Maine Educational Opportunity Association
An organization of professional, associate, and program members working together for equitable access to educational opportunities.
MEEOA Alumni Information Page
This page contains information and links to resources about our outreach to alumni of TRIO programs in Maine.
MEEOA Alumni Directory
If you are an alumnus of a Maine TRIO program and would like to join our alumni directory, please click here.
MEEOA Alumni Awards
2022 MEEOA Alumni Award nominations are closed.
MEEOA Achiever Award
MEEOA Achiever Awards are given to outstanding graduates of Maine's educational opportunity programs. MEEOA Achievers have received a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education and are recognized as a person of high stature within their profession or have received recognition for their outstanding academic achievements. Achievers are employed above the entry-level designation for their profession or have received a post baccalaureate degree or are enrolled in a post baccalaureate program. They have made significant civic, community, or professional contributions. Their participation in an educational opportunity program has had a significant impact upon their ability to achieve educational and/or professional objectives.
MEEOA Achiever Award Winners:
2022 MEEOA Achiever - Monique Mills
2022 MEEOA Achiever - Gabrielle Lodge
2021 MEEOA Achiever - (not awarded this year)
2020 MEEOA Achiever - Jason Judd
2020 MEEOA Achiever - Kristin Guerrette
2019 MEEOA Achiever - Paula Alves
2018 MEEOA Achiever - Travis Works
2018 MEEOA Achiever - Judy Ouellette
2017 MEEOA Achiever - Michael Perreault
2016 MEEOA Achiever - Ryan Pickering
2016 MEEOA Achiever - Colette Cormier
2015 MEEOA Achiever - Rusty Brown
2015 MEEOA Achiever - Melissa Morrissette
2014 MEEOA Achiever - Liana Fellis
2014 MEEOA Achiever - Reverend James Nadeau
2014 MEEOA Achiever - Vikki Turnquist
MEEOA Rising Star Award
The MEEOA Rising Star Award identifies emerging professionals who are former participants of Maine's educational opportunity programs. This award recognizes people just beginning to make an impact in their careers and communities and honors emerging leaders who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment. They excel in their chosen field, devote time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and serve as a role model for others. Rising Stars demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in their profession. The have an Associate's or Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education, or are an outstanding senior-level student. They engage in or are developing leadership roles in civic, community, or professional development activities. Rising Stars have participated in an educational opportunity program that has had a significant impact upon their ability to achieve educational and/or professional objectives.
MEEOA Rising Star Award Winners:
2022 MEEOA Rising Star - Kate Michaud
2021 MEEOA Rising Star - Jeff Love
2021 MEEOA Rising Star - Doris Juarez
2021 MEEOA Rising Star - Janelle Humphrey
2020 MEEOA Rising Star - BJ McCollister
2020 MEEOA Rising Star - Aimee DeGroat
2019 MEEOA Rising Star - Sarah Holbrook
2018 MEEOA Rising Star - Robyn Rawle
2018 MEEOA Rising Star - Salvador "Sam" Portera, Jr.
2018 MEEOA Rising Star - Odean Irons
2018 MEEOA Rising Star - Tiffany Peterson
2017 MEEOA Rising Star - Maria Winn
2017 MEEOA Rising Star - Rachel Hasty
2017 MEEOA Rising Star - Crystal Favati
2016 MEEOA Rising Star - Jason White
2016 MEEOA Rising Star - Spencer McBreairty
2015 MEEOA Rising Star - Amanda Keegan
2015 MEEOA Rising Star - Kevin Richards
2015 MEEOA Rising Star - Eric Ramsay
MEEOA Lifelong Learner Award
The MEEOA Lifelong Learner award was developed in 2020 by the Executive Committee and Alumni Committee to recognize lifelong learners who are former or current participants of Maine's educational opportunity programs, TRIO and other educational opportunity programs alike. The Lifelong Learner Award honors those current participants and alumni who demonstrate a lifelong love of learning and a dedication to learning experiences whether inside or outside the classroom.
MEEOA Lifelong Learner Award Winners:
2022 Lifelong Learner - Peter Smith
2021 Lifelong Learner - Loretta Joy Powers