Category: Alumni Stories

Alumni message

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 […]

Class of 1966 at SCCO's 2016 Commencement

From the Class of 1966

At SCCO’s 2016 Commencement on May 19, 2016, Dean Stanley Woo was pleased to recognize the Class of 1966, who graduated 50 years ago from the Los Angeles College of Optometry. At their graduation 50 years […]

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Class notes: Fall 2016

MBKU is proud to have such an astounding family of alumni from SCCO and LACO. Here are some of the pieces of news we have received recently.

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Alumni message: Fall 2016

MBKU Alumni Association President Cindy Blancq, OD, FAAO, shares a message for Fall 2016.

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’88 alum John Larcabal, OD: Practicing optometry and good will

John Larcabal didn’t necessarily have optometry in mind as a profession when career day rolled around at his high school in Lemoore, near Fresno in the Central Valley of California. Seeing his own optometrist listed, […]

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Taking MBKU abroad

In his long history with Southern California’s premier optometry school, Dr. Akio Kanai has seen the college through a lot of changes.

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Knowledge in vision science keeps expanding with MS degree

Research in the area of vision science is a growing need, with new treatments for dry eye, diabetic eye disease, sports injuries, low vision and other conditions making it possible for people to retain and […]