Speakers and Honorary Degrees

1975       Bill Cohen, Commencement Speaker

1976       John Parrish March ’76, Commencement Speaker

1977       Samuel Eliot, Commencement Speaker

1978       Elmer Beal, Jr., Commencement Speaker

1979       Richard S. Davis, Commencement Speaker

1980       No Commencement Speaker

1981       Barbara Trafton, Commencement Speaker

1982       Leo Marx and Edward Kaelber, Commencement Speakers
                 Edward G. Kaelber, Honorary BA in Human Ecology

1983       Bill Carpenter, Commencement Speaker
                 Father James Gower, Honorary BA in Human Ecology

1984      Helen Nearing (1904-1995), Commencement Speaker
                 Richard S. Davis (-1982), Honorary BA in Human Ecology

1985       Jackson Gilman, Commencement Speaker
                 Leslie C. Brewer, Honorary BA in Human Ecology
                 Rev. A. C. McGiffert (1891-1991) , Honorary BA in Human Ecology

1986       Maxine Green, Commencement Speaker
                 John C. Dreier (1907-1994), Honorary BA in Human Ecology               

1987       Joanne Woodward, Commencement Speaker
                 Donald Meiklejohn (1910-1991), Honorary BA in Human Ecology

1988       Thomas Crum, Commencement Speaker
                 Thomas S. Hall (), Honorary BA in Human Ecology

1989       Wendell Berry, Commencement Speaker
                 Alida M. Camp (1909-1998), Honorary BA in Human Ecology
                 Donald B. Straus (1916-2007), Honorary BA in Human Ecology

1990       Robert Coles, Commencement Speaker
                 Honorary BA in Human Ecology
                 Neva Goodwin, Honorary BA in Human Ecology
                 Charles R. Tyson, Honorary BA in Human Ecology      

1991       Madeleine Kunin, Commencement Speaker
                 Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology
                 William H. Drury, Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology

1992       Medea Benjamin, Commencement Speaker
                 Robert Blum (1899-1999), Honorary BA in Human Ecology
                 Millard Dority, Honorary BA in Human Ecology

1993       Father James Gower, Commencement Speaker
                 Liane N. Peach, Honorary BA in Human Ecology
                 Louis Rabineau (1924-2011), Honorary BA in Human Ecology
                 Elizabeth Thorndike (1908-1992) Posthumous Honorary BA in Human Ecology

1994       H. Patricia Hynes, Commencement Speaker
                 Edward Meade, Jr. (1931-1994), Posthumous Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology
                 George J. Mitchell, Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology

1995       Elijah Anderson, Commencement Speaker
                 Edward McC. Blair, Sr. (1915-2010), Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology
                 Walter Litten (-2004), Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology

1996       Ashley Bryan, Commencement Speaker
                 Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology
                 Edmund Sixtus Muskie (1914-1996), Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology

1997       Barbara Bramble, Commencement Speaker
                 Jill Goldthwait, Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology

1998       William Drayton, Commencement Speaker
                 Ian McHarg(1920-2001), Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology

1999       Terry Tempest Williams, Commencement Speaker
                  Hon. MPhil in Human Ecology

2000       U. Utah Philips, Commencement Speaker
                 James Russell Wiggins (1903-2000), Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology

2001       James Gustave Speth, Commencement Speaker
                 Hon. MPhil in Human Ecology
                 Clyde E. Shorey, Jr. , Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology

2002       Amy Goodman, Commencement Speaker

2003       Chaia Heller, Commencement Speaker

2004       Frederick R. Steiner, Commencement Speaker
                 Hon. MPhil in Human Ecology
                 Shelby and Gale Davis, Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology

2005       William Coperthwaite, Commencement Speaker

2006       Bernd Heinrich, Commencement Speaker
                 Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology
                 Jeffrey Sachs, Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology

2007       Chellie Pingree, Commencement Speaker
                 Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology

2008       JoAnne Carpenter, Commencement Speaker
                 Henry L.P. Schmelzer, Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology
                 Elizabeth Allen Straus (1916-2010), Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology

2009       Steven K. Katona, Commencement Speaker
                 Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology
                 Thomas Chappell, Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology
                 John N. Kelly, Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology
                 Lucy Bell Sellers, Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology

2010       Carl Pope, Commencement Speaker
                 Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology
                 Samuel M. Hamill, Jr., Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology
                 Bo Lidegaard, Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology
                Janusz Reiter, Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology

2011      Jane Alexander, Commencement Speaker
                Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology
                Henry B. Sharpe, Jr., Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology
                Peggy Sharpe, Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology

2012       Robert Krulwich, Commencement Speaker
                 Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology
                 William G. Foulke, Jr., Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology
                 Richard Levins, Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology

2013      Dr. Paul Farmer, Commencement Speaker
                Honorary MPhil in Human Ecology