JACK LANCASTER (1950-2013) began his career as sports editor at his hometown Alva Review-Courier in 1973 after graduation from Northwestern State University. He took the same job at the Elk City News the next year and was managing editor from 1975 to 1982. He became the news adviser of The Daily O’Collegian at Oklahoma State University in 1983. Under his leadership, the paper has won more than 200 national, regional and state awards. He earned a Master’s Degree from OSU in 1991, and taught advanced classes. Thousands of ex-students consider him their school of journalism. He took part in a multitude of journalism organizations and activities. Among his many honors is the Oklahoma Press Association Beachy Musselman Award.