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Mississippi College Corps
University of Mississippi

Member of the Month

For member highlights, see our new feature, “Member Monday”, on the College Corps Facebook page.

March 2018



“My favorite thing about serving with College Corps is making an impact on many children.”

– Mary Ella Moore, UM College Corps member with Jumpstart







“I serve because I am a stakeholder in early childhood education. One day, I want to start my own program that focuses on solving educational issues in under-resourced, low-socioeconomic communities. CC gives me hands on experience and a foundation to build my program.” – Randy Cooper, UM College Corps member with Jumpstart

January 2018



“I serve because I like to be able to give back to my community and make a positive impact.”

-Grace Paddock, UM College Corps member with Jumpstart





November 2017


“I serve for the LOU Community and the betterment of education for everyone, regardless of who they are.”

– Parker Flowers, UM College Corps member at Bramlett Elementary School






April 2017


“I serve because I believe everyone has the responsibility to help educate children and give them the opportunities they deserve.”

– Cody Austin, UM College Corps member at Oxford Intermediate School




January 2017


“My favorite thing about serving with College Corps is I am able to push students to their maximum potential in their times of struggle and be their motivation to see the light. When their goals are accomplished and better grades and better results come to play they are more appreciative of what was earned and not given to them.”

-Jabria Tidwell, UM College Corps member at Della Davidson Elementary School


November 2016



“My favorite thing about serving with College Corps is the feeling I get when children remember something I taught them. It really makes me feel that I’m making a difference in my community.”

– Mackenzie Poole, UM College Corps member with Jumpstart


April 2016

“I have loved getting to work with Mary Leary and Camie Bianco while serving 170 kids per month by providing supplemental food to them for something bigger than myself and gave me the opportunity to be incorporated into a nonprofit organization while still being a student. I have learned so much about how a grassroots nonprofit works.”
—Helen Cumbee Corey, UM College Corps member with Oxford Lovepacks

March 2016


“I find the most reward part of my service to be the relationships I have developed with the children I tutor and mentor each day. As time has passed, I have seen many of them make a great amount of progress in more than just their studies, and I have found it to be an extremely rewarding experience.”
—Cayla Scott, UM College Corps member with the Boys and Girls Club


February 2016


“I enjoy being an assistance to others, whether I am assisting people at the Food Bank or creating nutrition labelss for the Office of Sustainability.”
—Steven Dillard, UM College Corps member with the Ole Miss Food Bank


December 2015

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“My favorite thing about serving in College Corps is getting the opportunity to do different service projects in the Oxford community.”

—Kiara Speed, UM College Corps member with More Than a Meal & Oxford Intermediate School


November 2015


“I serve in College Corps because I see the great effects it has on pre-school aged children.  I believe that having a successful early childhood education program is the key to success in their future.”
—Kenedi Hobson, UM College Corps member with Jumpstart at Bramlett Elementary