COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey will give the commencement address to Colorado College graduates on Sunday. The Gazette reports Winfrey had planned to simply attend graduation ceremonies at the private, liberal arts college in Colorado Springs to support a former student of The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in the South African village of Henley on Klip.
But when college president Jill Tiefenthaler found out the author, actress and former talk show host would be there, she invited Winfrey to address the graduates. She will also receive an honorary degree.READ MORE: COVID Restrictions In Colorado: Custer County Commissioners Vote To Drop All Restrictions, Open Up 100%
The event is not open to the public but will be livestreamed.READ MORE: COVID In Jeffco: Teachers Use Visual Aid To Protest Return To In-Person Learning
Previous commencement speakers at the school include former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor in 1982 and then-Defense Secretary Dick Cheney in 1991.MORE NEWS: COVID In Colorado: Hudson Gardens Cancels Their 2021 Concert Series
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