Relive Lehigh memories and make new ones
Senior alumni play an important part in passing on Lehigh traditions to the newest members of the alumni community. Their legacy embodies the tradition of excellence that connects Lehigh alumni across generations. Through volunteering and participating in senior alumni programs, they can reconnect with old friends, make new ones, and support their alma mater.
So, who are senior alumni?
Senior alumni are members of the Lehigh University Alumni Association who have been graduated 50 years or more. After celebrating your 50th reunion, you automatically become a senior alumnus, and begin the next chapter in your Lehigh connection.
Interested in volunteering your time to Lehigh? There are many ways to stay connected:
Senior Alumni Council
Serve your classmates and fellow senior alumni as a member of the Senior Alumni Council. The council develops and manages programs and activities for senior alumni. Dick Smith '55 is the current chairman of the council.
There are several designated programs for senior alumni:
- Birthday Cards- Volunteers send birthday cards to alumni who have reached 75, 80, 85, 90, and beyond.
- Care Network- Reach out to alumni who are ill or in need of a greeting from a fellow alumnus.
- Welcome Desk- Be the first person who prospective students and their families meet when they arrive at the Alumni Memorial Building. Volunteers are needed to staff morning or afternoon shifts during the academic year; the schedule is flexible.
Take part in these yearly activities and events:
- Winter sports or cultural event
- Back to the Classroom
- Senior Alumni Volunteer Recognition Luncheon
Know a senior alumnus who exemplifies the Lehigh spirit? Nominate them for an award:
- Senior Alumni Meritorious Service Award (presented at the Volunteer Recognition Luncheon)
- Alumni Award
To learn more about the senior alumni program and volunteer opportunities, please contact Monica Timar
or Dick Smith '55