South Carolina

2020 presidential candidate to make commencement address at SC university

Presidential hopeful Cory Booker addresses a crowd at a campaign stop at Freedom Temple Ministries Saturday.
Presidential hopeful Cory Booker addresses a crowd at a campaign stop at Freedom Temple Ministries Saturday. tkimball@heraldonline.com

Presidential hopeful Sen. Cory Booker will be making his way back to South Carolina this year to make a commencement speech at a college in the Palmetto State, the candidate tweeted.

Booker will be sending off the next group of graduates at South Carolina State University during their spring commencement on May 10, according to a statement from the college.

“So excited and honored to address the class of 2019!” Booker tweeted Monday.

This isn’t the first time the New Jersey senator was scheduled to speak at the Orangeburg university. Booker held a forum at the college in October to rally voters for the upcoming primary.

Booker will also be hosting a CNN town hall in Orangeburg Wednesday night at Stevenson Auditorium. S.C. State students were invited to participate in the forum.

Follow more of our reporting on First in the South

See all 10 stories
Emily Bohatch helps cover South Carolina’s government for The State. She also updates The State’s databases. Her accomplishments include winning a Green Eyeshade award in Disaster Reporting in 2018 for her teamwork reporting on Hurricane Irma. She has a degree in Journalism with a minor in Spanish from Ohio University’s E. W. Scripps School of Journalism.
  Comments