Mary Ellen Alu

Manager, Editorial Services
Managing Editor, Lehigh Bulletin
Editor, Lehigh Business and Theory to Practice
Office of Communications and Public Affairs
(610) 758-6391

Mary Ellen Alu is a manager of editorial services in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs. She plays a key role in several publications: the Lehigh Alumni Bulletin, published three times a year; the College of Education’s annual 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 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 serves as an assistant troop leader for Girl Scout Troop 6008 based at St. Thomas More in Salisbury Township, Pa. 

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Photo gallery of the new SouthSide Commons and Chandler-Ullmann Hall renovations.

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Lehigh continues to move forward with plans for new College of Health.

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Winners: 2018 Leonard P. Pool Memorial Prize

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A conversation with Samantha Dewalt, managing director of the Lehigh@NasdaqCenter.