Supporting Vision Readiness for Children
FULLERTON, CA. — With a focus on supporting vision readiness for all children in Orange County, Marshall B. Ketchum University (MBKU), celebrating its 110th Anniversary, will host its 4th annual Shared Visions Gala & V-Awards, which will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library located at 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., in Yorba Linda, CA.
The Shared Visions Gala & V–Awards is the signature fundraising event for MBKU of Fullerton, CA, home of the Southern California College of Optometry and the new School of Physician Assistant Studies, with the first class beginning in 2014. Continuing the theme “Sharing Vision—Changing Lives,” the program focus of this year’s Shared Visions Gala & V–Awards is to seek to have all children in Orange County vision ready for school through MBKU’s children’s vision programs, which includes the Eye Force One mobile van and community-outreach events.
• Individual Gala tickets are $250, table sponsorships and commemorative program opportunities are available by visiting www.ketchum.edu/sharedvisions/index.html
For the fourth year, Frances M. Hunter-Knott of Fullerton will serve as Honorary Chair, and PBS SoCal producer, reporter and host Maria Hall-Brown will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies. A silent auction will be held with proceeds from the Gala supporting vision readiness for all children in Orange County.
The V-Awards are presented to honorees in three categories, and this year’s recipients are Essilor USA, for the Corporate Humanitarian Service V-Award; Wayne Heidle, Volunteer, Adjunct Assistant Professor and Adaptive Technology Specialist, for the Individual Humanitarian Service V-Award, and Rose Fortney, Shared Visions Art Exhibit artist and recipient of the Shared Visions Signature Artist Award.
The Shared Visions Gala and V–Awards program includes selections from the Shared Visions Art Exhibit, showcasing works by blind or visually impaired artists, with some of the artists in attendance at the event.
ABOUT THE SHARED VISIONS GALA & V–AWARDS
In Its fourth year, the Shared Visions Gala & V–Awards is the signature fundraising event for Marshall B. Ketchum University in Fullerton, CA. Proceeds from the event go toward supporting vision readiness for all children in Orange County. Since its inception, the Gala has raised over $400K. www.ketchum.edu/sharedvisions/index.html
About Marshall B. Ketchum University
Rooted in a tradition of excellence in Optometry, Marshall B. Ketchum University’s (MBKU’s), vision is to reimagine the future of health care education by educating caring, inspired health care professionals who are prepared to deliver collaborative, patient-centric health care in an interprofessional environment.
- MBKU’s Vision: To reimagine the future of health care education.
- MBKU’s Mission: To educate caring, inspired health care professionals who are prepared to deliver collaborative, patient-centric health care in an interprofessional environment.
- MBKU’s Core Values: Excellence, Integrity, Innovation, Compassion and Respect.
Marshall B. Ketchum University is now home to the Southern California College of Optometry and the School of Physician Assistant Studies. Named after the founder of the optometric institution in 1904, the change to a university structure addresses the growing demand for highly skilled health care professionals. MBKU will provide a diversity of health care education opportunities in an environment fully focused on medical professionalism, combining advanced clinical training with innovative teaching methods. The University confers a four-year, professional degree, Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) and a Master of Science in Vision Science (M.S.) degree. MBKU’s School of Physician Assistant Studies expects to award a Master of Medical Sciences (MMS) degree. MBKU has recently announced plans to establish a College of Pharmacy.
The University’s superior 110-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 – University Eye Center at Fullerton located on its campus in Fullerton, CA, and University Eye Center at Los Angeles located on Broadway at Martin Luther King Boulevard near downtown Los Angeles.
- Marshall B. Ketchum University: Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
- Southern California College of Optometry: Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) of the American Optometric Association.
- School of Physician Assistant Studies: The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Marshall B. Ketchum University Physician Assistant Program.
Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status. The status indicates that the plans and resource allocation for the proposed program appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards, if fully implemented as planned. Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.