Honorary Degrees

2022Beatriz PerezDoctor of Letters
2019Donald E. GrahamDoctor of Letters
2018Christopher JacksonDoctor of Fine Arts
2017Comer YatesDoctor of Laws
2016Derreck KayongoDoctor of Humane Letters
2015 Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPHDoctor of Science
2015Richard GarnerDoctor of Fine Arts
2014G. Malcolm Amerson (1968)Doctor of Science
2014Keith E. Baker (1983)Doctor of Science in Accounting
2014James A. Bohart (1972)Doctor of Fine Arts
2014William L. Brightman (1975)Doctor of Humane Letters
2014Barbara R. Clark (1971)Doctor of Humane Letters
2014Charlton H. Jones (1974)Doctor of Science in Business
2014Nancy H. Kerr (1983)Doctor of Science
2014J. Brien Key (1965)Doctor of Humane Letters
2014David K. Mosher (1972)Doctor of Science in Mathematics
2014Philip J. Neujahr (1973)Doctor of Humane Letters
2014Ken Nishimura (1964)Doctor of Humane Letters
2014Beth Roberts (2000)Doctor of Humane Letters
2014John A. Ryland (1985)Doctor of Humane Letters
2014William O. Shropshire (1979)Doctor of Science in Economics
2014William F. Straley (1990)Doctor of Science in Business
2014T. Lavon Talley (1968)Doctor of Humane Letters
2014Louise M. Valine (1978)Doctor of Humane Letters
2014Martha H. Vardeman (1966)Doctor of Science
2014Victoria L. Weiss (1977)Doctor of Humane Letters
2014Philip P. Zinsmeister (1973)Doctor of Science
2013John Frederick (Fred) Agel, Sr. '52Doctor of Humane Letters
2013Donald J. Rubin '56Doctor of Humane Letters
2012Zhanna Arshanskaya DawsonDoctor of Letters
2012Sue Adcock FrueauffDoctor of Humane Letters
2012Ted Turner
Doctor of Humane Letters
2011Linda Bierds
Doctor of Letters
2011Kasim Reed
Doctor of Laws
2011Richard Wrangham
Doctor of Science
2010Belle Turner Lynch '61Doctor of Humane Letters
2010G. Wayne CloughDoctor of Science
2009Senator Johnny IsaksonDoctor of Laws
2009Warren JobeDoctor of Humane Letters
2008Beverly L. HallDoctor of Humane Letters
2008Harald R. HansenDoctor of Laws
2008Muhtar KentDoctor of Laws
2007Tom CousinsDoctor of Humane Letters
2007Shirley FranklinDoctor of Humane Letters
2007Monica PearsonDoctor of Humane Letters
2006Pat MitchellDoctor of Humane Letters
2006Michelle NunnDoctor of Humane Letters
2006Sam NunnDoctor of Humane Letters
2005Jack GuynnDoctor of Humane Letters
2004Garland F. PinholsterDoctor of Humane Letters
2004Janice Ann Galleshaw '75Doctor of Humane Letters
2003Myles BrandDoctor of Humane Letters
2002Samuel F. PickeringDoctor of Letters
2001Max ClelandDoctor of Laws
2000Joel GoldbergDoctor of Humane Letters
2000Louis W. Sullivan M.D.Doctor of Letters
1999David C. Garrett, Jr.Doctor of Commerce
1999Donald S. StantonDoctor of Letters
1998Franklin Leigh Burke '66Doctor of Commerce
1998Zell MillerDoctor of Laws
1997S. Truett CathyDoctor of Humane Letters
1997Vincent Sherman '25Doctor of Fine Arts
1997Yoel LeviDoctor of Fine Arts
1996Karl HaasDoctor of Letters
1996Sir Keith Vivian Thomas PBADoctor of Laws
1995Elmo Israel EllisDoctor of Letters
1995J. Mack RobinsonDoctor of Humane Letters
1995Joseph West JonesDoctor of Humane Letters
1995Paula Pimlott BrownleeDoctor of Letters
1995Sir Robin RenwickDoctor of Laws
1994Daniel Joseph BoorstinDoctor of Letters
1994Lu Thomasson Garrett '52Doctor of Humane Letters
