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
maa614@lehigh.edu

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. 


Former Lehigh trustees Ralph Albert Thomas ’76, ‘77G, ‘16P and Peter Bennett ’63, ‘93P were conferred Emeritus status.

Providing early exposure to college gets the next generation thinking about their academic futures.

Yes, it’s been played more than any other rivalry game in the country. But to hear Lehigh football alums tell it, that’s not the only reason why ‘The Rivalry’ stands out above the rest. 

A two-day conference will examine the future of an academic field.

Ricardo Viera awarded Latino Lifetime Achievement Award. 

When President Barack Obama signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 into law, it was the first time in 30 years that nutrition standards had been improved for the school meals program.

A look at teachers union membership over 30 years.

Researchers are assessing data to determine what interventions work best for students with severe behavioral problems. 

Professor works with preschool teachers to implement strategies to increase mathematical focus in learning centers. 

Lehigh faculty are integral to the international dialogue surrounding education. Here is a look at their global initiatives.

A Mountaintop team aims to help caseworkers forge ties with troubled families to gauge county services and help children thrive.

Annual event honors founder’s legacy, university leaders and accomplished scholars.

New book looks at role of school leaders in diverse student populations.

Lehigh's new apiary sits alongside the College of Education's Organic Education Garden.

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a 'war on poverty' with initiatives that came to include Head Start.

In the battle over public education, reformers and teachers unions stand on opposing sides. Are unions getting in the way of much needed school reform? Or are reformers seeking to privatize education?

Pilot project aimed to measure how school principals spend each day.

When President Barack Obama signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 into law, it was the first time in 30 years that nutrition standards had been improved for the school meals program.

A new book follows the fortunes of the freed slaves who returned to Africa from Brazil