Extending Learning Within and Beyond the Classroom

Student Engagement

Meet the Student Engagement Staff

The Office of Student Engagement is made up of professional staff with graduate degrees, graduate assistants who are pursuing master’s degrees, and undergraduate students who work part-time in the office doing various projects. All OSE team members are happy to help students, faculty, staff, and community partners with a variety of projects.

Jabari BodrickJabari Bodrick, Assistant Director for Service-Learning and Community Engagement


Jabari is a North Carolina native raised in Charlotte. He earned his B.S. in Public Relations from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and his M.Ed. in College Student Affairs from the University of South Florida. Jabari is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the College Student Affairs Administration program at the University of Georgia. He has written and presented widely on topics that concern service-learning, academic advising, applied ethics in higher education, and socioeconomic and class issues in higher education. His primary responsibilities in OSE include overseeing the development, implementation, and assessment of service-learning courses at USC by partnering with faculty, instructors, and academic units across campus.

Coy GibsonCoy Gibson, Graduate Assistant for Service-Learning and Community Engagement


Coy is a graduate student in the Master of International Business program at the Darla Moore School of Business. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Political Science in 2014. After graduation, he worked with the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, NL and at the My Carolina Alumni Association in Columbia, SC. He believes that service-learning is an essential tool for broadening student engagement in, and understanding of, their community, nation, and world.

Claire SeelyClaire Seely, Graduate Assistant for Service-Learning and Community Engagement


Claire is a first-year graduate student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program.  She graduated from the College of William & Mary in Virginia with a B.A. in International Relations.  After graduation, she worked as an admissions counselor in Washington, D.C before moving to South Carolina. She is excited to be here in Columbia, and is excited to help service-learning grow at USC.

Mitchell Joseph SewellMitchell Joseph Sewell, Undergraduate Associate for Service-Learning and Community Engagement


Mitchell Joseph Sewell is an undergraduate student in the Experimental Psychology Department. He expects to graduate with a B.A. in May 2016 and plans to spend a year doing service through AmeriCorps before attending graduate school. He is very involved on campus in the Honors College and in student organizations such as IRIS and Students Invested in Change. He hopes to attend graduate school for a Masters of Public Health and Masters of Social Work dual degree and spend his life helping the LGBT community via nonprofit work.