Category: Features

Passion, commitment, altruism mark careers of these health care heroes

By Pamela Martineau Most people have at one point encountered a quiet hero — that person who on a daily basis gives back to her community with no expectation of special recognition. The person for […]

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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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A broad vision for healing

By Mary Castillo Dry eye had been a 20-year problem for Betty Ferrell, RN, PhD. But three years ago, discomfort became agonizing pain. Long days of reading and writing ended with ice packs on her […]

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 […]

President’s perspective

By Kevin L. Alexander, OD, PhD The 2015-16 fiscal year was remarkable in the history of our institution. Like the founding of SCCO in 1904, or the move to Fullerton in 1973, 2015-16 marks a […]

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Reimagine. Education. Inspire.

ACHIEVING 20|20 together. By Paul A. Stover, MEd By all accounts, the 2015-16 fiscal year in the life of Ketchum University was incredibly successful. Like most non-profits, Ketchum University relies on the generosity of alumni […]

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Vision for Ketchum Health crystallizes

The vision of a state-of-the-art health professions clinic where students from various disciplines can practice as teams is well on the way to realization at Marshall B. Ketchum University. The big moment arrived in May, […]

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Innovative technology comes to MBKU

Ever since his vision turned Marshall B. Ketchum University into an interprofessional campus, University President Dr. Kevin Alexander has been focusing on implementing the core value of innovation across both of the university’s programs. Thanks […]

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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 […]

Dr. John Nishimoto at Tokyo Optometric College.

International partnerships mark strategic growth for Ketchum University

After an exciting few years of transforming itself into an interprofessional university and expanding to include three academic programs, Marshall B. Ketchum University has set its sights farther afield — across the Pacific Ocean to […]

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A strong vision

It takes vision and drive to guide an entire student body, faculty and alumni through a major transformational change.