Graduate of a TRiO or Gear-Up program in Massachusetts?  We invite you to complete the Alumni Registry. As an alumnus/ae of Massachusetts TRiO and GEAR UP programs, we would like to hear from you and connect you with other alumni. Help us to keep in touch! MEOA Alumni Registration It only takes a few minutes.

Here are some of the benefits of signing up:

  • Opportunity to be “in the loop” with other alumni and professionals
  • Invitations to meetings and events for alumni
  • State and national career contacts
  • Volunteer, community service and mentoring opportunities
  • Informal socials, sporting events and fun activities
  • Opportunities to talk to elected officials in Massachusetts or in DC about your experiences
  • Invitation to join the New England Alumni Registry

There are so many benefits to staying in touch!

MEOA Alumni Registration – Please complete the MEOA Alumni Registry Form so that we can stay in touch.  Please also register with the National TRIO Alumni Association Site.

Please also stay in touch with us on the Facebook MEOA-TRiO Alumni Page and the COE National TRIO Facebook Page.

If you have any questions, contact

Please stay in touch.  We need your support to help raise awareness and support for TRiO Programs.

On Tuesday, September 15, 2009 U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA), chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, other lawmakers and USSA students held two press events to urge the House to pass the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (SAFRA), H.R. 3221, a bill which makes the largest investment in higher education in American history. The USSA membership voted overwhelmingly to support this historic legislation at the 2009 National Student Congress. During the first press conference, surrounded by congressional leadership and the top higher education officials, USSA student Jelisa Difo, a Senior at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an alum of the Salem State College Upward Bound Prgoram, spoke about the necessity of student aid reform. “By investing in federal aid programs, SAFRA will ensure that millions of students like me have access to a quality and affordable higher education,” said Difo.