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History of North Carolina Central University

It provides lists of North Carolina Central University commencement speakers, honorary degrees, Miss NCCU, Mister NCCU, and more information.

NCCU HONORARY DEGREES (LAST NAMES A - HILL)

NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY HONORARY DEGREES

Name

Honorary Degree

Event

Date

Alexander, Joyce L.

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

December 18, 1996

Anderson, Franklin R.

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 11, 1996

Anderson, Norman

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 13, 2011

Artis, William

Doctor of Fine Arts

Founder’s Day

November 4, 1977

Austin, Louis E.

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 28, 1967

Baines, Tyrone R.

Doctor of Humane Letters

Convocation

December 13, 2002

Baker, Houston

Doctor of Humane Letters

Convocation

April 7, 1999

Baker, John

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 14, 1994

Barber, William

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 12, 2012

Barnes, Ernie E.

Doctor of Fine Arts

Commencement

May 12, 1990

Barnett, Etta M.

Doctor of Fine Arts

Convocation

April 14, 1989

Bass, Marshall B.

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 12, 1985

Baynes, Bascom

Doctor of Laws

50th Anniversary

November 11, 1960

Beardon, Romare

Doctor of Fine Arts

Founder’s Day

November 4, 1977

Beasley, Cheri

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 10, 2019

Blue, Daniel T.

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 12, 1990

Bouleware C. Elwood

Doctor of Humane Letters

Founder’s Day

November 3, 1975

Bradley, Tom

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 15, 1983

Burke, Selma

Doctor of Fine Arts

Founder’s Day

November 4, 1977

Calloway, Cabell

Doctor of Fine Arts

Commencement

May 13, 1989

Catlett, Alice E.

Doctor of Fine Arts

Commencement

May 13, 2001

Chambers, Julius

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 14, 1972

Chidley, Howard A.

Doctor of Divinity

Commencement

May 18, 1916

Chisholm, Shirley A.

Doctor of Laws

Founder’s Day

November 7, 1969

Choue, Young Seel

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 15, 1983

Clayton, Linda

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 7, 2005

Clement, William A.

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 17, 1981

Clements, Josephine D.

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 11, 1996

Douglas, Walter E.

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

December 18, 1998

Dyson, Michael E.

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

December 17, 2005

Edmonds, Helen G.

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 21, 1978

Edmonds, Vivian A.

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 9, 1992

Elder, Alfonso

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

June 2, 1963

Fassett, John D.

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 14, 2016

Fleming, Arthur S.

Doctor of Humane Letters

50th Anniversary

November 10, 1960

Flood, Dudley E.

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

December 13, 2003

Forbes, James A.

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 9, 1998

Ford, Gerald

Doctor of Laws

75th Anniversary

November 14, 1975

Franklin, John Hope

Doctor of Humanities

Commencement

May 16, 1982

Futrell, Mary H.

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 9, 1988

Gary, Willie E.

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 12, 1990

Glass, Robert D.

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 9, 1988

Claude Glenn

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 6, 2022

Jesse Gray

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 6, 2022

Graves, Earl G.

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

December 17, 1997

Green, James P.

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 13, 2001

Harris, Hilda

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 13, 2017

Higgenbotham A. Leon

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 31, 1964

Hill, Jr., Watts

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 28, 1967

NCCU HONORARY DEGREES (LAST NAMES HOLDER - RUFFIN )

Name

Honorary Degree

Event

Date

Holder, Geoffrey

Doctor of Fine Arts

Commencement

May 10, 1986

Holland, Charles V.

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 13, 1989

Hooks, Mary Clyburn

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 6, 2022

Hubbard, James M.

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 31, 1964

Humphries, Frederick

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 11, 2002

Hunt, James B.

Doctor of Laws

Founder’s Day

November 4, 1977

Ingram, Robert

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 10, 2003

Jackson, Maynard

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 19, 1974

Johnson, John

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 30, 1965

Jones, Clara S.

