Category: Alumni Stories

Thanh Mai, OD, ’12: Giving Back and Looking Forward

By Amy Woodman As a 2012 graduate from the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University, Dr. Thanh Mai finished at the top of his class with summa cum laude and achieved […]

Professor Emeritus Dr. David C. Bright: Mentoring and Service are His Highest Honors

By Pamela Martineau Southern California College of Optometry Professor Emeritus David C. Bright, OD, ’76, has been bestowed with many high honors during his lengthy career. Still, Dr. Bright says his greatest honors have been […]

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Harue Marsden, OD, MS, ’87: Tireless advocate and champion of the profession

By Kristi Garrett Whether it was on the floor of the House of Delegates of the American Optometric Association or in the close confines of an exam room, Harue Marsden, OD, MS, ’87 was impossible […]

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Dr. Linda M. Chous ’87: Builds bridges to health literacy

By Kristi Garrett The Affordable Care Act created a sea change in the health care industry when it put the emphasis on preventative medicine and early diagnosis to control costs. Optometrists are at the forefront […]

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Nathaniel Greeley, PA-C, ’16: Finding his calling in ER medicine

By Kristi Garrett Nathaniel Greeley, PA-C, a member of the inaugural PA class, begins professional practice, thanks in part to connections forged during his program at Ketchum. Networking at the American Academy of PAs conference […]

University celebrates seventh annual Circle of Vision luncheon

On Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, University leadership and alumni gathered for the seventh annual Circle of Vision luncheon at the Summit House restaurant in Fullerton, to celebrate and recognize members of the MBKU community that […]

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Fellow alumni, students and friends, 2017 marks the beginning of a very important time for your MBKU Alumni Association — the addition to the Alumni Board of our first director and alumnus from the School […]

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Class notes: Spring 2017

Features Owner of Alamitos Eye Care, Dr. Avani Patel, ’95,  nominated the Los Alamitos Youth Center for a $1,000 grant from ABB Optical Group, which was awarded in November. Not only does Dr. Patel have […]

Optometrist. Advocate. Philanthropist.

Champion for the student experience. By Kristi Garrett The legacy of Warren Harvard Low, OD, who passed away on December 28, 2015, and was the longest-serving member of Ketchum’s Board of Trustees, spanned more than […]

Lowell D. Godfrey, OD, ’53

The Visionaries Society is comprised of individuals who have chosen to name Marshall B. Ketchum University or one of its colleges in their will or estate plans. The university considers these individuals among their most […]

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Dr. Roger Jordan, Class of ’80: living his passion

Roger Jordan, OD ’80, felt as though he’d hit the trifecta when he was accepted into the Southern California College of Optometry in 1976. He had wanted a school with a big-city feel, something he […]