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Welcoming the Class of 2026

Lehigh welcomed 700 pint-size visitors to campus in late April as part of a program designed to give young students early exposure to college. The young scholars, all second- graders, came from New York City’s Success Academy Charter Schools. The Success Academies are free, high-performing public charter schools serving children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Each year, the network sends students to visit a college or university in an effort to start them thinking about their academic futures. Chuck Strauch ‘57, a member of the board for the consortium of schools as well as a member of Lehigh’s Engineering Advisory Council, suggested Lehigh as a great place for the students to visit. The students were accompanied by 170 teachers and 30 other adults from their schools.

Mentoring discussion panelists

Chuck Strauch