1994Manning Mason Pattillo, Jr.Doctor of Laws
1993Chuck JonesDoctor of Fine Arts
1993Ruth Beebe HillDoctor of Humane Letters
1992John Ackerman ConantDoctor of Humane Letters
1992Mack Albert Rikard '37Doctor of Commerce
1992Miriam H. ConantDoctor of Humane Letters
1992Nisaburo TakanashiDoctor of Commerce
1991Anne Rivers SiddonsDoctor of Letters
1991Charles Longstreet Weltner '48Doctor of Humane Letters
1991Hideo OhkiDoctor of Laws
1991William Porter PayneDoctor of Laws
1990Andrew YoungDoctor of Humane Letters
1989James LaFayette Dickey IIILitterarum Doctor
1988Michael J. BowersDoctor of Laws
1986John Brooks FuquaDoctor of Laws
1986Stephen John Schmidt '40Doctor of Laws
1984Harry Jack GrayDoctor of Engineering
1983Anne Cox ChambersDoctor of Laws
1982William Franklin HarringtonDoctor of Sacred Theology
1981William A. StrozierDoctor of Humane Letters
1980Earl BlackwellDoctor of Humane Letters
1978George C. SewardDoctor of Humane Letters
1978Marvin B. Perry, Jr.Doctor of Letters
1977Donald Charles AgnewDoctor of Humane Letters
1977Robert Lawson ShawDoctor of Humanities
1977Samuel Reid Spencer, Jr.Doctor of Humane Letters
1976Cleanth BrooksDoctor of Humane Letters
1976Sanford Soverhill AtwoodDoctor of Science
1976Wendell H. BrownDoctor of Humane Letters
1975Lawrence Wendell BottomsDoctor of Divinity
1975Thomas L. CampDoctor of Laws
1975William A. EgertonDoctor of Commerce
1974Benjamin B. Blackburn IIIDoctor of Laws
1974John R. BertrandDoctor of Humane Letters
1974John Randolph TaylorDoctor of Divinity
1974Tetsuo FukaishiDoctor of Laws
1973Charles L. TowersDoctor of Laws
1973Sylvan MeyerDoctor of Humane Letters
1973Vernon S. Broyles, Jr.Doctor of Laws
1972Arthur HowellDoctor of Laws
1972Jim David CherryDoctor of Science in Education
1972Richard Emmett DeemsDoctor of Humane Letters
1972Virgil W. MiltonDoctor of Laws
1971Rev. Harry A. FiefieldDoctor of Humane Letters
1971Roy N. GoslinDoctor of Science
1971Sam MassellDoctor of Laws
1970Franklin Miller GarrettDoctor of Humane Letters
1969Herman Eugene TalmadgeDoctor of Laws
1969Robert L. ForemanDoctor of Humane Letters
1968Harry Maxwell DobsonDoctor of Music
1968John Usher MonroDoctor of Humane Letters
1966Eugene PattersonDoctor of Letters
1965Shirley A. Johnson, Jr.Doctor of Science
1964Merriman SmithDoctor of Humane Letters
1961William B. HartsfieldDoctor of Laws
1956Margaret Davis CateMaster of Arts
1956Pope Furman BrockDoctor of Laws
1955Murray Marcus Copeland, M.D.Doctor of Science
1954James Saxon ChildersDoctor of Letters
1952Irving S. Ingram, M.D.Doctor of Education
1951Elliott Evans CheathamDoctor of Laws
1951Hughes SpaldingDoctor of Laws
1950Ira JarrellDoctor of Education
1950John A. SibleyDoctor of Laws
1947Eric H. HansenDoctor of Humanities
1943Gen. Lewis B. HersheyDoctor of Laws
1941Archibald RutledgeDoctor of Letters
1941Ernest E. ColeDoctor of Pedagogy
1941Eugene TalmadgeDoctor of Laws
1941Fitzgerald HallDoctor of Commercial Science
1941Francis Lloyd F. WoodDoctor of Divinity
1941Jesse Holman JonesDoctor of Laws
1941Joseph P. KennedyDoctor of Laws
1941Thomas J. PancoastDoctor of Public Service
1940Albert Hamilton CollinsDoctor of Pedagogy
1940Albert R. StuartDoctor of Divinity
