Category: Alumni Stories

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

SCCO Travels to Tokyo

Mark Bullimore, MCOptom, PhD, Dean, Southern California College of Optometry recently traveled to Tokyo Optometric College in Tokyo, Japan to attend the inaugural graduation ceremony for the MBKU-TOC Executive Certificate Program, held on March 20, […]

MBKU’s School of PA Studies: Alumni Prove to be Critical Recruiting Tools for New Preceptors

By Pamela Martineau Well-trained, confident and adept at working in interprofessional health care teams, alumni of MBKU’s School of Physician Assistant Studies are increasingly proving to be among the University’s best recruitment tools for finding […]

Ketchum’s SCCO Leads Nation in Breadth of Residency Programs

By Pamela Martineau Ketchum University’s Southern California College of Optometry holds a unique distinction that speaks to its commitment to advancing the profession nationwide: It leads all optometry schools in the nation in the size […]

2017 Optometrist of the Year, Paul Barney, OD, ’84: Changing the Future of Optometry

By Amy Mehdizadeh As a graduate from the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University, Dr. Paul Barney joined the Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute (PCLI) and moved to Anchorage, Alaska, in […]