Alumni Spotlights

Catch up with some USU Student Media Alumni. There will be a new one every month!

September 2019- Mikey Kettinger

Mikey Kettinger started with Student Media as a volunteer live sound tech and post-production audio editor with Aggie Radio. Then in 2015, he began his show “Underground + Overlooked” which he continues to host every Tuesday at 10pm. With radio experience under his...

May 2019- Marcie Young Cancio

Marcie Young Cancio was involved with Student Media from the fall of 1998 to May 2002 working either as a reporter or editor every semester she was on the Logan Campus. Her freshman year, and first semester at USU, she was hired as a full-time reporter/writer. While...

April 2019- Tim Olsen

Tim Olsen has been part of the growth and improvement of Student Media in many ways. He was first involved as a student in August 2008 till December 2009 as the Assistant Sports Editor and Sports Editor. Then in 2014 he returned as the adviser of The Utah Statesman...

March 2019- Lisa Christensen

  Lisa Christensen is a former features writer, copy editor, and diversions senior writer (which was, in Lisa’s words, is “a brief Friday-only subsection of the features section devoted to entertainment and weekend activities”) for The Utah Statesman from 2006 to...

February 2019- Bill Macriss

Bill Macriss worked as a sports writer at the Utah Statesman starting in 1986, and by 1987 was the Utah Statesman sports editor. Currently, Bill works in college athletics by serving as Chief of Strategic Initiatives for the Division of Student Affairs at Sacramento...

December 2018 – Greg Hansen

Greg Hansen was involved with The Utah Statesman from 1968 to 1971.  He started as a Student Life reporter before becoming Sports Editor his sophomore and junior year. During his senior year he was Editor-in-Chief before leaving for a full time job with Desert News in...

November 2018 – Kent Somers

Kent Somers was involved with The Utah Statesman from 1980 to 1982.  He became the sports editor for a year and half about midway through his first semester at USU after transferring from Weber State. While in school Somers covered sporting events and a variety of...

October 2018- Tazya Williams

Tazya Williams worked with USU Student Media from 2007 to 2010. During this time she worked as the ad designer for The Utah Statesman, a part-time writer, and during her last year, she was a DJ at Aggie Radio. While in school, Williams studied broadcast journalism...

September 2018- Elizabeth Emery

Elizabeth Emery worked with the Utah Statesman from April 2011 to December 2012 as a columnist in the opinion section. While with the Statesman, there were a few moments where her column, "Lizzen Up," was considered controversial, sparking angry responses. One of...

August 2018- Surain Songer

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...