1940Glenn StewartDoctor of Public Service
1940Ivan E. Allen, Sr.Doctor of Public Service
1940James A. FarleyDoctor of Laws
1940Robert M. NelsonDoctor of Laws
1940Thomas K. PetersDoctor of Public Service
1939Charles R. HookDoctor of Commercial Science
1939Frank E. GannettDoctor of Laws
1939Frank N.D. BuchmanDoctor of Laws
1939John M. SlatonDoctor of Laws
1939Judge Stirling P. GilbertDoctor of Laws
1939Preston HerbertDoctor of Commercial Science
1939Rufus W. OakeyDoctor of Divinity
1939Sidney B. HallDoctor of Pedagogy
1939Thomas J. WatsonDoctor of Commercial Science
1938Charles J. HadenDoctor of Public Service
1938Colin EnglishDoctor of Pedagogy
1938David SarnoffDoctor of Commercial Science
1938Frank Richardson KentDoctor of Letters
1938J. Robert RubinDoctor of Laws
1938James Adams ColbyDoctor of Laws
1938James B. MurphyDoctor of Science
1938John Oliver LaGorceDoctor of Science
1938Robert Whitehall BurnsDoctor of Divinity
1937George L. ShearerDoctor of Laws
1937John GoldenDoctor of Public Service
1937John H. KelloggDoctor of Public Service
1937Joseph Patrick KennedyDoctor of Laws
1937Joseph R. MurphyMaster of Commercial Science
1937Marion SmithDoctor of Laws
1937William W. BallDoctor of Letters
1936Charles E. LittleDoctor of Letters
1936Clayton S. CooperDoctor of Letters
1936John Francis NeylanDoctor of Laws
1936Margaret A. BarnesDoctor of Letters
1936Orson DeSaix MunnDoctor of Science
1936Robert H. BakerDoctor of Science
1936Thomas J. LanceDoctor of Pedagogy
1936Thomas S. StriblingDoctor of Letters
1935Amelia EarhartDoctor of Public Service
1935Annie Jump CannonDoctor of Science
1935Caroline G. O'DayDoctor of Laws
1935Caroline MillerDoctor of Letters
1935Clara M. ThompsonDoctor of Laws
1935Cora Smith GouldDoctor of Public Service
1935Florence R. SabinDoctor of Science
1935Helen Rogers ReidDoctor of Laws
1935Josephine A. RocheDoctor of Commercial Science
1935Martha M. BerryDoctor of Public Service
1935Mrs. Sidney Lanier, Jr.Doctor of Public Service
1935Ruth BlairMaster of Public Service
1935Thomas J. Small, M.D.Doctor of Laws
1934Cator WoolfordMaster of Public Service
1934Charles H. HertyDoctor of Science
1934Francis G. PeaseDoctor of Science
1934Henry Bedinger RustDoctor of Commercial Science
1934Homer CummingsDoctor of Laws
1934Samuel H. SibleyDoctor of Laws
1934Walter E. HopperMaster of Public Service
1934Walter LippmannDoctor of Letters
1934William GreenDoctor of Public Service
1933Albert R. RogersMaster of Public Service
1933Amos A. EttingerDoctor of Letters
1933Archibald HendersonDoctor of Letters
1933Bernard M. BaruchDoctor of Laws
1933Edwin W. KemmererDoctor of Commercial Science
1933Gov. Herbert H. LehmanDoctor of Laws
1933M. D. CollinsDoctor of Pedagogy
1933Paul BlockDoctor of Commercial Science
1933Philip WeltnerDoctor of Laws
1932Archibald W. TaylorDoctor of Commercial Science
1932Claude G. BowersDoctor of Laws
1932Franklin D. RooseveltDoctor of Laws
1932Wilfred J. FunkDoctor of Letters
1931Albert E. SmithDoctor of Laws
1931Barron CollierDoctor of Commercial Science
1931Elizabeth M. GilmerDoctor of Letters
1931Fowler McCormickDoctor of Commercial Science
1931Harlow ShapleyDoctor of Laws
1931Ivy Ledbetter LeeDoctor of Laws
1931Rev. Joseph Terrell DendyDoctor of Divinity
