Surain Songer is The Utah Statesman’s only subscriber for over 30 years because he “wanted keep current on the changes at USU.” When Songer finishes reading the paper every week he gives it to his 92-year-old friend who received his doctorate from USU.

Songer attended USU from 1962 to 1966. When asked what his experience was like Songer said, “These four years were very enjoyable and some of the happiest times in my life. I loved the Cache Valley and had great professors that truly cared about you.”

While attending USU there were two events that stood out to Songer. One of the events was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The other event was the tragic accident that resulted in the death of star basketball player Wayne Estes. Songer said, “From time to time I remember these incidents.”

Songer graduated with a degree and become an Air Force officer while at USU. Songer said he was able “to accomplish both goals in a wonderful environment.” After graduating, Songer served in the military. For over 20 years he served in the Air Force and the California Air National Guard. He was later employed by Fresno County as their veteran’s service officer for 33 years. When asked what he loved about USU Songer said, “I love the Cache Valley, the people and everything about USU. I’m a big fan of USU athletics.” It is great to have his support as our one and only subscriber. Thank you, Surain!

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