The Montgomery Dickson Center organizes and hosts Japanese cultural events, artists, exhibits, and lectures to benefit students and the public.

The Dickson Center also:

  • facilitates student and faculty exchanges with Japanese universities,
  • works to support enriching UAA's Japanese language curriculum,
  • coordinates with UAA's Asian Studies and International Studies programs, and 
  • provides a point of contact and facilitation within the University for programs and faculty wishing to collaborate with Japanese counterparts or colleagues.

Monty particularly cherished Japanese Tea Ceremony. The Center's Japanese Tea Room helps to explore the profound depth and beauty of tea ceremony, to make it more accessible to a greater number of people, and to serve as a special tribute to Monty's spirit.