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
maa614@lehigh.edu

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. 

Lehigh Hosts Veterans at Luncheon

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

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.

Business Beyond Boundaries

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

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.

Lehigh to Implement Residency Program for Aspiring School Leaders

The university receives state grant to help Allentown School District groom future principals.

SouthSide Commons Officially Opens

Ribbon-cutting ceremony signals milestone along Lehigh’s Path to Prominence.

Lehigh Students Assess Organizational Effectiveness at Nonprofits

Presentations cap semester-long project in ‘Managing and Leading People in Organizations.’

Parklet Pops Up on South Side Bethlehem

Lehigh’s Engineers Without Borders outreach committee and Karen Beck Pooley's Parklets team create parklet to help improve the urban experience.

Lehigh Ph.D. Graduates Honored at 2019 Hooding Ceremony

President John D. Simon urges doctoral candidates to ‘use your talents to the fullest.’

Women in Business Conference Focuses on Personal Branding, Inclusion

Lehigh alumni, experts offer career advice at student-run event at Iacocca Hall.

Jessica Condolo Hubsch ’18G Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

The College of Education graduate will assist with university-level English language education in Portugal and serve as a cultural ambassador for the United States.