“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
Paul J. Jacobs, D.D.S., ski jumper.