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LeRoy N. Nisson (1921-)
LeRoy Nisson was born in Washington, Utah, and graduated from Dixie High School and Dixie College. He attended Brigham Young University until he was admitted to the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, from which he graduated in 1946.Following graduation he was hired as an instructor at USC in operative dentistry. In 1950, he served as a major in the Dental Corps of the United States Air Force, and this was followed by 12 years of private dental practice. He advanced his career by receiving a degree in orthodontics. After a 40-year career in dentistry and orthodontics, he retired and moved from southern California to the red sands of Dixie. Dr. Nisson and his family love Dixie State College with its traditions, music and spirit. He was honored as Dixie State’s Distinguished Alumnus, and as a benefactor of the college, his name is seen across campus from the flag pole and Dental Hygiene Clinic to the Nisson Towers residence hall. In 1974, Dr. Nisson invited Hollywood actress Ginger Rogers, one of his dental patients, to be the grand marshal of the Homecoming Parade. He is a member of Dixie State’s National Advisory Council and has served on the Dixie Alumni Board. He is married to Janice Schmutz, a former Dixie College “D” Queen. They are the parents of five children.