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. 

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.

Together Again

A letter from Bulletin Editor Mary Ellen Alu.

Four Questions with Karen L. Stuckey ’75

One of 169 women who were part of Lehigh’s first coed class 50 years ago, Karen L. Stuckey ’75 later was a trustee and the first woman president of the Lehigh University Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Lehigh President Joseph J. Helble: What Are Our Shared Aspirations?

Helble 82 held two hour-long conversations Tuesday with members of the Lehigh community, in person and virtually.

Welcome Home, Joseph J. Helble '82

The Lehigh chemical engineering grad returns to his alma mater to lead the university that changed the course of his life.

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.