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Marshall B. Ketchum University Board of Trustees Member Joseph Mallinger, OD, MBA, FAAO, Receives 2018 Distinguished Service Award from AOA

By Rene Scheys For his extensive and significant contributions to the profession of optometry, Dr. Joseph Mallinger, was conferred the Distinguished Service Award from the American Optometric Association at the 2018 Optometry’s Meeting in Denver, […]

President Emeritus Lesley Walls, OD, MD, DOS, Inducted Into the National Optometry Hall of Fame by the AOA

By Rene Scheys This year the American Optometric Association and Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation bestowed their highest honor on one of Marshall B. Ketchum University’s most distinguished leaders, President Emeritus Lesley Walls, OD, […]

Dr. Jozef Stec: Bringing Students on a “Journey from Dependent Learners to Independent Scholars”

By Pamela Martineau Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jozef Stec, PhD, maintains a two-fold mission at Marshall B. Ketchum University’s College of Pharmacy: He wants to help students become independent scholars while he develops new […]

College of Pharmacy at Marshall B. Ketchum University Receives Candidate Status from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

In July of 2018, the College of Pharmacy at MBKU was officially notified by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education of its having been granted Candidate status, the second major step in the process of […]

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PA Martin Holt: Sharing His Passion for Working with the Underserved

By Pamela Martineau PA Martin Holt found his calling while serving as a medic in the U.S. Air Force during the first Gulf War. Now he shares that passion with his students at the School […]

SCCO’s Residency Programs: Enhancing Optometry Careers Nationwide

By Pamela Martineau Marshall B. Ketchum University’s Southern California College of Optometry boasts an impressive network of residency sites. The depth and breadth of its program, which focuses on exceptional resident training, is highly regarded […]

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Alumna’s Estate Gift Provides Residents with Educational Experience in Kansas

By Cathi Douglas When Suzanne Tran, OD, ’03, graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry, she was inspired by her professor and mentor Tim Edrington, OD, MS, to pursue a residency and found herself […]

Vision of Love: Ketchum Makes a Patient’s Wedding Day Wish Come True

By Mary Castillo When Summer Li first met Justin Kwan, OD, Assistant Professor and Chief of Cornea and Contact Lens Services at Marshall B. Ketchum University, she had one wish: to look her best on […]

A Perfect Fit

By Mary Castillo Quarterly wet labs give the gift of clear vision to patients and advanced education to MBKU students. The University Eye Center at Ketchum Health in Los Angeles is a bedrock for vision […]

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 […]