Get to know: Richard ’73 and Penny ’66 Persiani, making a world of difference

How they met Richard and Penny Persiani met the way a couple might meet in a romantic comedy. The two did not know each other, but each were teaching part-time at Detroit Mercy Dental when they got into an elevator together. The elevator stopped between floors and maintenance had to …

The 2017 Alumni Achievement Honorees: Carl E. Misch, D.D.S., M.D.S.

Carl E. Misch, D.D.S., M.D.S., Ph.D. ’73 School of Dentistry Founder/Former President, Misch Implant Institute Misch’s mark on the field of dentistry is far reaching. A specialist in implantology, he developed the Misch Bone Density Classification and Misch Key Implant Positions, which are standards throughout the field for diagnosis and …

We want your stories!

It should come as no surprise to discover that alumni from Detroit Mercy are internationally known entrepreneurs and healthcare workers, award-winning entertainers and producers, athletes, coaches, volunteers and doers. Chances are, you can find yourself in one of those categories above. We want to tell your story, because in telling these stories, …

2017 Spirit Awards honorees named

Each year, the University honors one alumnus from each of its schools and colleges for an Alumni Achievement Spirit Award. These honorees are leaders in their fields and have made their marks in other ways, too. The 2017 Spirit Award recipients who will be honored at a special event on …

Appreciated beyond words

“U of D Faculty provided the entire Jacobs family (two of my sons—Paul J. and Peter—graduated in the 1990s with D.D.S. degrees, too) with the finest enjoyable education that we appreciate beyond words. Dean Rene Rochon enabled me to try out in Olympic Tryouts while in Dental School. He was very supportive of athletes and was a personal friend of all students. I became a Nordic ski jumping judge and worked for the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics and throughout Europe. I was also a ski jumping coach for many years. I was inducted in the Ski Jumping Hall of Fame in Red Wing, MN, in 2014.”

Paul A. Jacobs, D.D.S. ’58, ’70—School of Dentistry

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Paul J. Jacobs, D.D.S., ski jumper.