Category: Alumni Stories

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 […]

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President’s Perspective

By Kevin L. Alexander, OD, PhD Fall represents a time of change and transformation. At Ketchum University, the 2017 fall quarter is particularly exciting as we open our new Health Professions Building, bringing together all […]

More about that

  Earlier this year Assistant Professor Reena Patel, OD, ’09, was honored at Optometry’s Meeting® in Washington, D.C., with the Dr. W. David Sullins Jr. InfantSEE® Award. The award recognizes an individual doctor of optometry […]

Class Notes

Recognition REENA PATEL, OD, ’09, received the Dr. W. David Sullins Jr. InfantSEE® Award at Optometry’s Meeting® for her significant work in the optometric community through the InfantSEE program. RICK HURLBUT, OD, ’80, founder of […]

Emily McCoy, PA-C, ’16: A Family Legacy of Patient Care Inspires a Physician Assistant Career

By Amy Woodman You could say the medical profession has always been in Emily McCoy’s genes. Her family tree is rooted with doctors, surgeons and nurses; including two grandfathers, a doctor and surgeon, her father […]

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 […]