Doctor of Humane Letters

Convocation

October 8, 1976

Jones, Vivian

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 6, 2022

Jones, William

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 28, 1967

Jordan, Vernon

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 14, 1994

Josey E. J.

Doctor of Humanities

Convocation

September 29, 1989

Joyner, Tom

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 15, 2010

Kennedy, William J.

Doctor of Laws

Convocation

April 4, 1986

King, Arnold K.

Doctor of Laws

Founder’s Day

October 28, 1983

Kornegay, Frances A.

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 17, 1981

Kuralt, Charles

Doctor of Humane Letters

Convocation

April 12, 1985

Lamb, Gerald

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 30, 1971

Larkin, John R.

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 28, 1967

Lee, Bill L.

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 13, 2000

Lee, Howard

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 22, 1977

Lee, Valeria

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

December 13, 2008

Lewis, John

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 14, 2011

Lightner, Clarence

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 19, 1874

Lincoln, Erie C.

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 9, 1992

Long, Eddie L.

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 9, 1998

Maneasse, Ernst M.

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 20, 1979

Mawby, Russell

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 10, 1986

McIver, Beverly

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 5, 2007

McLendon, John

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 22, 1977

McMillan, James B.

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 13, 1995

McMillon, Brooklyn

Doctor of Humanities

Commencement

May 12, 1990

Medlin, John G.

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 13, 1995

Michaux, Henry M.

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 21, 1978

Douglas Moore

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 6, 2022

Morris, Carolyn G.

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 11, 1996

Newton, Pauline F.

Doctor of Humanities

Commencement

May 12, 1985

Ogletree, Charles

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

December 17, 1999

Patterson, Cecil L.

Doctor of Humanities

Commencement

May 9, 1988

Pearson, Conrad O.

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 31, 1970

Pendarvis, Leon

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 10, 2014

Powell, Susie R.

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 11, 1996

Price, Hugh B.

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 9, 1999

Royal Ice Cream Seven

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 6, 2022

Royal, Kenneth C.

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 16, 1982

Ruffin, John

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 10, 2014

Ruffin, Benjamin S.

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 13, 1995

NCCU HONORARY DEGREES (LAST NAMES RUSSELL - W)

Name

Honorary Degree

Event

Date

Russell, Patricia A.

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 12, 1985

Russell-McCloud, Pat

Doctor of Humanities

Commencement

December 13, 2008

Semans, Mary T.

Doctor of Humanities

Founder’s Day

November 4, 1963

Shepard, Marshall

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

June 2, 1963

Simmons, S. Dallas

Doctor of Humane Letters

Founder’s Day

November 3, 1989

Spaulding, Asa

Doctor of Laws

50th Anniversary

November 11, 1960

Stewart, Carl J.

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 13, 1995

Stone, Chuck

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

December 16, 2006

Strong, Frank R.

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 21, 1978

Tate, Grady

Doctor of Fine Arts

Commencement

May 11, 2002

Taylor, James

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 30, 1965

Thompson, Cleon F.

Doctor of Humane Letters

Founder’s Day

November 3, 1969

Thorpe, Marion D.

Doctor of Laws

Founder’s Day

October 28, 1983

Toure, Sekou

Doctor of Laws

Convocation

October 29, 1959

Townes, Mary M.

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 13, 1995

Tutu, Desmond M.

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 10, 1986

Walker, LeRoy t.

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 10, 1986

Watson, Bernard C.

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 8, 1999

Wein, George

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 7, 2005

Wheeler, John H.

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 30, 1971

Whiting, Albert N.

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 15, 1983

Wilder, L. Douglas

Doctor of Laws

Commencement

May 9, 1987

Williams, S. Ceasar

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

December 15, 2000

Williams, Virginia

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 6, 2022

Willis, Melvin

Doctor of Humane Letters

Commencement

May 6, 2022