Mary Ellen Alu

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. 

E-Nabling the Future

Student group makes 3-D printed prosthetics to help those in need.

Celebrating Lehigh's Class of 2024: View Photos

Students and their families rejoice, as the university hold its 156th Commencement ceremonies.

Video: Lehigh Commencement 2024 Highlights

Lehigh held its 156th Commencement May 18-19, 2024. Watch highlights of the graduate and undergraduate ceremonies.

Lehigh Journalism Professor Kathy Olson Appears on ‘Jeopardy!’

Olson achieves dream of being a contestant on long-running game show.

Lehigh Admits Newest Members of the Class of 2028

Admitted students come from 49 states, plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, and 65 countries.

Lehigh Students Win 2024 Davis Projects for Peace Award

The team aims to fight malnutrition in Bududa, Uganda, through a sustainable poultry program and education campaign.

Professor Mayuresh Kothare Named AAAS Fellow

Kothare was recognized for his contributions to solving engineering problems that require assimilation of concepts from various fields.

The Paths Taken

A letter from the editor

You Have a Great Idea. Now What?

Entrepreneur Craig Ploetner ’94 mentors Lehigh students through the Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation.

Here's the Scoop on Ryan Crookham ’26

The Lehigh wrestler is Hotel Bethlehem's first "community ambassador."

A Trip to the Arctic

Eugene Vivino '16 helps manage the cyber infrastructure for research vessels around the world.

A ‘Rising Tide’ of Support for South Side Businesses

The university recommits to loan program that aims to help small businesses flourish.

Liz Cheney: ‘We Can't Survive a President who Goes to War With the Constitution’

The outspoken Trump critic and former U.S. Representative delivers the Kenner Lecture on Cultural Understanding in talk titled ‘Defending Democracy.’

Lehigh Oceans Research Center Holds Inaugural Symposium

The College of Arts and Sciences launches a new research center that focuses on the field of ocean science.

Tech Entrepreneur & Philanthropist Sanjay Shah ’89 MBA Killed in Accident

The distinguished Lehigh alumnus provided the generous gifts that established the Vistex Institute for Executive Education at Lehigh.

Lehigh Honors Martin Luther King’s Legacy with MLK Day of Service

Faculty, staff and students join the national observance by picking up trash, making fleece blankets for children suffering trauma, working at an animal shelter, and more.

2023: 10 Great Research Stories

Lehigh researchers provide a methodology for predicting wildfires, work to speed up the translation of research into actual use, discover a novel way to capture carbon pollution, and other developments.

A Gift to the Community: View Photos of Christmas Vespers

Steven Sametz directs Lehigh University Choral Arts at Christmas Vespers one last time.

NSF Awards $6M to Lehigh to Speed Up Translation of Research Into Actual Use

The new Accelerating Research Translation (ART) program addresses the gap between academic research and practical solutions for society’s complex problems.

Lehigh Hosts ‘Defend the Republic’ Drone Competition at Mountaintop

Teams from eight universities compete in an event held for the first time at Lehigh.