About

Maroon Volunteer Center (MVC) serves as a conduit to match volunteers with community partners through meaningful service opportunities.

The MVC also directs, develops, and facilitates, programs and activities that foster an opportunity for the MSU community to utilize its talents, skills, and resources in collaboration with our surrounding community members to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.

Signature MVC projects include Service D.A.W.G.S Day, Maroon Edition Habitat for Humanity, 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, Make a Difference Day, National Volunteer Week, MVC 16 member AmeriCorps VISTA Project, Community Work-Study Service Coordinator Program, MLK Day of Service, Bulldog Mentors, and The MSU Big Event.

Alexis Wallace

Alexis Wallace

Assistant Director, Student Leadership & Community Engagement

Email alexis@saffairs.msstate.edu
Phone 662-325-0247

Alexis Wallace serves as the Assistant Director of the Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement (SLCE) and more specifically, oversees the Maroon Volunteer Center. As Assistant Director, Alexis manages service, civic engagement, and community engagement initiatives at Mississippi State University. Under her guidance, the SLCE connects MSU students, faculty, and staff with community agencies and service opportunities within the local community and surrounding area. In addition, Alexis serves on the MSU Community Engagement Committee and is the Project Director for the Maroon Volunteer Center's 16-member AmeriCorps VISTA project. Alexis is a native of Mississippi, as she grew up in Winston County. She earned a B.S. in Psychology, and an M.S. Ed in Educational Leadership in Higher Education from Mississippi State University. She is a member of ACPA and member of the Global Shapers Community. In her spare time, she enjoys lifting, hiking, Netflix, and mukbangs!

Kaya Mitchell

Kaya Mitchell

Graduate Service Assistant

Email km2314@msstate.edu
Phone (662) 325-1821

Kaya Mitchell, Graduate Service Assistant for Service Programs, is from Memphis,TN, however; Starkville and Mississippi State have become home. She chose to work with the Maroon Volunteer Center because she recognizes student's choice in getting involved on campus. She feels it is such a beautiful process to watch students grow and learn about themselves through helping others. She wants to be a part of that process and create memories, in a meaningful way. Kaya received her B.A. in Sociology in Spring 2020. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Educational Leadership in Higher Education, Student Affairs. Kaya's hobbies include baking, really getting into having plants (new plant mom), and learning to make necklaces - so mostly arts and crafts.

Matthew Monroe

Matthew Monroe

Assistant Coordinator

Email mmonroe@saffairs.msstate.edu
Phone 662-325-7639

Matt is a local native, as his hometown is Starkville, MS. Matt has his B.A. in History, minor in African American Studies from Mississippi State University and received his M.A. in United States History from University of Southern Mississippi. Matt feels that he was lucky enough that cosmic energies aligned at the exact right time for him to join this crew, while getting to spend each day utilizing his interests and career strengths for coordinating and supervising our AmeriCorps VISTA Project and facilitating Alternative Break Trips. His interests include, outdoor activities and reading cookbooks. By the way, Matt has lived, studied, and/or worked at “the big three” universities in Mississippi -- MSU, Southern Miss, and Ole Miss….and survived.

Linda Harmon

Linda Harmon

MVC AmeriCorps VISTA Coordinator

Email lrh398@msstate.edu
Phone 662-325-1820

Linda Harmon is a native, from right here in Starkville, MS! She has chosen to work with the Maroon Volunteer Center to help with event planning. She is a Starkville high School graduate, class of 1988. She loves cooking and singing. She wants you to know that she is a good cook, but not a good singer.

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Karolina Kost

Graduate Service Assistant

Email kva38@msstate.edu
Phone 662-325-1800

Bio coming soon.