Temple University has a rich tradition of awarding honorary degrees to outstanding leaders, artists, scientists, journalists and professionals from all walks of life whose values and achievements exemplify the mission and ideals of the university.

2024 Recipients

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Quinta Brunson

Award-winning actress, writer, producer, showrunner and former Temple Owl Quinta Brunson will address the graduates and be awarded an honorary Temple University degree during their 137th Commencement in May.

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Charles L. Blockson

Historian and curator emeritus of the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection at Temple University Charles L. Blockson will be awarded an honorary degree posthumously during Temple’s 137th Commencement ceremony.

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