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.
What concerns are on citizens’ minds as they go to the polls this fall?
The presidential election may be getting all of the attention, but Louisiana residents will be making several important decisions at the ballot box in November. The U.S. Senate seat left up for grabs by retiring Sen. David Vitter has drawn a field of 24 candidates. Louisianians in the south- and northwest parts of the state will also be voting on congressmen. So, what national concerns are on citizens’ minds as they go to the polls this fall? What statewide issues should be on the mind of Louisiana’s next Congressional leaders? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on “Election 2016” Wednesday, October 26 at 7p.m.
• Elizabeth Crisp / The Advocate
• Greg Hilburn / Gannett Newspapers
• Martin Johnson, Ph.D. / LSU Manship School of Mass Communication
• Albert Samuels, Ph.D. / Mandela School of Public Policy, Southern University
LPB CEO Beth Courtney and Patricia Smith, with the College of Government and Social Sciences at Southern University, moderate the discussion.
“Election 2016” can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.
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