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Willie McCorkle
SGA President, Southern University A&M College

Willie McCorkle, III is the Student Government Association President at Southern University A&M College. McCorkle also serves as the Vice-Chairman to the Council of Student Presidents in the state of Louisiana.

He is a native of New Orleans, LA, and is a senior majoring in Mass Communication with a concentration in Public Relations.

Since beginning his matriculation at Southern in 2009, he has been dedicated to community service and a number of organizations on campus including but not limited to Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, Collegiate 100 Black Men, Student Government Association, Public Relations Student Society of America, The National Society of Leadership and Success, and the infamous Southern University Marching Band, also known as the ‘Human Jukebox.’

McCorkle’s role as president expands past Southern University and A&M College, but to the entirety of the state of Louisiana. He is strongly dedicated to make a difference one aspect at a time.

Current Topic


04/16 - Opiates & the Bayou State

How is Louisiana tackling this serious addiction epidemic?

Special Presentation


12/15 - Election 2015: An Analysis

What strategies did each of the major candidates use during the Governor's race?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

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05/16 - Louisiana Veterans Coming Home

What challenges face our returning veterans?

Recent Topics


03/16 - Justice on Hold: Louisiana’s Public Defender Shortage

How serious of a problem is the shortage of public defenders in Louisiana?


02/16 - Effects of Expansion: Medicaid in Louisiana

How will the lives of those who now have access to health care change?


01/16 - Police POV: Body Cameras in Louisiana

What happens when police and the people they arrest have different versions of their encounters?


11/15 - Living Below the Line

What is living in poverty like?

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