They are Jesuits and journalists. Astronauts and actors. Super Bowl-winning defensive ends and scientists. Congressmen and crusaders for educational opportunity. First ladies and philanthropists.

  • These are only some of the luminaries Marquette has honored with awards for teaching and research excellence and honorary degrees for their contributions to the betterment of society.

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    Nominate honorary degree recipients

    President Michael R. Lovell invites the Marquette community to help identify future honorary degree recipients.

    Nominate an outstanding individual for an honorary degree

    David Brooks addresses Marquette University's Class of 2019
    David Brooks, the New York Times best-selling author and political commentator, was the 2019 Commencement speaker.