CHARLES LONG (1938-2008) achieved national prominence as news editor (1967-71) and editor (1971- ) of The Quill, award-winning national magazine of the Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi. He is the first Oklahoman to edit this publication. His success earned him selection to Who’s Who in America. A 1961 graduate of the University of Oklahoma, he is the author of a history of the university, With Optimism for the Morrow, while editor of Sooner Magazine (1963-66). He also worked on the San Angelo Standard-Times (1961-62) and the Norman Transcript (1962-63).