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. 

The College kicks off its observances Thursday with the inaugural John Stoops lecture series.

Education activist Diane Ravitch, in an appearance at Lehigh, argues that public schools must be saved for a future generation of children.

Education reform advocate Geoffrey Canada will address “The Promise of Charter Schools” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Baker Hall.

As Lehigh University celebrates its Sesquicentennial during this 2015-16 academic year, the College of Education also marks two key anniversaries—100 years of education at Lehigh and 50 years of education as a College.

Faculty combines expertise to develop evidence-based strategies.

Campus Square renamed in honor of former Lehigh president, Greg Farrington, and his wife, Jean.

CBE hosts impact symposium to foster dialogue on workplace diversity.

Loretta Ross will discuss "Reproductive Justice in the 21st Century.”

The new M2, the Masters of Science in Management Program, welcomes its inaugural class. 

Teams of Lehigh education leadership students propose innovative schools to promote learning. 

Todd A. Watkins talks about his vision for the Martindale Center, which he calls ‘one of Lehigh’s gems.’ 

An Introductory Global CO2 Model was published in July.

Loyal alumni return to South Mountain to reunite with classmates.

Assistant philosophy professor investigates the branch of philosophy that studies existence

Obscure rituals, sacred objects and secret societies inhabited the exhibition el otro lado del alma: Syncretisms in Contemporary Cuban Photography

The Lehigh teams, student-athletes and events worth watching in 2015-16.

Lehigh football coach Andy Coen says the Mountain Hawks are poised to bounce back in 2015.

Chester Toye '17 captures students' images as part of a public art project.

Cathy Engelbert '86 helped Lehigh clinch its first East Coast Conference women's basketball title. Now as CEO of Deloitte LLP, she's making history as the first woman to head a U.S. professional services firm.

Lehigh grad student aims to improve walkability, and perceptions, on Bethlehem’s South Side