MBKU conferred 98 Doctor of Optometry degrees, awarded 29 residency certificates, conferred one Master of Science degree, and honored David C. Bright, OD, and Harue J. Marsden, OD, MS, (posthumously) with emeriti titles. The commencement address, titled “Focus on the 2020s,” was delivered by President of the New England College of Optometry, Clifford Scott, OD, MPH.
Ketchum University wishes to invite all to join the Marsden family to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Dr. Harue Marsden on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the Plummer Auditorium, 201 E Chapman Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832. Complimentary parking is available directly across the street at 230 E. Chapman Ave. Following the service, a reception will be held in the Essilor Student Center at the Ketchum University campus located at 2575 Yorba Linda Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831. Parking for the reception will be made available in the structure located off of Associated Road.
February 3, 2017 – It is with much sadness that we share Ketchum University lost a treasured family member. After years of battling breast cancer, Dr. Harue Marsden passed away in the comfort of her own home on Thursday, February 2, 2017.
January 31, 2017 - Ketchum University honored distinguished philanthropists at the seventh annual Circle of Vision Luncheon.
January 30, 2017 - Marshall B. Ketchum University formally dedicated the Warren & Carol Low Student Union before a crowd of university alumni, friends and students.
January 26, 2017 – All twenty-seven members of the inaugural class passed the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination.
Marshall B. Ketchum University’s School of PA Studies to confer Master of Medical Science degrees and PA certificates at its inaugural graduation on November 11, 2016.
YORBA LINDA, CA., November 3, 2016 – Faculty, staff and friends of Marshall B. Ketchum University celebrated a magical evening at its sixth Gala event on September 29, 2016 at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum in Yorba Linda. Guests enjoyed dazzling entertainment with French-inspired acrobatics performed by CIRCO Etereo while being inspired to contribute to the ACHIEVING 20|20: Campaign for MBKU.
FULLERTON, CA., October 26, 2016 – Marshall B. Ketchum University will be granting an honorary degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) to Alfred M. Sadler, Jr., MD at MBKU’s School of Physician Assistant Studies inaugural graduation on November 11, 2016. Dr. Sadler, who will be the keynote speaker at the commencement ceremony, is being honored for the significant contributions he has made to the PA and the medical professions, over the past 50 years.
FULLERTON, CA., October 17, 2016 – The Southern California College of Optometry of Marshall B. Ketchum University was awarded a $750,000 grant that will support enhancements in academic and clinical technology, provide recruitment scholarships for incoming SCCO students and upgrade equipment at the university’s regional Los Angeles clinic. In concert with a strategic alignment with college objectives, the gift honors SCCO alumnus, Dr. Jonathan Smith, ’90, for his years of dedicated board service as a trustee of the Reynolds Foundation.
FULLERTON, CA., October 13, 2016 – One hundred and one members of the class of 2020 received their white coat before a gathering of family, friends and university administration, faculty and staff, during the afternoon ceremony held on MBKU’s Fullerton campus.
FULLERTON, CA., October 12, 2016 – The first class of Ketchum University’s College of Pharmacy will receive their white coat before a gathering of family, friends and university administration, faculty and staff, during the ceremony to be held on MBKU’s Fullerton campus on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 4 p.m.
ANAHEIM, CA., August 22, 2016 - At a formal dedication ceremony held on August 6, 2016, University President Kevin Alexander, OD PhD, shared his vision for the Southern California College of Optometry, now in its new home at Ketchum University.
FULLERTON, CA., July 18, 2016 – Marshall B. Ketchum University announced that its College of Pharmacy was recently awarded Precandidate status from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
FULLERTON, CA., July 14, 2016 – Marshall B. Ketchum University announced honorees for its sixth annual gala event, which will take place Thursday September 29, 2016 at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, CA.
ANAHEIM, CA., June 17, 2016 – Funding from the Wilson W. Phelps Foundation will support the pediatric education assessment room at Ketchum Health (located at 5460 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim, CA 92807).
ANAHEIM, CA., June 3, 2016 – Ketchum Health, located in Anaheim, opened its doors Tuesday, May 31, 2016.
FULLERTON, CA., May 23, 2016 – Thirty-two members of the class of 2017 received their white coat before a gathering of family, friends and university administration, faculty and staff, during the morning ceremony held on MBKU’s Fullerton campus.
FULLERTON, CA. – The Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University held its 112th commencement exercise on Thursday, May 19, at the Ernest A. Hutchinson Memorial Amphitheater on its Fullerton campus and conferred 96 Doctor of Optometry degrees, 47 residency certificates, five Master of Science degrees as well as three emeriti titles. University President Kevin L. Alexander, OD, PhD, presided over the ceremony.
FULLERTON, CA., April 14, 2016 – Dr. Morris Berman has served Marshall B. Ketchum University for more than 30 years, joining the administrative team in 1985 as the dean of academic affairs, then as vice president and dean of academic affairs, followed by serving as senior vice president, before becoming the university’s first provost in June 2014.
FULLERTON, CA., April 5, 2016 – Marshall B. Ketchum University’s students will be learning 3-D anatomy from the most technologically advanced anatomy visualization system for anatomy education.
FULLERTON, CA., March 15, 2016 - Marshall B. Ketchum University will hold a ceremony on March 28, 2016 to dedicate its new simulation lab and celebrate SCCO’s innovative approach to using technology in its curriculum.
FULLERTON, CA., March 4, 2016 - California doctors of optometry gathered in Newport Beach last weekend for continuing education and networking opportunities during the California Optometric Association’s OptoWest conference. During the conference, MBKU’s Southern California College of Optometry Associate Professor Dr. Catherine Heyman was honored with an Excellence in Optometric Education award and MBKU Trustee and SCCO alumna Dr. Dawn Miller was honored with the Optometrist of the Year award.
FULLERTON, CA., February 26, 2016 - On February 23, 2016, MBKU’s Office of University Advancement received notice that they were among this year’s CASE District VII award winners. CASE received a tremendous number of entries this year - over 500 - and MBKU’s excellent achievement stood out among the best.
Alexandria, VA., February 10, 2016 – The PA (Physician Assistant) Foundation announces the recipients of its 2015 student scholarship program. Since its inception, the PA Foundation’s student scholarship program has provided more than $1 million in scholarships to PA students, benefitting over 1,400 future PAs.
FULLERTON, CA., February 9, 2016 – The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry held a summit last weekend to recognize the importance of educating doctor of optometry students in interprofessional environments and preparing them to be part of collaborative health care teams. The summit—made possible through the generous support from Allergan, Alcon, Hoya Vision Care and Johnson & Johnson Vision Care—brought together representatives from member schools and colleges, non-optometry health professions institutions and affiliated organizations to identify and share current best practices and ideas on future development of interprofessional education and practice.
FULLERTON, CA., February 4, 2016 - At a luncheon to celebrate and recognize major donors and create excitement centered on Ketchum University’s ACHIEVING 20|20: The Campaign for MBKU, the university honored the Knott family, Mr. Robert & Mrs. Lois Moore and the Phelps family.
FULLERTON, CA., January 7, 2016 - Dr. Warren Harvard Low, a 1952 graduate of the Los Angeles College of Optometry, Board Trustee since 1970 (Chairman 1978-81) and Distinguished Alumnus in 1996, passed away December 28, 2015.