Lehigh in Latin America

Joseph J. Helble '82 met with students and alumni during his first overseas trip as Lehigh president. One of the stops included a visit to the Galápagos Islands where Helble met with Lehigh Launch students.

Lehigh in Latin America: View Photos of President Joseph J. Helble’s Trip

The itinerary included stops in Ecuador, Colombia, Panama and Guatemala.

Photography by

Taylor Stakes

In his first overseas trip as Lehigh president, Joseph J. Helble ’82 visited four Latin American countries to connect with alumni, students, families and international colleagues.

View some of the highlights of the trip, including at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, where Helble delivered the esteemed Chancellor’s Lecture; Galápagos tortoises on Santa Cruz Island, where Helble met with Lehigh Launch students; and the locks of the Panama Canal, where he received a behind-the-scenes tour from an alum.

The tour, from Nov. 30 to Dec. 7, also included stops in Bogotá, Colombia; Panama City, Panama; and Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Photography by

Taylor Stakes

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