The College of Education at Lehigh University has over 9,000 alumni around the world. They all have one thing in common: they are leaders in their field. Having attended the College of Education, meant joining a network of educators and human services professionals that make critical improvements that have changed the very fabric of communities both near and far.

We wish to stay engaged with each and every one of you through networking events, reunions, professional development opportunities, and alumni recognition events. 

Our alumni bring their knowledge, skills, and talent to business and industry, colleges, schools, healthcare facilities, laboratories, and community centers throughout the nation and across the globe.

 

Alumni Spotlight

Michael Golden, ’71 ‘74G, Vice-Chairman, The New York Times
Michael Golden, ’71 ‘74G, Vice-Chairman, The New York Times

Michael Golden describes himself as a "child of the 1960s." And he's got the story to prove it.

Golden, who has served as vice chairman for the New York Times Company since 1997, has spent the past three decades working in the world of journalism, helping the Times maintain its status as perhaps the most important and respected news organization in the world.

But while Golden ’71 ‘74G was born into the newspaper business—his cousin, Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., is currently chairman and publisher of the Times—he wasn’t always certain that journalism was his calling. In fact, for a while, he was fairly certain he wanted to be a teacher. And that’s precisely what he came to Lehigh to learn to be.

Golden earned his B.A. from Lehigh in 1971, then enrolled in the College of Education to earn his master’s degree in higher education. It was then, during his time with COE, that he stumbled across a unique program that, to his mind, perfectly meshed with his 1960s idealism. That program saw Golden and his fellow COE students spend one academic year teaching inmates at prisons around Pennsylvania.

That often difficult, often unnerving year, says Golden, only validated his belief in the enduring power of education.

Golden recently took a look back on his unique Lehigh experience, and shared his thoughts on how his time in Philadelphia’s Graterford prison shaped the way he views the worlds of education, public policy and journalism.

Read the interview here.

College of Education Alumni

College of Education Alumni Tent Party
College of Education Alumni Tent Party

Alumni Council members Christine Piripavel, Kelly Price, Jannie Hecker and Matt Link welcome alums back to campus for a day of football and fun!

100 Year Anniversary Celebration of Education @ Lehigh
100 Year Anniversary Celebration of Education @ Lehigh

We had over 200 alums return to campus to celebrate a 100 years of education @ Lehigh!

School Psychology Alums Meet up on the Road
School Psychology Alums Meet up on the Road

Our School Psychology alums met up at the National Association for School Psychologists Conference for an evening cocktail hour.