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Mark Your Calendars:
The MKN 2025 Annual Conference is Coming!

Get ready for an unforgettable experience! We are thrilled to announce the date for the 2025 MKN Annual Conference. 

Save the Date: April 2025!

You won't want to miss this incredible event packed with inspiring speakers, innovative sessions, and endless networking opportunities. Join us as we shape the future together!

Stay tuned for more details and get ready for an extraordinary journey in April 2025!

MKN Chapter Members: Please click the link below to retrieve your EOA Membership ID and Expiration Date.

MKN New Members: Please click the link to create your EOA Membership account and pay for your Chapter Membership fee.

Registration Open
2024 McNair Heartland Conference

Conference Location:

Marriott Country Club Plaza 

4445 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111

The McNair Heartland Conference is on September September 20-22, 2024

The conference begins on September 20, 2024, at 2:00 pm ends on September 22, 2024 at 11:00 am.

McNair Heartland Conference Registration is now open for Students and Staff to register today!

 

Click the link below for Students and Staff to register today!

Contact McNair Heartland Conference Co-Chairs for Questions:

Contact Kari Azevedo at kazevedo@ucmo.edu regarding staff and student registration questions.

Contact Ryan Kirton at rkirton@emporia.edu regarding graduate school representative registration questions.

Recruiter Ticket Information and Prices!

Recruiter Table Only:

  • Recruiter Table: This recruiter table is for recruiters who have chosen the option is only for the table ticket purchase only. 

  • The ticket payment amount is $300.00

Recruiter Table with the purchase of 1 Dinner Tickets:

  • Recruiter table with the purchase of 1 Dinner Ticket: This Recruiter table is for recruiters who have chosen the option for the recruiter table for $300.00 and the purchase of 1 dinner ticket for $75.00. The total price of $375.00

  • The ticket payment amount is $375.00

 

Recruiter Table with the purchase of 2 Dinner Tickets:

  • Recruiter table with the purchase of 2 Dinner Tickets: This Recruiter table is for recruiters who have chosen the option for the recruiter table for $300.00 and the purchase of $75.00 (2) dinner tickets for $150.00.

  • The ticket payment amount is $450.00 

Recruiter Table with the purchase of 3 Dinner Tickets:

  • Recruiter table with the purchase of 3 Dinner Tickets: This Recruiter table is for recruiters who have chosen the option for the recruiter table for $300.00 and the purchase of $75.00 (3) dinner tickets for $225.00.

  • The ticket payment amount is $525.00 

2024 EOA Student Leadership Conference Registration is NOW OPEN!

Registration for the 2024 EOA Student Leadership Conference is now OPEN!

 

Join us for the 2024 EOA Student Leadership Conference October 4-6, 2024, hosted by the MO-KAN-NE Chapter at Avila University in Kansas City, MO! 

 

The Student Leadership Conference is open to both pre-college and college students.

 

This conference is open to all chapters within EOA.  Register HERE

Things to note:

  • Lodging is NOT included in pre-college programs. We will be providing everyone with area hotels but it is your responsibility to secure your own lodging.

  • Lodging CAN be included in college programs.  We are currently negotiating rates with area hotels and will increase your registration cost to include lodging if you desire that.  We ask that you go ahead and register and we will communicate with you about the number of nights/rooms.

    • If you are in a college program and do not need lodging, you have that option as well!

  • At this point, we only need the number of students/staff being registered.  We will work with you on sweatshirt sizes at a later date. 

Providing Professional Development & Resources
to its members.

MO-KAN-NE (MKN) is the 3-state chapter of the Educational Opportunity Association (EOA), one of the 10 regional associations in the U.S. that form the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE). The Council represents TRIO programs nationwide.

 

There are 137 TRIO programs in the MKN service region with approximately 39 million dollars going to programs that help serve over 43,000 participants.

Become a Member Today!

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What We Do

The Mission of the Missouri-Kansas-Nebraska Chapter of the Educational Opportunity Association is to:

Provide professional development and resources to its members

Provide assistance to income-eligible, first-generation, or underrepresented students, students with disabilities, and veterans in their effort to gain access to and succeed in post-secondary and graduate education;

Provide information regarding issues of equal access to higher education

Testimonials

“TRiO WORKS.”

Jason Strauss
CEO of ML Associates

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MKN Board & Committee Chairs

The MKN Board and Committee Chairs are responsible for overseeing the organization’s programs and activities.

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Conferences

MKN provides TRIO professionals with the opportunity to learn from their peers and apply new knowledge and skills that can help them further their careers. 

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Student Initiatives

& Scholarships

MKN provides multiple initiatives including conferences and scholarship opportunities for TRIO and GEAR UP scholars within Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska.

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Member Resources

This section is designed to provide you with helpful resources and tips to get the most out of your membership investment.

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Contact

Ready to find out more?

The Federal TRIO Programs are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs.

Federal TRIO Programs

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