Category: Faces of MBKU

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ketchum Conversations: Renowned Academic and Industry Leader Reflects On New Position as SCCO Dean

By Cathi Douglas Late last year, Mark Bullimore, MCOptom, PhD, joined Marshall B. Ketchum University as its new Dean for the Southern California College of Optometry. We spoke with Dean Bullimore about what attracted him […]

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 […]

Sharing the Love: A Ketchum Proposal

On Jan. 27, 2018, SCCO Student Grigor Haroutunyan, Class of 2020, asked his girlfriend, Anna Isaghulyan, to be his patient for his final proficiency. She was hesitant to drive from Los Angeles to Anaheim Hills on […]

Deans’ Corner

Southern California College of Optometry As I write my first Dean’s message, it is difficult to believe that I’ve been on the job for just a few months. I’ve learned so much, made so many […]

SCCO Valedictorian ’18 Moena Dean: Embracing the Joys of a Young Family on her OD Journey

By Pamela Martineau At first glance, the journey of Moena Dean, SCCO Class of ’18, to graduation May 23, 2018 from MBKU’s Southern California College of Optometry might appear especially stressful. The 2018 class valedictorian […]

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 […]