Asian and Native American (ANA) Center

Welcome to the ANA Center!

photo of students and staff in the ahna center

The Asian and Native American (ANA) Center at Wright State University extends a warm welcome to all students, faculty, staff and friends. The ANA Center also serves as a gathering place and an information center for the Asian Student Association (ASA) and the Association of Native American Students (ANAS) student organizations.  Follow the ANA Center pages on Facebook and Twitter.

About the Center

The ANA Center, 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 and Native American students, faculty, and staff at the university. It also serves as an informational resource center regarding the Asian and Native American experience and creates an appreciation and understanding of the diverse Asian 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.

Who are Asian Americans and Native Americans?

Asian Americans are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have at least one parent of Asian descent. Native Americans have Indian blood of tribes indigenous to the U.S. or have Indian ancestors. The term “Native Americans” denotes groups served by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, including American Indians and Alaskan Natives (Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts of Alaska).


Be a Part of the Center

The ANA Center is located in 154 Millett and is open to the entire Wright State University and Dayton community. We invite you to become involved with us, to volunteer your time, and to share your ideas.


Staff

Mai T. Nguyen, MS

Department:
Asian/Hispanic/Native American Ctr
Title:
Director, Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center
Address:
Millett Hall 154, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Phone:
937-775-2798

Mia Honaker

Department:
Asian/Hispanic/Native American Ctr
Title:
Administrative Support Coordinator
Address:
Millett Hall 154, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Phone:
937-775-2798

Megan Nicole Weyrauch

Graduate Student
Student college:
College of Ed & Human Services
Student major:
Education Leadership


History

The Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center (AHNA) was founded at Wright State University in October 1997 to address the cultural and co-curricular needs of AHNA students, and to enrich the teaching and learning environment of the university in general.  The Center grew out of the 1998-2003 Wright State University Strategic Plan, and responded to the Ohio Board of Regents' Master Plan, "The Challenge is Change," adopted by the University in September 1996, and the University's Three-C Challenge of Competence, Collaboration and Caring, articulated by President Harley E. Flack in his October 1994 inaugural address.

The Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center officially opened its doors to the university and surrounding community on October 27, 1997, inviting all to share in the history, experiences, and culture of the Asian, Hispanic, and Native American population.

In Fall 2015, when the Hispanic component of AHNA was moved to the recently created Office of Latino Affairs, the Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center changed its name to the Asian and Native American Center (ANA).