Striving for Sustainability
As Lehigh unfolds its bold, new sustainability plan, we highlight six alumni who are doing their part for a more sustainable planet.
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Jake Graham '21 was awarded the 2021 John W. Smeaton Pillar of Integrity Award for being “unwavering in contributing to a campus community that is inclusive and respectful for all” and demonstrating integrity, compassion and wisdom. Graham, who is pursuing a master’s in structural engineering at Lehigh, has been a student coordinator in Lehigh’s Community Service Office all four years and a co-lead for SERVE, an immersive service experience that occurs during school breaks.
Nikayla (Nikki) Begaye '20 '21G grew up on a Navajo reservation in Arizona and earned her master’s degree in elementary education. Her accomplishment is significant: Less than 1% of the U.S. graduate population is Native American. “My master’s degree is my biggest achievement for me right now,” she says, “but I don’t think it will be my only achievement because I still want to strive for more.” She plans to teach elementary school children.
A member of Lehigh’s Emergency Medical Services Club, Akeive J. Burrows '21 became certified as an EMT during the pandemic to help the university and the wider community. He also built his leadership skills as a building manager for the Clayton University Center. A native of the Bahamas, Burrows heads to Massachusetts General Hospital to work as a clinical research coordinator in the neurosurgery department. He plans to pursue medical school.
Graduates of the Classes of 2020 and 2021 look forward to celebrating graduation together at this year’s in-person commencement ceremonies.
Amy Hoover ‘21, a first-generation college graduate, received an Asa Packer walking stick to recognize her contributions to campus and leadership skills.
Students enjoyed free online and in-person fitness classes, including yoga, all semester.
Ready to take the next step, College of Education graduates celebrate their accomplishments.
Lehigh names Joseph J. Helble ’82, current Provost at Dartmouth, as 15th President.
The annual Diner En Blanc student event included virtual and in-person entertainment.
More than $500,000 was raised by 1,518 donors on this year’s annual Lehigh Giving Day.
Spring is a magical time at Lehigh as flowers bloom across our beautiful hillside campus.
The College of Business breaks ground on a 74,000-square-foot building across from the Rauch Business Center.
Cheers to the next chapter! Lehigh celebrates the Class of 2021 at the annual senior toast.
Lehigh's Flex MBA program, with its unique team-taught core curriculum, is No. 10 in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings
The College of Health is the first institution in the world to offer undergraduate, graduate and executive degrees and certificates in population health with a focus on health innovation and technology.
Department of Theatre students created an interactive, online production for virtual audience members.
Lehigh University is celebrating its 50th anniversary of undergraduate women’s first year on campus.
A $2.5 million gift, made by Charles Marcon, establishes a research institute dedicated to social justice.
Members of the graduate student outdoor club enjoyed a local kayaking outing.
At residential dining locations, students have the option to take home food in a reusable eco-container to eat sustainably while on the go.
The newly opened Singleton, Hitch and Maida houses boast a fitness center, a dance studio, a coffee house and multiple study lounges.
The Institute for Indigenous Studies aims to improve the health of Native American communities worldwide.