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 Hampton

Alexis Hampton

Assistant Director, Student Leadership & Community Engagement

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

Alexis Hampton 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 strength training and relaxing!

Quan Taylor

Quan Taylor

MVC VISTA Coordinator

Email qjt13@msstate.edu
Phone (662) 325-1820

Quan Taylor, a Batesville, MS native, is the MVC VISTA Coordinator. His duties consist of assisting with recruiting and placing volunteers within community agencies. He designs programs to reduce the poverty rate within Oktibbeha, Clay, Lowndes, and Noxubee Counties by developing the educational and economic skill sets and opportunities of community members who live in poverty. He coordinates sustainable community partnerships, signature days of service, and ongoing poverty alleviating initiatives. He is obtaining a Bachelor's in Communication and wishes to attend grad school afterward. He enjoys helping others reach their fullest potential and develop leadership skills. His favorite part of this office is that he gets to help others mold themselves. Those passions will help him reach his goal of getting a Masters in Educational Leadership.

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.

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Karolina Kost

Graduate Service Assistant

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

Bio coming soon.