Native American Alumni


To provide an opportunity for Native American graduates of Arizona State University to maintain a rewarding and continuing relationship with the ASU Alumni Association and the University.

Since 1988, NAAC has directed its goals towards:

  • Improving communication links between ASU and tribal governments, education committees, and high schools.
  • Improving coordination between the ideals, beliefs, and thoughts of the University and Native Americans.
  • Increasing higher education opportunities for Native Americans.

NAAC is dedicated and committed to providing activities that foster education and retention of students by offering mentor programs, scholarships, awards/recognition programs, socials, and orientations.

Many of our graduates are either pursuing advanced degrees or working professions both on and off tribal communities. The continual pursuit of achievement by our fellow alumni reflects a positive outlook for younger generations.

How to become a member of the NAAC:

  1. You can become a paid member of the ASU Alumni by clicking here and indicating that you would like to be a member of the "Native American Alumni Chapter."
  2. You do NOT have to be a paying Alumni member to join the NAAC. Please send us a message indicating how you would like to get involved.

To keep further informed and connected, please visit us on Facebook!

Meet our Board and Council

Get Involved

  • Attend one of the NAAC General Meetings
  • Attend or assist in many of the various recruitment events throughout the year
  • Attend or help an NAAC Signature Event like the Josiah N. Moore banquet or the NAAC Homecoming Event

All Native American alumni are invited to attend NAAC board meetings to get involved with NAAC activities and events. You are welcome to join fellow alums to stay connected to ASU and serve as role models in our respective communities. We are always seeking volunteers to assist in coordinating events and brainstorming new ideas. So, please join us and get involved today!

Scholarship Program

Our Chapter raises funds to award scholarships to support ASU students. If you would like to contribute to this initiative, please go to and select Native American Alumni Chapter from the list. 


Help support the Native American Alumni Chapter buying purchasing your Sparky t-shirt today! Click here to order. 

Past Events

2016 Annual Spring Breakfast at Karsten Golf Course - Saturday, April 23.

The ASU Native American Chapter (NAAC) volunteered on March 26, 2016, for ASU Cares at Phoenix-based Native Connections HomeBase Youth Services (HBYS).  Its program consists of three components: community outreach, resource center, and a transitional living program which focuses on serving individuals ages 18-24 years old.  Nine members of the ASU NAAC cooked and served breakfast for the 25 residents at the transitional housing center.  Also, we held a collection drive and donated laundry detergent, shampoo and conditioner, body wash, deodorant, and cereal.   

Josiah N. Moore Scholarship Dinner 2014

Chapter Leader & Contact

Ernest Tom



President Ernest Tom ’11, ‘15

President Elect  Cheryl Mizell ‘04
Treasurer Justin Hongeva 11' '14
Social Media Manager:  Nicholet Deschine Parkhurst ’03, ‘10
Marketing Manager Sharon Tom  ‘12
Board Member Alyssa Bradley
Board Member Warren Castiano
Board Member Samantha Harris
Board Member DesiRae Deschine



Online Toolkit

Everything you need to know about starting or running an official ASU Alumni group!

Online Tool Kit