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Stephen J. Ressler

CEE Alumnus returns to Lehigh as Adjunct Professor
Dr. Stephen J. Ressler, ‘89G, ‘91 Ph.D., gives back to his alma mater in a unique and impactful way. | MORE >

Beth Galetti

Beth Galetti '93: Thinking Big
Electrical engineering alum manages recruiting, growth, and development of Amazon's global workforce. | MORE >

Richie Terwilliger

MechE alum to compete in world baton championships
Richie Terwilliger ‘15, who works for the Department of Defense, is representing the USA at this year's World Baton Twirling Championships. | MORE >

Jessie Garcia

Express-Times calls alum invention a "game changer" in sports-related concussion
Just a year after graduating with her M.Eng. in TE, Jessie Garcia founded Tozuda, a company now entirely run by Lehigh students and graduates. | MORE >

Lee Blaney

Joseph Helble '82 named Dartmouth's next provost
Distinguished alum Joseph Helble '82, Dean of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, was appointed Dartmouth's next provost. | MORE >

Lee Blaney

Lehigh alum Dr. Misti Ushio '99G makes list of Top 100 Most Creative People in Business
Dr. Misti Ushio ‘99G, founding CEO of TARA Biosystems, is poised to disrupt the drug development cycle. | MORE >

Lee Blaney

Marion and George Keller ’44 leave $6.6 million Lehigh legacy
Outdoor enthusiasts Marion and George Keller ’44 donated $6.6 million to Lehigh to support endowed scholarships. | MORE >

Lee Blaney

Lehigh engineering alumna to lead NYSE
ISE alum Stacey Cunningham '96 becomes the first woman CEO of the New York Stock Exchange on May 25, 2018. | MORE >

Lee Blaney

‘Cos’ Denson ’56 ’15H, a Lehigh Pioneer
Denson was an expert in polymer engineering and fluid mechanics and was the first African-American to graduate from Lehigh. | MORE >

Lee Blaney

Sterling Ashby 1969-2017
Sterling Ashby '92, best known as co-founder of Umoja House, died November 2017. | MORE >

Lee Blaney

Bridging disciplines in health and biomedicine
Stephen T.C. Wong '89G '91PhD has been awarded the distinction of fellow from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). | MORE >

Lee Blaney

Marks named President of Otis
Judy Marks '84 has been named President of Otis, the world's leading manufacturer and service provider of elevators, escalators and moving walkways. | MORE >

Lee Blaney

Lehigh alum to lead Lehigh "alum"
Stephen Tang '85G '88 PhD named CEO of Bethlehem-based OraSure Technologies. | MORE >

Lee Blaney

In memoriam: P. Aarne Vesilind ’62 ’64G
A proud Lehigh alum and environmental engineering pioneer dies at 78. | MORE >

Lee Blaney

Banafa '93G often sought for IoT expertise
Ahmed Banafa was recently interviewed by ABC before the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. | MORE >

Lee Blaney

Cleaning up
Accolades abound for researcher and Lehigh environmental engineering alum. | MORE >

Arup SenGupta

A cool, clean legacy
Prof. Arup SenGupta inspires a legion of doctoral students to ‘do well by doing good’. | MORE >

Anthony Rinaldi

Lehigh alum invents sensor that gives heads-up on concussion
Jessie Garcia ’12, '13G founded a company that makes headgear impact sensors designed to change color in response to dangerous levels of force. | MORE >

Anthony Rinaldi

The Transform Guys: Lehigh alum, partners reinvent companies
Wai San Loke ’89, managing director of Novo Tellus Capital Partners, buys distressed technology companies and makes them profitable. | MORE >

Anthony Rinaldi

The Real Deal's Q&A with Anthony Rinaldi '88
A profile of Lehigh alumnus and founder of contracting and construction management firm The Rinaldi Group. | MORE >

Steve Pacicco

Pacicco '84 named senior vice president at MatrixCare
Steve Pacicco ‘84 was named senior vice president of corporate development at MatrixCare, a healthcare software company, earlier this year. | MORE >

James Geurts

Yesulaitis ’83 speaker at inaugural consulting summit
CompE alum Joe Yesulaitis ‘83 gave a talk at Lehigh Consulting Group's inaugural Lehigh Consulting Summit held in September. | MORE >

