Celebration Honor Roll

President’s Medal for Lifetime Achievement

Kevork S. Hovnanian –1996
Chairman & Director
Hovanian Enterprises, Inc.
Steven Kalafer - 2008 
Chairman of the Board
Flemington Car and Truck Company
Robert Marcalus – 1997
Chairman of the Board
Marcal Paper Company
J. Robert Hillier, FAIA - 2009
Founder
Hillier Architecture
Russ Berrie – 1999
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Russ Berrie and Company, Inc.
James J. Coleman, Jr., Esq. - 2010
Chairman
International –Matex Tank Terminals
James A. Kennedy, Jr. – 2000
Chairman & CEO (Ret.)     
National Starch & Chemical Co.
Chair, NJIT Board of Trustees
Larry Raia ’65 - 2011
Principal & Executive Officer​​
RAIA Properties Corporation
Josh S. Weston – 2002
Honorary Chair
ADP
Dennis M. Bone - 2012
President (Ret.)
Verizon New Jersey, Inc.
Derish Wolff – 2003
Chairman
Berger Holdings, Inc.
Dr. Anthony J. Sartor - 2013
Chairman and CEO
Paulus, Sokolowski, & Sartor
Fred Hassan – 2005
Chairman of the Board & CEO
Schering-Plough Corp.
The Honorable Rodney Frelinghuysen  - 2014
United States House of Representatives 
State of New Jersey
Frank Cassidy ’69 – 2006
President & COO
PSE&G Power, LLC            
Albert Dorman ’45, ’99 HON - 2015
Founding Chairman (Ret.)
AECOM Technology Corporation
Jeffrey Vanderbeek - 2007
Owner
New Jersey Devils
Raymond J. McGowan ’64 - 2016
Executive Vice President (Ret.)
ExxonMobil Chemical       

University Medal for Lifetime Achievement

Saul K. Fenster – 1998
President 
New Jersey Institute of Technology
The Honorable Thomas H. Kean ’83 HON - 2014
Governor 
State of New Jersey

Outstanding Corporate Partner

Panasonic Industrial Company
Division of Matsushita Electric Corporation of America – 1995


Turner Construction Co. – 2006

National Starch & Chemical Co. – 1996

Verizon Communications – 2007

Exxon - 1997

Wachovia Bank, N.A. - 2008 

Public Service Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G) - 1998 

Hess Corporation - 2009

BD - 1999

Hatch Mott MacDonald - 2010

Prudential Insurance Co., of America – 2000

AECOM Technology Corporation – 2011

Schering-Plough Corporation – 2001

Renard Communications, Inc. – 2012

United Parcel Service – 2002

Berger Group Holdings, Inc. – 2013

Merck & Co., Inc. – 2003

Torcon, Inc. - 2014


Schoor DePalma - 2004

JPMorgan Chase & Co. - 2016

Pepsi Bottling Group – 2005

 

Outstanding Alumnus Award *

Victor A. Pelson ’59 – 1995
Senior Advisor
SBC Warburg Dillon Read, Inc.        
Barbara Littman ’94 - 2002
Designer
​The Hillier Group
Martin Tuchman ’61 – 1996
Chairman & CEO
Interpol, Inc.
John Olson ’61, ’66 - 2003
Managing Director (Ret.) 
Morgan Stanley
Seymour “Zoom” Fleisher ’51 – 1997
Chairman (Ret.)   
Pilot Technologies 
King K. Moy ’74, ’77 - 2004
Senior Vice President and Partner
EcolSciences, Inc.
W. Frank Hurlburt ’35 – 1998
Chairman & CEO (Ret.)
Automatic Switch Company
Amy A. Pappas ’87 - 2005
Managing Director, CFO
Asset Management America
JP Morgan Chase
Dr. Michael J. Pappas ’59, ’64 – 1999
President
Endotec, Inc.
Norma J. Clayton ’81 - 2006
Vice President Global Sourcing
Integrated Defense Systems
The Boeing Co.
William S. Guttenberg ’44 – 2000
Founder
Wilco Electric, Inc.
Vincent Naimoli ’62 - 2007
Chairman
Tampa Bay Rays
Raymond J. McGowan ’64 – 2001
Executive Vice President (Ret.)
ExxonMobil Chemical Company
Edward Cruz ’63 - 2008
President and CEO
E.E. Cruz & Company, Inc.

Edward F. Weston Medal for Professional Achievement *

C. Stephen Cordes ’72 – 2009
Managing Director
ING Clarion Partners       
 
Anita Rubino ’83 - 2013
Owner
EVOS Carrollwood Restaurant
Clifford M. Samuel ’88 – 2010
Vice President
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Paul Eng-Wong ’75, ’80 - 2014
Principal
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
Ying Wu `88 – 2011
Chairman
China Capital Group
Theodore D. Cassera ’72 - 2016
Executive Vice President
Bowman Consulting Group
Steven B. Saperstein ’84 - 2012
Chief Operating Officer
Prudential Fixed Income
 

* The Weston Medal, named in memory of Edward Faraday Weston, who served on the Board of Trustees of NCE for nearly 40 years, was previously awarded at Convocation to an alumnus in recognition of outstanding personal, professional and civic achievement, and commitment to the development of the university.

In 2009 it was determined that the intent of the Weston Medal and that of the Outstanding Alumnus Award at Celebration were the same; that they should become one award; and that Celebration was the best venue for its  presentation.