Honorary Degrees
1918 - Present

Greer Garson Fogelson 
Doctor of Arts  1991
Status: conferred

A respected leading actress in the British theatre, she brought her talents to this country and became one of the most sought-after and appreciated cinema actresses of our time. She brought to life before our eyes and captured our hearts with such indelible screen images as Mrs. Miniver and Madame Curie. Her peers and even her critics honored her with seven Academy Award nominations, four New York Film Critics' Awards and the Golden Globe Award of the Foreign Press and Critics Association. We were joined by 10 other countries in naming her "best actress." Her retirement from the world of acting simply expanded her contributions to the rest of the world, as she joined her late husband in becoming a benefactor to five educational institutions and in giving their own ranch as a wildlife refuge and National Historic Monument. In recognition of her rich heritage on screen and theatre accomplishments and of her farsighted generosity serving education for future generations, we are pleased to confer upon her the degree of Doctor of Arts, honoris causa.