of Laws
1959
Michael Late Benedum
Doctor of Laws
1958
James Lloyd Stoner
Doctor of Divinity
1958
Laurence Hampson Mayers
Doctor of Science
1958
Clifford F. Hood
Doctor of Humane Letters
1958
Delmer S. Harder
Doctor of Laws
1958
Louis Cochran
Doctor of Letters
1957
Cecil Harland Underwood
Doctor of Laws
1957
David Irvin Sheets
Doctor of Divinity
1957
Paul David Shafer
Doctor of Letters
1957
Hershel C. Ogden
Doctor of Laws
1957
Richard Milhous Nixon
Doctor of Laws
1957
Arthur Albert Morrow
Doctor of Laws
1956
Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Doctor of Laws
1956
Joseph Irwin Miller
Doctor of Laws
1956
William H. Martin
Doctor of Science
1956
Frank Gallup Helme
Doctor of Divinity
1956
Edgar Gordon Burton
Doctor of Laws
1955
Ernest Tener Weir
Doctor of Laws
1955
Ralph Edward Valentine
Doctor of Divinity
1955
Jessie Mary Trout
Doctor of Divinity
1955
Aura Edward Severinghaus
Doctor of Science
1954
Irvin S. Stewart
Doctor of Letters
1954
Lawrence Quincy Mumford
Doctor of Letters
1954
Herald B. Monroe
Doctor of Divinity
1954
Clarinda Grace Phillips Johnson
Doctor of Laws
1954
Lewis Lum Colbert
Doctor of Laws
1953
Thomas Wharton Phillips Jr.
Doctor of Laws
1953
John Strider Coleman
Doctor of Laws
1953
Robert Joseph Cashman
Doctor of Science
1952
George Miksch Sutton
Doctor of Science
1952
Arthur C. Stifel
Doctor of Laws
1952
H. James Rand
Doctor of Science
1952
Edward Samuel Moreland
Doctor of Divinity
1952
Foster Baird Doane
Doctor of Laws
1952
Wilbur Haverfield Cramblet
Doctor of Divinity
1951
Alfred E. Wright
Doctor of Laws
1951
Robert Sydney Tuck
Doctor of Science
1951
Lyrel Teagarden
Doctor of Divinity
1951
Charles Edward Palmer
Doctor of Laws
1951
Malcolm Lynn Norment
Doctor of Divinity
1951
Felix M. Morley
Doctor of Laws
1951
Joseph Allen Frear, Jr.
Doctor of Laws
1951
Eleanor Gibson Caldwell
Doctor of Humane Letters
1951
Gordon Burr
Doctor of Laws
1951
Lawrence A. Appley
Doctor of Laws
1950
C. Waymon Parsons
Doctor of Divinity
1950
Thornton C. Miller
Doctor of Divinity
1950
Wilford H. McLain
Doctor of Divinity
1950
William H. McKinney
Doctor of Divinity
1950
Earl J. McGrath
Doctor of Laws
1950
George H. Love
Doctor of Laws
1949
Albert H. Wilson
Doctor of Divinity
1949
William Henry Vodrey
Doctor of Laws
1949
Oreon E. Scott
Doctor of Laws
1949
Forrest Hunter Kirkpatrick
Doctor of Laws
1949
Winfred Ernest Garrison
Doctor of Laws
1949
Hugh Dwight Darsie
Doctor of Divinity
1948
John Paul Pack
Doctor of Divinity
1948
Allen Dale Fiers
Doctor of Divinity
1948
Aaron John Brumbaugh
Doctor of Laws
1947
Halford L. Watson
Doctor of Laws
1947
Fred M. Vinson
Doctor of Laws
1947
Hollis Lee Turley
Doctor of Divinity
1947
Dwight Eshelman Stevenson
Doctor of Divinity
1947
Benjamin F. Fairless
Doctor of Laws
1946
Robert R. Young
Doctor of Laws
1946
Carolyn Gordon Tate
Doctor of Letters
1946
David Sarnoff
Doctor of Laws
1946
Pearl Mahaffey
Doctor of Letters
1946
Virgil Lloyd Elliott
Doctor of Divinity
1945
Frank Roy Gay
Doctor of Letters
1945
Thomas Campbell Clark
Doctor of Laws
1944
Robert Alphonso Taft
Doctor of Laws
1944
Richard B. Scandrett, Jr.
