Dr. Jacob Jorishie

Dr. Jacob Jorishie (BS '71, BA '08) grew up in TU's shadow. The 1967 honors graduate from Will Rogers High School recalls marching on Skelly Field with his high school's marching band. When he was ready for college, there was only one school he applied to – TU.

Over the years, Jorishie's consistent support of TU has benefited students through scholarships; the School of Music with state-of-the-art equipment and the Dr. Jacob W. Jorishie Music Technology Lab and the Dr. Jacob W. Jorishie Practice Suite; and the university, where he serves as one of the dentists for all athletic teams. The university recognized his unwavering enthusiasm by naming him the 2008 J. Paschal Twyman Award winner.

"There truly is no greater gift in life than the gift of giving," Jorishie notes. "To me, the greatest reward at the end of one's life journey is to be able to say, 'I'm glad I did,' rather than 'I wish I had.'"