Numerous Awards Recognize Overseas Refugee Missions of Alumnus Dr. Akio Kanai

By Cathi Douglas Akio Kanai, OD, ’72, Southern California College of Optometry alumnus and longtime owner Company, has received numerous recent awards honoring his international work providing refugees with eye care. For more than 35 […]

President’s Perspective

Dear Alumni and Friends, Spring is always and exciting time at colleges and universities nationwide. Commencement ceremonies typically take place this time of year, and students are excited about their summer plans while also looking […]

Ketchum Conversations: Renowned Academic and Industry Leader Reflects On New Position as SCCO Dean

By Cathi Douglas Late last year, Mark Bullimore, MCOptom, PhD, joined Marshall B. Ketchum University as its new Dean for the Southern California College of Optometry. We spoke with Dean Bullimore about what attracted him […]

Campus News: The PA Class of 2017 Achieved a 100% Pass Rate on National Licensing Exam

All 32 members of the class passed the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination. On Nov. 11, 2017, 32 students from the PA Class of 2017 graduated from Marshall B. Ketchum University with their master of […]

Sharing the Love: A Ketchum Proposal

On Jan. 27, 2018, SCCO Student Grigor Haroutunyan, Class of 2020, asked his girlfriend, Anna Isaghulyan, to be his patient for his final proficiency. She was hesitant to drive from Los Angeles to Anaheim Hills on […]

Throwback: 1972

In 1972, SCCO student Donald Barniske participated in assisting with the East Los Angeles Health Fiesta, held Aug. 6, 1972, at Lincoln Park in Los Angeles. He was honored by Mayor Sam Yorty who served […]

A New Space for Research at MBKU’s College of Pharmacy

By Rene Scheys Marshall B. Ketchum University is proud to celebrate the recently approved construction on the College of Pharmacy’s new Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Laboratory, which will open later this year at the Ketchum Health […]

Deans’ Corner

Southern California College of Optometry As I write my first Dean’s message, it is difficult to believe that I’ve been on the job for just a few months. I’ve learned so much, made so many […]

Center of Interprofessional Studies

On Thursday, April 19, 2018, students from MBKU’s OD, PA and PharmD programs, along with RN students from Cal State Fullerton, participated in the first-ever interprofessional simulation exercise at MBKU’s campus in Fullerton, Calif. Small […]

Kallie Kappes, SCCO, ’18: Heading to Nevada after Graduation, Hoping to Expand Optometrists’ Scope of Practice

By Pamela Martineau When Kallie Kappes, SCCO, ’18, graduates May 23, 2018, from Marshall B. Ketchum University’s Southern California College of Optometry and moves her graduation cap tassel to the left, she will have fulfilled […]

SCCO Valedictorian ’18 Moena Dean: Embracing the Joys of a Young Family on her OD Journey

By Pamela Martineau At first glance, the journey of Moena Dean, SCCO Class of ’18, to graduation May 23, 2018 from MBKU’s Southern California College of Optometry might appear especially stressful. The 2018 class valedictorian […]