MEOA Alumni Information

MEOA Alumni

TRIO programs include Talent Search (ETS), Upward Bound, Math Science Upward Bound, Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC), Veterans Upward Bound, Student Support Services (SSS) and McNair.

An alumnus is an individual that has participated in a GEAR UP, TRIO or educational opportunity program in Massachusetts or a Massachusetts resident who has participated in such a program. We welcome you to join us!

There are several opportunities and benefits MEOA affords to alumni of these various programs. Including:

  • Regional and national career contacts;
  • Invitations to meetings and events for alumni, including the Alumni Reception at the annual conference;
  • Opportunities to talk to elected officials in your state or in DC about your experiences
  • Volunteer, community service and mentoring opportunities;
  • Chance to find out about to informal socials, sporting events and fun activities;

MEOA 2024 Alumni Gathering

NEOA will be having their annual alumni gathering (which includes all regions alumni) on April 10, 2024 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Burlington, Vermont at 8:30 AM. Click here to register for this event. (Note: This registration is only for alumni who are not attending the full NEOA annual conference April 10-12, 2024.)

MEOA Alumni Directory

The MEOA Alumni Directory helps us to share information with TRIO and GEAR-UP Alumni about events, opportunities, and advocacy efforts. Your help is greatly needed to support educational opportunity programs and we promise to NOT bug you too often with messages. Thank you! Click here to join.

NEOA Alumni Facebook Group

TRIO and GEAR UP Alumni and Professionals have created a group on Facebook. The purpose of the group is to create a professional space to allow past students of TRIO*, GEAR UP and other educational opportunity programs in New England to network, find old classmates, and share career and educational opportunities. In order to join, you need to be an alumnus of the programs and age 18 or over.

If you already have a Facebook account then you can simply click here to go straight to the group site and then click the link to join the group. If you don’t have a Facebook account then you will need to create one. It is quick, easy and free. And you can set profile privacy settings as you please and can still join the group. We hope you find the NEOA Alumni Facebook group useful. It will be useful for those of us who work in in TRIO and GEAR UP programs.

If you have any questions or would like to join the MEOA alumni committee, contact Mai Pham ( or Beth Fitzgerland (