Communication alum Keith Jones talks during 1842 Day.

About VCAN

The Villanova Communication Alumni Network (VCAN) connects undergraduate and graduate alumni working in all areas of communication—advertising, radio, TV, film, graphic arts, journalism, marketing, media, academia, public relations and more. Through networking and professional development events, as well as opportunities to mentor current Villanova students, VCAN invites alumni, faculty and others in the Villanova community to engage in innovative programming relevant to the communications profession.

There are active VCAN groups in New York and Philadelphia, which host networking events, professional development events and more.


William L. Cowen, IV, EdDAssociate Teaching Professor, Communication, Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Philadelphia Committee

Kat Biehl '13 CLAS
Laura Bulman '15 CLAS
Daniel Cirucci '68 CLAS
Dave Clarke '05 CLAS
Melissa Fordyce '04 CLAS
Arianne Gasser '14 CLAS


VCAN Newsletter

Students have the opportunity to actively engage with VCAN—allowing them to connect with practitioners, learn soft-skills of the industry and gain hands-on experience through the VCAN Newsletter. The VCAN newsletter is a student-written and produced publication featuring updates on VCAN and the department. Read the spring 2021 edition.

Dana Jacob
Network and Industry Initiatives Officer

William Cowen, EdD
Associate Teaching Professor, Communication