Matthew Virden

Counselor Trainer




Wildlife, Fisheries, & Aquaculture


Montgomery, AL

How has New Maroon Camp impacted you? : 

I'm actually the only student at Mississippi State that has been involved with New Maroon Camp every year of my college career. NMC has opened up so many opportunities for me since I got to MSU. It allowed me to make so many friends that I still keep in touch with today. It encouraged me to get involved and give back to our amazing university!

Favorite Song/Artist: 

"Not Easy" by Alex Da Kid

Favorite Food: 


When asked about a “Dream Date”: 

Matthew said, "We would start by kayaking down a river, and stop sometime for lunch on the shore. Then we would light a fire and just chill until we get bored. Then we would drive home, listening to the radio with the windows rolled down.

Favorite MSU Memory: 

Mississippi State vs. Auburn Football Game 2014. It started raining during the game and everyone stayed because we were winning against the #2 team in the country. We ended up winning -- which was just the icing on the cake!

Favorite thing about Mississippi State: 

The sense of community that I feel on campus. Everybody is for the betterment of their peers.

Matthew Virden