Mary Ellen Alu

Assistant Editor
Office of Communications and Public Affairs
(610) 758-6391

Mary Ellen Alu is an assistant editor 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. 

At Aspen Ideas Festival, Dean Georgette Chapman Phillips joins fellow educators in addressing the need for a holistic education.

A conversation with David E. Welsh, executive director of Lehigh University Executive Education.

Two marketing graduates follow their passions and pursue creative fields.

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Six teams compete in 2016 Collins Family Real Estate Competition.

A President's Scholar, he was among three students selected to speak at 2016 Honors Convocation.

The second annual conference was held in the Spring 2016 semester.

Who has the right to decide how much someone gets paid?

Lehigh receives $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation for Strategies Project.

The College of Business and Economics hosts a symposium on salary issues.

A professor of Counseling Psychology at Lehigh and a doctoral student team up to provide workshops in Shanghai for practicing counseling psychology professionals.

Cathy Engelbert ’86 moves up six places, to No. 15.

Lehigh’s innovative Mountaintop program challenges students to take intellectual risks. 

In a world that has become more connected, Lehigh faculty have become an integral part of the international dialogue.

The National Center for Education Statistics released data on English language learners for school year 2013-2014.

The College of Education publishes100 Years of Excellence.

Researchers are developing an online tool to educate parents of preschool children with language impairments about techniques to promote their children's language skills.

Prestigious national award given to lifelong educator for his contributions to the training of school psychologists.

In an increasingly diverse society, schools are challenged with providing all students with an effective education. Here's what they can do.

Educator Geoffrey Canada, who rose to national prominence as the head of the Harlem Children's Zone, speaks on the "Promise of Charter Schools."