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) which includes, 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!

Jaycee Smith

Jaycee Smith

Graduate Service Assistant

Email js5286@saffairs.msstate.edu
Phone (662) 325-1800

Jaycee is from Albia, IA. She chose to work with the Maroon Volunteer Center because she was excited to see how service could make a difference in students, staff, and community members lives. Service is a large component of MSU’s mission and it’s inspiring to see the work that is being done. Jaycee graduated from Iowa State University in December of 2018 with a degree in Event Planning. Shortly after, she moved to Starkville in pursuit of her master's degree in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Higher Education and Student Affairs. Her graduate service assistantship focuses on the planning and development process for our Alternative Break Trips and various planning for our Service Days. Jaycee LOVES to hang out with her beagle, Ranger. Baking, reading (non-class items haha), and spending time with family are her favorite pass times.

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.

KeAndreia Hartfield

KeAndreia Hartfield

Graduate Service Assistant

Email kh1123@msstate.edu
Phone 662-325-1821

KeAndreia, better known as Bree, hails from Beaumont, Ms. Aside from her desire to become more engulfed in leadership and service, the Maroon Volunteer Center has made her feel like she is a part of the team. The family and “sense of belonging” atmosphere encourages and motivates her to want to help, serve, and instill those feelings into others. Bree has always loved helping people. Simply seeing their smiles when she could make their day by serving with them in whatever capacity it was. Truthfully, service can have many different definitions depending on what you are doing. More importantly, service is an act of humility and sacrifice, merely taking the opportunity to be apart of something bigger than yourself. Bree has attained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and is currently pursing a master’s in Educational Leadership, Student Affairs and Higher Education. Interestingly, Bree is an only child who loves her MAMA lol, and spending time with her family. Despite the pandemic, 2020 brought good things, too. She is now a business owner of an online clothing boutique, PlusHER Boutique.