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Alumni message


Cindy Blancq, OD, FAAOFellow alumni, students and friends,

2017 marks the beginning of a very important time for your MBKU Alumni Association — the addition to the Alumni Board of our first director and alumnus from the School of PA Studies, Jon Ukishima, PA-C, ’16. We also welcomed two new directors, Jeffery Shiau, OD ’13, and Annalisa Fernando, OD ’06, to the board. It is exciting to have solid representation of alumni from each College/School. All alumni are invited to join our quarterly association meetings (February, May, August and November). If you wish to learn more, please contact us at

One of the goals of the MBKU Alumni Association is to foster and strengthen the professional alliance between Ketchum and its alumni and students. Throughout the year, look for Ketchum University alumni events and networking receptions at state and national meetings. These events bring together hundreds of participants to share stories, reconnect with other alumni, learn about the University and strengthen the Ketchum community.

In collaboration with the University Student Executive Council, a mentoring program is also being developed to connect third- and fourth-year optometry students to SCCO alumni. This program will eventually be extended to include each PA and pharmacy students and alumni. As alumni across various modes of practice, we can bring valuable guidance and service to students. More information about this mentoring program will be available online shortly. In the meantime, check out our refreshed alumni website at which offers information about all of our alumni programs and benefits.

 Lastly, the admissions reception room at the Fullerton Campus is now completely renovated with funding provided by your MBK Alumni Association. I wish to extend my personal appreciation to all alumni who have contributed to this cause. Every gift, great or small, makes a difference.