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Lehigh: 2022 in Photos

As 2022 comes to end, here's a look back at the Lehigh community through some of the best images of the year.

This past year, Lehigh’s most memorable occasions included life-changing trips, innovative research, new interdisciplinary classes and plenty of fun. Students traveled abroad to Uganda and Ecuador and many other countries. They participated in cutting-edge research led by their professors in Lehigh’s laboratories, and unveiled their work at events such as the Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium. New students and alumni took part in longstanding traditions such as The Rally and Reunion, the first in-person reunion in three years with an unprecedented number of participating classes. Students also raised awareness for social issues such as sustainability and women’s rights through projects such as the Beekeeping Club and REDress Project. As we wrap up 2022, here are some of the year’s best images that captured life on the Lehigh campus and with Lehigh students around the world during the past 12 months.


Study Abroad Uganda. Kelly Austin, professor of sociology, has led numerous trips to Uganda. In the summer of 2022, 13 Lehigh students traveled to the Bududa District to conduct research and participate in internships at the Pathways Development Initiative. Photo by Willow Munson ’23.

Teasha McKoy

Teasha McKoy ’22. A founding member of the Student-Athletes of Color Leadership Council and an executive Board member of Flight 45, a program that promotes, develops and inspires leadership in the Lehigh athletic community. During her senior indoor track and field season, she took the top spot in both the shot put and weight throw at the Fast Times Before Finals meet. Photo by Stephanie Veto.


Lehigh’s Beekeeping Club. The Lehigh Beekeeping Club promotes the sustainability of the honey bee population. The organization reaches out to the greater Lehigh Valley community, teaming up with the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association. Photo by Christa Neu.

REDress Project

REDress Project. The project is an art installation to bring awareness to the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in North America. Red dresses, donated by Lehigh students and faculty, were hung around campus on May 5 as a reminder of indigenous women and girls whose lives were cut short. Photo by Christa Neu.

Rosi Reed physics lab.

Rosi Reed physics lab. Students work on scintillator panels that will go into a detector in the Brookhaven lab. Photo by Christa Neu.

Leonardo da Vinci Artist and Engineer

Leonardo da Vinci: Artist & Engineer class. Mellie Katakalos, and associate theater professor, and Christina Viau Haden, an associate professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, co-taught a new, interdisciplinary course in the 2022 Spring semester. The interdisciplinary course was funded by the Melon Humanities Lab grant. Students developed their own butterfly robots, flew biometric aircraft and reverse engineered wind up toys. Photo by Christa Neu.

Richard Gordon IV '07G

Richard Gordon IV ’07G. Principal of the Paul Robeson High School for Human Services School District of Philadelphia. Gordon is among a growing list of award-winning leaders to emerge from Lehigh’s Educational Leadership Program. Photo by Christa Neu.


Philharmonic Spring Concert. The Lehigh University Philharmonic rehearses in late February for its performance of Spring Awakening at the Zoellner Arts Center. Led by Director Eugene Albulescu, the group delighted with lively offerings of orchestral favorites. Photo by Christa Neu.

Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium

Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium. The event for Lehigh and Lafayette students allows them to present their engineering research on a wide range of topics and compete for scholarships to attend professional conferences. Pictured on left is FJ Olugbodi ’23. Photo by Christa Neu.

Scott Willoughby '89

Scott Willoughby ’89. As vice president and program manager for the James Webb Space Telescope program at Northrop Grumman, Willoughby helped lead the development of the most powerful and complex space telescope ever launched. Photo by John McGillen.

The Rally

The Rally. Every year, the incoming class is adopted by the class that was introduced to Lehigh 50 years prior. Pictured is Lehigh President Joseph J. Helble ’82. Photo by John Kish IV.

Nano/Human Interfaces Lab

Nano/Human Interfaces Lab (NHI). Mari-Therese Burton, Presidential NHI Scholar and graduate research associate in the materials and science engineering department in the NHI Lab in Lehigh’s new Health, Science and Technology Building. Photo by Christa Neu.

Flying Swarms

Mountaintop Project 2022Flying Swarms. Pictured is David Saldaña, an assistant professor in computer science and engineering. The project aims to design, construct and program autonomous robotic blimps. Photo by Christa Neu.

Reunion 2022

Reunion 2022. The class of 1981 performs for a panel of judges during the alumni parade at Reunion weekend. Classes were competing to win the coveted Petty Flag. Because of the pandemic, it was the first time in three years that alumni were able to return to campus to celebrate their reunions. Photo by Christa Neu.

Health and Humanities

Health and Humanities Class. In Associate Professor Lorenzo Servitje's class, students read about 19th-century bacteriology, took cultures of everyday things such as phones, glasses and doors, and then wrote about the process like 19th-century writers. Photo by Christa Neu.

Keith Moored's lab

Keith Moored’s lab. Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Keith Moored is pictured in his lab. Moored is leading a team of researchers awarded $7.5 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to help develop fast and efficient schools of bio-inspired underwater vehicles. Photo by Douglas Benedict/ Academic Image.

Civic Engagement Day

Civic Engagement Day. A student holds up a button during Civic Engagement Day. Lehigh gives students a day off from classes each Election Day to encourage participation in the electoral process. Photo by Christa Neu.

Gruhn Lecture

Gruhn Lecture. Sanjay Shah ’89 MBA, tech entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of enterprise software company Vistex, was featured at the 14th lecture in the Donald M. Gruhn ’49 Distinguished Finance Speaker Series. Photo by Christa Neu.

Goat Yoga

Goat Yoga. This past fall, the Office of Student Engagement held “goat yoga” on the lawn in front of the Clayton University Center. Students were able to interact with the goats while performing yoga poses. Photo by Christa Neu.

Lehigh Launch

Lehigh Launch Ecuador. Students in the Lehigh Launch program lived in Quito, Ecuador while taking four classes and participating in experiential learning activities. Photo by Christa Neu.

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