Category: Features

Working to Help Patients Bridge the Language Barrier

By Pamela Martineau Sandy Rios, College of Pharmacy, ’20, grew up in the East San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles where she says there are many socio-economic barriers to higher education. Rios’s parents immigrated from […]

Gaining Compassion and Understanding From Life’s Challenges

By Pamela Martineau Growing up in Minnesota, Alexander Paradis, SCCO, ’19, is grateful that his best friend was his older brother. It’s not just that liking your brother enough to call him your best friend […]

Bringing Life’s Experience to a New Level of Compassionate Care

By Pamela Martineau Angie Kim, School of PA Studies, ’17, was drawn to the medical profession because it offers her the opportunity to practice compassionate care. And when she encounters a patient who has experienced […]

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 […]