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. 


The Lehigh University-Caring for Cambodia partnership takes an innovative approach to sustainable education.

Six teams examine the feasibility of developers' proposals for office, housing and retail buildings in South Side Bethlehem. 

In interviews and research, faculty look for a way forward.

A Very Special Alumni Weekend

Researchers in the College of Education have been awarded grants from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to develop programs and monitoring tools to help preschool and elementary school children in language, behavior and literacy.

The Institute of Education Sciences grants will be used for language, behavior and literacy initiatives.

Sedale Threatt Jr. ’08 says he feels fortunate to have role in historical production.

Entrepreneur Sanjay Shah ’89G has a passion for technology and solving problems.

More than 100 graduates recognized in Doctoral Hooding Ceremony.

Lehigh’s College of Education celebrates its remarkable history and looks to the future.

Dr. Barb Plohocki, director of Environmental Health and Safety, issues message on results of water testing.

An alum and his wife help set the standard for education in a country once torn by genocide.

Brainstorming sessions among faculty and staff explore ways to best invest $250 million in funding.

Successful Lehigh alums share strategies for the workforce at Women in Business conference.

Jim Donovan’s namesake was lawyer and master negotiator. 

Africana Studies program awarded $500,000 NEH challenge grant that will be used to create endowment to expand public humanities initiatives

Lehigh to be anchor tenant in new South Side development

Joe Kender ’87, ’93G steps down after eight years as Lehigh’s Vice President of Advancement

A Lehigh professor helps develop a low-cost, user-friendly way to protect credit card information from theft.

Students in Lehigh's 3D Design Foundations classes join with Lehigh University Art Galleries (LUAG) to make art more accessible to those with vision loss and other disabilities.