Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center's
Celebrating Community and Culture:
Journeys Through the Past, Present, and Future
● The Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center officially opens its doors on October 27th.
● Mai Nguyen, founding director of the AHNA Center, was the recipient of the Student Government’s Award for “Staff Member of the Year.”
● The Center published the annual Calendar of Holidays, Festivals, and Ethnic Celebrations.
● The Center collected $1,000 from the Wright State Community for the Hurricane Mitch Relief Effort. Hurricane Mitch killed 9,000 people in Honduras, Belize and Nicaragua.
● The Center assisted Can Truong, a Vietnamese student, in receiving a $5,000 minority scholarship from Fifth Third Bank.
● The Asian/Hispanic/Native American Council became a student organization recognized by Student Government.
● The Center raised $5,000 to assist victims of the earthquake
● The Asian/Hispanic/Native American Council received the “WSU Innovation Award for Outstanding Student
Organization” from the Office of Student Life.
● The Center supported students’ attendance at leadership conferences.
● Mai Nguyen received the “President’s Award for Excellence in Human Relations.”
● President and Mrs. Kim Goldenberg established the
“President’s Scholarship for Students” served by the
Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center.
Center established the Anita and Frank Martinez
for undergraduate Hispanic
Nursing through a donation from WSU alumna, Dr. Nelda Martinez.
● We were pleased
that Deepak Rattan, one of our students, President of the Asian Student
Association, received the
“Graduate Student Outstanding Achievement Award” from the Office of Student Life.
● The Center contributed a chapter on Asian Americans to the
Education: When Learning Becomes the
Common Ground,” a resource book for faculty and staff.
● Diana Rodriquez was the first recipient of the Anita and Frank Martinez Scholarship.
● The Asian Student
Association received two first-place prizes for the Student Organization
Decorating Contest and May Daze Sidewalk Chalking Contest.
● The Center collaborated with the College of Liberal Arts in
organizing WorldFest, a cultural festival, which raised
$3,800 to support study-abroad opportunities for Wright State students and scholarships for international students to
study at Wright State University.
● The Center created a traveling photography exhibit
commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of Saigon. This
exhibit is lent to several organizations in Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus.
● The Center raised $4,500 to assist the American Red Cross Tsunami Relief Effort.
● The Center initiated the first conference “Imagine a Consortium
Centers in Ohio”
at Wright State
● The Center and the AHNA Council raised funds to create scholarships for Asian, Hispanic and Native American
● The Asian Student Scholarship Program awarded its
first two scholarships to Nishan Mahesh Vyas and Krischelle
● Gloria Esther Rivera was the recipient of the Anita and Frank Martinez Scholarship.
● The Center received a grant of $2,500 from the Ohio
Humanities Council to sponsor “Gateway to Gold Mountain:
The Angel Island Immigration Experience,” a photography exhibit.
● Ohio Governor, Ted Strickland, formally recognized the Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center’s milestone
achievements as the Center proudly marks its 10th Anniversary. The theme is “Celebrating Community and
Culture: Journeys through the Past, Present and Future”.
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