James Geurts

Burbank ’86 named to CryoLife board
EE alum Kevin Kettler ’84 joined Flex as the chief technology officer and senior vice president of its Cloud Business Unit. | MORE >

James Geurts

Kettler ’84 named CTO at Flex
EE alum Kevin Kettler ’84 joined Flex as the chief technology officer and senior vice president of its Cloud Business Unit. | MORE >

James Geurts

EE alum tapped as next Assistant Secretary of U.S. Navy
James F. Geurts '87 is an executive for U.S. Special Operations Command at Tampa's MacDill AFB. | MORE >

TE Grad Ali Almasi

Seeking the Midas Touch
Technical Entrepreneurship graduate Ali Almasi '16 working to bring high-quality saffron to the U.S. market at an affordable price. | MORE >

Martin Droney

EE alum named CTO of Bank Leumi
Martin Droney '91, '94 M.S. was named as Chief Operations and Technology Officer of the New York-based company. | MORE >

Orapong Thien-Ngern

Lehigh alum Orapong Thien-Ngern joins Digital Ventures
The Manufacturing Systems Engineering grad was named Executive Committee Chairman of Thailand-based company. | MORE >

Alton D. Romig Jr.

Manufacturing success in Long Island
ChBE alum Leonard Poveromo '69 looks to the future of manufacturing with Composite Prototyping Center. | MORE >

Alton D. Romig Jr.

Lehigh alum to speak at Penn State commencement
Alton D. Romig Jr. to speak at university's Earth and Mineral Sciences baccalaureate ceremony on May 5. | MORE >

Tom Gillis

Bridging the gap between Lehigh and the Silicon Valley
Tech entrepreneur Tom Gillis is the catalyst for the successful LehighSiliconValley program, now in it's sixth year at Lehigh. | MORE >

Geoffrey Andrews

Clearing the Launchpad
Lehigh aerospace program alumnus Geoffrey Andrews ’15 honored by Aviation Week. | MORE >

Christine Seymour

ChBE alum named President-Elect of AIChE
Lehigh alumna Christine Seymour '89 named President-Elect of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. | MORE >

Patrice Banks

Empowering engineering: Patrice Banks '02
The materials science alum didn't set out to disrupt the male-dominated auto repair industry, but she wanted to do something to empower women. | MORE >

Michael Yonkovig

The long road back to Lehigh
Nearly 70 years after chasing an engineering degree at Lehigh, Michael Yonkovig returns to Bethlehem. | MORE >

Stacey Cunningham

Keeping the markets in line
Lehigh's Stacey Cunningham ’96 credits her ISE degree for her ability to think through complex problems. | MORE >

Judy Marks

Lehigh alum Marks named Siemens CEO U.S.
Judy Marks '84, who joined Siemens in 2011 as CEO of its goverment technologies subsidiary, will officially take over the role January 1, 2017. | MORE >

Steve Galante

Squeeze Play
MechE alum Steve Galante '94 develops ergonomically-designed device that wrings out the last drop from every tube. | MORE >

Henry Dorkin

Lehigh ChBE alum elected president of Mass Medical Society
Dr. Henry L. Dorkin was named president-elect of the Massachusetts Medical Society. | MORE >

Kathleen Hall, FARO Technologies

Kathleen Hall named COO of FARO Technologies
ISE alum earns promotion at one of the top companies specializing in 3D measurement, imaging, and realization technology. | MORE >

Jon Akers, Bike Guy

Martin Faga '63 '64G: Engineering Intelligence
The electrical engineering alum earns USGIF's 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. | MORE >

Jon Akers, Bike Guy

Lehigh Tech Eng. grad helps develop plan for new electric bike
Lehigh Valley native Jonathan Akers '10 '15G part of a group helping to develop a creative transportation alternative. | MORE >

Gerry Price

Lehigh triple alum to be honored by University of Winnipeg
Triple alumnus and mechanical engineer Gerry Price '70 ,'72G, '76 Ph.D. recognized with 2016 Duff Roblin Award | MORE >

Patrice Banks

Reverse engineering the auto repair industry
Patrice Banks '02 turns Lehigh degree into an opportunity to empower women in the field of auto mechanics. | MORE >

