Oprah Winfrey To Deliver Smith College Commencement AddressBy Amanda Foster, UniversityHerald Reporter
Oprah Winfrey is known for being one of the most influential television personalities of all time. She is also a producer and philanthropist. This coming spring, she is going to be visiting a Northampton college to speak in front of a group of graduates.
This year's commencement address at Smith College is going to be led by Oprah Winfrey in May. For several years, she is considered to be one of the most powerful women because of her views on human rights and her charity works. She is applauded for her initiative, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.
She is described to be an accomplished woman as well. She is an actress, nominated for an Academy Award for her role in "The Color Purple," and she owns her own program called OWN - The Oprah Winfrey Network.
This is not the first time she is going to deliver a commencement address. Previously she told Duke graduates to help others move to a higher ground. In 2014, she received an honorary degree from Harvard and challenges the graduates to max out their humanity.
Smith College graduates are excited to hear Oprah Winfrey's message. She joins a long list of accomplished authorities, such as Gloria Steinem, Jane Lynch, Rachel Maddow and Arianna Huffington, as reported by Western Mass News.
Oprah Winfrey is going to deliver the commencement address at Smith College on May 21. But this is not the only college she is going to attend to this year. She is also going to address another college in New York.
In Saratoga Springs, New York, Skidmore College is going to receive her address this year as well. According to The Daily Astorian, Oprah Winfrey is going to speak on May 20 at Skidmore College. A day earlier than Smith College. She is reportedly going to receive an honorary degree from both colleges as well.
Watch Oprah Winfrey's commencement address to Harvard University below: