TRIO Open House at the Houlton Higher Education Center

All TRIO students and their parents or guardians are invited!

Learn more about the other services and offices located at the Houlton Center. Spring 2023 semester class information will also be available.

There will be a Raffle for TRIO Students who attend! 

  • 1st Raffle: $50 Visa card and a UCU Picnic Blanket
  • 2nd Raffle: $50 Visa card and a UCU Bluetooth Speaker

When: December 8, 2022 6pm – 7pm

Where: Houlton Higher Education Center, 18 Military street, Houlton

Featuring TRIO Representatives Ken Ervin, Michelle Richards, and Melissa Ivey

TRIO Event flyer, text is above


US Army Veteran and MEOC Alum Myles Oullette

Maine Educational Opportunity Center Celebrates – UMaine 2022 Veterans Week Nov. 7–11, 2022

In recognition of UMaine Veterans Week MEOC would like to celebrate US Army Veteran – Myles Ouellette!

Myles enlisted in the US Army when he was 19 years old. He served proudly and came home injured. While recovering Myles found himself addicted to opiates which led to his incarceration. It was in prison that Myles learned about the Maine Educational Opportunity Center. His MEOC Advisor helped him identify and overcome barriers to his return to higher education.

Myles earned a bachelor’s degree in applied science from the University of Maine Augusta and went on to complete his master’s in business administration with a concentration in health care management from Husson University.

Myles currently works in Van Buren as a Clinical Case Manager and formerly as Business Development Manager for Groups Recover Together, an opioid treatment network.

As an alumnus of the Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC), Myles was selected by the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) to represent all EOC students as part of their 50thanniversary of Educational Opportunity Centers in the United States. COE sent a film crew to Maine to capture his story. (Myles is the second story in the video posted below.)