Juwon Owolabi ’20 has always had an entrepreneurial drive. He launched his own lawn care business at the age of eight and has tried a variety of ventures in the ensuing years. He was among a group of 16 students to intern with eight startups in the San Francisco Bay area over the summer of 2019 as part of Lehigh’s Startup Academy.
Back on campus, he cofounded with fellow Lehigh student Linzelle Robinson a late-night food delivery business called LJ’s Midnight Munchies, directs the Cryptography Club, and is a member of the Men of Color Alliance (MOCA) and the National Society of Black Engineers.
“Connections are the pipeline to opportunities. The more connections I make, the more opportunities I have to learn.”
Jessica Condolo Hubsch ’18G has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Scholarship to Portugal. In that role, Hubsch will serve as a cultural ambassador for the United States, assist with university-level English language education in Portugal and provide educational advising to Portuguese students interested in studying in the U.S. She began her work in fall 2019 and will continue to June 2020.
Hannah Hedstrom racked up the accolades in the 2018-2019 season, being named to the Patriot League’s All-Defensive Team and its Academic Honor Roll, the Google Cloud Academic All-District 2 Team, and voted, for the second straight season, to the Academic All-Patriot League team. The guard’s 53 steals ranked sixth in the Patriot League, while her 3.2 assists per game was eighth-best. Both led Lehigh’s squad. She also became the ninth player in program history—and the first in nearly 20 years—to join the 300-assist club in a Patriot League quarterfinal win over Colgate. Hedstrom, a three-year starter, returns for her fourth year as a graduate student.
Hedstrom’s accomplishments off the court are equally impressive. After spending her undergraduate years in biology, she has an eye toward a career in health care consulting or clinical management consulting. “I’d love to work with a team of people who are working to solve problems within health care,” says Hedstrom, who started her graduate study in health care systems engineering at Lehigh.
This past year, Lehigh celebrated the 150th anniversary of organized singing at Lehigh. The student ensembles—the mixed Lehigh University Choir, the all-male Glee Club and all-female Dolce, and members of the Lehigh Choral Union—have performed in the world’s finest concert halls and cathedrals and are renowned for their ability to sing in any language or musical genre, for reviving forgotten masterpieces and for premiering original compositions, many by Steven Sametz, the Ronald J. Ulrich Professor of Music and artistic director of Lehigh’s Choral Arts.