MEOC alum featured in video highlighting 50 years of educational opportunity centers

Myles Oulette, an alum of the Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC), was selected by the Council for Opportunity in Education to represent educational opportunity center students nationwide in a video celebrating the 50th anniversary of EOCs in the U.S.

After completing the MEOC program, Oulette went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in applied science from the University of Maine Augusta and a master’s in business administration with a concentration in health care management from Husson University.

He currently works in his hometown of Van Buren, Maine as a business development manager for Groups Recover Together, an opioid treatment network with offices nationwide.

MEOC is a federal TRIO program that works with adults to assist them in going to college. Advisors help students to assess their academic readiness, provide career counseling and refer them to community resources. They also coordinate efforts with area schools, colleges and other service agencies to provide information and assistance in completing college admission and financial aid forms.

The program is housed in the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development.