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About Us

Welcome to the Asian/Hispanic/Native American Website!

Mission Statement

The Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center (AHNA), the youngest cultural center at Wright State University, was created in the Fall of 1997 to support the academic, social, and cultural needs of Asian, Hispanic, and Native American students, faculty and staff at the University. It also serves as an informational resource center regarding the Asian, Hispanic, Native American experience and creates an appreciation and understanding of the diverse Asian, Hispanic, and Native American cultures represented within the community. The Center also plays a vital role in serving as a cultural liaison to the University and Dayton communities.


In the summer of 1997, the Asian, Hispanic, and Native American students, being unrepresented and unable to voice their concerns which lead to a negative view of their experience of student life at Wright State University, appeared before the University Strategic Planning Council at its open forums, and in meetings with President Harley Flack, to present their concerns and pleas for the establishment of the long awaited cultural center to address their needs.

Responded to the Ohio Board of Regents Master Plan, "The Challenge is Change", adopted by the University in September 1996; and to the Three-C Challenge of Competence, Collaboration, and Caring which President Harley E. Flack articulated in his October 1994 inaugural address, the 1998-2003 Wright State University Strategic Plan recommends the creation of the Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center.

On October 27, 1997, the Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center officially opened its door to the university and surrounding community to share in the history, experiences, and culture of the Asian, Hispanic, and Native American population.

AHNA Center Staff

Mai Nguyen, Director
Phone: (937) 775-2798
Email:  mai.nguyen@wright.edu

Mia Honaker, Administrative Support Coordinator
Phone: (937) 775-2798
Email: mia.honaker@wright.edu

Olivia Newcomer, Graduate Assistant
Phone: (937) 775-2798
Email: newcomer.7@wright.edu

Christina Hull, Intern
Phone: (937) 775-2798
Email: robbins.60@wright.edu

The Center works collaboratively with other WSU units/departments on program planning and development especially with the Bolinga Center and Women's Center to co-sponsor common programs featuring the uniqueness and commonalities among the three centers.

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