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MBKU Trustee Honored by American Academy of Optometry


Dr. Glenda B. Secor, Chair of the Board of Trustees, of Marshall B. Ketchum University, has received the Exemplary Service Award from the American Academy of Optometry (AAO).  The award recognizes Dr. Secor's service to the organization's Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies.  She was honored at the AAO's annual meeting held in Seattle, WA, October 23–26.

Dr. Secor, a private practice optometrist from Huntington Beach, CA, has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Marshall B. Ketchum University since 1994.

About Marshall B. Ketchum University

Established in 1904, the Marshall B. Ketchum University (MBKU), is a private, non-profit, educational institution.  The University confers a four-year, professional degree, Doctor of Optometry (OD) and a Master of Science in Vision Science (MS) degree.  MBKU's developing School of Physician Assistant Studies expects to award a Master of Medical Sciences (MMS) degree.

The University's superior 109-year-old optometric clinical education program provides patient care experiences in community optometric clinics; exposure to the delivery of optometric care in multi-disciplinary settings; and experiences in practices serving a wide variety of ethnic and socio-economic patient groups.  Marshall B. Ketchum University owns and operates two premier eye and vision care centers¬ – the Eye Care Center located on its campus in Fullerton, CA, and the Optometric Center of Los Angeles located on Broadway at Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Marshall B. Ketchum University (MBKU), is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).  The Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) of the American Optometric Association also accredits the University's Southern California College of Optometry.

MBKU's School of Physician Assistant Studies has applied for provisional accreditation from the Accreditation Review Commission on the Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).  The School of Physician Assistant Studies at Marshall B. Ketchum University anticipates matriculating its first class in August 2014, pending accreditation-provisional from ARC-PA.  Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status for a new PA program that has not yet enrolled students, but at the time of its initial accreditation review, has demonstrated its preparedness to initiate a program in accordance with the accreditation Standards.