Stephen Shaw, president of Shaw Built Homes and mayor of Mountain Lakes, will be named an outstanding alumnus by the Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).
Shaw, who earned a civil engineering degree from NCE in 1982, will be honored during the annual NCE Awards Banquet, held May 5 in NJIT’s Campus Center. The Newark College of Engineering is the oldest and largest of NJIT’s six colleges. Shaw became a successful builder and developer on the foundation of a solid NCE education.
He will be cited as role model for current NCE students.
While a student at NJIT, Shaw was vice president of the university chapter of Chi Epsilon, the national civil engineering honor society; a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society and president of the Tau Epsilon chapter of Tau Delta Phi Fraternity.
“I’m honored by this award,” said Shaw, “and delighted to join a group of distinguished and outstanding alumni from NJIT. The practical, applied-engineering education I received as a student at NJIT enabled me to work as soon as I graduated. It was the best background I could have had for the kind of work I do.”
Shaw, 46, is a life-long New Jersey resident and second-generation builder and developer with more than 30 years of experience. Shaw Built Homes, in Boonton Township, is an award-winning, medium-sized building company that builds customized single-family houses in Morris, Hunterdon and Sussex Counties.
He is a former president of The New Jersey Builders Association, Robbinsville, and was named builder of the year by that group in 2003. A year later, he was inducted into NJBA Builders Hall of Fame.
Shaw is a former president of the Community Builders Association, a local chapter of the National Association of Homebuilders, a group that named him its 1995 builder of the year. He is a licensed real estate sales associate and a member of the Morris County Board of Realtors.
He is now serving his second, one-year term as mayor of Mountain Lakes. He is former deputy mayor, councilman and planning board member. For four years he was the senior warden of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Mountain Lakes, and served on the church vestry for seven years. He’s been married to Cynthia Shaw for 20 years, and the couple has two children: Matthew, 18 and Catherine, 16.
The proceeds from the dinner, which also recognizes NJIT professors and students, will benefit the NCE scholarship endowment, sponsored by the NCE Board of Visitors. For further information about the banquet or to order tickets, contact Jane McClellan at 973-596-3408.