Mary Ellen Alu

Manager, Editorial Services
Managing Editor, Lehigh Bulletin
Editor, Lehigh Business and Theory to Practice
Office of Communications and Public Affairs
(610) 758-6391

Mary Ellen Alu is a manager of editorial services in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs. She plays a key role in several publications: the Lehigh Alumni Bulletin, published three times a year; the College of Education’s annual 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 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 serves as an assistant troop leader for Girl Scout Troop 6008 based at St. Thomas More in Salisbury Township, Pa. 

Business Beyond Boundaries

A name change signals a new era of Lehigh’s College of Business. 

2019: Year in Review

Here’s a look back at the biggest Lehigh stories of the year.

Celebrating 30 Years of the Umoja House

Lehigh community gathers to recognize three decades of Umoja on campus. 

College of Business Hosts Financial Engineering Conference

The conference aimed to promote the exchange of ideas in data management, deep learning and other finance areas.

Lehigh Hosts Veterans at Luncheon

Event coincides with the 100-year anniversary celebration of ROTC at Lehigh.

Remembering Eric Varley: A Formidable Ally

Varley was a dedicated Lehigh faculty member for 46 years.

‘An Intellectual in the Best Sense’

Russell Y.T. Chou specialized in ceramics materials and processing

Preparing Principals

Preparing Principals

An Evolving Campus

Lehigh's Path to Prominence takes shape with the introduction of various new buildings on campus.

What Does Activism Mean to You?

MLK Justice Panel discusses the evolution of campus activism.

Umoja House Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Honor Walk, Block Party

The Lehigh community kicks off anniversary of Umoja House founding. More events planned.

Roger S. Penske Awarded Medal of Freedom

Penske, a member of Lehigh’s Class of 1959, built a car dealership into Penske Corporation and Team Penske.

Spotlight: Zach Day ’21

Day went to Sierra Leone as a Global Social Impact Fellow.

‘Being First Can Be Hard’

Five students in the College of Business inducted into the Alpha Alpha Alpha Honor Society.

Up Close: Ricky Kirshner ’82

Producer Ricky Kirshner ’82 holds 10 Emmy awards. His productions include the Super Bowl Halftime Show, the Tony Awards, presidential inaugurals and a host of other major events.

Schwarzman Scholar Named

David Morency ’18 has begun his studies in China.

Save the Date: Financial Engineering Conference

Save the Date: Financial Engineering Conference

Startup Academy Celebrates its Second Graduating Class

Startup Academy Showcased on Nasdaq Tower in Times Square 

Tyler Shultz: ‘I Didn’t Plan on Being a Whistleblower’

The Theranos’ saga at heart of Lehigh’s third Peter S. Hagerman ’61 Lecture in Ethics.

Historic Chandler-Ullmann Hall Reopens After Extensive Renovation

Open house showcases new classrooms, faculty offices, study rooms and student zones.