Category: Happenings

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School of PA Studies Class of 2017: Embracing a Journey of Academic Rigor and Compassion

By Pamela Martineau On Nov. 11, 2017, 32 students in the PA Class of 2017 will graduate from Marshall B. Ketchum University with their master of medical science degree and PA certificate. These students represent […]

Ketchum Health Patient Finds Her Way Around the World

By Mary Castillo If you ask Ciera Ramos, 24, what it is like to travel the world with 20/200 vision, she’ll ask you what it’s like to travel with 20/20 vision. Born with optic nerve […]

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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 […]

Throwback: 1904

In 1904, Dr. Marshall Bidwell Ketchum began a school in Los Angeles with the humble mission of teaching students how to refract and fit glasses to help people see better. He founded the third-oldest optometry […]

Ketchum University Debuts State-of-the-Art Health Professions Building New Campus Building Encourages Interprofessional Collaboration

Proximity can foster greater understanding. That axiom was a driving force in the development of Ketchum University’s Health Professions Building – a 43,000 square-foot newly remodeled multifaceted building that houses learning spaces for all three […]

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 […]

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Ketchum University Welcomes New Dean to the Southern California College of Optometry

Marshall B. Ketchum University is excited to welcome the appointment of Mark A. Bullimore, MCOptom, PhD, as Dean of the Southern California College of Optometry. Dr. Bullimore was hired after a national search and will […]

Ketchum University’s Fall Orientation Program: Creating a Culture of Student Success

By Pamela Martineau Ketchum University will soon welcome its new incoming classes of optometry, PA and pharmacy students. The students will hit the ground running with a unique orientation program designed to meet them where […]

Safety Tips for Viewing the Solar Eclipse

By Mark Nakano, OD On August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible (weather permitting) across all of North America. The entire continent will experience a partial eclipse lasting 2 to 3 hours. Anyone within […]

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 […]

Throwback: 1997

Construction is not new to Ketchum University. On May 15, 1997, the groundbreaking for Building A and the parking garage began at 2:30 p.m. The library moved into Building A on May 18, 1998, and […]