Asian and Native American (ANA) Center

Welcome to the ANA Center!




2017-2018 Calendar of Holidays, Festivals and Ethnic Celebrations

The Holiday Calendar is a sampling of the richness and variety of our country's cultural heritage and thus is not meant to be a comprehensive collection of all events. We hope it is helpful to you in your program planning, and that it will serve as a reminder of religious observances. This Holiday Calendar is intended to foster the understanding of various ethnic groups and nationalities by describing some of the many ways they celebrate their beliefs, their national pride, and their love of family and friends -- emotions all of us share. Please click on the link below for the 2017-2018 Calendar of Holidays, Festivals and Ethnic Celebrations. 

PDF iconHoliday Calendar Main Body 2017-2018 Revise.pdf


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.


Diversity and Inclusion at Wright State University


About the Center

The Asian and Native American Center was created in the fall of 1997 to serve Wright State Asian and Native American community by providing a home for all students, faculty and staff interested in the Asian and Native American cultures.  It also serves as an informational resource center and plays a vital role in serving as a cultural liaison between 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.



Julia Acosta, M.Ed.

Latino Affairs
Director, Office of Latino Affairs
Student Union 186, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Mia Honaker

Asian/Native American Ctr
Administrative Support Coordinator
Millett Hall 154, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Wonshin Choi

Graduate Student
Student college:
College of Liberal Arts
Student major:
Social Work


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).