On March 27, 2017, Ketchum University formally dedicated the Dr. Lorraine Voorhees Student Achievement Center Resource Room. “We are privileged to formally recognize Dr. Voorhees, a 1971 alumna of the Los Angeles College of Optometry, for her foresight and generosity to this institution,” said Ketchum President Dr. Kevin Alexander.
The room provides a space for students to meet and network. It houses all student support services as well as resource materials on topics ranging from leadership to professional development. MBKU peer advisors hold office hours in the space, and it is also the incubation center for enhancing the “Navigating Your Way Through Professional School” seminar series.
During the dedication ceremony, Dr. Lorraine Voorhees was honored for her 43 years of academic service and leadership in matters of student admissions, recruitment, financial aid, student government, student academic records and services.
For her gifts of time, talent and resources, the Board of Trustees at Ketchum University thanked Dr. Voorhees for her expert work as student advocate and liaison researcher in gender equity in the optometric profession; and volunteer work with ASCO, American Optometric Association and the American Academy of Optometry.
Dr. Voorhees was the Director of Admissions from 1980-2005; Vice President of Student Affairs from 2005-2016 and received Vice President Emerita status on May 19, 2016.