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. 

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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

Journalist Bill Moyers addresses politics, Selma  and global  warming

Tim Hyland reflects on the latest edition of the Lehigh Bulletin

 Former Professor of Accounting at Virginia Polytechnic Institute joins Lehigh’s business faculty. 

A counseling psychologist helps inner-city youth develop strategies to succeed.

Historian Eric Foner sits down for a Q&A during visit to Lehigh.

Anthony Brichta ’04, ’05G has opened the first distillery in Allentown since Prohibition. 

Lehigh graduates are urged to keep alive ‘respect for the life of the mind.’

Georgette Phillips was appointed dean of the College of Business and Economics in July 2014. In this article, she answers 10 questions for Charlotte Clarke, Financial Times reporter. 

An assistant professor of Educational Leadership challenges Diane Ravitch’s arguments against education reform. 

PayScale studied the best “return on investment” over 20 years.

Gov. Wolf’s nominee meets with Lehigh education faculty and area superintendents. 

College of Business and Economics honors students for academic achievement and faculty for contributions to student success.

Veteran journalist Bill Moyers bemoaned 'a failure of nerve' in hour-long talk that opened and closed with standing ovations.

Lehigh showcases its business curriculum at national symposium.

Award-winning broadcast journalist to speak on threats to democracy.

Inaugural Women in Business conference solicits advice from successful alums.