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Remembering Professor Emeritus in Linguistics Dr. Roderick “Ricky” Jacobs

Professor Emeritus in Linguistics, Dr. Roderick “Ricky” Jacobs, passed away in his home in Decatur, Georgia, on June 22, 2018. He was 84.

Dr. Jacobs served as Professor of Linguistics and ESL from 1973, and chaired the Department of ESL from 1994 to 2000. In 1999, he was appointed Interim Dean of the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature. More recently, he helped found the Global Village Project, a school for refugee girls in Decatur, Georgia.

The Department of Second Language Studies extends our deepest sympathies and aloha to the family of Dr. Ricky Jacobs.

Link to obituary originally published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 3, 2018