Welcome to the Communication Department at Cabrini University
Be Hands-on from Day 1
This is the ideal program for high-motivated students who want to become leaders in digital communication.
Build Close Relationships
Our students often work in teams to create media, forging strong friendships with their peers & faculty.
Get Career Focused
We embed career development courses into our 4-year COM curriculum and emphasize internships.
Tell Stories That Matter
Our students consistently win regional and national awards for the content and quality of their productions.
What Can I Do With a Cabrini Communication Degree?
A lot! COM is one degree that is widely transferable
to many different careers in many different industries.
Students in Cabrini's COM Department learn how to communicate through multiple media formats and over multiple media platforms. We never silo our students. We know a varied skill set opens many more career opportunities.
Did You Hear the Exciting News?
It's the beginning of an exciting new era for Cavalier Radio in the Communication Department at Cabrini University. Recognizing the accelerated growth of music streaming services and podcasting, the department has taken the bold step to expand its Internet radio operations by ending its FM license timeshare with Villanova University. Cav Radio will now be 100 percent streaming at CavalierRadio.com.
This strategic decision has several advantages.
First, it meets today’s listeners where they are - online. Buzzsprout’s July 2022 Podcast Statistics report is proof. It indicates that (1) “73% of the U.S. population 12+ have listened to online audio in the last month”; and (2) “over one-third (104 million) of Americans listen to podcasts regularly.” The Wall Street Journal backs up these statistics. It reported on March 25, 2022 that “digital audio audiences are on the upswing.” This is especially true among younger audiences.
This move also increases Cavalier Radio’s hours of operation to 24/7 all year long. Increased hours mean more opportunities for Cabrini COM students and community DJs to stream their shows, and to do so multiple times per week. Freedom from FCC license regulations also opens Cavalier Radio up to students outside of the major who previously needed training in FCC rules to secure a show on the station.
Pivoting to exclusively Internet radio programming is consistent with the COM Department’s history of continually reshaping its curriculum to respond to disruptions affecting traditional media. As the production and consumption of media content has changed, the department has nimbly and rapidly changed with it. Always with an eye to the future, it makes decisions like this one to competitively position its students against the best communication graduates in the nation.
This pivot is not without its nostalgic look back at the evolution of radio at Cabrini University. From the first sounds of WCAB via carrier current in the 1980s, to the joint-licensure agreement with Villanova to become 89.1 WYBF-FM in 1991, the radio program at Cabrini has always been a driving force for student engagement and learning at the university. Its rich history, coupled with support from its army of radio station alumni, will propel Cav Radio forward into its next new phase of growth.
The voice of Cabrini throughout the decades remains strong and is now just a click away at CavalierRadio.com. This is your invitation to listen.
4 Things to Know About Us
There are four things you should know about Cabrini's COM Department.
These four things set us apart from other COM programs in the region and nation. Curious what they are? Learn more by watching this video.
Check out the kind of work you can do in Cabrini COM
by Jessica Jerrarelli & Chantell Jackson Chris Davidson, also known as Dj Cutman, finds himself doing what he loves as his full-time job. He has been a success since he created Dj Cutman in 2010. Chris has created a name for himself in the video game world by creating remixes from the classic video games that his audience play on a daily basis. …
by Angelina Miller & Ryan Brong Imagine a world where the temperature is expected to rise 0.5 to 8.6 degrees fahrenheit over the next 10 decades. Take in the fact that simple human decisions such as wasting food, abusing electricity and drinking from plastic water bottles are some of the main causes of that gradual increase in …
by Ty Daubert Editor’s note: This story was part of a group of 2020 stories that shared the 2021 Student Keystone Media Award for 3rd place for stories relating to DIVERSITY. Many have made their voices heard in the fight against systemic racism is recent months, and athletes are no exception to that. As the …
by Sydney Reddy and Lauren Giannone Jim Gutekunst lost his job as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. After being unemployed for a time, Jim’s former client approached him with an opportunity to outfit adventure vans. With no college education and mostly unrelated job experience, Jim accepted the position. Jim has had many different jobs …
by Cabrini’s Honors Convergence Students FixForAddiction.com won a Gold Davey Award in the Websites – Activism category — Every day Americans turns a blind eye to the national addiction epidemic and we are left with two questions. Why do we have to be high….and what can we do about it? Addiction is in everyone’s backyard. Everyone is affected …
by Angelina Halas Students in COM 369 – Integrated Marketing Communication – partner with a real-world client each semester to develop an IMC plan that promotes the client’s products, services, or brand. They also use their media skills to produce promotional messages the client can use in their IMC campaigns. Here is a YouTube video …
by Hanna Hyland Students in COM 369 – Integrated Marketing Communication – partner with a real-world client each semester to develop an IMC plan that promotes the client’s products, services, or brand. They also use their media skills to produce promotional messages the client can use in their IMC campaigns. Here is a TikTok video …
by Anna Schmader, Sydnee Reddy & Mark Findley Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have been specifically stereotyped and targeted for abuse since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though awareness of hate crimes against the AAPI community has increased, an open threat against them remains in place. This year on March 26, 2021, eight women …
by Marissa Roberto “We were living in the war. We experienced bombings. We experienced snipers.” Miray is 26-years-old. She was born and raised in Syria. Syria was her home, her country but now a war zone. The Syrian Civil War started in March 2011 when anti-government peaceful protests turned violent due to government forces fighting back.Many have …
Shout-out to Cabrini COM from Current Students
Shout-out to Cabrini COM from Alumni
Danielle Alio, Class of 2012
Office of Communications
Jenay Smith, Class of 2014
Life Skills Development Trainer
Center for Hunger-free Communities
Madison Milano, Class of 2015
Sharvon Hales, Class of 2003
Sales Support &
Marketing Supervisor (USA)
Deion Allen, Class of 2018
100.3 R&B and Hip-Hop
Renee DiPietro, Class of 2003
Gifted Support Teacher
Penn-Delco School District
Janene Gibbons, Class of 2009
Jeny Varughese, Class of 2012
MBA Candidate, Widener University
Kathy Wickline Casting
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