Villanova Communication Alumni Network

Keith Jones at Villanova's first 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.

VCAN Newsletter

Students have the opportunity to actively enage with VCAN—allowing them to connect with practictioners, 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 summer 2018 edition.


“You're a Crisis Communicator Whether You Know it or Not"

Thursday, Nov. 1, 6 p.m.

Idea Accelerator
Villanova University

Today, nearly every communications professional—at any level and across all industries—must be prepared to communicate about crises impacting the organizations and individuals they represent by navigating tried communication methods in the ever-evolving tech platforms. For its debut professional development event on campus, the leadership of the Villanova Communication Alumni Network (VCAN) will present a keynote and panel discussion on this critically important topic. The panel will be moderated by Bill Cowen, EdD, crisis communications expert; Assistant Professor, Communication, Villanova University and founder of VCAN.

Keynote speaker – Kate Allison '79 CLAS, Founder and CEO, Karma Agency

Register here.



William L. Cowen, IV, EdD Assistant 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
The Philadelphia group of the Villanova Communication Alumni Network poses for a photo.