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 and Economics. 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. 

Zoellner Art Center's Artist-in-Residence Bakithi Kumalo Gets the Show to Go On

Participants in the inaugural Music Master Mentor Program open for the famed bassist in SteelStacks performance.

University Convocation Opens 2021-2022 Academic Year

Speakers encourage the Classes of 2025 and 2024 to find their passions, be curious and explore concepts beyond their academic cores.

The Rally Marks Milestone Lehigh Moment

Karen Stuckey ’75 represents Lehigh’s first coed class as it adopts the Class of 2025. It is also the first time that a woman alum presents an incoming class with its official flag.

Soaring Together

A letter from the Bulletin Editor

Partnering with Latino Caregivers of Children with Autism

Ana Dueñas addresses a gap in services for Latino children with autism who need early intensive behavioral intervention.

Portraits of the Brain: Teaching Students About Neuroanatomy

Art and science come together in unique textbook project supported by Lehigh Humanities Lab.

Celebrating Lehigh’s Class of 2021

Lehigh holds two in-person Commencement ceremonies Monday for Class of 2021 undergraduates.

Former NASA Astronaut Terry Hart ’68 to Graduates: Be an Effective Team Member

The Lehigh mechanical engineering and mechanics professor virtually addresses the Classes of 2020 and 2021.

UPDATE: In-person ceremony is held Saturday morning for undergraduates of the Class of 2020.

Lehigh Plans In-Person Commencements for Class of 2021, Class of 2020

In order to safely celebrate graduates, the university will host two sessions for undergraduates in the Class of 2021. Additional, separate ceremonies are planned for the Class of 2020 and doctoral students from both classes. 

Lehigh Breaks Ground on New College of Business Building

Formal ceremony marks college expansion and ushers in new era of teaching and learning.

Lehigh Alum Harrison Bailey Named PA Secondary Principal of the Year

Bailey ’99G was recognized for his exceptional leadership as principal of Liberty High School in Bethlehem, Pa.

COH Appoints Christine Makosky Daley as First Department Chair

Daley will chair the Department of Community and Population Health.

Ethicist Arthur Caplan Addresses Ethical Challenges of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

‘It’s better to use the vaccine than to waste it,’ Caplan tells a virtual audience attending Lehigh’s Peter S. Hagerman ’61 Lecture in Ethics.

Erica Hoelscher Appointed Associate Dean for Faculty and Staff in College of Health

Hoelscher will help develop tenure and promotion guidelines for the college.

Lehigh’s College of Business to Expand Footprint

The expansion, originally scheduled to begin in 2020, was delayed due to COVID.

Lehigh to Host Top Data Journalists in Virtual Panel Discussion

Five veteran journalists to address the increasingly important role of data journalism in communicating important social issues to the public.

Lehigh Joins CEOs at Regional Summit to Promote Diversity and Inclusion

The virtual summit, coordinated by the Lehigh Valley Inter-Regional Networking & Connecting Consortium (LINC), was held Thursday.

Remembering Jerry King, Mathematician and Marathoner

King, who had a 45-year career at Lehigh, had a gift for explaining 'the beauty' of mathematics.

Lehigh Community Gathers Virtually to Reflect on Martin Luther King’s Teachings

Participants reflected on King’s book, published in 1967, ‘Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?’

Four Questions With Terry-Ann Jones, Director of the Africana Studies Program

The new director of the Africana Studies program in the College of Arts and Sciences shares her vision for the program and her hopes for the future.