1930Benjamin N. DukeDoctor of Laws
1930Homer ThompsonDoctor of Divinity
1930Lamartine G. HardmanDoctor of Laws
1930Lenix C. SleesmanDoctor of Science
1930Percy S. StraussDoctor of Commercial Science
1930Rev. Wilburn A. ClevelandDoctor of Divinity
1930Theodore SwannDoctor of Science
1930Victor H. HansenDoctor of Letters
1930Zadock D. HarrisonBachelor of Arts
1929Bishop H. J. MikellDoctor of Laws
1929Louie D. NewtonDoctor of Divinity
1929Mark BurrowsDoctor of Pedagogy
1929Mrs. Joseph M. HighDoctor of Letters
1929Nathan Haskell DoleDoctor of Letters
1929Rev. Russell H. StaffordDoctor of Laws
1929Richard B. RussellDoctor of Laws
1929Rudolph S. HeclitDoctor of Commercial Science
1928Clark HowellDoctor of Laws
1928Crichton ClarkeDoctor of Laws
1928Haynes McFaddenMaster of Commercial Science
1928Hoke SmithDoctor of Commercial Science
1928John K. OttleyDoctor of Commercial Science
1928Morris BrandonDoctor of Laws
1928Royal S. CopelandDoctor of Laws
1928Thomas R. PrestonDoctor of Commercial Science
1928William James BaileyDoctor of Commercial Science
1927E. A. PoundDoctor of Pedagogy
1927Lawton B. EvansDoctor of Pedagogy
1927Roselle M. MontgomeryDoctor of Letters
1927Warren K. MoreheadDoctor of Science
1927William R. HearstDoctor of Laws
1926Harry Putnam HermanceDoctor of Commercial Science
1926Henry M. AtkinsonDoctor of Laws
1926Rev. Henry W. BlochDoctor of Divinity
1926Rev. John F. PrestonDoctor of Divinity
1926Rev. Meredith A. JonesDoctor of Laws
1926William A. LawDoctor of Laws
1925Charles Edwin MitchellDoctor of Laws
1925Williard N. HolmesDoctor of Science
1924Carlton B. GibsonDoctor of Pedagogy
1924Gutzon BorglumDoctor of Laws
1924Harold R. BerryDoctor of Science
1924John G. BowmanDoctor of Laws
1924Mary Brent WhitesideDoctor of Letters
1923Benjamin P. GaillardDoctor of Pedagogy
1923Charles A. Sheldon, Jr.Doctor of Music
1923Joel HunterDoctor of Commercial Science
1923Nathaniel P. PrattDoctor of Laws
1923Rev. George L. PetrieDoctor of Laws
1923Willis A. SuttonDoctor of Pedagogy
1922Michael HokeDoctor of Laws
1922Nanette HopkinsDoctor of Pedagogy
1922Rev. Charles A. CampbellDoctor of Divinity
1922Rev. J. W. BachmanDoctor of Laws
1921Bishop Thomas F. GailorDoctor of Laws
1921Corra May HarrisDoctor of Letters
1921J. T. LuptonDoctor of Laws
1921Thomas J. SmullDoctor of Civil Engineering
1920Rev. Clarence W. RouseDoctor of Laws
1920Rev. Henry D. PhillipsDoctor of Divinity
1920Rev. I. C. StacyDoctor of Divinity
1920T. Woodrow WilsonDoctor of Laws
1871R. C. McInnisDoctor of Divinity
1871Donald McQueenDoctor of Divinity
1866J. R. BurgettDoctor of Divinity
1866James E. EvansDoctor of Divinity
1866John La Fayette GirardeauDoctor of Divinity
1866David WillsDoctor of Divinity
1857E. T. BuistDoctor of Divinity
1857Joseph R. WilsonDoctor of Divinity
1856James C. PattersonDoctor of Divinity
1855Sylvester WoodbridgeDoctor of Divinity
1854Nathaniel Alpheus Pratt, Sr. Doctor of Divinity
1853Carlisle Pollock BemanDoctor of Divinity
1853E. P. RogersDoctor of Divinity
1852Robert H. NallDoctor of Divinity
1852Benjamin Morgan PalmerDoctor of Divinity
1852John S. WilsonDoctor of Divinity
1850John StoughtonDoctor of Divinity
1848Thomas HoustonDoctor of Divinity
1847Richard B. CaterDoctor of Divinity