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ASA Members prepare to distribute class flags at Rally.

Association of Student Alumni

Lehigh’s future alumni leaders, the Association of Student Alumni (ASA) is a student organization that works to ignite lifelong loyalty and passion in future alumni through Lehigh spirit and traditions, engagement with alumni, and philanthropy education.

You don’t have to wait until graduation to create a lifelong relationship with Lehigh.

Lehigh University’s Association of Student Alumni (ASA) members spend their college years creating memories that will last a lifetime. Since 2002, the ASA has worked to create positive Lehigh experiences for students on campus so that they’ll stay connected and engaged long after graduation.

The ASA believes in tradition, which is why it also partners with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations to connect with the larger alumni family. Through the ASA, alumni are encouraged to create connections with current students that enrich their days during college and set the stage for their life long after.

Find Lehigh’s up-and-coming alumni leaders in the ASA. Attend a Dinner Club, mingle over a Zoom networking event, or attend an ASA-hosted reunion right on Lehigh’s campus. 

ASA Executive Board

Ana Victoria Smith ’23

Ana Smith is a member of the Class of 2023 and serves as the president.

Smith is from Clifton, Virginia, and is majoring in computer engineering. Her favorite thing about being an ASA is keeping Lehigh traditions alive and watching students and alumni connect through them.

Karis Jang ’23

Karis Jang is a member of the Class of 2023 and serves on the executive board as the vice president of external affairs.

Jang is from Inverness, Illinois, and is majoring in computer science and business with a data science minor. Her favorite thing about being an ASA is connecting with other Lehigh students, as well as meeting so many of our amazing alumni!

Jermaine Marshall ’24

Jermaine Marshall is a member of the Class of 2024 and serves on the executive board as the vice president of internal affairs.

Marshall is from New Rochelle, New York, and is double majoring in finance and business analytics, with a minor in real estate. His favorite thing about being an ASA is the opportunity it offers to connect with the entire Lehigh community and the ability to create and instill new and old Lehigh traditions.

Meredith Purcell ’25

Meredith Purcell is a member of the Class of 2025 and serves as the director of administration.

Purcell is from Scranton, Pennsylvania, and is majoring in business analytics. Her favorite thing about being an ASA is the sense of community that is established between the students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Cecily Ritchie ’23

Cecily Ritchie is a member of the Class of 2023 and serves on the executive board as the director of marketing.

Ritchie is from Norristown, Pennsylvania, and is extremely involved in the campus community. Her majors are health, medicine, and society and environmental studies. She is also studying marketing as her minor. Her favorite thing about being an ASA is helping contribute to the great traditions on campus and seeing the passion that Lehigh students have for their school.

Melissa Ciment M.S.Ed.

Melissa Ciment is the associate director for student engagement for development and alumni relations at Lehigh University.

Melissa Ciment is the associate director for student engagement for development and alumni relations at Lehigh University. Her favorite thing about being the advisor for the ASAs is the opportunity to work with talented student leaders dedicated to positively impacting the campus community at Lehigh University.

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