Doctor of Letters
1944
Frank Thomas Hines
Doctor of Laws
1944
Fredrick William Helfer
Doctor of Divinity
1944
Argyle Campbell
Doctor of Hebrew Literature
1943
Charles Morrell Watson
Doctor of Divinity
1943
Edward William Stifel
Doctor of Laws
1943
Thomas Elliot Millsop
Doctor of Laws
1943
Frank Knox
Doctor of Laws
1943
Joseph C. Grew
Doctor of Laws
1943
Forrest Davis
Doctor of Letters
1943
Thomas Henry Belviso
Doctor of Music
1942
Sao-ke Alfred Sze
Doctor of Laws
1942
Richard K. Sutherland
Doctor of Laws
1942
J. Weldon Jones
Doctor of Laws
1942
J. Frank Green
Doctor of Divinity
1941
John A. Tate
Doctor of Divinity
1941
Crispin Oglebay
Doctor of Laws
1941
Ray Oakley Miller
Doctor of Divinity
1941
Herbert Edwin Hawkes
Doctor of Laws
1940
Clyde M. Vandeburg
Doctor of Laws
1940
C.P. Takhatpur
Doctor of Divinity
1940
Harry C. Saum
Doctor of Divinity
1940
Floyd Wesley Reeves
Doctor of Laws
1940
Emma Ann Lyon
Doctor of Divinity
1940
Howard Thompson Lewis
Doctor of Laws
1940
Holgar J. Johnson
Doctor of Laws
1940
Mark Mandeville Jones
Doctor of Laws
1940
Burris A. Jenkins
Doctor of Laws
1940
Homer Adams Holt
Doctor of Laws
1940
Frank Pierpont Graves
Doctor of Laws
1940
Williams Henry Fields
Doctor of Divinity
1940
William Hugh Erskine
Doctor of Divinity
1940
James H.R. Cromwell
Doctor of Laws
1940
Stanton Chapman Crawford
Doctor of Laws
1940
George Arthur Buttrick
Doctor of Laws
1939
Ebenezer Lee Perry
Doctor of Letters
1939
Henry Newton Miller
Doctor of Divinity
1939
Richard Harte
Doctor of Laws
1939
Herbert Fitzpatrick
Doctor of Laws
1939
Edwin Reeder Errett
Doctor of Letters
1938
Cyrus McNeely Yokum
Doctor of Divinity
1938
Herbert Lockwood Willett
Doctor of laws
1938
Leonard Nathaniel Daniel Wells
Doctor of Divinity
1938
William Herbert Hanna
Doctor of Divinity
1937
William Saylor Wilkin
Doctor of Laws
1937
Walter W. VanHorn
Doctor of Humane Letters
1937
Harry H. Rumble
Doctor of Laws
1937
Edgard Dewitt Jones
Doctor of Letters
1937
John Trimble Thomas Hundley, Jr.
Doctor of Laws
1936
Herbert L. Smith
Doctor of Divinity
1936
Henry A. Proctor
Doctor of Laws
1936
Paul Voorhees McNutt
Doctor of Laws
1936
John Marshall
Doctor of Laws
1936
Charles Henry Irvin
Doctor of Laws
1936
Harry Lawrence Ice
Doctor of Divinity
1936
Stephen P. Duggan
Doctor of Laws
1935
John White Preston
Doctor of Laws
1935
Lorne W. Barclay
Doctor of Humane Letters
1934
William Robinson Warren
Doctor of Letters
1934
John Perdue Sala
Doctor of Divinity
1934
Edgar Odell Lovett
Doctor of Laws
1934
Sherman Kirk
Doctor of Laws
1934
Bert Redwins Johnson
Doctor of Divinity
1934
Thomas Jefferson Davis
Doctor of Laws
1933
Bennett Champ Clark
Doctor of Laws
1933
Anna Ruth Bourne
Doctor of Letters
1929
Myers Y. Cooper
Doctor of Laws
1922
Benjamin Barker Odell
Doctor of Laws
1918
George P. Ruttedge
Doctor of Laws
1918
Herchel C. Ogden
Doctor of Laws
1918
William K. McAllister
Doctor of Laws
1917
Phillip Y. Pendleton
Doctor of Laws
1917
Dick Thompson Morgan
Doctor of Laws
1916
Thomas L. Fowler
Doctor of Laws
1916
William M. Davidson
Doctor of Laws
1915
Edward Thomas Williams
Doctor of Laws
1914
Joseph Rucker Lamar
Doctor of Laws
1914
James Beauchamp Clark
Doctor of Laws
1914
Peter Ainslee
Doctor of Laws
1913
Fredrick Doyle Kershner
Doctor of Laws
1911
Earl Williams Oglebay
Doctor of Laws
1911
Irvin James Morgan
Doctor of Music
1911
Mark Mordecal Cochran
Doctor of Laws
1908
Samuel Harden Church
Doctor of Laws
1907
Thomas Wharton Phillips
Doctor of Laws
1907
W.P. Hubbard
Doctor of Laws
1907
Camps Clark
Doctor of Laws
1907
William T. Moore
Doctor of Laws
1905
W.J. Holland
Doctor of Laws
1905
George B. Coler
Doctor of Laws
1904
James Crawford Keith
Doctor of Philosophy
1901
I.J. Spencer
Doctor of Laws
1901
Henry S. Green
Doctor of Laws
1898
Barton Campbell Hagerman
Doctor of Laws
1897
Alexander Proctor
Doctor of Laws
1897
Fredrick D. Power
Doctor of Laws
1897
R.H. Marling
Doctor of Philosophy
1897
B.T. Blanpied
Doctor of Philosophy
1897
J.H. Garrison
Doctor of Laws
1896
S.M. Jefferson
Doctor of Laws
1896
Hugh McDiarmid
Doctor of Laws
1896
Jeremiah D. Gray
Doctor of Laws
1891
Charles Louis Loos
Doctor of Laws
1891
Joseph Baldwin
Doctor of Laws
1890
George C. Mullens
Doctor of Laws