Kevin T. Campbell '89 '94MBA

Engineering leadership
Kevin T. Campbell '89G, '94 MBA was named Engineer of the Year by the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers. | MORE >

William Amelio

Lehigh alum Amelio named CEO of Avnet
The chemical and biomolecular engineering grad was officially named to the role in September. | MORE >

Terrence Hahn

Honeywell taps Lehigh alum to lead new group
Terrence Hahn '88, '92G named President and CEO of Honeywell's new Home and Building Technoloies (HBT) group | MORE >

Susan Daniel

Why student research matters
Triple ChemE alumna Susan Daniel '99, '01G, '05 Ph.D flourishes as a surface science all-star | MORE >

Kim Hanemann

Kim Hanemann ’86: Utility Player
PSE&G engineer and mechanical engineering alum named to Board of Middlesex Water. | MORE >

Richard Verma

Technology's growing importance to diplomacy
Lehigh ISE alum Richard Verma ’90, U.S. ambassador to India, says it is drawing the two nations closer. | MORE >

Masayoshi Nakashima

High honors for CEE alum
Masayoshi Nakashima '81 Ph.D. inducted into the National Academy of Engineering as a foreign member. | MORE >

Gary Kohler

For the Love of Lehigh and Chemical Engineering
Lehigh alum Gary Kohler establishes the Dolores T. and William E. Schiesser Endowed Faculty Development Fund in honor of his mentor and life-long friend. | MORE >

Daniel Zarrilli

Daniel Zarrilli '97: Engineering Resiliency
As NYC Sr. Director of climate policy and programs, the CEE grad oversees the Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency as well as the Office of Sustainability. | MORE >

Ada Rossin

Remembering Ada Rossin
The wife of the late Peter Rossin, for whom the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science is named, passed away on November 17. | MORE >

Michael Kimball

Transforming healthcare delivery
Healthcare Systems Engineering graduate Michael Kimball '13G is founding director of management engineering at St. Luke's University Health Network here in the Lehigh Valley. | MORE >

Leonidas Bleris

Mapping the most important cellular network of all
Leonidas Bleris '06 Ph.D pursues biological reverse engineering as UT Dallas professor. | MORE >

Hatch House

Living the entrepreneur's dream
James Byszewki and former Lehigh graduate student Steve Boerner '15G have created "Hatch House," a collaborative work and living space for newly-minted and aspiring entrepreneurs. | MORE >

Paul Corkum

Lehigh alumnus vying for 2015 Nobel Prize
Paul Corkum ’67G ’72 Ph.D. is among the top contenders for this year's Nobel Prize for Physics." | MORE >


Tipping the scales with Mountaintop
For Penn Scott, the "Mountaintop program put me ... on the right trajectory to get where I am now and [where] I’m going in the future." | MORE >

World Trade Center

An enduring bond
A new flood-mitigation plan designed by Mark Osler '98 and Bob Gallup '86 is the latest contribution to a national shrine. | MORE >

County Seat Spirits

Lehigh alum opens first Allentown distillery since prohibition
IBE program assisting in growth of Anthony Brichta's County Seat Spirits. | MORE >

John Baliotti

MechE alum joins ExOne
The Pennsylvania 3D printing company appoints John Baliotti as Director of Marketing and Business Development. | MORE >

Paul E. Torgerson

Remembering Paul E. Torgerson '53
Torgerson graduated from Lehigh with a B.S. in industrial engineering in 1953 and was the 14th President of Virginia Tech. | MORE >

Attila 'Ed' Csongradi

Lehigh grad inducted into EPSA Hall of Fame
MechE alum Attila 'Ed' Csongradi ‘67G ‘71G honored for his contributions to the growth of Eastern Pennsylvania soccer. | MORE >

Craig Benson

CEE alum honored for geoenvironmental efforts
ASTM International honored Craig Benson '89 with the A. Ivan Johnson Outstanding Achievement Award. | MORE >

Christopher West

Go West, young man
Alumnus Christopher West '08 finds passion for sustainable farming through environmental engineering. | MORE >

Tal Cohen

An exercise in entrepreneurship
MechE alumnus Tal Cohen '04 brings fun and safety to working out. | MORE >