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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Every graduate feels a sense of pride and accomplishment on their commencement day; four years of hard work have finally paid off, and the possibilities in front of them seem endless.  For first-generation students, however, the day is even sweeter.  First-generation students, as the name implies, are the first in their families to earn a...

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The annual tradition of the Donning of the Kente took place at the Wood Dining Room of Iacocca Hall on May 13, honoring 44 students of diverse backgrounds on the figurative eve of their Commencement.  The event allows graduates to invite someone key to their Lehigh experience to speak to and about them and their journey.  They are then...

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

On April 3, the inaugural induction of the Alpha Alpha Alpha Honor Society was held for 25 students, two alumni and eight faculty and staff here at Lehigh.  Also known as Tri-Alpha, the society honors first-generation students who proven to be high-achievers during their college career.  First generation students on campus are proud to...

Friday, December 14, 2018

It's a fact that first-generation, low-income and underrepresented minority students face particular challenges during their higher education careers.  Sometimes even figuring out how to get necessary help is daunting.  The key for these students is developing relationships with a network of people and resources on campus, and a recent event...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

When Victor Contreras ‘20 was a high school freshman, a friend asked him if he wanted to buy his broken down iPhone 4 -- cracked on the front, cracked on the back, and a hole where the home button used to be.

Where others might have laughed at the suggestion, Contreras saw opportunity. He quickly forked over twenty bucks and set out to...

Monday, January 22, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Lehigh University has joined the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) as an Institutional Member. The NCFDD is a nationally-recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students. They provide a...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Author Colson Whitehead will deliver Lehigh University's annual MLK Lecture for 2018.  His most recent work, The Underground Railroad, was the 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Fiction, recipient of the National Book Award and the Carnegie Medal for Fiction, as well as being named Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, the Washington Post,...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Lehigh University has been named as a member of the new President's Circle of CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion, a group of less than 15 academic institutions that will help translate the group's pledge into engagement on college campuses.  President John D. Simon will searve on the steering committee of the President's Circle.  CEO Action...

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The first year of college presents challenges for most students, but for first-generation college students the change can seem almost overwhelming.  Being the first in your family to go to college means that when you have questions, the go-to advice givers of family now no longer have the answers.  A new group, Lehigh F1RST (First-generation...

Monday, December 11, 2017

The Lehigh Chaplain's Office has two new hires to celebrate this year. The arrival of Walead Mosaad, Ph.D. as the new director of Muslim Student Life marks the first Muslim chaplain hired here at the University and also at any of the Lehigh Valley's private colleges. The return of Rabbi Steven Nathan as the interim director of Jewish Student...

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