Honorary Doctorate Degrees

Purdue University awards honorary doctorate degrees to individuals who have national reputations in their fields of expertise, are recognized leaders, and who have demonstrated distinguished service to Purdue University and the State of Indiana.  Since 1888, Purdue has awarded 853 Honorary Doctorate degrees.  Here are the recipients who are graduates of the School of Mechanical Engineering:

2013

Anthony Harris (BSME 1975)

2012

Ben M. Pollard (MSME 1961)

2009

William K. Cordier (BSME 1949)
Milton B. Hollander (BSME 1951)

2008

Ralph S. Johnson (BSME 1930)

2007

Raymond Viskanta (BSME 1956, Ph.D. 1960)

2006

Dennis W. Sullivan (BSME 1960)

2005

Ali S. Argon (BSME 1952)
Robert V. Adams (BSME 1954)

2004

Melvin J. Glimcher (BSME 1946)

2003

John M. Atalla (MSME 1947, Ph.D. 1949)

2002

Thomas J. Malott (BSME 1962)

2001

Donald W. Feddersen (BSME 1956)

1999

Fred M. Fehsenfeld Sr. (BSME 1948)

1998

John R. Horne (BSME 1960)

1997

James J. Stukel (BSME 1959)

1996

Richard C. Chu (MSME 1960)

1995

Donald A. Roach (BSME 1952)

1994

Lames E. Perrella (BSME 1960, MSME 1961)

1993

Robert L. Kirk (MSME 1952)

1991

Matthew O. Diggs, Jr. (BSME 1955)

1990

Floyd H. Lawson, Jr. (BSME 1946)

1989

Charles M. Harper (BSME 1949)

1988

Kenneth F. Iverson (MSME 1947)

1987

Elvie L. Smith (MSME 1949)

1986

Carl J. Schlemmer (BSME 1949)

1985

Richard J. Grosh (BSME 1950, MSME 1952, Ph.D. 1953)

1984

William T. Creson (BSME 1950)

1983

Gerald D. Hines (BSME 1948)

1982

Samuel B. Williams (BSME 1942)
Arcot Ramachandran (BSME 1947, Ph.D. 1949)
Douglass C. Harvey (BSME 1939)

1981

Maurice G. Knoy (BSME 1933)

1979

Richard M. Brumfield (BSME 1931)
Ralph E. Bailey (BSME 1949)

1977

Eugene P. Berg (BSME 1937)
Richard E. Adams (BSME 1942)

1975

Alfred J. McAllister (BSME 1924)
George A. Hawkins (BSME 1930, MSME 1932, Ph.D. 1935)

1974

Carl L. Sadler (BSME 1938)

1973

Richard W. Taylor (BSME 1942)

1971

D. Wayne Hallstein (BSME 1940)

1970

Maurice J. Zucrow (Ph.D. 1928)

1969

Richard L. Rouzie (BSME 1928)
B. William Bogan, Jr. (BSME 1931)

1966

Charles H. Terhune (BSME 1938)

1964

Robert F. Hurt (BSME 1938)

1962

Edwin D. Harrison (Ph.D. 1952)

1961

Richard E. LeBlond (BSME 1922)

1960

Bernhardt L. Dorman (BSME 1928)

1958

Donald C. Burnham (BSME 1936)

1956

Thomas C. Gray (BSME 1923, MSME 1927)

1953

Paul S. Dickey (BSME 1925, MSME 1935)

1951

Burl A. Dollens (BSME 1925)
Norris R. Crump (BSME 1929, MSME 1936)

1950

Elliott M. Gordon (BSME 1932)
Opie C. Chenoweth (BSME 1921)

1949

Robert M. Gates (BSME 1907)
Frederic A. Schaff (BSME 1907)
Percy H. Batten (BSME 1898)
William A. Atkins (BSME 1901)

1940

Hubert C. Blackwell (BSME 1902)

1937

William A. Hanley (BSME 1911)

1936

William H. Winterrowd (BSME 1907)

1935

Harley A. Johnson (BSME 1905)

1933

William L. Batt (BSME 1907)

1932

Lawrence W. Wallace (BSME 1912)
Samuel M. Kintner (BSME 1894)

1929

Harry T. Cory (BSME 1887)

1914

Clarence L. Cory (BSME 1889)