Oprah Winfrey is to speak in the beginning ceremonies at colleges in upstate New York and Massachusetts this weekend.
The author, actress and former talk show host is giving a speech Saturday at the graduation ceremony for Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. Winfrey will receive an honorary doctorate from the Letters in the Arts of the private liberal arts college during the ceremony will be held at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
On Sunday she will speak at the commencement ceremony for Smith College, a female liberal arts school in Northampton, Massachusetts. Smith will also bestow an honorary doctorate to Winfrey.
One of Smith’s graduate students and other Skidmore previously participated in the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy, a boarding school, that the media mogul is opened in 2007 for poor girls in South Africa.