Hazel A. Bridges is a senior, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration in the University of South Carolina Honors College. During her time at the University of South Carolina, Hazel has been involved with multiple facets of the University and the Columbia community. She has served on the University Senior Awards Commission, Faculty Honorary Degree Board, Student Government, and USC Connect Executive Board. She has completed internships on all levels of government, and has made presentations to the Mayor of Columbia, local business leaders and the President of University of South Carolina on how to increase student civic engagement. In addition she has served as a reception speaker for the University of South Carolina Career Center in December 2013.

Currently, Hazel serves as the President of the Iota Chi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, a Resident Mentor on the historic horseshoe, a Carolina Leadership Scholar, and as a Government Relations Intern with the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. She is a 2015 Who’s Who among American Colleges and Universities and the USC 2015 I. Dequincy Newman Outstanding Student Leader. Following graduation, Hazel will spend the summer as a Servant Leader Intern with Freedom School Partners, Inc. of Charlotte, NC.