VICKI CLARK GOURLEY (1946- ) is chairman of Nichols Hills Publishing Co. and Executive Editor of FRIDAY newspaper. She joined FRIDAY in 1974, and served as news editor and managing editor before becoming executive editor in 1980. She has received numerous state and national awards for writing and photography. Photo credits include National Geographic “Crossing America,” and Publisher’s Auxiliary’s cover. Her investigative series on adult literacy won awards from OPA, SPJ and SNA. Her innovative designs and news coverage techniques are widely used throughout the Oklahoma newspaper industry. Civic and volunteer honors include the National Conference of Christian and Jews Humanitarian Award, the JCPenney Golden Rule Award and many others. She attended Oklahoma State University.