2020 Honorary Degree Recipients

Each year, Duke awards honorary degrees to individuals who exemplify Duke’s highest values so that their accomplishments may inspire the new graduates.

This year’s honorees include Mary Schmidt Campbell, a distinguished leader in higher education; Ken Jeong, a physician turned actor and comedian, and Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman, two scientists whose discoveries laid the foundation for the mRNA vaccines against COVID-19.

Read more about each of the 2020 honorary degree recipients on Duke Today.