Mass Communications Alumni Network

Upcoming Meetings:

All meetings are to be held at 10:30 a.m. in Tower Hall, 4th Floor unless otherwise noted.

  • Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Saturday, November 10, 2018*


To register for these meetings, please visit our events page.


Lisa O’Brien ’91, ’10
James Grady ’08

What is MCAN?

The Mass Communications Alumni Network is for all alumni who are part of the Communications, Journalism, and Media Arts industries– whether you are a recent graduate or have been working in the field for a number of years. Our network consists of creative, energetic, dedicated professionals who are enthusiastic about their careers as well as their education from the University of St Francis.


MCAN began in fall 2015 following the grand re-opening of WCSF radio celebration. Serval alumni voiced a need for such a group, and the network had its first meeting in spring 2016.

Why Join?

Our goal is to provide networking opportunities to all alumni and current students. We want to assist in looking for jobs, career changes, hiring or to just reconnect with some old friends. By creating this network, we can continue the vibrant energy and friendships of 4th Floor Tower. We can also become a resource for our community, alumni, and current students.


MCAN leadership meetings are held on campus in Joliet several times an academic year. Those who are unable to attend in person may participate via conference call in which the information is published in each meeting e-mail notice. Leadership opportunities are currently available! Please contact the Alumni & Family Relations Office at 877-811-ALUM or

How Else Can You Help?

Hire a fellow USF alum or current student or connect USF with your employer to offer a corporate partnership and tuition discount. Additionally, are you looking to mentor a current Mass Communications student? Learn more about our Student Alumni Mentoring (SAM) program at

Social Media
Stay connected by joining the USF Mass Communication Alumni Network Facebook or LinkedIn groups!