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

Michael Hurst ’22

Hurst is a member of the Class of 2022 and the current ASA president.

Hurst is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, and is studying economics and international relations. He also plays an active role as a member of the Council of Student Presidents, as well as an executive committee member in IFC.  

Megan Purcell ’22

Purcell is a senior majoring in chemical and biomolecular engineering with a minor in health, medicine, and society.

Purcell has been involved in ASA all four years at Lehigh and has served in a variety of roles including: vice president, director of communications, and the spirit and traditions chair. Her favorite memory of being in ASA was when she volunteered for Bed Races as a first-year student and got to be part of one of the best Lehigh traditions!

Steven Escobar-Mendez ’22

Escobar-Mendez is a current senior at Lehigh University from Washington, D.C.

Escobar-Mendez is currently studying political science and global studies with minors in real estate, anthropology, and sociology, but he hopes to continue his education in law school. He is the director of communication for the Association of Student Alumni, while holding other positions in Lehigh After Dark and Global Union and as a Gryphon. He hopes to help as much as possible during his time at Lehigh.

Ana Victoria Smith ’23

Smith is a junior computer engineering student from Clifton, Virginia, currently serving as the director of administration for ASA.

This is Smith's third year in ASA as well as her second year on the executive team, serving as philanthropy chair last year. She loves how ASA allows her to give back to the Lehigh community while growing her own leadership skills, and she is excited to help bring back some of the Lehigh traditions we all missed this past year. 

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