TRIO Educational Opportunity Center

The TRIO/Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) program provides counseling and information on college admissions to qualified adults 19-years-old and older who want to enter, re-enter or transfer to post-secondary education programs. An important objective of TRIO/EOC is to counsel participants on financial aid options and to assist in the application process.

The goal of TRIO/EOC is to increase the number of adult participants who enroll in post-secondary education institutions.

Please complete our online application to take full advantage of our FREE services.

TRIO/EOC services include:

  • Academic advice
  • Personal counseling
  • Career workshops
  • Information on post secondary educational opportunities
  • Information on student financial assistance
  • Assistance in completing applications for college admissions, testing and financial aid
  • Coordination with nearby post secondary institutions
  • Media activities designed to involve and acquaint the community with higher education opportunities
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring

TRIO/EOC provides educational and academic information through:

  • Group presentations
  • Individual counseling
  • Seminars and workshops

Participants must reside in Tulsa, Creek or Osage County, be at least 19-years-old and U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. Our services are focused on low income (150 percent below poverty level) and potential first-generation college students. First-generation is defined as students for whom neither parent has a four-year college degree.

Meet with a TRIO/EOC Academic Counselor

Hieu Lê

Language Spoken:

(918) 595-8602

Virtual Walk-ins available Tuesdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Walk-in Appointment: Hieu

Or choose a time that works for you.
Schedule an Appointment with Hieu

Lizette Merchán

Language Spoken:

(918) 595-7532

Virtual Walk-ins available Mondays 1 – 5 p.m.
Walk-in Appointment: Lizette

Or choose a time that works for you.
Schedule an Appointment with Lizette

Clint Sago

Language Spoken:
American Indian

(918) 595-4605

Virtual Walk-ins every Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Walk–in Appointment: Clint

Or choose a time that works for you.
Schedule an Appointment with Clint


John Thao
Program Director

Schedule an Appointment with John

Sara Foster
Administrative Assistant II
(918) 595-8600

TRIO/EOC Office Locations

Main Office:

TCC Southeast Campus

10300 East 81st Street
Tulsa, OK 74133
Building 1 Room 1102
Phone: (918) 595-8600
Fax: (918) 595-8661

Satellite Office:

TCC Northeast Campus

3727 East Apache Street
Tulsa, OK 74115
Academic Building Room AB222G
(918) 595-7532