Mary Ellen Alu

Director, Editorial Services
Editor, Lehigh Bulletin
Office of Communications and Public Affairs
(610) 758-6391
maa614@lehigh.edu

Mary Ellen Alu is director of editorial services in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs. She is editor of the Lehigh Alumni Bulletin, published three times a year; and she has played a key role in other publications, including the College of Education’s Theory to Practice magazine and Lehigh Business, the annual magazine of the College of Business. She also writes and edits for Lehigh’s online news sites.

Alu joined Lehigh’s communications office in 2014 after a lengthy career in journalism. She worked as an editor for AOL’s online news service, Patch; as an editor and reporter for The Morning Call daily newspaper in Allentown, Pa.; and as a reporter for The Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. She holds a Masters of Liberal Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Wilkes College (now University). She is the recipient of numerous writing and reporting awards.

Alu is a former co-president and board member of Families with Children from China – Lehigh Valley Chapter. She also served as an assistant troop leader for Girl Scout Troop 6008 based at St. Thomas More in Salisbury Township, Pa. 

Strategic Planning Process Hits Halfway Mark

More than 200 faculty, students and staff provide input on emerging ideas for Lehigh’s future.

A Quintessential Lehigh Story

A letter from Bulletin Editor Mary Ellen Alu. 

Lehigh Alum Wins StartUp Lehigh Valley’s Entrepreneurial Pitch Competition

In accepting her $20,000 award, Giana Jarrah ’22 thanks Lehigh’s Baker Institute for her transformation to entrepreneur.

Lehigh’s Strategic Planning Process: A Conversation with Nathan Urban and Chris Cook

With ‘Our Lehigh, Our Future’ in full swing, Lehigh’s provost and its vice president of strategic planning and initiatives talk about the themes, process and generating ideas.

Reimagining the Clayton University Center

Lehigh will begin extensive renovations to the iconic Clayton University Center at Packer Hall that will create a dynamic environment for student life while preserving the building’s historic grandeur.

Fall Forums Focus on ‘Our Future, Our Lehigh’

Faculty, students and staff share ideas as Lehigh’s strategic planning process gets under way.

Lehigh Summer Research Expo Showcases Student Projects

The expo caps 10 weeks of interdisciplinary summer undergraduate research programs.

Milestone Moments

A letter from the Editor

Lehigh Rings Nasdaq’s Opening Bell, Marks Collaboration with Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center

Students in Lehigh’s summer Startup Academy and Global Entrepreneurial Fellowship internship programs are featured on the Nasdaq Tower in Times Square as part of the ceremony.

Lehigh Celebrates its First ‘Posse’ of Graduates

The initial cohort of students from the Bay Area of California has made a significant impact on the university, Posse liaison Jennifer Jensen says.

Remembering Alan W. Pense, Former Lehigh Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Pense, who rose through the ranks from professor to provost, was a renowned figure in the world of metallurgy research and education.

Red Dresses Raise Awareness of Violence Against Indigenous Women

Students honor REDress Project in effort to inform Lehigh community about international issue.

Lehigh Students, Staff Among New Inductees into First-Generation Honor Society

The ceremony of the Tri-Alpha Honor Society was held April 7 on campus.

Lehigh-led Interdisciplinary Research Team Wins Prestigious $7.5M DOD Award

Keith Moored, associate professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, will lead the team in conducting research to develop fast and efficient schools of bio-inspired underwater vehicles.

Reaching for the Stars

A letter from Bulletin Editor Mary Ellen Alu.

President Helble Hosts Lawmakers at Lehigh

Helble addresses student accomplishments and university initiatives, including efforts to address students’ mental health issues.

Elsa Reichmanis Receives the John M. Prausnitz AIChE Institute Lecturer Award

Reichmanis is widely regarded as a groundbreaking researcher and pioneer in the world of microlithography. 

Lehigh President Joseph J. Helble: ‘Every Voice in This Community is Important’

Helble ’82 held his second community conversation Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, in person and virtually.

Cultivating Students’ Sense of Belonging

Lehigh hosts a two-day faculty workshop to promote and share best practices for effective teaching and learning among diverse student populations. 

Schematic: Better Oral Drug Delivery

An emerging hydrogel material could help researchers develop new and more effective methods for delivering drugs taken orally.