Mulitcultural Education Conferenece in Anaheim (MECA) FlyerAnaheim University is pleased to announce that it is the organizing sponsor of the Multicultural Education Conference in Anaheim (MECA), which will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday, August 19th and 20th, from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm each day. The event is hosted by the Academia Foundation, which is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

The multicultural-related presentations will cover a wide range of topics of importance to teachers, administrators and those interested in multicultural education and intercultural communications. Presentations will be made related to the following themes:

    • bilingual education
    • TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
    • intercultural communications
    • school leadership and classroom strategies
    • international film and culture
    • initiatives for peace and sustainability

Presentations will be given by Anaheim University TESOL faculty Dr. David Nunan and Dr. Kathleen Bailey, who are former Presidents of the TESOL International Association, the world’s largest language teaching association as well as Dr. Julie Choi, an Anaheim University MA TESOL graduate who is now a lecturer in Education at the University of Melbourne and a specialist in sociolinguistics and cross-cultural communication. Other speakers include Anaheim Unified High School District Superintendent Michael Matsuda and the Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning Executive Director Dr. Sharroky Hollie.

Nearly every school district and university in Southern California is expected to be represented at the conference. Registered attendees come from as far south as the Mexican border and as far north as the Siskiyous. There is no charge to attend but online registration is required.

More information can be seen at the conference website at:

Anaheim, CA — Anaheim University will host a special information session in Tokyo for its onlne MBA and Doctor of Business Administration programs at the Wesley Center in the Minami Aoyama area of Minato-Ku, Tokyo. 

Anaheim University is currently offering a new tuition relief program for a $5,000 accredited online MBA, and a $10,000 accredited online DBA to 100 incoming students, making these online programs the most affordable MBA and DBA on today’s market, and allowing students to graduate debt-free.  Each of the 6-week business courses that comprise the MBA and DBA programs also include live, real-time online seminars led by business and industry experts, offering students an interactive international experience without having to travel beyond their home or work, thus keeping the focus on quality as well as affordability.  

Vikram ChannaDiscovery Networks Asia-Pacific Vice President of Production and Development, Vikram Channa serves as Associate Dean of the Anaheim University Akira Kurosawa School of Film. Vikram, who in addition to having a Masters in Film and Television Production and a Masters in History, earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and brings strategic thinking to the film set and innovation to the classroom. At Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, he is responsible for the production of all original Discovery content out of Asia-Pacific. Based in Singapore, he works closely with Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific’s (DNAP) senior management and country heads to provide editorial direction. Vikram and his team produce approximately 100 hours of programming every year across DNAP’s portfolio of eight channel brands. Vikram first joined Discovery in 1995. He has taken on various roles within the company from on-air promotions to programming and production. Together with his team, he executive produced over 500 documentaries, several of which garnered accolades at events such as the Asia Television Awards, New York Festival, Omni Intermedia, and the Academy Awards. Vikram began his working career in India as an independent producer of short films.