The African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) has conferred an Honorary Doctoral Degree on former Finance Minister Emmanuel Lionel Shaw II.Speaking at the thirteenth commencement convocation of the university, the President of AMEU Dr. Jean Bell Manning said the conferring of the Doctoral Degree is in recognition of Mr. Shaw's outstanding accomplishments, leadership, civic and community services and his advocacy and advancement of jobs for the citizens of Liberia.
Based on these reasons, Dr. Manning told the audience that the Board of Trustees of AME University, upon the recommendation of the Faculty Senate agreed to confer on Mr. Emmanuel Lionel Shaw,II, the Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters (HLD) Honoris Causa.
Mr. Shaw was born on July 26, 1946, in Monrovia, as the first of seven children of his parents Emmanuel Lionel Shaw Sr. and Eugenia Cooper Shaw. He completed the Monrovia Demonstration Elementary School and went to the St. John's Episcopal High School where he graduated in 1964.
Mr. Shaw later attended the School of Management of the Prestigious Cranfield University in Bedford, England where he obtained a degree of Master of Business Administration in Management and Finance in 1978.
He obtained a Bachelors Degree in Economics and Political Science in 1969 from the Cuttington College in Suacoco, Bong County and also served as Deputy Minister of State and Advisor on Finance and Economic Affairs during the administration of President William R. Tolbert.