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Welcome to QuESTT, Inc. 

Please browse our website to learn more about Talent Search, Upward Bound, and the staff who make it all happen!


Our Knowledgeable Staff


Slade Cochrane


Talent Search Counselors

Donna Kilpatrick

Ray Morris

Upward Bound Counselors

Sharon Blackfox

Pam Brittain

Heather Freed-Hattabaugh

Lauren Million

Trey Freed


TRiO Programs

TRiO began with Upward Bound, which emerged out of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 because of the War on Poverty. In 1965, Talent Search, was created as part of the Higher Education Act. In 1968, Student Support Services was authorized by the Higher Education Amendments and became the third of these educational opportunity programs. By the late 1960's, the term "TRiO" was coined to describe these federal programs. The name still stands today.

TRiO now includes eight programs (Upward Bound, Talent Search, Student Support Services, Educational Opportunity Centers, Veterans Upward Bound, Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, Upward Bound Math/Science, and a training program for Federal TRiO staff) that serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to pursue and succeed in their academic endeavors from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs.

To learn more about these federally funded programs, click here.

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Contact Information

QuESTT, Inc.
19 Plaza South
Tahlequah, Oklahoma 74464

Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday

Phone: 918-453-1366
Fax: 918-456-0015